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Yann Gourvennec

CEO & Founder at Visionary Marketing

Paris, France

As of January 2014, I started my own company (Visionary Marketing). A long-time INtrapreneur I decided to become an ENtrepreneur. Visionary Marketing is a Paris-based European digital marketing agency.

I am an implementer and a trail-blazer rather than an inventor; I believe in the power of execution and I have a track record in change management in various organisations, large and small, national and international.

More can be found on me at http://visionarymarketing.com

Specialties: My expertise isn't only centred on implementation, I have also a track-record of using and buying technology to save costs and increase efficiency. I now support my clients with my field experience to help them achieve better results.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing
Travels From: Paris, France

Yann Gourvennec Points
Academic 0
Author 323
Influencer 403
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 726

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Thought Leader Profile

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Theatre: Europe and ROW
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Interview: 01/01/2021

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.04
Analytics 30.04
Autonomous Vehicles 30.19
Big Data 30.12
Business Strategy 30.04
Cloud 30.04
CRM 30.05
Customer Experience 30.03
Digital Transformation 30.90
EdTech 30.11
Innovation 30.08
Leadership
Legal and IP 30.51
Marketing 37.72
Privacy 30.16
Sales 51.59
Social 59.64

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

47 Article/Blogs
6 tips to boost your e-commerce site with email marketing
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April 27, 2020
Email marketing, which is often deemed dead for no apparent reason, can be a valuable ally of your e-commerce initiative. Your e-commerce shop generates sales, and it’s off to a … Lire la suite
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The future of LinkedIn and B2B social media by one of its pioneers
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April 01, 2020
What should one think of LinkedIn today, and what will be its future? One keeps hearing rumours about LinkedIn. “It’s a lot like Facebook, you know”, and “Microsoft wouldn’t know … Lire la suite
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6 steps to collaborative marketing success with consumers 
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March 11, 2020
Involving consumers (or employees) in a collaborative marketing project is a good starting point to evolve one’s products and services in a continuous improvement manner. But how can one do … Lire la suite
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How can we make technology environmentally friendly?
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March 06, 2020
How can we make technology more environmentally friendly? Technology is one of the most significant contributors to the deterioration of our environment. Imagine, its CO2 emissions have exceeded those of … Lire la suite
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Is augmented intelligence the future of artificial intelligence?
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February 26, 2020
Is augmented intelligence the future of artificial intelligence? Such is Luc Julia’s opinion, who invites us to forget about the hackneyed ‘artificial intelligence’ monicker, the origin of which he traces back … Lire la suite
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Emerging technologies, SPEED and the fourth industrial revolution
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February 14, 2020
The land of the swift. Such was the moniker we used to describe the network of networks when the Internet was first introduced in the business world, at the beginning … Lire la suite
The post Emerging technologies, SPEED and the fourth industrial revolution appeared first on Marketing & In

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Open data European market: beyond maturity and towards consolidation
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January 13, 2020
What is the state of open data in Europe? I wondered. To answer that question, I went to interview top open data expert, Jean-Marc Lazard, founder of Opendatasoft. Here are a … Lire la suite
The post Open data European market: beyond maturity and towards consolidation appeared first on Market

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Tags: Big Data, Privacy, Legal and IP

NLP: How Trint reshaped content production for ever
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January 03, 2020
I have been a Natural Language Processing (NLP) fiend for a long time. I havreshapede indeed used speech-to-text to write books and blog posts for close to 20 years. I … Lire la suite
The post NLP: How Trint reshaped content production for ever appeared first on Marketing & Innovation.

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57% of consumers feel threatened by chatbots. Who cares?
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October 23, 2019
Chatbots are everywhere. Yet, consumers are nonplussed. In August 2019, Trustpilot conducted a survey where more than 1,800 French respondents were asked a series of multiple-choice questions with random response … Lire la suite
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Tags: Digital Transformation

Internet Monitoring : Brands could do better
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July 23, 2019
What is the current status of Internet monitoring? What are the various practices employed by companies? Did Internet monitoring progress over the years? I wanted to understand how Internet monitoring … Lire la suite
The post Internet Monitoring : Brands could do better appeared first on Marke

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Deep learning under Luc Julia's microscope – with AI Paris 2019
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July 18, 2019
Deep Learning is a term that has been used many times in recent years since the rebirth of artificial intelligence. But what exactly is Deep Learning? How to dissociate Deep … Lire la suite
The post Deep learning under Luc Julia's microscope – with AI Paris 2019 appeared first on Ma

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

VUI (Voice User Interface) role in apps redefined by emlyon study
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July 15, 2019
I stumbled upon a ground-breaking piece of research by emlyon about Voice User Interaction (aka VUI) which redefines the role a voice activation in applications design. Whereas it is flavour-of-the-month … Lire la suite
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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing

Cedric O : "With AI, Europe Could Be Wiped Off The Map” #AIParis2019
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July 09, 2019
I attended the AI keynote of French secretary of State for digital Cedric O at the opening of the AI Paris 2019 conference, of which Visionary Marketing is a media … Lire la suite
The post Cedric O : "With AI, Europe Could Be Wiped Off The Map” #AIParis2019 appeared first on Marketing &

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

Transformation — digital or not —  is about jumping into the unknown.
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June 24, 2019
Talk about digital transformation around you and you’re bound to hear more or less the same thing: “It’s about change management!” well, as a matter of fact, it’s not. It’s … Lire la suite
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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

BuzzSumo lists Visionary Marketing founder in top 100 digital marketing influencer list
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June 18, 2019
On May 31, UK agency Browser Media Agency published a report about the top 100 influencers in the world in terms of digital marketing. I would be lying if I … Lire la suite
The post BuzzSumo lists Visionary Marketing founder in top 100 digital marketing influencer list appeared first on Market

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Tags: Social, Marketing

From serious games to Gaming as a Service for Education
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June 17, 2019
Serious games have been on the agenda for a while. Disruptive learning solutions is a new technology company focussed that wants to take them one step further by creating video … Lire la suite
The post From serious games to Gaming as a Service for Education appeared first on Marketing & In

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Tags: Social, Marketing, EdTech

Too few CMOs are involved in digital transformation – Forrester
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June 07, 2019
I came across a brand new study by Forrester, which I analyzed in detail on behalf of my client iRevolution on its digital transformation horror museum blog. This study sheds … Lire la suite
The post Too few CMOs are involved in digital transformation – Forrester appeared first on Marketing

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing

How to face the human challenges brought by AI? – Christian Clot
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June 04, 2019
Facing the challenges of AI – Christian Clot Christian Clot is an extraordinary character. Both a researcher and an explorer, he spent 4 times 30 days in the most extreme … Lire la suite
The post How to face the human challenges brought by AI? – Christian Clot appeared first on Mar

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

Data Ethics: data science must not be in the sole hands of experts
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May 28, 2019
A great number of universities of the world propose courses about data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Isn’t it time they added data ethics on the agenda, at a … Lire la suite
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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Legal and IP

Digital Transformation Failure Is Not An Option
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May 23, 2019
It is customary to say that failure is not an option. Much as I’d like it to be true, one has to admit that this is not what we observe … Lire la suite
The post Digital Transformation Failure Is Not An Option appeared first on Marketing & Innovation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Data Science Ethics: Without Conscience It Is But The Ruin of the Soul
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March 25, 2019
Data Science is on the agenda but what about Data Science Ethics? The twin motors of data and information technology are driving innovation forward in most every aspect of human enterprise. In a similar fashion, Data Science today profoundly influences how business is done in fields as diverse as t

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Tags: Big Data

How Tom Tom achieved its digital transformation with Big Data – #bigdataparis
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March 18, 2019
Big data is more than ever on the agenda of those marketers who are on the warpath of data-driven marketing. It’s the 6th year I’ve been active (from a content marketing perspective) in this area and I find it always more exciting, year after year. On March 12, I attended the Big Data Paris 2019

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation, Autonomous Vehicles

Influencer Marketing: How Should Brands Tackle Malpractices
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December 13, 2018
Influencers are trusted people with a substantial number of people following them. Therefore, brands partner with them so that their products get marketed through personalities who are recognized by and looked up to by many. Lately, companies have been increasingly going after influencer marketing a

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Data-driven Marketing: norm among pundits and enigma among marketers
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December 06, 2018
It has become a common parlance amongst marketers lately; there’s hardly any marketing without data. Data lays down the bed-rock for successful marketing campaigns, and it has become a discipline within itself. In simple terms, I would like to present an overview of how to approach data-driven mar

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Tags: Marketing

Digital Me Up: Updates after two and a half years
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December 04, 2018
It has been two and half years since I, as the Program Director of the Advanced Master’s in Digital Business Strategy, implemented an innovative pedagogy- the Digital Me Up blog– to teach content marketing to the students of the program. The idea was to ensure that the students learn by ….

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Tags: Marketing, Business Strategy

1 Book
Mastering Digital Marketing Like a Boss
Kawa, Paris
December 31, 2014
Mastering Digital Marketing Like A Boss As of 2014, one can assume that almost the entirety of the world s businesses is practicing digital marketing in one way or another. However, digital marketing remains a mystery for many in the business world. It is a peculiar mixture of strategic know-how, communication skills, content creation (and co-creation), word-of-mouth marketing, high-tech project management, change management and technological expertise; mastering this subtle alchemy is still a challenge for many business people. The aim of this book is to help decision-makers overcome this tremendous challenge posed by an ever-changing Web, which is increasingly global (or should we say glocal ), ever more social and mobile, as well as closely intertwined with core business activities. Even though this book mentions social media a lot and although social is now an integral part of the digital marketing mix, its aim is much broader than that, hence its subtitle.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Marketing

72 Podcasts
Learning AI with the help of robots
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June 05, 2024
Thomas Deneux is the founder of Learning Robots whose aim is to help pupils, students and businesses to learn AI, with the help of home-made self-driving gizmos. These little machines on two wheels are more serious than you’d think. They are all about the teaching of advanced computing. Thomas des

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Networking and Growing Your B2B Business with LinkedIn
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April 20, 2024
Walking down the roads of strategic thinking for professional networking or business building, most of us would agree to name LinkedIn as a well-built pathway to tread on. What’s better than understanding the dynamics of LinkedIn as a professional networking platform from someone who trains consul

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LinkedIn’s new features under the microscope
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March 14, 2024
What are the most outstanding new features of LinkedIn in 2024? Reid Hoffmann’s professional network was created almost 21 years ago (in May 2003) and acquired by Microsoft in 2016. Visionary Marketing invited Bruno Fridlansky to talk about this platform, of which he is an expert. Together we were

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Luxury Venues during the 2024 Paris Olympics
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February 15, 2024
What if hiring luxury venues during the 2024 Olympics were a good opportunity for brands, even small ones?  The Olympic Games are only six months away from now and I was wondering how much of an opportunity it was for brands and which ones. To find out I invited Tanya Bencheva, the CEO and founder

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Surviving the Content Shock In The Age of GenAI
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December 11, 2023
Will marketers survive the content shock in the age of AI? The Omnes Education Group launched a cross-organisational programme in English called “Content creation in the age of AI” to help its students better understand GenAI. Close to 1,000 students will be certified in this program by early Fe

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Can GenAI have an impact on CRM?
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December 05, 2023
According to a recent Forrester report (How Generative AI Will Transform CRM), GenAI may have significant and beneficial impacts on Customer Relationship Management systems and practices. The real question is, however, how effective GenAI could be when it comes to handling various customer-facing t

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What are the applications of GIS systems
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December 01, 2023
What are the applications of geographic information systems? Following our discussion with Catherine Crook, we asked Floyd Bull to answer that question for us. Geographic information systems and their applications How did you get started with GIS? During college, I saw geographic information systems

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A day in the life of a GIS program manager
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November 20, 2023
Visionary Marketing spoke with Catherine Crook ­– senior GIS program manager for Hexvarium – to discuss the use of geographic information systems or GIS and its impact on communication networks and the world. We touch on her day-to-day obligations as a senior gas program manager. The software i

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PIMs at the heart of Customer Experiences
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November 16, 2023
Product Information Management (PIM) systems are a driving force behind a good customer experience. A 2023 survey entitled “Elevating customer experiences with product experiences”, sheds light on how product information can greatly enhance CX. Virginie Blot, Product Experience Management evange

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Behavioral Targeting is the right way forward
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November 10, 2023
A recent study on behavioral targeting demonstrates the evolution of consumer behavior and its impact on segmentation in consumer marketing. While criticisms of profile-based segmentations are nothing new, the study in question provides a quantified demonstration of the extent of change in this area

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Forrester’s Green Market Revolution
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November 02, 2023
The green market revolution (impacts, how to adapt and change retail business models and organisations) was the title of Forrester‘s Thomas Husson’s Keynote at the Paris Retail Week 2023 Trade Show. A topic of vital interest to our readers and ourselves. We interviewed Thomas to better understan

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The learning curve of qualitative studies
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October 30, 2023
The learning curve that governs qualitative marketing studies is pivotal if you want to avoid ending up with mountains of useless data. What’s more, the kind of data produced by marketing studies is unstructured and complex. Gathering too much of it will also inevitably lead to soaring costs. Our

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Implementing AI within businesses
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October 23, 2023
AI may be fun to play with but its implementation within businesses is a tad more complex. Visionary Marketing attended a round table discussion on the impact of generative AI on businesses and the future of work at Big Data AI Paris in September 2023. AI and IT experts from different backgrounds we

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An AI Incognito Influencer in the digital world
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October 11, 2023
Visionary Marketing spoke with Katja Graisse – co-founder of Balistikart, an independent digital creative agency – to discuss the Incognito AI Influencer Project. We touch on the benefits and limitations of AI-generated influencers, the intertwining of art and business, and more. Katja provides

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Breaking down silos: digital transformation’s greatest myth
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August 14, 2023
‘Breaking down silos’ is certainly digital transformation’s most common phrase and myth. If you haven’t heard this phrase repeated over and over again, chances are your government hasn’t let you out of your house after the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s probably the biggest fable about transfor

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Marketers should not be afraid of losing their jobs to AI
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June 16, 2023
Will marketing jobs be killed by AI? We met with Jamie Brighton, at Adobe Summit 2023*. Jamie is Product Marketing Director for the Adobe Digital Experience business. His answer to the above question is a blatant No! He sees AI as being a co-pilot of marketers in their daily tasks. A set of tools t

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Making Preparations for Adobe Summit 2023
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June 06, 2023
It’s this time of year, Adobe summit 2023 is taking place on June, 8–9 in London and Visionary Marketing will be there as #adobepartner (disclosure*). After a few years where the event only took place online (check our coverage here). It’s now a hybrid event, which is taking place both online

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Are Digital Experiences Hampering Customer Experiences?
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April 27, 2023
Are digital experiences getting in the way of customers’ experiences? We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Joseph Pine, author of the article titled ‘Are Your Digital Tools Wasting Your Customers’ Time?” Having previously interviewed him, we knew he had an interesting perspective on

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Reducing the carbon footprint of digital advertising
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April 25, 2023
Could one reduce the carbon footprint of digital advertising? When it comes to carbon emissions, digital is often criticised, and programmatic advertising in particular. How big is that footprint? And how could one minimise it? How are advertisers reacting? A recent Scope3 study sheds light on this

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Understanding Platform Business Models Now and in the Future
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March 17, 2023
Platform business models facilitate the exchange of goods and services between two or more interdependent groups, often producers and consumers. They are responsible for totally new ways of doing business. In our interview with Benoît Reillier from Launchworks.co, we discuss his book entitled Plat

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How to use social media visuals more effectively
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March 06, 2023
Social media requires proper and effective visuals for your posts to be more impactful. Any first-grade student knows that. Seasoned marketers do too. That said, a recent study by Vistacreate and the Content Marketing Institute showed that there is room for improvement in that area. In this report,

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Perceived value: how customers rate a product or service
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February 15, 2023
How do consumers form their perceived value of a product or service? This is the question that Bain & Company has attempted to answer in a very noteworthy brief published by Harvard Business Review. It opens up a new perspective on perceived customer value, beyond the hackneyed Maslow pyramid. This

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Tech layoffs and disillusionment in Silicon Valley
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February 09, 2023
This morning’s newsflash was inspired by a tweet and refers to the recent Tech layoffs in Silicon Valley, no longer deemed the greatest place to work in Tech. Other posts tell stories of employees disappointed that they can no longer indulge in free pizza in the cafeteria before going to mee

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App-driven product-led marketing is the new growth hack
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February 08, 2023
Digital marketing is going through a shift, and it’s app-driven product-led marketing more than digital advertising and sales as a 2022 Amplitude report shows. In our interview with Adam Greco, who a product evangelist at Amplitude, we discussed this new groundbreaking trend and the reallocation

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Supercharge your marketing with customer communities
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January 31, 2023
Customer communities aren’t for every brand. Yet, facilitating communities with your customers could supercharge your marketing. This is, in essence, what Sanjay d’Humières explained to us in this interview. Sanjay is the founder of RTCX (Real-Time Community Experience), a consultancy supportin

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