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About us <ul><li>Gill Makepeace – Gillian.Makepeace@Debenhams.com </li></ul><ul><li>Gill has managed Debenhams affiliate a...
<ul><li>Online retail within the EU’s largest nations is set to grow at a compound annual rate of 11% over the next five y...
Today’s Session 1. Cross Channel Planning 2. Mobile Commerce 3. Marketing to men 4. Social Hype 5. If it ain’t broke... Re...
Cross Channel Planning (CCP) <ul><li>CCP is a basic marketing principle but you would be surprised how often implementatio...
A successful transaction! TV Direct Mail Review on a Blog Online Cashback The combination of direct mail and TV can boost ...
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>In the run up to Christmas Debenhams delivered a series of co-ordinat...
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>As the Debenhams program matures across both networks it operates on....
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Next up came the Debenhams Christmas Spectacular activity designed to...
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Having run tests during the H2 2009 Debenhams </li></ul><ul><li>worke...
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 3 </li></ul><ul><li>The final key message of 2009 was driven by the Debenhams Biggest Eve...
<ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 3 </li></ul><ul><li>The Debenhams Biggest Ever Sale activity was supported across all aff...
Any questions or thoughts on Cross Channel Planning from the room?
Mobile internet retail sales are set to double in the next 3 years. By 2013 mobile internet sales could reach as much as £...
Which of the following mobile commerce solutions do you offer? 1 <ul><li>An application / Mobile specific website which is...
<ul><li>8 of the top 20 brands have apps </li></ul><ul><li>You can run them from a data feed in parallel with a normal sit...
How will people purchase via mobile? <ul><li>It may depend if a consumer is purchasing something they have bought before f...
<ul><li>The stats certainly back the idea of growth </li></ul><ul><li>Search was the fastest growing mobile ad format – up...
Google’s mobile search patent
What does this mean for affiliates? <ul><li>With only 2.1% of UK‘s adult population currently shopping via a smart phone, ...
Will affiliate network tracking work in a mobile environment? In theory it is possible to support standard affiliate netwo...
Debenhams has gone mobile <ul><li>An app was chosen as a route to market </li></ul><ul><li>Features include </li></ul><ul>...
Any questions or thoughts on Mobile Commerce?
MTM Marketing to Men Its changing... ...a bit
According to research agency Fresh Minds Ads like CompareTheMarket’s ‘CompareTheMeerkat’ are Now connecting better with to...
The Male market is more complex than some thought <ul><li>The Beer Swilling Little Big Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Extended ...
Men vs. Women <ul><li>19% of men believe the recession will have a significant impact on them compared with 28% of women 1...
Debenhams is very keen to focus on this area – but unfortunately There aren’t too many CPA publishers serving the male mar...
Any questions or thoughts on Marketing to men, any new sites we should be aware of? 
Has your marketing kept up?...
The world has gone social Beyond Facebook Connect Social Content & Relationship Management (SCRM) Maximising reach
Maximising reach <ul><li>27 million + UK users </li></ul><ul><li>60%+ are active an a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>Averag...
Beyond ‘Connect’ 72% of people believe that recommendations from friends or family are the single most important factor in...
Beyond ‘Connect’ <ul><li>Pages outside of Facebook can now  </li></ul><ul><li>become part of the social graph  </li></ul><...
Beyond ‘Connect’ <ul><li>When you’re signed on to Facebook, websites using The Graph API will potentially be able to displ...
Social Content & Relationship Management <ul><li>So when you’ve built up a strong base of followers via Facebook or twitte...
Social Content & Relationship Management <ul><li>Individual and segmented messages can be tailored to all “Open Graph” con...
 
Any questions or thoughts on developments of Social Media?
100m to the checkout
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it... <ul><li>In a recent study 1  respondents were asked what would deter them from shopping...
Why do people abandon their transactions?
Why do affiliates drop merchants? 1 1 Econsultancy.com Affiliate Census 2009 I found a better / different merchant They ch...
77% of adults who have conducted a transaction online in the past year say they have experienced problems . 1 1 IMRG via I...
What has Debenhams Done? <ul><li>Involving affiliates with planned site improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Specified online sp...
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  1. 2. About us <ul><li>Gill Makepeace – Gillian.Makepeace@Debenhams.com </li></ul><ul><li>Gill has managed Debenhams affiliate activity for the past 18 months. She has worked in retail for the last 7 years previously managing online content creation for Debenhams and Sainsbury’s </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Brown – PBrown@affili.net </li></ul><ul><li>Paul has managed some of affilinet’s largest accounts for the past 2 and a half years, specialising in retail & finance. Prior to affilinet he managed affiliate activity at Alliance & Leicester </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Online retail within the EU’s largest nations is set to grow at a compound annual rate of 11% over the next five years, reaching a total value of €114 billion by 2014 1 </li></ul>1 Forrester Research, March 2010
  3. 4. Today’s Session 1. Cross Channel Planning 2. Mobile Commerce 3. Marketing to men 4. Social Hype 5. If it ain’t broke... Retail Insight
  4. 5. Cross Channel Planning (CCP) <ul><li>CCP is a basic marketing principle but you would be surprised how often implementation falls down </li></ul><ul><li>68% of UK marketers deliver multichannel marketing messages based on customer segments, but only 35% actually know which channels their customers prefer. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising that certain channels deliver “push” i.e. TV whist others assist in consumer “pull” is another key consideration. Ideally you need both types of coverage to influence consumers within the buying process – a through-the-line approach </li></ul>1 ExactTarget, October 2009
  5. 6. A successful transaction! TV Direct Mail Review on a Blog Online Cashback The combination of direct mail and TV can boost customer response by 143%. When combined with digital marketing, that figure jumps to 175%. 1 1 ITV and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), February 2010 When asked how they shop, 63% said they research across multiple websites before completing their purchase online. 1 1 eCommera, via Econsultancy blog, August 2010
  6. 7. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>In the run up to Christmas Debenhams delivered a series of co-ordinated campaigns across all channels to drive acquisition and a premium brand message. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>As the Debenhams program matures across both networks it operates on. So the number of content sites has increased. The below affiliate article supports the premium message “pushed” by the TV advert </li></ul>Case Study
  8. 9. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Next up came the Debenhams Christmas Spectacular activity designed to drive site traffic and footfall immediately before the Christmas period </li></ul>Case Study Case Study
  9. 10. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Having run tests during the H2 2009 Debenhams </li></ul><ul><li>worked with a closed group of email affiliates to deliver short term campaign-style activity for the Debenhams Christmas Spectacular </li></ul>Case Study Case Study
  10. 11. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 3 </li></ul><ul><li>The final key message of 2009 was driven by the Debenhams Biggest Ever Sale cross channel campaign. The first time the word ‘sale’ was used in Q4 </li></ul><ul><li>Communicated via: </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>affiliates4U forum </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messenger </li></ul>Case Study
  11. 12. <ul><li>Debenhams Q4 2009: Phase 3 </li></ul><ul><li>The Debenhams Biggest Ever Sale activity was supported across all affiliate types, with key volume delivered by voucher & reward affiliates via negotiated homepage slots and newsletter placements. </li></ul>The outcome Q4 revenue grew 105.5% year on year across affilinet & Affiliate Window Case Study
  12. 13. Any questions or thoughts on Cross Channel Planning from the room?
  13. 14. Mobile internet retail sales are set to double in the next 3 years. By 2013 mobile internet sales could reach as much as £275 million, up from £123 million currently 1 1 Source: Verdict & Ovum, 2010 ]
  14. 15. Which of the following mobile commerce solutions do you offer? 1 <ul><li>An application / Mobile specific website which is fully transactional with credit, debit and alternative (e.g. Google) payments </li></ul><ul><li>8% said they operate at the moment </li></ul><ul><li>33% expected to start within 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>24% expected to start in 1 – 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>35% expect it to take longer than 2 years / they may never launch </li></ul>1 IAB / AIME/ IMRG mobile commerce research –retailer and brand owners
  15. 16. <ul><li>8 of the top 20 brands have apps </li></ul><ul><li>You can run them from a data feed in parallel with a normal site </li></ul><ul><li>Can seen as a bit old fashioned </li></ul>Only 4 of the UK’s top 20 websites are mobile optimised Potentially more difficult to implement in the short term Perhaps more future proof – considering HTML 5 Which is the best approach ?
  16. 17. How will people purchase via mobile? <ul><li>It may depend if a consumer is purchasing something they have bought before from the same retailer – in this case an iPhone App may be sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Or whether they are at the early stage of purchasing a complicated product they have never owned before. They may want to read reviews, run a price comparison and then buy. Whilst some may consult their social connection via Blackberry IM or something similar many are likely to hit Google </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>The stats certainly back the idea of growth </li></ul><ul><li>Search was the fastest growing mobile ad format – up 41% to a new high of £20.2 million and a market share of 54% (50% in 2008). </li></ul>IAB/PwC, via AOP Digital Landscape Report, June 2010
  18. 19. Google’s mobile search patent
  19. 20. What does this mean for affiliates? <ul><li>With only 2.1% of UK‘s adult population currently shopping via a smart phone, and the potential growth is enormous. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Google has not yet implemented all the functionality mentioned in the patent, but some publishers have already started to implement concepts such as hyper-local content, i.e. Kingsroad.co.uk which could perform in the mobile SERPS </li></ul><ul><li>For free applications, only about 20 percent of users return to use the app the first day after they download it, and then it quickly drops off from there. By 30 days out, less than 5 percent are using the app. 2 </li></ul>1 Verdict & Ovum, 2010 2 Techcrunch.com, 2009
  20. 21. Will affiliate network tracking work in a mobile environment? In theory it is possible to support standard affiliate network tracking, as most mobile browsers accept cookies It is possible for mobile optimised sites to utilise network conversion tracking In theory it is possible for apps to utilise network conversion tracking but the implementation and de-duplication we take for granted is not so easy particularly due to Apples previous restrictions on transfer of data to 3 rd parties.
  21. 22. Debenhams has gone mobile <ul><li>An app was chosen as a route to market </li></ul><ul><li>Features include </li></ul><ul><li>Full stock list, high quality images + product variations and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Wish list and gift list functions integrated with contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Bar code scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Store locator </li></ul>
  22. 23. Any questions or thoughts on Mobile Commerce?
  23. 24. MTM Marketing to Men Its changing... ...a bit
  24. 25. According to research agency Fresh Minds Ads like CompareTheMarket’s ‘CompareTheMeerkat’ are Now connecting better with todays men If you are here for meerkats, I offer great welcome to you! Aleksandr Orlov
  25. 26. The Male market is more complex than some thought <ul><li>The Beer Swilling Little Big Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Extended Adolescent Cinderella Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Impulsive Single Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Health Conscious Marathon Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Friend and Family Focused Anchor Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Engaged and Rounded Man for All Seasons </li></ul>This year Bauer Media started a research project called 4D Men
  26. 27. Men vs. Women <ul><li>19% of men believe the recession will have a significant impact on them compared with 28% of women 1 </li></ul>1 GfK, 2010
  27. 28. Debenhams is very keen to focus on this area – but unfortunately There aren’t too many CPA publishers serving the male market! Male Fashion Content Site Male Fashion Content Site
  28. 29. Any questions or thoughts on Marketing to men, any new sites we should be aware of? 
  29. 30. Has your marketing kept up?...
  30. 31. The world has gone social Beyond Facebook Connect Social Content & Relationship Management (SCRM) Maximising reach
  31. 32. Maximising reach <ul><li>27 million + UK users </li></ul><ul><li>60%+ are active an a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>Average time on site is 5hours + </li></ul><ul><li>each month </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook accounts for 1 in 6 UK page views (55 billion) and is the 2nd most visited website in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>In July 2010 it accounted for 7.14% of all UK Internet visits. </li></ul><ul><li>TBG’s One Media Manager enables affiliates to easily access and optimise this huge amount of inventory </li></ul>10,000 ad variants in 3mins Geo-target & schedule
  32. 33. Beyond ‘Connect’ 72% of people believe that recommendations from friends or family are the single most important factor in the choice of website to buy from 1 1 eCommera, via Econsultancy blog, August 2010
  33. 34. Beyond ‘Connect’ <ul><li>Pages outside of Facebook can now </li></ul><ul><li>become part of the social graph </li></ul><ul><li>(ecosystem) thanks to the Open Graph </li></ul><ul><li>Protocol. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Liked’ pages will appear within Facebook as likes and interests, they may also show up in other places around the platform such as searches </li></ul><ul><li>Its not just one way traffic though; as the word open implies, data can flow into Facebook, but also out of it. </li></ul>
  34. 35. Beyond ‘Connect’ <ul><li>When you’re signed on to Facebook, websites using The Graph API will potentially be able to display information, goods and services tailored specifically to your interests — without requiring you to sign in at that website or provide it with any information. </li></ul>The onsite optimisation could potentially compete with solutions such as Maxymiser and be used by affiliates and merchants .
  35. 36. Social Content & Relationship Management <ul><li>So when you’ve built up a strong base of followers via Facebook or twitter how do you make the most of them? </li></ul><ul><li>Things you might want to think about are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of feature rich content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to generate leads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to manage conversations – delivering user engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools such as The Vitrue Publisher are designed to deliver this functionality and they can do so across both Facebook and Twitter, proving in essence a social campaign management panel </li></ul>
  36. 37. Social Content & Relationship Management <ul><li>Individual and segmented messages can be tailored to all “Open Graph” connections </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule posts in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Set target phrases to be flagged for response or deletion </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate 3 rd party analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Add feature rich applications such as vouchers, polls, videos, and quizzes </li></ul>The placement of applications on the Facebook Wall yields 110 times more engagement than those housed in a Tab
  37. 39. Any questions or thoughts on developments of Social Media?
  38. 40. 100m to the checkout
  39. 41. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it... <ul><li>In a recent study 1 respondents were asked what would deter them from shopping with a particular etailer, and the most common answer was poor images and product descriptions (42%). </li></ul><ul><li>40% of consumers would abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 40% said a frustrating online experience would make them less likely to shop at that retailer‘s high street store. 3 </li></ul>1. eCommera, via Econsultancy blog, August 2010 2 .Get Elastic, November 2009 3. Allurent via Marketing Charts, Feb 2008
  40. 42. Why do people abandon their transactions?
  41. 43. Why do affiliates drop merchants? 1 1 Econsultancy.com Affiliate Census 2009 I found a better / different merchant They changed their commission structure Conversion rate and EPC were poor Too many transactions declined Too many products out of stock
  42. 44. 77% of adults who have conducted a transaction online in the past year say they have experienced problems . 1 1 IMRG via InternetRetailer October 2009
  43. 45. What has Debenhams Done? <ul><li>Involving affiliates with planned site improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Specified online specific stock – some merchants still don’t have this </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced reporting and analytics in order to optimise the affiliate channel </li></ul><ul><li>Planned increase in the range of programs e.g. weddings, cardholder, Ireland, international </li></ul>
  44. 46. Any questions or thoughts on usability and accessibility?

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