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Deloitte: Hastened by the Pandemic, Global Enterprises Increase Investments In Advanced Wireless

Businesses around the world are rapidly shifting their focus to 5G, Wi-Fi 6 to accelerate innovation and digital transformation Spurred by the realities of the pandemic, global enterprises are turning even more to next-generation wireless technologies such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6 to keep employees, machines and customers connected around the world. By offering significant performance improvements—such as faster speeds, increased coverage, lower latency, greater device density, and precise location sensing—these new wireless…

Takeaways From The 2020-2021 Covid-19 Pandemic: The Right Employee And Customer Initiatives Requires More Than Just A Focus On ‘’Balance’’!

David Sturt, EVP at O.C. Tanner talks about a few key shifts in everyday business and management trends in this casual chat with us: ______ 2020 and even 2021, will be a year where business leaders have to remodel how employee recognition initiatives are planned; can you share a few thoughts on the top trends you foresee? Employee recognition initiatives have shifted a bit due to the pandemic. By necessity there are far less physical recognition gatherings—both the smaller team variety, as well as more formal larger…

Identity Theft Impacts Nearly Half Of U.S. Consumers, Aite Group Report Finds

Underwritten by GIACT, Aite Group Report Discovers Alarming Percentages of U.S. Consumers Impacted by Identity Theft, Application Fraud and Account Takeover GIACT®, the leader in helping companies positively identify and authenticate customers, today announced a new report, U.S. Identity Theft: The Stark Reality, developed by Aite Group, and underwritten by GIACT, that uncovers the striking pervasiveness of identity theft perpetrated against U.S. consumers and tracks shifts in banking behaviors adopted as a result of the…

Using Cloud Applications to Help Support Agile Business Processes During a Pandemic

Todd Riesterer, Chief People Officer at LogicMonitor shared a few thoughts on the key technologies that helps boost LogicMonitor’s agile business operations while diving into a few tools that can help drive seamless processes across departments in 2021: ______ Hi Todd! Welcome here! How have you seen businesses’ needs for Tech change in 2020? What are some of the ways in which you feel tech innovators can enhance their offerings to suit today’s changing needs for teams in 2021 and beyond. 2020 certainly redefined what…

Leeds Based Business Art of Cloud Doubles Turnover to £750k and Increases Staff by Over 50% During Pandemic

West-Yorkshire based CRM consultant Art of Cloud has seen rapid growth since the start of the COVID-19 crisis by doubling their revenue from £361k to over £750k and by hiring eight new members of staff. This year they aim to achieve the same again, reaching a turnover of £1.5 million while also doubling their staff from 15 to 30. By continuing to deliver clients an excellent service they hope to keep growing their reputation through word of mouth. Art of Cloud offers businesses streamlined and efficient Salesforce…

Pandemic Underscores Growing Need for Anti-Fraud Technology

As pandemic-fueled fraud reaches new heights, SAS and the ACFE commemorate International Fraud Awareness Week's 20-year anniversary As the global coronavirus pandemic rages on, another costly pandemic has taken shape. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 77% of members surveyed reported increasing levels of fraud amid COVID-19 disruption, one-third of them describing it as significant – and 92% expect it to climb further still. Marketing Technology News: Fuze Named A Visionary In The 2020…

Study: US Brands Seen to Be Acting More Formally During the Pandemic

The US is seen as having the biggest shift in how brands communicate in the pandemic in a global survey of marketing, brand, and comms directors. Nearly half of US respondents said brands have become more formal, compared with a global average of 37%. And 70% said they'd seen a change in brand comms, again well ahead of the global average. The survey, by language and behavioral science agency Schwa, also showed that paradoxically more than four out of 10 believe that brands have become more "soft and fluffy" and almost a…

Merkle Releases Special Edition of Loyalty Barometer Report

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing company, has released a special edition of its annual Loyalty Barometer Report. The updated 2020 Loyalty Barometer Report reveals the importance of loyalty as businesses re-emerge from the pandemic and features updated research and comparisons to the March 2020 report, including how consumer expectations around loyalty and rewards programs have been impacted by the events of 2020. Merkle surveyed over 1,800 US residents aged 18 to 65 in July 2020 for the…

New BIGtoken Consumer Research Study Reveals How TV and Movie Consumption Behaviors Changed Throughout the Global Pandemic

BIGtoken, built by SRAX, Inc., a permission-first consumer data management platform, released a new consumer research report that compares BIGtoken users’ TV and movie consumption behaviors one month versus four months into the global pandemic. BIGtoken surveyed their United States user base in April to understand how the pandemic has affected their TV and movie consumption behaviors. Later, the company redeployed the same survey in August to compare results. Marketing Technology News: Mastercard Launches Frictionless…

Swimming with the Black Swan: How Marketers are Adjusting to the New Normal of Global Pandemic

Both the scale and scope of COVID-19 are beyond anything we’ve seen in near history. It’s uniting, in that the entire globe was tasked to navigate this challenge together, but more than anything it’s been devastating. It has had a profound effect on the way we do business, interact and live our daily lives - the outcome being that the global economy has taken a bit of a nosedive. Unfortunately for marketers, there is no playbook they can turn to for answers. I was in the industry during 9/11 and the 2009 economic collapse,…

How Brands can Build Trust in the Middle of a Crisis

Ten seconds. Sometimes that’s all you get. That’s how long some people spend pondering a purchasing decision before pulling the trigger. Even under normal circumstances, making an impression in that timeframe can be a challenge. Brand loyalty doesn’t happen during 10-second snap decisions. Loyalty is built, instead, on powerful, positive experiences and feelings that help customers know upon whom they can rely. A global pandemic can make it difficult for businesses—both large and small—to provide those unforgettable…

Deepening Customer Connections Through the Power of Data

While this year’s pandemic presents many challenges to marketers, it also presents many more opportunities, particularly as consumer activity rapidly moves online. In this article, we explore how marketers who have created a data-driven link between marketing activity and the commercial impact of that activity on brand they support through analytics, are the ones best placed to grow from change. Increased digital consumer activity means a wealth of new data on consumer behaviour is being uncovered every day, not to…

Uptick: Understand The Impact Of The Pandemic On Your Subscription Customers

COVID-19’s impact on your subscription customers can be hard to assess. Uptick seeks to change that with their newly released free product Software firm Uptick has released a new customer success management product. Uptick Customer Communications Analyzer has been designed to help businesses identify how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their subscription business. Uptick Customer Communications Analyzer scans emails and meeting invites from prospective customers and existing clients – it then alerts you to business…

Let Go of Your Brand Ads. Hold Onto Your Purpose

This article is co-authored by Shane Baxendale, Hugh N. Wilson & Emma K. Macdonald. In a societal crisis, what should marketers do? CMOs have moved from grief to action over the last weeks as they grapple with the rapidly evolving pandemic. Only two weeks ago the ‘disaster’ facing CMOs was the sadness of not being able to air a new campaign that may have taken months to create.  “Meeting the needs of your customer at a profit”, the famous definition of Marketing from Professor Philip Kotler, needed rethinking. What…

Virtual Event Planning Tips During a Global Pandemic

I don’t think any of us have seen such a rapid change in the world as we’re seeing right now with the current global pandemic upon us. Obviously, the Events industry is one of the first to be hit, and early casualties were Mobile World Congress and the Geneva Motor Show. In both cases, I’ve heard these were handled badly and unsympathetically by the hosts, and many big motor manufacturers had to quickly swap their major launches to different locations or go online. Consequently, these manufacturers have realized these venues…

Opinion: Exercise can be good for you and your country especially during a crisis like COVID-19

Public parks have been gated shut, beaches emptied and stadia deserted, as an unprecedented 2.5 billion people across the world are told to sit at home. Times are tough. The Coronavirus is real and as it spreads its tentacles across the globe it is taking its toll on the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. Measures such as closing gyms, shutting sports facilities and staying at home put a limit on a person’s mobility and exercise. Necessary, but painful, as enforced inactivity can contribute to periods of intense…

COVID-19 Phishes Explode as U.S. Reels From Pandemic

Cyber criminals are now repurposing standard phishing templates KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced its researchers are seeing an influx of coronavirus-related phishing scams. Marketing Technology News: Tacton Visualization Empowers Customers to See and Interact with Customized Products in Real-Time COVID-19 phishing scams have arrived in three successive waves. The first wave brought phishing attacks offering basic information about the…

TRZ Business Services to Offer Its NotifyNOW Service to Any Business – At Cost – During Pandemic

Tom Zawistowski, CEO and Founder of TRZ Business Services, Inc., announced that his company would offer its NotifyNOW broadcast voice services to any U.S. company that needs to communicate with "stay at home" employees during this "National Emergency". Zawistowski said, "We have been in the telecommunication business for 35 years and have never seen anything like what we are currently experiencing here in Ohio and across the United States. We are getting calls from companies that are in need of the ability to send calls to…