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Redefining The Economics Of E-Commerce

October 18, 2018

Sean McKee is an experienced retailer who progressed through a range of operations roles including store, regional and divisional management at Schuh, before getting into E-commerce in 2010. Sean is a long-time advocate of integrating bricks and clicks in the pursuit of an optimum retail experience. In his current role as e-commerce and CX director […]

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Savant eCommerce London Advisory Board 2018

October 4, 2018

Meet our Mediocracy-Fighting E-commerce Experts   We all know them… those overly retargeted adverts that are trying desperately to drive us to buy those shoes we already bought… three months ago. Or those websites that are about as optimised for mobile as pugs are for running marathons. Mediocre e-commerce is no one’s cup of tea, […]

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Unilever’s Andrea Marchiotto On Why Personalisation Is Here To Stay

September 12, 2018

Andrea Marchiotto is Unilever’s Senior Global eCommerce Manager – Head of Foods Retail. Prior to his time at Unilever, Andrea was one of the Amazonians who built and launched amazon.it. While at Amazon, he managed the personalization of Gateway, the most important and visited e-commerce homepage on the Italian web [1], coordinated and led Amazon Italy […]

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L’Oréal Luxe Scandinavia’s JaKenna Gilbert On How To Use Social Media To Fuel E-Commerce Success

August 29, 2018

JaKenna Gilbert has worked in marketing for some of the world’s most luxurious brands in some of the world’s coolest cities. She has created campaigns for Volkswagen, Audi, The Estée Lauder Companies and Coty, Inc. (amongst multiple others) and made her mark in both New York City and Amsterdam. After falling in love – and […]

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Could Gant’s YouTube Series Be The Next Step In E-Commerce Marketing?

August 22, 2018

In 2018, premium clothing brand GANT created Couple Thinkers, a six episode series in which comedian Craig Ferguson and his wife Megan set out to meet some of the world’s greatest minds. It’s a bold marketing move — GANT appears virtually nowhere in the YouTube show and Craig and Megan are more focused on exploring […]

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How Can Supply Chain Companies Source And Keep Talent? bloomon’s Teddy Dimitrova Explains How To Find Your Next Unicorn

August 15, 2018

According to market research company Ti, when it comes to the logistics industry, “[labour] shortages are occurring at all job levels within the industry.” This is a problem which is endemic to supply chain industries across Europe and one which sometimes preoccupies Teddy Dimitrova, a Talent Manager for the Digital Product at bloomon. The European […]

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4 Reasons Every Retailer Should Be Using A PIM

August 8, 2018

Please enjoy this sponsored content, courtesy of Plytix. At its heart, ecommerce is all about content. Content isn’t limited to one channel, of course. Juggling multichannel, omnichannel, AI integrations and the different requirements for content manually can be migraine-inducing, which is why plenty of retailers now rely on specialized content management systems to curate content. […]

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Lamoda’s Paul Rogowski On Russia’s E-Commerce Landscape

July 27, 2018

We spoke to Paul Rogowski, who following a stint at McKinsey as a consultant, rose through the ranks at the fastest growing e-commerce fashion retailer in the Russian Commonwealth, Lamoda, where he now works as the COO. He told us about Lamoda’s customer-centric delivery model and why Russian shoppers have much higher expectations than their […]

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John Lewis’ John Munnelly: Why Automation Is The Future Of Supply Chain

July 11, 2018

Head of Operations John Munnelly has been with John Lewis for over a decade, having previously been in charge of Sainsbury’s automated distribution centres. He was asked to support John Lewis’ supply chain through the vast change they were embarking on in 2005, when they wanted to introduce 10 new department stores over a 10 […]

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GS1’s Frits van den Bos: My 5 Top Tips For How Retailers Can Optimise Their Supply Chain

June 20, 2018

Frits van den Bos is Manager of Innovation at GS1 Netherlands, a data standards non-profit which establishes supply chain standards like the unique Global Trade Item Number. The company defines ways to store and transfer data so organisations can exchange information smoothly. Given his expertise in the field, we reached out to him for ways […]

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Becoming A Customer-Centric and Data-Driven Business: 3 Lessons We Learned At Savant eCommerce Amsterdam

May 16, 2018

On 25th April, I had the honor of chairing the second day of Savant eCommerce Amsterdam. Over the course of the day, we heard talks from some interesting speakers about how to make organizations more customer-centric and data-driven. I also conducted a small interactive poll amongst the conference participants about big data and technology. You […]

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A 360° Look At Ecommerce With Professor Jesse Weltevreden

April 18, 2018

Jesse Weltevreden works as a professor of digital commerce at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, where he heads a team of approximately 15 researchers, delving into e-commerce (as well as its associated fields — think online marketing, future-proofing shopping centres, and how to use tech to increase in-store turnover). He also acts as the […]

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