Nearly one in 18 adults in the UK - and one in ten in the USA - are actively pursuing entrepreneurial dreams, but for most those dreams remain just that. Are you looking to launch a start-up . . . to make your entrepreneurial venture a reality? John Mullins is the voice of experience and has advice on how to make the most of opportunity to deliver results.
Wonderfully convenient or a bit too close for comfort: when does personalisation and detailed data usage become just a bit too personal? And how on earth can marketers tell when their carefully crafted messages are actually creeping their targets out? It was the subject that was under discussion at a masterclass in London recently. Here’s what the experts had to say about walking the tightrope between too much and too little:
First, computer cookies as data collectors and now AI, bots and myriad automation – they are all bringing a level of ease and convenience to our lives as consumers; offering targeted ads, using our locations and preferences for relevance, saving us our valuable time. But they also offer unease and concern . . . followers or stalkers, assistants or snoopers? Just how far can technology – and brands and even governments – go when it comes to gathering and using data? It’s all about ethics, says Steven van Belleghem, delving into the great privacy & technology debate.
The success and failures of last year’s Christmas advertising campaigns are now available for all to compare and here, Josh Krichefski takes a look back at which advertisers delivered some real crackers, what brands can learn from the winners and losers – and what they should put on next year’s Christmas list to ensure their festive advertising success.