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Maintaining visual assets can be tedious. AI will free up marketing teams to be creative

New products driven by artificial intelligence are entering the market every day. It is not exaggerating to call it the […]

July 20, 2020

Forget Net Promoter Score, success in SaaS means developing genuine customer partnerships

“What gets measured gets managed.” (Peter Drucker, The Practise of Management). Drucker invented many of the techniques used in business […]

February 21, 2020

These innovations will disrupt the SaaS landscape in 2020

Firms looking for a flexible and cost-effective software solution are turning to SaaS delivery models in increasing numbers. There are […]

January 20, 2020

Customer expectations are driving digital transformation into SaaS

Digital transformation is one of the latest business buzz phrases. What it involves is the introduction of technology into all […]

November 13, 2019

Returns are a high-cost issue for online retail: AR can lower your return rates

Distance selling, or “mail-order”, used to be a niche market. Today it is the norm. Since Y2K, first the internet […]

November 11, 2019

How will CX change in 2020?

As technologies improve and consumer demands evolve, the customer experience sector is proving to be a fast-paced and exciting place […]

November 11, 2019

Martech & agency spending is down while in-house is expanding. Why?

A recent survey by Gartner into CMO spending [1] has shown that businesses are increasing in-house hiring and reducing Martech […]

November 11, 2019

Automation and personalisation are disrupting the SaaS market; AI is the enabler

In the past few years, there has been a marked switch in many businesses from running software in-house to adopting […]

October 15, 2019

How can sentiment analysis help to better understand your customers?

Every business wants to know how its customers and prospects feel about its brand. This is where sentiment analysis comes […]

October 7, 2019

7 strategies to achieve customer success in B2B and SaaS

Growing a SaaS business is all about high-value customers. Acquiring, retaining and increasing their value are all essential. Sales and […]

September 24, 2019

The CMO role is increasingly about technology… the M now stands for Media

In the corporate world, the C-Suite is already becoming crowded, with relatively recent roles such as Chief Revenue Officer, Chief […]

September 9, 2019

Automation, analytics & AI will enable the biggest impacts on martech over the next 18 months

It’s an exciting time to be a CMO. Technology and innovation is enabling quicker and better decision-making. Campaigns are becoming […]

July 9, 2019

Sales Chatbots – are they a Nice to Have? No, they’re becoming a Must-Have.

Today’s consumers expect a stellar customer experience from the moment they first encounter a company, through to product purchase and […]

June 10, 2019

Does your business’ culture support data-driven decision making?

For many of today’s organisations, data-driven decision making (DDDM) is a core component of their overall strategy, leading to evolution, […]

May 10, 2019

Need to transform legacy architecture? Start by re-designing your Tech talent model

Technology companies often become victims of their past successes. Well-proven architectures become encumbered with patches, plugins, driver accommodations and a […]

April 28, 2019

How machine learning is detecting fake news

Fake news is a relatively new term, but in just a few years it has had a major effect on […]

February 19, 2019

The most in-demand tech skills for 2019

Where are the growth areas in computing this year? Over recent years we have seen the exponential growth of Big […]

February 19, 2019

The AI trends you can’t ignore

Most people in the technology industry see AI as having the potential to radically change the way businesses work. But […]

January 23, 2019

How the tech jobs market will change in 2019

With firms rushing to embrace new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and more, IT budgets are […]

January 22, 2019

Top tech trends for 2019

The world of technology has always been a fast moving one and the pace of change is showing no signs […]

January 22, 2019

Shining light on the Dark Web

Dark is often associated with bad, ‘Dark Arts,’ ‘The Dark Side,’ ‘Darkest Hour.’ We frequently hear in the media about […]

November 13, 2018

How big data is going to change your business

It’s easy to dismiss big data as something that is happening elsewhere, and which doesn’t really have an impact on […]

October 22, 2018

The business challenges of the Internet of Things

As more and more devices become ‘connected’, the Internet of Things is moving from being a niche technology to become […]

October 15, 2018

Heaven or Hell? – The future of AI

Any radical new technology understandably raises concerns about the effect it will have on our lives, our jobs and our […]

October 5, 2018

What is digital transformation?

Digital transformation is a phrase that has become increasingly common in the modern business world. But what exactly does it […]

September 30, 2018

IT industry must address the skills challenge

There is an ongoing skills challenge in IT. Digital transformation, the cloud, and the increased danger presented by cybercriminals have […]

September 25, 2018

This is not just AI, this is retail game changing M&S AI

The internet has radically changed the way in which many of us shop and this has had a visible effect […]

September 21, 2018

How artificial intelligence can boost economic growth

Whenever the subject of artificial intelligence comes up, there are fears concerning how it is going to affect the economy […]

September 18, 2018

How technology is transforming finance

Technology and finance have always been happy bedfellows and the repetitive nature of many financial tasks has lent itself to […]

July 9, 2018

The future of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has its supporters and its critics. But it’s definitely here to stay. Major firms such as Baidu […]

June 8, 2018

How Tech is Changing Marketing

The modern marketing landscape is in the midst of a revolution driven by the way in which tablets and smartphones […]

June 6, 2018

The most in demand IoT skills

The most in demand IoT skills We’re hearing a great deal about the Internet of Things, with more and more […]

May 31, 2018

The dark side of artificial intelligence

We hear a lot about the benefits of artificial intelligence. How it can help us to understand big data, protect […]

May 25, 2018

DevOps success is about more than tech

What is the biggest challenge to a successful DevOps practice? –           Organisational culture is resistant to change –           Lack of […]

May 16, 2018

Digital transformation meets obstacles

Digital transformation refers to the paradigm shift in business toward a digitised future, not only in using computers in the […]

May 12, 2018

The skills needed for artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is flavour of the month at the moment and the world is full of predictions about how it […]

May 10, 2018

STEM subjects need to be made more attractive

It’s clear that the UK is falling short when it comes to STEM subjects, ranking 22nd out of 23 developed […]

May 8, 2018

The most wanted AI skills

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a major technological movement. Many new companies are emerging specialising in AI, in addition to […]

April 26, 2018

Microsoft Opens up AI Training

Microsoft is providing a new training course in artificial intelligence (AI) in order to compete with Google and improve the […]

April 24, 2018

Agile or DevOps?

The two most prominent development approaches at the moment are Agile and DevOps. But what are the differences between them, […]

April 12, 2018

Businesses lack AI skills

A lack of home-grown talent is among the factors that mean British businesses are facing a shortage of AI skills. […]

April 9, 2018

Will T-Levels be a solution for the tech sector?

The first of the new T-Levels are due to go live in 2020, covering digital, construction, together with childcare and […]

March 13, 2018

Will AI make data lose its value?

Thanks to ever greater numbers of transactions being carried out online and the rapid growth in the number of Internet […]

March 6, 2018

Making tech jobs more attractive to women

It is all too common at the moment to hear about toxic work cultures and the effect of unfair treatment […]

February 20, 2018

Meltdown, Spectre, and Your Business

Cybersecurity has been close to the front of everyone’s minds for years. The more businesses digitise, the more sensitive information […]

February 13, 2018

Chatbots: Help or Hindrance

For years, we’ve been hearing about how AI will make any number of jobs redundant, from secretaries to lawyers. Even […]

January 26, 2018

Evaluating Disruptive Technology Hype

Everyone in business wants to be an early adopter when it comes to a serious disruptive technology in their market […]

January 18, 2018

Trash and Trends: A Look Back at 2017’s Tech Predictions

Around this time every year, every tech commentator, from Forbes to Gartner and everyone in between, produces a slew of […]

December 21, 2017

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  • Tom Salvat, CEO, CONCURED
    "As a fast-growing start up, we need great people with a tough set of skills to find. They need to be hungry, experienced and fit the culture of a business that is always adapting and growing. Finding these people using Linkedin and other job boards is tough, time-consuming and rarely bears fruit. Ross has always been able to uncover gems for us, and we are benefiting greatly from his skills at CONCURED. Ross has a rare ability to really understand the business, the culture and the people that will nail the role. I couldn't recommend him highly enough, and he is the only recruiter we deal with"      
    - Tom Salvat, CEO, CONCURED
    Tom Salvat, CEO, CONCURED
  • Tariq Mahmood, Enterprise Sales, Concured AI Content Marketing
    I am writing to express my gratitude to Ross Clifford & Associates who helped me successfully secure the role of Enterprise Sales Executive at Concured. Ross was extremely professional and understood the specifics of the job I required. I especially appreciated his fast response, transparent communication, and coordination in a timely and efficient manner.
    - Tariq Mahmood, Enterprise Sales, Concured AI Content Marketing
    Tariq Mahmood, Enterprise Sales, Concured AI Content Marketing
  • Jessica Cole, Editor – Redwood London.
    Ross is one of the friendliest recruiters I've dealt with. He was always attentive, quick to respond and ready to help with any questions I had. He's very professional, and not at all superficial like so many other recruiters out there. I would highly recommend him.
    - Jessica Cole, Editor – Redwood London.
    Jessica Cole, Editor – Redwood London.
  • Gareth Lofthouse, Founding Partner, Longitude.
    “We look for commercial people with a rare blend of talents. They need to be able to advise our blue-chip clients on thought leadership strategy. They need to be highly strategic and purposeful in uncovering opportunity. And they need the hunger it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving business. RC&A were quick to understand our needs, they only delivered high-quality people for interview, and succeeded in getting us a winning candidate incredibly fast.”  
    - Gareth Lofthouse, Founding Partner, Longitude.
    Gareth Lofthouse, Founding Partner, Longitude.
  • Johnny Meredith, Senior New Business Manager, The Bio Agency.
    I can't rate or recommend Ross highly enough. He brings a thoughtful, personal approach to the process, carefully matching opportunities with candidates, through a good understanding of their priorities and skills. Throughout, he keeps candidates up to date in an open, honest way. A genuine pleasure to work with.
    - Johnny Meredith, Senior New Business Manager, The Bio Agency.
    Johnny Meredith, Senior New Business Manager, The Bio Agency.
  • Karen Troman, Office Manager & HR Co-ordinator, part of RetailMeNot
    Ross is the best recruitment agent I have worked with, he stayed in contact, kept me informed and was with me every step of the process. He also checked in with me during my first couple of weeks in my new role to make sure I was settling in. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
    - Karen Troman, Office Manager & HR Co-ordinator, part of RetailMeNot
    Karen Troman, Office Manager & HR Co-ordinator, part of RetailMeNot
  • Neil Kettleborough, CRO & Co Founder, Chalk Social
    I have worked with Ross over 4 years now and he has always delivered a really high standard of candidate both at senior and junior level. His online knowledge is second to none and all the candidates he has put forward over the years have only good things to say about Ross and his work ethic.
    - Neil Kettleborough, CRO & Co Founder, Chalk Social
    Neil Kettleborough, CRO & Co Founder, Chalk Social
  • Helen Rosemier, Commercial Director, Professional & Financial Services Practice, Longitude
    Ross is a fantastic recruitment consultant -  extremely professional, meticulous, patient and supportive. Throughout the process, I felt he represented me really well and genuinely cared about my career and finding the right role. Thanks to Ross I am now in a role I love, working with a brilliant team. Very highly recommended!
    - Helen Rosemier, Commercial Director, Professional & Financial Services Practice, Longitude
    Helen Rosemier, Commercial Director, Professional & Financial Services Practice, Longitude

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