GlobalWebIndex Scales US Business with the Addition of Carrie Seifer as North America General Manager

Seifer brings a fresh perspective to the GlobalWebIndex executive team to help drive the next phase of regional growth GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, announces the appointment of Carrie Seifer as General Manager of the US region. Seifer will be responsible for continuing GlobalWebIndex’s US growth trajectory by leading business strategy, customer success, team performance and thought leadership priorities. Seifer brings a strong background in high-growth…

MarTech Interview with Tom Smith, Founder and CEO at GlobalWebIndex

"Marketing Automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start GlobalWebIndex? I had previously worked in a Market Research role at a large global advertising agency. My job was to help clients understand who they should target their Marketing at, why and how to reach them. I utilized all the industry research and data sets…

GlobalWebIndex Revolutionises Broadcast Ad Campaigns with TV Reach & Frequency

A World First in Bringing Disparate Data Sets Under One Roof for TV Media Planners and Owners GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, launches a world first insights capability for International media, TV Reach & Frequency. Media planners, rejoice! GlobalWebIndex introduces world first insights capability for planning, activating and measuring international TV campaigns to target micro-audiences. For media planners, this presents the capability to plan TV…

GlobalWebIndex Launches B2B Workforce Dataset, Partners with Slack on First Report Examining Global State of Work

Industry-First Research Capabilities Help Businesses Understand the Modern B2B Professional GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of digital consumer insights to the global marketing industry, launched its Workforce dataset to help Business-to-Business (B2B) organizations inform brand and product strategy with unprecedented insights into how professional and consumer behaviors collide. New study from @slackHQ & @globalwebindex highlights the critical, global importance of aligning knowledge workers w/ their…

Survey Shows Social Media Marketing is More Exhausting Than Scaling Everest

In a recent survey of 200 business owners and enterprise CEOs conducted by Green Light Digital, over 25% responded that they believe that social media marketing is more exhausting than scaling Mt. Everest. Furthermore, 19% claim that social media is an enormous waste of time. Over 25% of entrepreneurs surveyed stated that social media marketing is more exhausting than scaling Mt. Everest. In a recent survey of 200 business owners and enterprise CEOs conducted by Green Light Digital, over 25% responded that they believe…

Email Marketing vs Social Media Marketing: Which One’s Best for You?

Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing are two of the important components of digital marketing. Email boomed in the 1990s, has stood the test of time, and to date, is still preferred by marketers for direct marketing. In fact, in the B2B space, around 86% of business professionals prefer to use email when communicating for business purposes (via HubSpot), 59% count email as their most effective channel in terms of revenue generation (Myemma), and nearly nine out of every ten marketers use email marketing to distribute…

MSL UK Launches New Data-Driven Technology Platform, MSL Belief Stack

Publicis Groupe Agency introduces new UK positioning ‘We Build Belief’ Communications consultancy MSL UK has launched a new data-driven insights tool, the MSL Belief Stack, the cornerstone of its new UK positioning ‘We Build Belief’. The MSL Belief Stack uniquely measures audiences’ deep-held Beliefs and Values, as defined by the world-renowned academic Professor Shalom Schwartz, combining these Beliefs with over one million data points provided by the leading target audience company GlobalWebIndex (GWI). Marketing…

Hootsuite’s Social Trends Report Helps Marketers Ride the Lightning Bolt of Social Into 2021

2020 is almost over: Hootsuite’s findings reveal five trends that will redefine 2021 Hootsuite launched its fifth annual Social Trends Report, shining a light on emerging trends in social media to help brands navigate the fast-changing consumer landscape in 2021. The new findings from Hootsuite reveal the shifts marketers must make as the world becomes more digital after a year that redefined social media—with 4.1 billion people now using social worldwide. “As much as we all would like to forget 2020, it has reshaped the…

GWI and LinkedIn B2B Institute reveal ‘Generation BETA’

Impact of the changed world of work on digital natives showcased in new report By the end of 2020 the BETA generation will deal with an average of almost 8,500 emails per year BETAs spend an extra 550 hours per year on their smartphones compared to older professionals -that’s an additional 68.5 working days Almost 1 in 5 BETAs have no dedicated workspace at home GlobalWebIndex (GWI), the leading target audience company, together with LinkedIn’s B2B Institute, launched “Work in BETA: The Rising B2B Decision…

Vimeo Launches Free Video Messaging Tool To Empower Remote Teams

Vimeo, the world's leading professional video platform and community, launched Vimeo Record, a free video messaging tool that allows users to instantly record their screen from their browser, share video messages, and exchange comments and feedback— improving workplace collaboration and communication for distributed teams. Following the launch of Vimeo Enterprise last year, Vimeo Record further entrenches Vimeo as the preferred end-to-end video solution for teams and organizations, including the 60% of Fortune 500 companies…

Lockdown Sparked a New Wave of Creativity in Influencer Marketing

As COVID-19 restrictions shut down shoots around the world, the creativity in influencer marketing has soared. Thanks to lockdown we already know we’re in for a year of re-runs on TV. Social distancing has made it impossible for shoots, with their many stylists, photographers and assistants, to go ahead and for new content to be created. Magazines are in the same boat and we’ve seen quick-thinking publications, like Vogue, swap their usual celebrity covers for beautiful illustrations. In advertising, digital content…

Doomscrolling on Social Media Platforms Through the Infodemic”

 While more people turn to social media for news, only 14% deem it trustworthy Despite relying on the internet more during the outbreak, only a few are concerned about the amount of time they spend online Significant growth potential found as COVID-19 reshapes social media attitudes GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, announces the publication of its flagship social media report, giving insight into how the pandemic has impacted the social space, using n data…

How Brands Can Connect with Gen Z through Social Media Marketing

Most Instagram users will be somewhat familiar with the fashion brand Revolve. The company has successfully used celebrities and mega influencers to boost brand awareness and turn the label into a billion-dollar success using Social Media Marketing. Revolve attributes its Influencer Marketing strategy with bringing in as much as $650 million to $700 million revenue a year - and now, it is further taking that approach to the next level, with the launch of a new, Gen Z focused label called Superdown. Revolve's approach…

How Can Brands Reach Hardcore Gamers?

Gamers make up 37% of the global internet population. But they can’t simply be defined as one group. To really know gamers, it’s important to look at the different types of gamers to understand what makes them tick and ultimately how brands and marketers can reach different subgroups. GlobalWebIndex’s latest report on gaming personas identified 6 different gaming subgroups, ranging from casual gamers such as mobile-only gamers (those who don’t play on computers, handheld devices, or consoles) to more hardcore gamers such…

Unlocking Advertising Potential With the Power of Machine Learning

Capturing and maintaining consumers' short attention span is becoming increasingly difficult, especially with the rise of multi-screening. It was recently reported that 72% of people aged 16-24 use social media whilst they watch TV. This demonstrates how ingrained multi-screening behavior has become, particularly for Gen Z consumers. In today’s market where consumer attention is divided across multiple platforms and formats, only the most engaging and relevant advertising will resonate with audiences. Businesses are…

Myths and Realities of Ad Blocking Users

People love to hate ad blocking users. The conventional understanding of the psychology of ad blocking users goes a little bit like this: People that block ads don’t care about the balance that upholds the free web—they just hate ads and refuse to see them. But the reality surrounding the approximately one billion ad blocking users worldwide—their motivations for installing ad blockers, their relationship with and thoughts about tech and the internet, and their affinity for digital content—is much more nuanced. According…

Increasingly Socially Responsible UK Consumers Call out Big Brands on Meaningless Climate Change Pledges

Ahead of HRH Sustainability Summit on 10th March, new research among 2,264 UK internet users aged 16–64, from GlobalWebIndex reveals consumer attitudes towards climate change and an increasingly socially responsible UK consumer. The socially responsible UK consumer, a majority (80%) of internet users in the UK are ‘concerned’ about the future of the environment. Almost two-thirds (64%) of Brits state plastic pollution as their number one environmental concern. And it seems this concern is being supported with direct action…

Gamers Make up 37% of Internet Users Globally, and Are More Invested in Environmental Issues Than the Average Person

Aside from mobile-only gamers, other gamer types are between 20-50% more interested in environmental issues than the global average  With 2020 set to see the launch of both the latest Playstation and Xbox games consoles, GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, reveals gamers make up 37% of global internet users in 2020, describes how the attributes of the modern gamer have evolved in recent years, and how both Sony and Microsoft will need to change their marketing…

HubSpot Adds LinkedIn Lead Gen Form Creation to Free HubSpot CRM

New Feature Allows Marketers to Create Lead Gen Forms From Within the Connected Hubspot Platform, Making It Easier to Generate High-Quality Leads Through Targeted Ads on LinkedIn  HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced today that users can now create LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms from within the free HubSpot ads tool. This follows the addition of ads tools to the free HubSpot CRM in July, expanding upon the functionality and sophistication of features for businesses looking to scale. With LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms,…

Generation Z: Self-Care Is More Than a Hashtag

As a culture and society obsessed with youth, we pay a lot of attention to the next generation. Generation Z, the youngest cohort of consumers are now coming of age - and shaking things up in the process. Much of the attention around these young consumers has focused on how tech-savvy they are. Gen Zs are the Digital Natives, the true social media generation, the kids who live-stream any moment, be it meaningful or mundane. But the role of technology in the lives of Gen Zs spreads far beyond the obvious. And as they grow…