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Econsultancy’s digital and marketing trends for 2023

What are the overarching trends that will define how marketers will think and act in 2023, and the challenges and opportunities they will face? We explore four key trends. For some more channel-specific predictions, see our previous expert roundups on ecommerce, personalisation, retail media, influencer marketing, SEO, and social ads. Our trends for 2023: Resisting […]

Instagram removes Shop tab from its homepage: What will the impact be?

Instagram is to remove the Shop tab from its homepage navigation bar this February, in what may form part of a wider shake-up that will see the social media platform re-focus on driving ad revenue. Parent company Meta announced the change earlier this week, informing users that the Reels tab will replace Shop, while the content […]

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Three fundamentals of an effective social commerce strategy

With social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest adding new commerce features – from shoppable Reels to product tagging in live-streams – brands are investing, and consumers are buying in. Consequently, social commerce is expected to be worth $1.2 trillion by 2025. So, how can marketers create an effective social commerce strategy? Where should […]

Personalisation in 2023: What do the experts predict?

Personalisation – is it the key to conversion and the logical endpoint for comms, or merely a marketing pipedream? The answer is likely somewhere between the two, but to give us some more perspective on what marketers should expect from personalisation in 2023, I asked the opinions of some experts at AI-powered SaaS content platforms […]

Ecommerce in 2023: What do the experts predict?

The last year has been turbulent in ecommerce, following on from the surge in online shopping during 2020 and 2021. However, online sales are still growing steadily in the longer term (hitting 30% of total retail again in the UK in November 2022 according to ONS data), and the channel will be key for many […]

Retail media in 2023: What do the experts predict?

News and developments in retail media dominated 2022. “Everything is an ad network“, summarised analyst and investor Eric Seufert. As online continues to represent an increased proportion of shopper spend in the wake of Covid-19, retailers (and beyond) are increasingly waking up to the advertising opportunities that this presents – while brands are seeking new […]

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Influencer marketing in 2023: What do the experts predict?

Influencer marketing is now an integral part of the digital marketing mix, enabling brands to engage audiences and to promote authenticity and trust. According to The State of Influencer Marketing 2022: Benchmark Report, the industry was set to grow to approximately $16.4 billion this year; this growth has been buoyed by the continued success of […]

Search and SEO in 2023: What do the experts predict?

From Google announcing multi-modal ‘multisearch’ to the spam targeting efforts of its Helpful Content and Product Reviews updates, to developments in generative AI that could have disruptive implications for web search, it’s been an interesting year in search and SEO. We reached out to a number of experts to get their thoughts on how they […]