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LONDON: Though the proliferation of data sources appears to be growing without restriction, 68% of consumers are beginning to be ‘very selective’ about the brands with which they share their data, according to a new report.

Opinion

The annual dmexco trade fair and conference in Cologne brings together a range of participants in digital marketing and here a number of those operating in ad tech give their views on the trends they saw emerging in the 2017 event.

Article

This article details how marketers can use personalisation effectively, including which media work best and why a two-way conversation with the consumer is essential.

Opinion

Nicole Kane, Director of Global Media at McDonald’s and Chair of Judges for the WARC Media Awards’ Best Use of Data category, spoke to Lucy Aitken about the art of turning data into insight and why it’s just as important to figure out who not to target.

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NEW YORK: Verizon Communications is introducing a new Wireless rewards program, Verizon Up, that offers a variety of options in return for users’ personal data that will be shared with Oath, Verizon’s digital media unit.

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MELBOURNE: With financial habits rapidly changing, ANZ – one of Australia’s big four banks – is rethinking the in-branch customer experience by using first party data more effectively.

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This article covers how ANZ, one of Australia's big four banks, has streamlined its in-branch customer experience with digital and data-driven initiatives.

Opinion

Brands have a wealth of data at their fingertips, from ad-server to website to CRM, consumer engagement with various touch points leaves a trail of insight not to be wasted.

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SEATTLE: Amazon, in an effort to keep up with rivals, is considering allowing third-party skills developers to access transcripts from Alexa-powered devices, according to reporting by The Information.

Opinion

Supermarkets can understand their customers through the transactional data they accumulate, but it's far more difficult for other brands and retailers to do the same.

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NEW YORK: US consumers regard voice technology and payment by fingerprint scanning as "cool" technologies that they are prepared to embrace, according to research, which also finds them resistant to "creepy" tech like face recognition and AI.

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SINGAPORE: The traditional telco category has a "KPI of frustration" and is ripe for marketing disruption, a senior telco executive in Singapore believes.

Article

This event report discusses how personal data is a complicated and important topic for the future, if marketers can grapple with upcoming issues.

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This article outlines how two major laws in the European Union (EU), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation, could impact marketing across the globe when they come into effect next year.

Opinion

"Data protection is rising up the public, political and media agenda", according to Rob Luke, deputy information commissioner (ICO), the UK’s independent authority that regulates the Freedom of Information Act.

Article

This article explores the ever more important topic of data governance; a simple reading of the demands on data managers would reveal many pitfalls, but the author disagrees: a responsible approach to data can be a source of much-needed consumer trust.

Article

This article advises companies on how to adapt to the upcoming changes that will occur with the implementation of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the European Union.

Opinion

As the countdown to the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues, so do the media conversations seemingly intent on creating panic in the marketing industry.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has announced that it is updating its data protection policy to ban developers from using data taken from the social network for surveillance purposes.

Article

This event report describes how one 'evangelist' at IBM Watson, the AI branch of the computing veteran, is attempting to overcome consumer fears over data protection by shifting the focus from personalisation to personification.

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LONDON: Sales and marketing teams need to work more closely together to better understand their audience and convert leads, but new research suggests that many UK brands have yet to make this adjustment.

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This article outlines how brands need to redesign the customer experience to give consumers the feeling that exchanging their personal information is worthwhile, by seeking permission through creative engagement.

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GLOBAL: Consumers worldwide are generally more willing than unwilling to share personal data if they can see a clear value exchange, new research has shown, but most are ambivalent.

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SHANGHAI: Integrating multiple sources of customer data for a single customer view is key to a more effective marketing strategy, a senior Google executive believes.

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This event report describes how the multinational oil and gas company Shell faces increasing challenges, as margins are squeezed and competition increases; to differentiate, it learned to understand its customers better.