The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May, but many organisations still need to seek consent, ensuring individuals have actively opted in to the collection, processing and retention of their information. Sarah Taylor examines a study from SmartFocus which shows how the need for GDPR consenting affects organisations globally – and she discusses the optimum time to avoid GDPR unsubscribes.
Far from being dead in the water, new research shows that on-pack promotions can still captivate consumers. But the trick is to blend the wow factor with smart strategy – get the right promotion that goes beyond simply slashing prices, says Chris Baldwin. Here, he examines the evidence.
When it comes to AI and modern marketing the best is yet to come, says Jim Bowes. Forget the cyborg concept, robots could be put to work alongside humans – taking on high-tech tasks such facial recognition, emotional activity measurement and even campaign strategy automation. He says the latest technology will free up creatives and drive hyper-personalisation to improve the conversation with consumers. So what’s not to like?