Shortlist revealed for IoF Fundraising Awards

16th Apr 2014: Institute of Fundraising reveals shortlist for its annual Awards with entires up 50%

IBM acquires Silverpop

11th Apr 2014: IBM to buy software company Silverpop to improve its marketing automation offer.

DMA expels PPI nuisance callers

11th Apr 2014: The DMA has expelled Reactiv Media from its membership after it was proved to be sending PPI nuisance calls.

Hopewiser launches first Mobile App

7th Apr 2014: Hopewiser has launched an app on Android that allows users to capture address from partial information.

Celebrus inks resell deal with Teradata

7th Apr 2014: Joint offer to include Celebrus software with Teradata analytic platforms makes company more relevant in digital age.

New Mosaic reveals changing face of UK

7th Apr 2014: Latest insight from Experian shows many changes to the demographics that make up the UK.

IDM Online extends online qualifications

7th Apr 2014: Three new courses added to online portfolio from IDM Online

MEPs pass tough new data protections regulations

13th Mar 2014: European Parliament votes to adopt new data protection legislation that have huge areas of concern for businesses.

IoF calls for entries for the Insight in Fundraising Awards

5th Mar 2014: The Institute of Fundraising is calling on data analysts, data teams and insight specialists to enter the third Insight in Fundraising Awards before Monday 10th March.

One in three businesses unprepared for EU data changes

3rd Mar 2014: The DMA has warned that a third of businesses are failing to prepare for upcoming changes to EU consumer data legislation.

Provenir adds Communisis as partner

3rd Mar 2014: Communisis deal with Provenir will enable brands to leverage multi-channel data.

Aspect Software and Call Design announce UK channel partner agreement

28th Feb 2014: Customer contact specialist, Aspect Software announces channel partnership with Australian firm Call Design

Consumer mistrust in Government over data

3rd March 2014: Global Research Business Network reports that 31% of UK and US citizens don't trust government with their personal data. 

Callcredit extends Blue Sheep partnership

28th Feb 2014: Callcredit Information Group extends Blue Sheep partnership to supply consumer marketing data

Callcredit Information Group sold to GTCR

18 Feb 2014: Callcredit Information Group has been sold to private equity firm GTCR in partnership with Callcredit’s management team led by CEO John McAndrew.

Call centres unaware of Ofcom compliance

12 Feb 2014: Survey of senior customer service professionals finds 40% don't know if they are Ofcom compliant

Havas extends real-time engagement with Provenir pact

6th Feb 2014: Havas EHS announces strategic partnership with Provenir

Postcard marketing service launched by

6th Feb 2014: readies new postcard marketing service based on email delivery platforms

Industry watchdog calls for reforms to marketing data sector

5 Feb 2014: Direct Marketing Commission has called for “root and branch” reforms of the data sector.

eBay to enhance segmentation with Acxiom deal

5 Feb 2014: Acxiom has entered into a partnership with eBay Advertising with a view to enhancing segmentation and targeting.

Sally Salon Services hands Blueberry Wave strategic CRM role

16 Jan 2014: Professional hair and beauty products distributor appoints data agency The Blueberry Wave as its strategic CRM partner.

Sentiment raises £1m to take social to the call centre

13 Jan  2014: Social intelligence and engagement platform secures £1m in a Series A financing to help growth strategy.

Postal giants merger completes to create Asendia UK

6 Jan 2014: The final stage of the UK merger between postal giants La Poste and Swiss Post now completed.

Pay day loans company hit for £175k over millions of spam texts

17 Dec 2013:  ICO serves pay day loans company First Financial with a £175,000 penalty over millions of unlawful spam texts.

Twitter chooses Pitney Bowes for mobile location intelligence solution

11 Dec 2013: Pitney Bowes has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Twitter to provide Location Intelligence solutions for its mobile platform.

cVidya unveils marketing analytics solution

11 Dec 2013: cVidya has launched a marketing analytics solution that it says will enable mobile operators to maximse revenue from existing services, improve customer acquisition and retention, and break into new markets.

Aspect launches cloud contact centre platform

10 Dec 2013: Aspect Software launches a feature-rich, cloud-based contact centre solution architected to rapidly accelerate operational value and customer service excellence.

EU Data Protection Regulation 'hangs in balance' for businesses

10 Dec 2013: UK businesses eager for good news from Brussels on the draft EU Data Protection Regulation have been granted a further three months to ensure UK Government representatives continue to push for a fair and business-friendly Regulation

DataSift secures 42m USD funding to fuel further growth

10 Dec 2013: Social media platform provider DataSift has secured $42m in Series C financing led by Insight Venture Partners.

DMA study to examine 'best and worst' of leadgen practices

9 Dec 2013: The Direct Marketing Association (is to launch a three-month research project into lead generation to provide the marketing industry’s first ever benchmark of customer acquisition practices. 

Tangible promotes Trickett to CEO

9 Dec 2013: Tangible has promoted Karen Trickett to CEO, from her recently held position as Chief Operating Officer.

UK marketers gradually 'embracing' content marketing

13 Nov 2013: Over the next 12 months, marketers based in the UK are planning to increase their content marketing budgets more than their peers in countries such as the US and Australia, a new study suggests.

Capture Plus available for Microsoft Dynamics 2013

12 Nov 2013: Postcode Anywhere has unveiled its updated integration for the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Innovative customer insight programme takes GAME to next level

11 Nov 2013: Leading UK video games retailer, GAME, has revealed details of its nationwide customer feedback initiative ‘How’s Our Game’.

Celebrus revs up its V8 Big Data Engine

22 Oct 2013: Celebrus Technologies, providers of tagging-free digital big data software, has launch its highly anticipated new product, the Celebrus V8 Big Data Engine.

Abacus celebrates milestone with web relaunch

15 Jan 2014: Abacus celebrates its 15th birthday with the launch of a brand new website. 

Hewitt to head up digital at Tank

New social and digital strategist

New social and digital strategist

Rethinking retail from an omni-channel perspective

The ability to merge off and online is now vital to retailers

The ability to merge off and online is now vital to retailers

Intellectual appointment

Mucklow back on IT board

Mucklow back on IT board

Fuel adds two

Fuller and Witherall join the team

Fuller and Witherall join the team

Nepa bolsters team

Analytics specialist hires Clark

Analytics specialist hires Clark

Intelligent Data Services awarded ISO accreditations

10 Jan 2014: B2B data owner Intelligent Data Services h awarded the coveted ISO9001:2008 and ISO27001:2005 accreditations.

Marketo acquires Insightera

17 Dec 2013: Marketo has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Insightera, a real-time personalisation platform for websites and mobile applications.

Socialbakers names Omniture, Oracle and Siebel veteran as COO

10 Dec 2013: Socialbakers, the social media analytics specialist, has appointed Neil Weston as Chief Operating Officer.

IDM partners with mCordis to deliver mobile marketing training

11 Nov 2013: The IDM has agreed a professional partnership with mCordis, the newly formed global mobile marketing education and advisory services company.

Turning up the heat in cold acquisition

19 Sep 2013: Intelligent predictive modelling can be hugely productive when done well and creatively, says James Lawson, and the process can be further improved by pulling in some fresh external talent to help out.

Whisbi publishes acquisition and retention guide for telcos

10 Aug 2013: Whisbi, the lead management technology provider, has published a new eBook aimed at telcos looking to improve acquisition and retention rates.

Heat publisher develops customer acquisition strategy with Magiq

26 June 2013: Bauer Media Group, owner of brands including Heat, Grazia, Empire and Motor Cycle News has appointed real-time lifecycle marketing company Magiq to help develop its customer acquisition strategy.

DataSalon launches data quality roadmap module within MasterVision

22 May 2013: DataSalon announces a new data quality initiative which comprises a written ‘roadmap’ report to inform publishers’ data quality strategy.

Gaming giant harnesses Synthesio social monitoring capabilities

7 May 2013: Social media monitoring software company has been chosen by digital entertainment and online gaming giant Bodog to provide social media listening and engagement technologies to help the business better understand and interact with its customers.

Loveday joins Informate

15 Apr 2013: Data supplier and data cleansing company Informate UK has announced the appointment of Adam Loveday as Sales Director.

The birth of digital database marketing

5 Apr 2013: Web analytics and database marketing were once used independently of each other, but the two can now be brought together to provide powerful insights and value to an organisation’s marketing efforts, says Katharine Hulls.