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SEATTLE/LONDON: Even though the vast majority of consumers in the UK (92%) and the US (91%) are aware of the risks posed by phishing emails and spoof websites, large numbers still fall victim to fraudsters, a new report has warned.

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In just seven years online retailer Very has become a significant business and the driver of growth for owner Shop Direct.

Case Study

Smyths Toys Superstores, a toy retailer, sustained the growth rate of its company in the UK and Ireland with its ‘If I Were A Toy’ Christmas campaign which featured an adaptation of Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were A Boy’.

Case Study

Sainsbury's, a British supermarket chain, transformed itself from making seasonal retail Christmas ads to creating Christmas campaigns that are now arguably amongst the most eagerly anticipated ads of the year.

Article

This article explores the future of TV and video content over the next five years, based on industry expert interviews, primary GroupM research and secondary research within the UK.

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This Company Profile from Euromonitor provides key details and analysis of Tesco Plc. Included is a strategic evaluation with key facts about the UK company, competitive positioning against comparative brands, and assessment of its position in the retail market.

Research Paper

This report looks at the concept of programmatic commerce as a new revolution in digital commerce and whether consumers find the idea favourable or fearful.

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LONDON: There are four distinct types of family in the UK whose purchase decisions and spending habits are influenced more by attitude than traditional demographic or financial models, according to new research.

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This case study explains how the UK electronics retailer Currys PC World increased sales around Christmas by being honest about the stresses and difficulties of the period and positioning itself as the solution in a humorous TV ad and social media campaign.

Case Study

This case study shows how IKEA, a furniture brand, shifted its role among UK consumers to become an ally on their everyday furniture needs, rather that an occasional stop for cheap household goods.

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This case study shows how Ikea, a furniture brand, became more than an occasional furniture shop, and took up the role of the UK customer's ally in their daily routine.

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This case study shows how O2, a telecommunications company, curbed its declining handset sales in the UK by creating a whole new market for second-hand models.

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This case study shows how Sainsbury's, a supermarket chain, increased brand awareness and sales in the UK by creating a musical advert about the joy of being together at Christmas.

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This article details how consumers respond when ads appear next to inappropriate content, based on a survey from the CMO Council and Dow Jones.

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This article argues that the most successful media strategy for retailers takes into account the nuances between TV and social media platforms in order to produce fit-for-purpose content that customers truly want.

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LONDON: The shopping experience at Argos is undergoing a transformation under new ownership, and the UK retailer aims to achieve a similarly dramatic shift in consumer perceptions with its latest advertising.

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This article reveals how Argos, the UK retailer, emphasised its competitive advantage of same day delivery on over 20,000 products through a series of 80 targeted ads across TV, digital, social and in-store.

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LONDON: Argos, the UK catalogue retail chain, plans to promote its broad range of products and same-day delivery convenience with a TV campaign, supported by social media, that it claims is a world first.

Research Paper

These three studies found support for a process termed hedonic contamination, whereby exposure to advertisements before a movie or television show activates persuasion knowledge, directs attention to the product placements, and reduces consumption enjoyment.

Case Study

This case study describes how UK electronics retailer Currys PC World created a contextually relevant, mass-personalisation campaign that used broadcast media to persuade consumers to buy electronics as Christmas gifts.

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The article explores the new marketing direction of UK grocery retailer Sainsbury's including customer experience improvements and agency changes.

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This article looks at the changes currently occurring in the retail industry and at how the future of retailing will look.

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This article offers guidelines for marketers to help them rethink how they can best use social media platforms - offering innovations to expand reach at lower cost - to deliver the greatest value to advertisers.

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This article examines how mobile usage is growing exponentially, so brands should ensure that they are present for each micro-moment of the customer journey, making the experience optimised and in sync.

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LONDON: Christmas trading figures suggest that 'click and collect' has become an important driver of sales, with more than half of online orders at some of the UK's most successful retailers being processed in this way.