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Survey: COVID-19 prompts shift to digital advertising

The shift towards online advertising will continue and it’s share of total media spend will accelerate with the COVID-19-related economic crisis, according to new research from the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) and Ipsos.

Leadership

Study: Emotional connection key to brand longevity

The FutureBrand Index 2020 has just been released, the first comprehensive global study into the perception of global brands since the outbreak of COVID-1. And the findings show well-perceived companies can consistently align the full picture of the experiences they create with their wider corporate purpose.

Customer Experience Management

Report: Brands failing consumers on privacy

None of Australia’s top 100 consumer brands meet consent best practices for cookie management, according to the Deloitte Privacy Index 2020.

Customer Experience Management

Forrester: 5 COVID-related trends shaping the next decade

Five trends will permanently change business and tech as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from Forrester. The New, Unstable Normal describes how, despite healthcare and management procedures, COVID-19 will profoundly impact the next decade.

Customer Experience Management

Control and convenience rule for COVID-19 consumers

Consumers want greater control and convenience in their out of home lives and are more direct when outside, leading to fewer spontaneous decisions being made, according to the blis Life after lockdown footfall and sentiment study.

Digital Marketing

Survey says brand building is priority

Enhancing brand influence is more important than sales growth and conversion in campaigns for more than half of businesses in the region, according to the inaugural Asia-Pacific Corporate Communications Report.

Digital Marketing

The power of fangelism

Fandom in Australia is worth $4.3 billion, with each fan spending on average $909 per year on their particular fandom and aligning with the right fans represents a significant opportunity for brands, according to new research by Powered, Nine’s marketing solutions division.

Digital Marketing

COVID-19 drives global ad spend down

Global ad spend will fall by almost 12 per cent this year (excluding US political advertising), but this will be followed by growth of 8.2 per cent on a comparable basis next year, according to GroupM’s twice yearly This Year, Next Year report.

Strategy

Study finds freemium won’t get paid customers

Providing a free or lower cost trial of a paid version of a service for a short period helps the take-up of the paid version. But freemium models aren't quite so successful, a new paper, Experience Effect in the Impact of Free Trial Promotions, published in Management Science, claims.

Strategy

Why top customer support needs technology and humans

Customers want phone, email and online help, plus new tools like messaging and chat bots with help from real human agents, according to BT’s Autonomous Customer 2020 research. The report said, while technologies come and go, the message from customers is unchanged: Make it easy, make it secure and we will reward you.

Digital Marketing

Dos and don’ts of advertising during COVID-19

Half of Australians (51 per cent) say it's okay for brands to continue advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research conducted by Dynata. And when asked which messages resonate most, almost half (47 per cent) said ads communicating how a brand is contributing to the needs of the crisis were among the most appealing.

Digital Marketing

COVID-19 dampens business and consumer sentiment

As the COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease across the country, two separate measures of business sentiment and consumer confidence show the ongoing negative effects of the crisis.

Strategy

Most trusted brands during COVID-19 lockdown revealed

In times of crisis, Australians turn to their homes, focusing on food and maintenance, according to the results from a Roy Morgan survey. It’s revealed that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians nominated Bunnings and Woolworths as their most trusted brands.

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