There are over 10,000 charity shops across the UK and growing, but all are failing to use cheap modern technology that could help them make more money. Why?
Having recently got back from Monte Carlo, where I was speaking on Proximity Mobile Marketing at the WIMA conference, I return a lot more enlightened about new developments in the world of proximity technologies like NFC, iBeacons (BLE) and many others. Here’s the top line…
The ‘Big Idea’, ‘Originality’, ‘Engagement’, ‘Content’, ‘Storytelling’, ‘Selfies’ are just a few words, that some may argue, enslave our thinking. Do they help us be better marketers or do they restrict us? And do we even understand the meanings?
“Healthy Checkouts” could lead the way in encouraging other retailers to take an ‘ethics over profits’ approach and improve the health of our kids… and parents.
As reported on page 4 of the FMCG’s weekly publication, The Grocer, “TV beats web in battle for FMCG ad spend”, food and drink companies are slashing digital budgets to go back to TV. Why? Because, as the head of Premier Foods Gavin Darby recently declared, “it works”. As reported in Marketing, “We are unashamedly sticking with TV advertising and will not be shifting significant spend into digital channels.”
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The Dove campaign is all about honesty. It’s about how we see things. But what if what we see is distorted by false measures?
Here’s an interesting story that makes us step down from the ivory tower and take a real world look at proximity marketing.
It always amazes me our obsession with numbers, especially for a creative industry that knows that consumers are emotional creatures who don’t buy based on rational numbers.
The new iPhone, is now a starting to be defined by what it doesn’t have, most noticeable NFC which is present in 90% of all other smartphones, meaning iPhone users are going to miss out on the new marketing revolution.
Ever lost your mobile – followed by a sense of utter panic? Left it at home and had to go back, despite being late for the office because you can’t live without it? Need to check it every 5 minutes in case you’re missing something? Then you are in the majority of mobile users.