Hacking Amazon Assistant – Lessons Learnt

If you're not sure what Amazon Assistant is, have a read of this article first: Amazon might be hurting your business more than you realise Disclaimer: In this case, "hacking" refers to gaining an understanding of code that sat on our machines. For the purpose of this blog and investigation we didn't gain access to protected environments - a little because...

Optimisation in times of a force majeure event

There are a lot of unknowns when we, the general public and businesses alike, face force majeure events. Be it a virus (as is happening right now with the COVID-19 outbreak), earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions (remember Eyjafjallajökull?) - even heightened political tensions/instability in a specific region. The travel industry is often at the frontline when such events happen and has to...

Honey – I shrunk the conversion rate

In recent months, we’ve written about and spoken with numerous businesses about the impact that Amazon Assistant has on businesses. For those who aren’t aware of it - Amazon built a browser extension, downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users. It waits for your users to browse a product that Amazon sells, and then presents a bar across the top of...

Does GDPR compliance mean more reliance on SEO and PPC?

It’s been nearly a month since GDPR compliance became law, and although there are no headline hitting breaches yet, it has had far-reaching implications for companies both large and small. This is not going to be another GDPR compliance blog but more about the effects it is having on day-to-day marketing activities. As part of new regulations, companies who deal with...

What’s Happening in UK Retail – and Is Online Shopping Really to Blame?

The current turmoil in the UK retail sector is enough to startle any employee or business owner in this industry. As the tumbleweeds roll across forgotten, flagship stores, those involved are having to reconsider the need for a physical presence on the UK’s high streets. With huge progression in online shopping and customer engagement, it’s no wonder that more consumers...

Why marketers should get to grips with website optimisation

AB testing and website optimisation have been around for many years and it is commonplace amongst large enterprises and many ecommerce focused websites. These organisations have reaped the benefits of providing optimised content and continue to focus heavily on testing each and every element of every page. However, many if not most of these organisations either rely on in-house optimisation...

How can marketers combat the effects of GDPR?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is currently on many digital marketers minds.  Although compliance is already law you still have until 25th May 2018 before you need to be fully compliant. It represents the most significant change to online privacy laws since perhaps the “cookie law” in 2011 or the UKs own data protection act of 1998. Its objective is to shore up individual data...