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Digital Transformation Monthly – August 2020

1. Introduction Almost four-fifths of businesses (79%) saw digital transformation budgets grow as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, with more than a quarter (26%) saying that their budgets grew “dramatically”. This is a finding from a survey of 2,569 global enterprise leaders recently published by Twilio[1] – and it neatly demonstrates the catalytic […]

The growth of social messaging and chat

This briefing covers messaging trends during lockdown, growth of popular new apps, and wider trends in the space. and is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall.

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Influencer sustainability – the trends marketers need to know in the second half of 2020

Brands and businesses must constantly recalibrate how they work with influencers as social platforms change. This briefing covers the latest trends in influencer marketing, including Covid-19, ad spend, trust and TikTok. It is an edited version of the influencer section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall. Reduced adspend is […]

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Email Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction 1.1 About this report Econsultancy’s series of Best Practice Guides have been created for modern marketing professionals who typically work in marketing or ecommerce roles. Given the ongoing significance of email, this guide will be relevant to CEOs to understand the business case for email, as well as anyone working in a marketing […]

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Social Media Platforms Trends Report

1. Introduction Social media is a rapidly evolving and fast-moving area of digital marketing and communications. There are feature updates across the major platforms almost daily. To keep track of key changes, please check Econsultancy’s blog and Social Media Hub and other regular subscriber updates, as well as updates from the platforms themselves (covered in […]

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The Future of Marketing

1. Introduction 1.1 Foreword A big thank you to everyone who took part in our research! Predicting the future is difficult at the best of times… but at Econsultancy we are always up for a challenge! We launched our new trends report in 2018 to shed some light into the future of marketing. Based on […]

Customer Retention Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Customer retention refers to the ability of an organisation to retain the same customer over a period of time. Companies that enjoy high levels of retention benefit from more reliable revenue streams and a high degree of brand equity. Although there is a strong business rationale for focusing on customer retention, many marketers […]

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‘Frictionless’ is not enough: Introducing emotional peaks in your customer experience

‘Isn’t a frictionless experience a good thing?’ – you might be asking. Whilst areas of friction in the digital experience can become a barrier and cause drop-offs before conversion, they aren’t the most impactful element contributing towards your customer base. Over 90% of our behaviours and beliefs are driven by emotions. They dictate not only […]

Customer Retention Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Customer retention refers to the ability of an organisation to retain the same customer over a period of time. Companies that enjoy high levels of retention benefit from more reliable revenue streams and a high degree of brand equity. Although there is a strong business rationale for focusing on customer retention, many marketers […]

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27 things I need to see on an ecommerce homepage

Here are 27 elements that are commonly seen on ecommerce homepages, many essential, others desirable. If I’ve missed any, please leave a comment below… Status updates or contextual copy Current events may affect factors like price or delivery, such as Christmas, or bad weather, so adding a message to the homepage is a good way […]

Google’s Shoploop: Can the search giant conquer shoppable video?

Google’s Area 120 incubator recently released Shoploop, a platform that aims to combine social, video, ecommerce and influencer marketing all in one place. Is it a revelation, or simply long overdue? Rebecca Sentance tested out the platform and spoke to experts to get their thoughts on Shoploop.

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10 technical SEO considerations for Shopify

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Airbnb and the perils of trying to do good during the pandemic

Prior to COVID-19, Airbnb was a high-flying star of the digital economy. Once valued at more than $50bn by investors, with plans to go public this year, the company has been especially hard hit by the ongoing pandemic. That has spelled trouble for Airbnb hosts, some of which are commercial operators with multiple properties purchased […]

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The growth of social messaging and chat

This briefing covers messaging trends during lockdown, growth of popular new apps, and wider trends in the space. and is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall.

Influencer Marketing - Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Database

Influencer sustainability – the trends marketers need to know in the second half of 2020

Brands and businesses must constantly recalibrate how they work with influencers as social platforms change. This briefing covers the latest trends in influencer marketing, including Covid-19, ad spend, trust and TikTok. It is an edited version of the influencer section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall. Reduced adspend is […]

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Social Media Platforms Trends Report

1. Introduction Social media is a rapidly evolving and fast-moving area of digital marketing and communications. There are feature updates across the major platforms almost daily. To keep track of key changes, please check Econsultancy’s blog and Social Media Hub and other regular subscriber updates, as well as updates from the platforms themselves (covered in […]

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