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WPP finalises Kantar sales to strengthen balance sheet

WPP announced it has completed 90 per cent of the transaction to sell 60 per cent of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting and analytics business, to Bain Capital Private Equity, in a deal worth around £2.4 billion.

Leadership

Event sponsorship: A marketing yay or nay?

Given marketing and brand strategy have evolved so much in the past five years, thanks mostly to technology and new metrics, is event sponsorship still relevant to marketers?

Digital Marketing

Zero party data: What on earth is it and why do marketers need it?

If you’ve been around the marketing traps for the last year, you may have heard of ‘Zero Party Data’. However, you may be unclear as to what it actually is. It is a fancy way of saying first party data? Is it is different kind of data altogether? Are we not already inundated with too much data? How many more data categories do we really need as marketers?

Leadership

Mindfulness: How it can supercharge your marketing function

Mindfulness. Say the word and you tend to get one of two reactions: People love it, or they roll their eyes. But what does that actually means to and for marketers in a world of deadlines and diminishing consumer attention?

Social Media

Facebook to no longer be the 'town square'

Facebook is expanding upon the privacy announcements it made in March this year, saying it is building a more privacy-focused social platform moving forward.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

If there's one thing about marketing that can be said to be constant, it's that it always changes. With new technologies, such as voice, AI, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, natural language processing and facial recognition, about to become mainstream, it can feel as marketers, that we are always chasing our tails.

Digital Marketing

Kantar: Measuring what matters

​The issue of measurement and metrics has become somewhat polarised in recent years, with a focus on what is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In fact, rather than ‘either/or’ when it comes to measurement of campaigns, everyone should be concentrating on ‘and’ and bringing everything together.

Leadership

Kantar: brand trust can no longer be assumed

​Brand trust can no longer be assumed, it must be earned, and consumers now require brands to prove they are trustworthy through identification, integrity, and inclusion.

Leadership

Latest report links brand value and CX to business growth

​The importance of building brands and customer experience has never been more vital for the bottom line and shareholder value. This is just one of the findings from the WPP BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2018 report.

Leadership

Kantar: Customer journeys must be redefined

Empowerment of customers has required almost every business to transform, whether they know it or not, and customer journeys need to be ex-examined if true CX transformation is to be achieved.

Social Media

Twitter looks to cash in on TV-related tweets overseas

Real-time chatter about television abounds on Twitter, offering a potentially lucrative opportunity for advertising. The social network is looking to make the most of it, announcing a series of deals Monday to better monetize tweets about TV shows around the world.

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Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

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Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

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Now more than ever, voice presents a clear opportunity to add value to an organisation in many ways. Where operational efficiencies are scrutinised, budgets are tighter and discretionary consumer spend at a low, engaging with an audience is difficult.

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