It’s no secret that the largest research investment last year went to digital analytics. Everything is moving towards data. Case-in-point, a quick search in Google on ‘digital analytics’ reveals 171,000,000 results
By Dan White & Chris Stevens
The gap between mobile consumers and online surveys is increasing. Now is the time to bridge it. Making surveys ‘Mobile First’, so they can be conducted on mobile devices or any other device people prefer to use, is the only way we can ensure that the data will still be valid in a year’s time.
When Samsung announced last year that it would stop selling laptops in Europe, the reaction from the industry wasn’t one of surprise. Forbes even greeted the news by calling laptops “increasingly irrelevant”.
Imagining the future is exciting, especially if, like me, your childhood was shaped by sci-fi versions of the future; Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Jetsons and Terminator, to name a few. If you can relate, most likely you are also disappointed in not yet owning Marty McFly’s hovering skateboard (Hendo doesn’t really count). If life was a product, at this point I would be asking for my money back.
The technology industry needs better links with the real-world users of the devices and software it designs, Christian Heilmann tells Jo Bowman
When iPads first hit the market in 2010, Apple famously promised “there’s an app for everything.” Five years later, though, digital developer Christian Heilmann says not only are apps stifling innovation, they’re widening gaps in understanding between how technology is envisaged by technologists and what real-world consumers want to do with it.
The business of advertising has become more about sharing with consumers and less about shouting at or seducing them. But Jo Bowman finds that sure-fire media plans – and ideal measures of success – remain as elusive as ever
The advertising game has changed, but it’s no easier to win – and perhaps harder to know what counts as victory – according to senior executives with some of the world’s strongest brands. Dr Steven Althaus, global director of brand management and marketing services at BMW, says communications used to be like ten-pin bowling: you aimed your message, fired, bowled over as much of your target as possible and missed some from the fringes.