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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.

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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?

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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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7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

Hey Vanessa, thanks for providing us the things marketers should know about data privacy. This was really an informative post.

astha sharma

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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Well, that's good to know that. Any other news you want to share here? I can't wait to see more.

Phil Godfrey

Queensland appoints first chief customer and digital officer

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It's a pretty interesting article to read. I will learn more about this company later.

Dan Bullock

40 staff and 1000 contracts affected as foodora closes its Australian operations

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If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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