Chris Pitt

Chris Pitt

Chris Pitt is head of marketing at Vertical Leap and has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, previously holding senior roles in tax and financial companies, working with customers such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG and Groupama. A regular at exhibitions and events across the country, Chris has presented at all the major industry exhibitions as well as providing educational talks at Google’s London HQ.

5 conversational UI examples from the best travel bots

Chatbots

5 conversational UI lessons from the best travel bots

The first wave of chatbots gave us a glimpse of what the technology can do, but there was one thing consistently holding them back – conversational UI design. The travel industry has seen a lot of chatbots come and go over the last year with a number of tough lessons learnt along the way. As machine learning advances and conversational UI...

by • posted September 22nd 2017

Study: The most important SEO ranking factors for travel brands in 2017

SEO

Study: The most important SEO ranking factors for travel brands in 2017

Google doesn’t rely on a single, fixed algorithm for each and every query anymore. The tech giant is now capable of analysing each search query and deciding which ranking factors are most appropriate – or, more specifically, in which order they should be prioritised. This means, as travel search marketers, we need to understand how Google approaches queries related to the...

by • posted August 18th 2017

The dangers of data overload and decision fatigue

Martech

The dangers of data overload and decision fatigue

For years, you’ve heard the key names in marketing talk about big data, testing and conversion optimisation – all in the name of making informed decisions. Then you have the tales of small tests having major impacts on conversion rates, which make it hard to resist testing every detail on your most important pages. While these CRO success stories are great...

by • posted June 13th 2017

artificial-intelligence

Martech

Machine learning is much bigger than just Google

There are plenty of articles covering machine learning right now but most of them talk about how it will impact search engines and the way we optimise for them. Which is fine, except there is another side of the story: what machine learning will do for marketers. It’s time to stop obsessing about Google’s algorithm and realise that machine learning is much bigger...

by • posted May 15th 2017

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Chatbots

Will payments make chatbots the next big thing in eCommerce?

Earlier this month, Kik CEO Ted Livingston said payments are all that’s needed for chatbots to live up to last year’s hype. He says the technology is in “a holding pattern until we get mobile payments,” but insists he’s seen enough “magic” to know it’s only a matter of time until bots become the next big commerce platform. Livingston’s comments make...

by • posted May 2nd 2017

Evolution and revolution

Vertical Leap is now the first of a new type of digital agency - a cross between a traditional search/digital agency and a software service; one that combines specialist experts with a technology platform.

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