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Lords urge tougher new privacy rules for tech firm

Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their “inadequate” responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says. The House of Lords Communications Committee wants a digital authority to help laws keep pace with technology. Content moderation used by tech firms was “unacceptably slow,” it said. The […]

Fashion chain Quiz issues another profit warning

Fashion chain Quiz has issued its third profit warning in five months after seeing a “significant shortfall” in sales. The firm, which has 250 UK stores and concessions, is having to sell off stock more cheaply than it expected. Tarak Ramzan, chief executive, said “all aspects of the business” were being reviewed after “highly disappointing” trading. […]

Over emphasis on technology restricting digital transformation success

By placing an all-encompassing focus on the role of technology when making digital transformation decisions, UK businesses are ironically reducing their chances of success. This was one of the main findings of Telstra’s Disruptive Decision-Making research, which surveyed 3,810 senior decision-makers from 12 industries in 14 markets around the world to uncover insights into strengths […]

New research highlights value of gift cards as ‘branded currency’

The average U.K. consumer spends £41 more than the original value of their gift card according to the U.K. Prepaid Consumer Insights Study released by First Data. The study also found that 34% of consumers visit a store they would not have visited otherwise due to their receipt of a gift card. First Data’s first […]

Drinks billionaire criticised over ‘handicapped’ gaffe

The billionaire chief executive of a US firm has been lambasted for comparing managing a soft drinks brand to “caring for someone who becomes handicapped”. Nick Caporella, the boss of National Beverage Corp. made the comment as he revealed falling quarterly results. He said: “Brands do not see or hear, so they are at the […]

Selligent to power TI Media marketing automation

B2C marketing automation company Selligent Marketing Cloud says UK publisher TI Media (formerly Time Inc. UK) has chosen the company to support multi-channel marketing automation efforts to create quality content that entertains and fuels the passions of millions of consumers every day. TI Media boasts an impressive 160-year heritage and portfolio of over 40 leading […]

An integrated customer experience is a top business priority

Konstantin Selgitski is chief marketing officer at Apifonica.  He joined Apifonica more than three years ago to head up the company’s international business division.  His career spans more than 15 years, with experience in successfully defining, implementing and managing both marketing and IT projects across the tech, media, FMCG, entertainment and banking sectors. By 2028, recent research […]

Leading UK publisher TI Media Selects Selligent Marketing Cloud to Power Digital Experiences for more than 40 Publications

LONDON and SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 6, 2019 – B2C marketing automation company Selligent Marketing Cloud today announced that leading UK publisher TI Media (formerly Time Inc. UK) has chosen the company to support multi-channel marketing automation efforts to create quality content that entertains and fuels the passions of millions of consumers every day. […]

Facebook boss Zuckerberg signals ‘privacy-focussed’ change in direction

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.” Facebook owns Messenger and WhatsApp, but message encryption limits its ability to make money through targeted adverts. The social media giant […]