ISBA is looking to take a more collaborative approach to agency contracts with the release of the second iteration of its ‘Media Services Framework’ after the first version caused a backlash from agencies.Read more
Consumers are increasingly despondent over the prospects for the UK economy as concerns over Brexit, sluggish household income, rising prices and the prospect of increases to council tax and inflation hit confidence.Read more
As advanced technology continues to disrupt and revolutionize the retail industry, global market intelligence company Infinti Research has released a list of four top trends that retailers need to be aware of as they move through 2018.Read more
Physical stores still provide a compelling retail experience — if done right. That’s according to a new report by digital commerce agency Astound Commerce, in which 73% of consumers said they visit stores to touch and feel products.
Keith Weed’s demands that digital platforms focus on “winning back trust” may not elicit huge change, but Google and Facebook need to show they are listening to advertisers, consumers and governments or risk regulation.Read more
Consumers, who shop at traditional grocery stores 3.9 times each month, have some very definite opinions about how the outlets could improve. And a more convenient shopping experience heads the list, according to “The Store of the Future” study from Phononic.Read more
The supermarket’s turnaround is still on track but analysts suggest it will need a better USP than being the ‘third cheapest supermarket’.Asda is to focus on improving brand trust this year as it looks to build on positive sales growth over the crucial Christmas quarter.Read more
Brick-and-mortar retailers’ increased investments in omnichannel platforms are driving up the overall growth of online sales. E-commerce retail sales increased by 16% to $453.5 billion in 2017, accounting for 8.9% of total retail sales for the year. Read more