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How UK small businesses can make the most of post-COVID-19 loyalty

How UK small businesses can make the most of post-COVID-19 loyalty

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a number of shifts in behaviour across individual consumers and businesses alike. The UK government issued both national and regional lockdowns throughout 2020-2021, and with that, a new sense of loyalty to local businesses emerged. With small businesses pivoting their services to support their communities, almost half of UK consumers (46%)… Read more…

Infographic: The global growth of small businesses

Infographic: The global growth of small businesses

There isn’t a single part of the world that hasn’t been affected by Covid-19, or had to show some adaptation and resilience in the face of the adversity it presented. One particular sector was especially affected – small businesses. SMEs have pivoted, adapted, and protected their communities in a plethora of ways. Pubs turned from sangria to sanitiser, restaurants pivoted from fries to… Read more…

Buy Now, Pay Later – What’s all the fuss, and how do banks respond?

Buy Now, Pay Later – What’s all the fuss, and how do banks respond?

Square has just announced its intent to spend more than the average bank’s annual revenue on a BNPL provider, Afterpay. Is this a one-off, or a trend to be aware of? Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) as a payment method has been making headlines for several years now – and gaining attention from both proponents and… Read more…

Post-pandemic in-store experiences need an ecommerce style makeover

Post-pandemic in-store experiences need an ecommerce style makeover

The future of high street retail has been in question for some time now, and the impact of COVID-19 is hastening its demise. Post-pandemic, its survival could depend on retailers delivering a blend of physical and digital experiences to keep customers coming through their doors.

Is the iOS 14.5 data privacy update the perfect time for banks to bite back?

Is the iOS 14.5 data privacy update the perfect time for banks to bite back?

This week, Apple caused a stir for big tech and marketers as it announced its latest software update, iOS 14.5. The new update, as covered by WIRED, introduces Apple’s controls on the ways apps can track users, with consumers being asked to opt-in to allow apps they’ve downloaded to track their behaviour and activity, rather… Read more…

Monetising digital creative assets using NFTs

Monetising digital creative assets using NFTs

The story of the struggling artist is an old one and has been written into folklore. It depicts an individual who pours their heart and soul into their creative endeavours whether that be art, music, or writing. They generally receive little if any reward during life. And then upon death, their talents are discovered, and… Read more…

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