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5 Shifts happened in retail right now

Retailers’ relative performance in capital markets starkly demonstrates a pandemic-driven acceleration of ongoing industry shifts. This means those that wish to keep up need to speed up. Confined indoors, consumers did not remain idle. Despite incomes shrinking significantly for many—especially in Asia, where government stimulus was limited—global shopping volumes overall increased, leading the retail sector

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4 Key ways to communicate with the ‘customer of now’

We are currently living against a complex backdrop of personal, societal and global tension. On the positive side, we are seeing more connection, sustainable and ethical consumerism and a resolve to drive positive change. On the negative,  we are witnessing a reality of continued social injustice, health and economic disruption and a lack of faith in traditional

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3 Reasons digital marketing fails (and what to do instead)

Is your digital marketing failing to raise your bottom line and outshine your competition? While it’s not uncommon to see campaigns miss the mark, there are ways to quickly turn the tables. Done well, digital marketing delivers great results from more quality leads to strong business growth. Examine the latest stats and trends for yourself.

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The growth of AI and its impact on communications

The key to guiding your communications is, as always, the effective use of your data. Personalisation is certainly not a new concept for online or offline comms. However, the augmentation of your data to drive personalisation in a COVID-19 world can help you truly understand what your customer is looking for and how they might

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Covid marketing: Real-time data is a game changer

Thanks to COVID-19, former buzzwords such as “ideate”, “pivot” and “agile” have become the new reality for all marketers. To help a business persevere and maintain its competitive edge during a crisis, marketers need to understand the importance of agility and adaptability. This enables brands to keep up with the speed of behaviour change, especially

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Covid-19: Half of businesses lost customers due to poor comms

New research from Pegasystems reveals half (50 per cent) of Australian organisations surveyed lost customers during the COVID-19 pandemic due to failings in their communications, way above the global average of 36 per cent. The global study, conducted by research firm Savanta, explored the effect the global pandemic has had on businesses and their ability to adapt in

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Isolation has us carving content, businesses should be capitalising

If lockdown’s proven a boon for anyone, it has to be content creators. TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and social media audiences are soaring as we all self-isolate. And for content production company Eric Tom & Bruce – despite the limitations afforded by CV-19 – now’s the time for brands to capitalise on becoming that little

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