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Using PEST, SWOT and scenario planning in a crisis

The Covid-19 crisis is an unprecedented event, the exact impact of which is impossible to foresee. However, those organisations that have dealt with the crisis best are those that had robust strategies in place for dealing with the unpredictable. There are a multitude of different tools available to help organisations consider and prepare for potential […]

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What we’ve been reading this week

In an effort to provide some headspace on a Friday, the editorial team at Econsultancy has been rounding up their favourite reads from the past week. Here’s a few articles to skim with your afternoon coffee… From around the web: To save British high streets, forget the lost era of retail – and listen to […]

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Google Shopping (Paid Search) Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Shopping campaigns operate on the same cost-per-click (CPC) model as their Search ad counterparts. The main difference between the ad types is that Shopping ads provide an image and price of each product, making these results highly appealing to consumers. In recent years, Google Shopping has continued to experience sustained growth and is […]

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 […]

Learning from a Crisis Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact, affecting almost every aspect of daily life. Measures taken to slow the spread of the virus around the world have brought with them remarkable economic losses. The full economic impact of the crisis is at this stage unknown, but projections of the cost […]

Customer Experience

A day in the life of… Andrew Barraclough, Head of Design, GSK

Andrew Barraclough is Head of Design at GSK, a role which he has said feeds his “hunger for craft and creativity, logic and maths, business, and crucially for making a difference to people’s lives.” We caught up with Barraclough to ask him about his day-to-day.

Learning from a Crisis Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact, affecting almost every aspect of daily life. Measures taken to slow the spread of the virus around the world have brought with them remarkable economic losses. The full economic impact of the crisis is at this stage unknown, but projections of the cost […]

Ecommerce

Will Nike’s pandemic digital gains pay off?

Nike’s experience demonstrates just how challenging the current environment is for even the strongest of brands and offers a sobering reminder of how even top retail digital performers are still often highly dependent on physical retail.

Data and Analytics

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Five tips for predicting the future: Covid-19 edition

Covid-19 has changed the world and there is little doubt that its effects will linger even after the worst of the pandemic is over. But precisely what will change? For leaders trying to make decisions about important matters — from product strategy to marketing investment — there has arguably never been a more difficult environment […]

Remote Working

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Six big issues that companies must consider when going remote

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing many companies to rethink their stances vis-à-vis remote working. Big tech names including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Square have decided to embrace remote working – something that seemed inconceivable just a year ago. In what is the latest and perhaps biggest vote of confidence in remote work, Facebook chief […]

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Effective Remote Working for Marketers Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, an increasing number of organisations is ordering their workforces to work from home for the foreseeable future, meaning many businesses and teams are facing new and unprecedented challenges. Econsultancy has created this Best Practice Guide to provide marketers with the essential techniques to empower successful and powerful remote […]

Content

33 examples of great meta descriptions for search

The meta description that accompanies your website or webpage in search results can determine whether or not a searcher clicks through to your site. Here are some tips on how to write a good one and why meta descriptions are important, along with 33 best practice examples from around the web.

Four brand campaigns using UGC in lockdown

The amount of user-generated content (UGC) in marketing strategies has almost tripled in the last 10 years. This is according to a new report by Yotpo, based on a survey of 100 leaders of some of Europe’s largest ecommerce retailers.

SEO: What makes a good link?

A range of factors determine a good link from a bad or inconsequential one. In this article we look at seven ways to evaluate an inbound link. This is an excerpt from Econsultancy’s SEO Best Practice: Link Strategy and Tactics Guide.

Social

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30 brands with excellent social media strategies

From brand storytelling to new commerce opportunities, social platforms offer brands an unmissable opportunity to reach and engage consumers today (social media users passed the 3.5 billion mark in July 2019, as reported by WeAreSocial). Strategy is not always easy to get right, especially when it comes to the tricky issue of attribution. With that […]

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PPC: A glossary of terms

As a companion to the Paid Search Best Practice Guide, we present this glossary of terms, which aims to demystify some of the most commonly used terms in PPC while illustrating how the fundamentals fit together.

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