Year: 2020

Covid-19 threatening contact centres with extinction
CRM and CX

Covid-19 threatening contact centres with extinction

Contact centres might be threatened with extinction. Covid-19 changed digital experiences for businesses and customers to a point that the new normal for contact centres may be no contact centres at all. A few weeks ago, I interviewed Adrian Benic, VP Products at Infobip, a telecommunications and IT company with a Worldwide…
How to prove the impact of influence marketing to your CEO?
social media & social networks

How to prove the impact of influence marketing to your CEO?

Convincing your CEO that influence* marketing has an impact — however obvious to you — is not necessarily a piece of cake. Top managers are speaking a different language and their aims aren’t equivalent to yours. As is often the case in the field of communications and marketing, it is difficult…
Business valuation: how much is a business worth and how to find out
Web, Internet and the Economy

Business valuation: how much is a business worth and how to find out

How much is a business worth? It’s a pretty common question, yet answering it isn’t that straightforward. The reason why it’s an increasingly popular topic is that our workforce is ageing fast and many entrepreneurs are Gen X or even Boomers on the brink of retirement. COVID-19 isn’t making things easier for them,…
Have search engines become useless? And Google, in particular
digital marketing

Have search engines become useless? And Google, in particular

Have search engines — and Google in the first place — become useless? At a time when more than half of Internet searches deliver no clicks, it is time to ask a question which may seem counterintuitive but is, in my mind, crucial: What is the use of search engines…
SXO: combining SEO and UX for a better online user experience
digital marketing

SXO: combining SEO and UX for a better online user experience

SXO is a novel digital marketing approach, or rather a new way of combining SEO and UX,  whose aim is to improve the online user experience. Ravana, a digital marketing strategy consultant, delivered a brief introduction to SXO in a quick interview I carried out barely a few weeks ago,…
The love-hate relationship between start-ups and PR agencies
communication digitale

The love-hate relationship between start-ups and PR agencies

There is some sort of a love-hate relationship between PR agencies and start-ups. And dissatisfaction or misunderstandings are commonplace with press relations (PR) and the choice — such a difficult one — of the right partner. Ombeline Blondel de Joigny, VP Marketing at AB Tasty sends a clear warning: “Whether it is a question…
When video interviewing gives market research a new dimension
Marketing & Innovation

When video interviewing gives market research a new dimension

Video interviewing can enhance market research greatly and even take it into a new dimension, including sentiment analysis. To find out why and how, I have interviewed Carl Wong, the CEO and Co-Founder of LivingLens who spoke to me from Liverpool. Carl talked to me about some of the innovative…
Digital-First: B2B Businesses Should Transition to a New Marketing Model
digital Transformation

Digital-First: B2B Businesses Should Transition to a New Marketing Model

We’ve been urging B2B companies to transform digitally for many years. Now, COVID-19 has put so much pressure on everyone that even the most reluctant of businesses have finally moved forward to the point that nearly 5 years’ worth of transformation was achieved in barely five months, and it’s just the…
3 challenges for digital workplace implementation in businesses
Future of IT

3 challenges for digital workplace implementation in businesses

André Wei is one of Europe’s leading IT directors and the CTO of French lingerie manufacturer Chantelle. Earlier this year he described the challenges of Digital Workplace implementation within businesses at an IT conference I attended in Paris, one of the few before the dreaded lockdown and its consequences. The Coronavirus…
Should brands and marketers leave social media now?
social media & social networks

Should brands and marketers leave social media now?

Should brands (and marketers) leave social media? That is the question. Social today is not so much flavour of the month as it used to. It is indeed plagued with a number of issues (fake news and hate speech amongst many other unsavoury things). But this social “quagmire”, to put…
Instagram: 4 brand strategies in B2B and B2C under the microscope
social media & social networks

Instagram: 4 brand strategies in B2B and B2C under the microscope

Instagram is big brands’ all-time favourite social networking tool. In this piece, we have benchmarked four marketing B2B and B2C strategies on Facebook’s social photography platform. For the sake of clarity and fairness, we have matched each Instagram strategy we have studied with its objectives. This brief and deliberately non-exhaustive…
video strategy: 3 top tips for success on YouTube, Facebook and TikTok
communication digitale

video strategy: 3 top tips for success on YouTube, Facebook and TikTok

What is the winning video strategy on social media? Social has contributed to the development of video on the Internet. YouTube was first, then Facebook and now TikTok is coming to the fore. Opting for the right video strategy is therefore essential for brands in the 21st century. However obvious that may…
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