Dreams of lifting the World Cup 2018 have been dashed for England fans . . . but the event has been a winner for the Football Association’s email programme, which recorded a hugely successful uplift. Guy Hanson charts how sentiment and outside influences affect email performance stats.
Since GDPR came into force and with ever-tightening rules surrounding data collection and the data user, marketers are being urged to be more ethical, less intrusive. But Ardi Kolah argues that the issue is not about marketers’ sensitivity – or the lack of it – but with our own deepening digital trust.
Research by Acquia has exposed a huge gap between digital strategies and their execution, with senior marketers in large organisations being blindly optimistic and setting unrealistic expectations for their company's digital ability. But Sylvia Jensen believes it's not just a lack of skills or budget holding large organisations back, it's also not having the right technology in place. She says brands need to be embedding digital within the culture of the business, rather than viewing it simply as a 'tool'.