As Black Friday looms ever closer with less than two weeks to go, more than half (52%) of US shoppers believe physical stores should close this Black Friday, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
John Lewis has launched its much-anticipated Christmas ad, and has taken a different creative direction to reflect a year like no other.
China’s Alibaba has revealed that orders on its ecommerce platforms during the Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza hit a record 498.2 billion yuan ($75.1bn).
LiveArea is partnering with German footwear retailer Zumnorde to build and launch a new digital store on BigCommerce and, through site redesign, deliver more consumer-focused online user experiences.
GSK Consumer Healthcare Brand Voltaren has launched a new global campaign building on their tagline The Joy of Movement with a deeper purpose: movement allows people to connect.
Online adverts for fatty, sugary and salty food could be banned under new proposals set out by the UK government, but the plans have been criticised for going to far.
We’ve heard that Christmas will be ‘like no other’, so how does the current crop of ads from Aldi, M&S Food, Amazon and others fare? Lynne Deason, Head of Creative Excellence, UK at Kantar has provided her analysis below on five campaigns.
Amazon has launched its UK Christmas advert that tackles the covid crisis with an uplifting tale of a young determined dancer.
The much- hyped listing of Ant Group, a financial technology firm founded by Alibaba’s Jack Ma, has been suspended by the Chinese government citing “major issues”.
Fashion brand Gap has deleted a tweet about the US presidential election after it sparked criticism on social media.
In a surprising move, Burger King has urged customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’ to help the hospitality industry during the UK’s second lockdown, in a tweet that has earned tens of thousands of replies.
Despite trailing Donald Trump’s campaign website in Google search visibility for many months, in recent weeks Biden’s site joebiden.com has improved its organic search performance while donaldjtrump.com has nosedived according to new research.
Ecommerce brands can rank high in Baidu organic searches even if they link to blocked US sites such as Facebook and YouTube, with 75% of websites ranked in the top ten positions on Baidu are .com sites.
The UK ad market is now not expected to recover fully until 2022, as the global pandemic continues to hit marketing budgets, according to the latest WARC adspend forecast.
AliExpress has unveiled a real time livestreaming translation feature to let merchants and live streamers to achieve international success in the 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.
Pets at Home is launching an express 60-minute Click & Collect service to make online shopping as convenient as possible for customers.
Agency Starcom has launched of a new campaign for KP Snacks’ McCoy’s Muchos tortilla snacks featuring commentary from the well-known presenter and comedian Alex Brooker who is doing the voice over for the creative.
UK ad spend has fallen sharply for the third quarter in a row as marketers grapple with Covid-19 restrictions, Brexit and economic uncertainty, according to new data.
The 100 most valuable Chinese brands gained 12% in value this year, with Alibaba holding number one position with a rise of 9% to $153bn, while Moutai rose two places to number three, according to new data.
UK digital advertising spend dropped 5% in the first half of 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with most of the damage in the second quarter, according to new data from IAB UK and PwC.