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  • July 03, 2018

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    Talking about a revolution

    Digital transformation in the luxury industry

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  • June 27, 2018

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    A golden age of leisure holds eastern (European) promise

    Growing economic wealth and evolving social norms are changing consumer behaviour in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe

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  • June 21, 2018

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    Opinion: Improving is not winning in retail

    The roll call of failed or struggling retailers is growing: Toys R Us, Maplin, Poundworld, Carpetright, Mothercare, House of Fraser. Many more will be added.

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  • June 20, 2018

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    Don’t join the gold rush, sell shovels

    Smart automotive companies will focus on B2B as consumers ditch cars in favour of pay-per-use mobility

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  • June 15, 2018

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    Advanced analytics spending in the UK to jump to £24 billion by 2020

    Data and Advanced Analytics have been 'hot' topics for some time now, and spending in the segment looks set to double by 2020.

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  • June 14, 2018

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    Silent commerce

    Surge in ‘silent commerce’ sets up opportunities

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  • June 12, 2018

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    Branded players must learn from own label strategies

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  • June 08, 2018

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    3i Group plc sells stake in SLR Consulting to Charterhouse Capital Partners

    OC&C advises on SLR Consulting deal

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  • June 07, 2018

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    Vitruvian acquires Travel Counsellors

    OC&C advises Vitruvian on Travel Counsellors deal

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  • June 06, 2018

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    Retailers need to inject urgency and talent if they are to survive the digital revolution

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  • June 01, 2018

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    $2.3bn Interoute sale completes

    OC&C congratulates Interoute on the completion of sale to GTT Communications

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  • May 30, 2018

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    Looking East for learning in e-commerce

    Lessons from the world’s most advanced ecommerce market

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  • May 30, 2018

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    OC&C advises Hg on IRIS and Access Group acquisitions

    UK's largest ever software deal

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  • May 22, 2018

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    Real Deals

    Are you up to speed with "due diligence 2.0"?

    The tools that PE houses and their advisers need for a competitive edge upfront

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  • May 15, 2018

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    Branded players must learn from own label strategies

    For the first time in 30 years, own label businesses have nosed ahead of brands in terms of return on capital.

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  • May 15, 2018

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    What B2B can learn from B2C

    (and why it should be the other way around)

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  • April 24, 2018

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    The Price Isn’t Right

    Is your B2B company failing to reap the rewards of a smart pricing strategy?

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  • April 10, 2018

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    Where's the next phase of tech taking retail and private labels?

    Michael Jary discussing this and more at the recent PLMA USA event

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  • March 15, 2018

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    Opinion: IoT Meets Auto Services

    The Auto industry must embrace IoT, or lose out to the Internet giants but scaling and thriving in an IoT world requires selective investment and collaboration.

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  • March 01, 2018

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    Opinion: follow Nike’s lead and remodel the brand/retailer deal

    It’s time to rethink the economic partnerships between retailers and brands and reward stores for their role in sales, no matter in which channel transactions are made, says Michael Jary.

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  • February 28, 2018

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    Alexa, I need ... everything. Voice shopping sales could reach $40 billion by 2022.

    The retail revolution that is shifting sales from stores to laptops to smartphones could be on the verge of its next sea change -- when shoppers will ask Amazon's Alexa, and other voice-driven speakers, to order just about everything.

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  • February 28, 2018

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    Voice shopping set to jump to $40 Billion by 2022 in US

    OC&C's latest insight Talking Shop, explores the rise of voice commerce

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  • September 29, 2017

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    The value in an active approach with commercial due diligence

    Tom Gladstone and Nicholas Farhi discuss how commercial due diligence can give private equity firms the edge in the bidding process.

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  • September 25, 2017

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    UK food and drink industry loses £400m by relying on cheap labour instead of investing in technology

    Research from OC&C warns the negative impact Brexit could have on the industry which employs a higher proportion of EU migrant labour than any other sector in the UK.

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  • September 22, 2017

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    China’s new middle class swaps karaoke for cruise holidays and thrilling rides, survey shows

    China’s leisure market has overtaken Japan in terms of total expenditure to rank No 2 globally, trailing the US, according to consultancy OC&C

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  • August 29, 2017

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    UK TV industry risks losing 1bn a year to Amazon, Youtube and Facebook

    Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could follow other industries in losing out to digital ‘middlemen.'

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  • August 23, 2017

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    Dedicated followers of Chinese fashion

    Young shoppers have a taste for domestic brands as clothing labels target lifestyle choices and move into profitable niche markets.

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  • August 14, 2017

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    US News World Report

    Can Streaming ESPN Solve Disney (DIS) Stock's Problems?

    With 12 million fewer ESPN subscribers and counting, new streaming offerings face an uphill battle.

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  • July 25, 2017

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    CNBC Michael Kors

    Michael Kors focused on forming a "luxury group"

    What does the Jimmy Choo acquisition by Michael Kors mean for the future of the luxury shoe business? Coye Nokes shares some thoughts on CNBC.

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  • June 29, 2017

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    Bloomberg Radio

    How iPhone's GPS + Ubiquity Revolutionised Transportation

    2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the introduction of the iPhone. In an interview with Bloomberg Radio, Nic Farhi talks about how the iPhone has revolutionised the transportation industry.

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  • June 16, 2017

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    The Wall Street Journal

    Grocery Pioneer Whole Foods to Join Mass-Market Crowd

    Natural food retailer pins hopes that Amazon purchase will help it regain its edge

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  • June 05, 2017

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    James Walker - New Partner Announcement

    OC&C appoints Head of Global Analytics, James Walker

    OC&C expands its expertise with the appointment of analytics pioneer, James Walker.

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  • June 05, 2017

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    Chris Woodland - New Partner Announcement

    OC&C appoints new telecoms and technology Partner, Chris Woodland

    OC&C expands its technology and telecoms expertise with the appointment of new Partner, Chris Woodland.

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  • May 26, 2017

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    Business Charity Awards 2017

    OC&C announced as the winner of the 2017 Business Charity Award

    We are delighted to have won the 2017 Business Charity Award for our partnership with Just Like Us. Together, our Relatable Role Model Programme aims to train LGBT+ students to give talks to schools that champion equality and challenge prejudice.

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  • May 08, 2017

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    Financial Time

    The lean and mean approach of 3G

    "3G has been a big wake-up call for the industry,” said Will Hayllar, partner at OC&C. “Lots of questions are being asked of incumbent management teams as to whether they really are managing the business as effectively as they could.”

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  • April 26, 2017

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    Essential Retail

    Small screens, big profits

    Numbers are stacking up for smartphones but how will UK retailers truly cash in?

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  • March 27, 2017

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    Campaign

    The Marketer's Manifesto

    What are the biggest challenges facing marketers today? OC&C Strategy Consultants and Experian interviewed more than 100 global CMOs and marketing executives to find out.

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  • November 04, 2016

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    Bloomberg

    China’s High-End Retail Emporium

    OC&Cs Jack Chuang on how Walmart's Sam's Club in China is repositioning itself to meet the demands of their increasingly aspirational customers.

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  • November 03, 2016

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    Millennials drive Chinese online consumer boom

    Findings from OC&Cs latest Insight report “Bits & Bytes: FMCG’s shift to e-commerce in China” have been featured in the Financial Times online. The report aims to help fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands understand e-commerce trends in China, where online sales have grown seven times faster than in the US, as young shoppers seek respite from busy lives.

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  • November 01, 2016

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    Strategic Risk

    Risk and corporate governance in China

    OC&C's Jack Chuang talks to Strategic|RISK on what foreign firms need to be aware of when entering the China market including planning, business practice, regulation, IP and culture.

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  • October 18, 2016

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    OC&C named ACQ UK-Global Strategy Consulting Firm of the Year 2016

    OC&C has been named UK-Global Strategy Consulting Firm of the Year by Acquisition Finance magazine – the leading monthly title for the M&A advisory community.

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  • October 06, 2016

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    What is your hosting company really worth now?

    OC&Cs Ewan Parry discusses his keynote presentation at the 2016 WHD sailing event.

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  • September 23, 2016

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    OC&C and The Grocer reveal revenue for UK’s Top 150 food and drink producers in decline for first time in 15 years

    Revenue growth for the top 150 food and drink producers in the UK slowed significantly in 2015, hindered by deflation and investor uncertainty

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  • August 24, 2016

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    Is content king after all?

    An analysis of the emerging power of platforms in Media and Entertainment and implications for content publishers

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  • August 24, 2016

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    Toby Chapman speaks with Ian King at SKY News about the threat of online platforms to news players

    And discusses the positive actions that can be taken to combat this risk.

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  • June 14, 2016

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    Is the Uber-style business model fit for your company?

    OC&C's Colin Tyler discusses the three elements required for an Uber-style business model to thrive.

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  • June 11, 2016

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    OC&C Chairman Emeritus Chris Outram discusses life as a consultant with CPJobs

    OC&C founder and chairman emeritus Chris Outram talks about a career spent helping clients solve seemingly impossible problems

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  • June 10, 2016

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    Four signs that your industry is ready for digital disruption

    Are there ways for your firm to improve the customer experience with digitisation or use technology to reduce costs? Chris Outram outlines for Insead Knowledge the four signs your industry is ripe for digital disruption.

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  • June 09, 2016

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    Why has Amazon Prime been so successful with 1 in 3 homes already subscribing?

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (4/4)

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  • June 08, 2016

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    What are customer friendly ways to encourage profitable behaviour? A must watch for retailers

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (3/4)

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  • June 07, 2016

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    What is the real cost of delivery to retailers?

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (2/4)

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  • June 06, 2016

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    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile

    Will next day delivery become the new norm?

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  • April 13, 2016

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    10 Principles of Digital Disruption

    Chris Outram outlines the 10 key principles that could help the survival chances of pure plays, incumbents and hybrids alike in the age of digital disruption.

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  • April 01, 2016

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    Convincing the C-suite: five ways to turn outsourcing sceptics into believers.

    How can outsourcers better persuade customers to embrace what they have to offer and gain an edge on their competitors? OC&C Partner Vivek Madan answers these questions in Outsource Magazine

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  • March 16, 2016

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    Digital has killed the strategic plan

    OC&C's Chris Outram outlines the four crucial steps to creating a business strategy fit for the digital age for Insead Knowledge

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  • January 24, 2016

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    OC&C's Colin Tyler named for 3rd year running amongst Britain’s 500 Most Influential People

    OC&C were again featured in last weekend's Sunday Times article “on who is shaping our national life in 2016”.

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  • December 08, 2015

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    M&A Should Be An Enabler Of Strategy Not A Substitute

    OC&C's Mostyn Goodwin with his thoughts in Raconteur M&A supplement distributed with The Times.

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  • December 04, 2015

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    Digital Stractics. How Strategy Met Tactics and Killed The Strategic Plan

    By Chris Outram, Founder and Chairman of OC&C.

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  • November 24, 2015

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    UK shoppers' favourite retailers revealed as Black Friday 2015 draws near

    OC&C's Retail Proposition Index featured in City A.M.

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  • October 28, 2015

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    Up Close and Personalised

    Five ways to drive stronger customer relationships through digital. OC&C's Fergus Jarvis discusses in Digital Marketing Magazine.

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  • October 20, 2015

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    OC&C's Michael Jary named on the 2015 OUTstanding & FT Top 100 Business Leaders List

    Michael Jary has been awarded position 39 on the list published today.

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  • September 25, 2015

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    Get ready for a web where suggestion trumps search

    Virtual assistants may soon be the gatekeepers to customers and retailers will need clever content to get past them. OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in Retail Week.

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  • August 27, 2015

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    OC&C Strategy Consultants named one of the UK's fastest growing companies in The Times / Investec Mid-Market 100

    OC&C's UK office has been ranked #17 in a list of the fastest growing private companies across the UK.

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  • August 26, 2015

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    OC&C Strategy Consultants wins double at M&A Awards 2015

    Best for Traditional Media Acquisitions and Best for Business Unit Strategy awarded to OC&C

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  • August 24, 2015

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    What retailers can learn from Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet controversy.

    OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • August 20, 2015

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    OC&C's Vivek Madan interviewed live on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme

    Vivek was interviwed to give his opinion on the key messages arising from OC&C's annual B2B 200 Index - specifically the competitive risk UK B2B services firms are facing in the wake of fierce competition from Asian insurgents.

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  • August 18, 2015

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    Six ways to win in the world's biggest ecommerce markets

    Ecommerce is fundamentally changing the way retailers do business abroad. So how can British retailers win in the overseas markets? OC&C's Alex Mathers discusses in Retail Week.

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  • July 28, 2015

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    Information Age Series - Part 3

    7 clever tactics to help manage SaaS migration

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  • July 13, 2015

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    Taking the sting out of big corporate beasts

    OC&C FMCG Global 50 research featured in The Times.

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  • June 25, 2015

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    British etailers click with overseas shoppers

    The rewards of breaking into overseas markets online are huge and some British etailers are showing how it is done. OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • June 08, 2015

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    Online shopping to grow £320bn in three years

    Research from OC&C, PayPal and Google shows online shopping to be worth £645bn in biggest four markets of UK, US, China and Germany.

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  • May 29, 2015

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    Politics vs. Reason: busting the myths around UK public sector outsourcing

    Research by OC&C allows some facts to be injected into the fractious and often politically charged debate on the merits of public sector outsourcing.

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  • May 13, 2015

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    Election poll fiasco highlights dangers of forecasting consumer behaviour

    OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • May 11, 2015

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    OC&C's Anita Balchandani interviewed on Ian King Live on the rapid rise of retailers moving exclusively online

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  • May 07, 2015

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    Viewers set to increase spend on digital content

    OC&C study finds about one third of viewers are set to significantly increase spend on digital content over the next 2 years.

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  • May 01, 2015

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    Retailers are sitting on top of an untapped online goldmine

    Research from OC&C and Google has found retailers are passing up an estimated £1bn in revenues by choosing not to sell advertising space on their websites.

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  • April 27, 2015

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    Private firms 'are in line for third of public service cash'

    Vivek Madan and OC&C's study into the growing spend on outsourced public services featured in The Times.

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  • April 15, 2015

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    The Digital Innovation Myth: Rethinking customer loyalty in 2015

    OC&C's Colin Tyler gives his view in Digital Marketing Magazine

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  • April 13, 2015

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    The Six Consumer Trends Driving Growth In Retail

    How the fastest growing retailers in the UK are thriving in a low-growth economy.

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  • April 10, 2015

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    On-demand outsourcing: the new norm or another flash in the pan?

    As companies adapt to a consumer-driven marketplace, on-demand is a trend that is emerging across every sector.

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  • March 25, 2015

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    The Retail Sectors That Will Profit And Suffer In 2015

    Despite improving economic conditions and better customer sentiment, storm clouds may be gathering on the retail horizon.

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  • March 11, 2015

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    OC&C's Anita Balchandani Interviewed Live On Sky News regarding OC&C Study on Fastest Growing Retailers

    Click the link below to read more and to view video.

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  • March 05, 2015

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    OC&C Delights Clients With Extended Analytics Capabilities

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  • February 27, 2015

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    Information Age Series Part 2

    SaaS: Disruptive Dynamo, Slow Burner - Or Both.

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  • February 10, 2015

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    OC&C's Mostyn Goodwin featured in BBC News on Premier League TV Rights Deal

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  • February 09, 2015

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    Why CMOs see social media as just another tick box

    Part 5 of the CMO Challenge Series.

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  • January 26, 2015

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    OC&C's Colin Tyler again named amongst Britains 500 most influential people

    OC&C's Colin Tyler was acknowledged for his and OC&C's influence in shaping the technology, media and digital landscape.

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  • December 18, 2014

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    Why CMOs are turning away from Big Data

    Part 4 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • September 12, 2014

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    Why marketers must be wary of the 'cult of ROI' in the digital age

    Part 3 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • August 26, 2014

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    Why personalisation is causing sleepless nights for marketers

    Part 2 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • August 15, 2014

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    OC&C’s Anita Balchandani on why UK retailers might re-evaluate their position on on-site advertising

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  • August 13, 2014

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    Western brands strive to click with Chinese shoppers

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  • July 13, 2014

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    The Sunday Times International Track 200

    OC&C's growing global footprint recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200

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  • July 09, 2014

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    Explore the radically changing world of today's CMO

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  • January 28, 2014

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    OC&C's Colin Tyler makes The Sunday Times list of Britain's 500 Most Influential 2013

    OC&C's Colin Tyler recognised for his influence in shaping Britain's TMT landscape, making The Sunday Times list of Britain's 500 Most Influential People

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