Best Practice

Econsultancy’s collection of practical reports, webinars and case studies cover all the core elements of digital marketing and ecommerce best practice.

Latest Best Practice Guides

How-to reports authored by industry experts and practitioners, covering strategy, planning and execution in digital marketing and ecommerce.

Latest Quick Guides

Quick Guides offer condensed versions of our Best Practice Guides for marketers short on time.

Quick Guide to Brand Purpose

This quick guide provides advice for businesses seeking to define or rework their brand purpose. It looks at why brand purpose has become a vital component of modern marketing, and why integrating and communicating it effectively can help win customer loyalty and increase employee satisfaction and retention.

Latest Guides for CMOs

Data Driven Marketing Best Practice Guide

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How-to reports authored by industry experts and practitioners, covering strategy, planning and execution in digital marketing and ecommerce.

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Online Video Best Practice Guide

This report looks at how brands can identify clear objectives, fine-tune audience profiles and plan their distribution strategies, getting to grips with the numerous different platforms on offer. Some of the key technical aspects needed to commission video and work with specialist partners are also covered.

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Paid Search Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy’s refreshed and updated series of Paid Search Best Practice guides covers everything marketers need to know about the complex, though potentially very lucrative, area of paid search advertising.

B2B Digital Transformation

B2B businesses embarking on digital transformation programmes must factor in a growing demand for ecommerce and a shift in approach towards customer-centricity. This report provides best practice on the opportunities and challenges involved.

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B2B Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

A best practice guide covering the fundamentals of social media, providing models for developing a B2B social strategy and explaining how B2B companies can harness the potential of social to win new leads and expand their audience.

B2B Content Marketing Best Practice Guide

This report looks at all stages of the content marketing process which, when executed effectively, can be a powerful engagement tool and convey brand purpose and brand story in a credible and authentic way. The report offers best practice advice from experts in the field.

Content Marketing Best Practice Guide

Content plays a vital part in any brand’s marketing strategy, supporting business objectives at every stage of the purchase funnel. This report provides best practice guidance on building an effective content marketing strategy to enable brands to engage audiences in creative ways that promote authenticity and trust.

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Online Video Best Practice Guide

This report looks at how brands can identify clear objectives, fine-tune audience profiles and plan their distribution strategies, getting to grips with the numerous different platforms on offer. Some of the key technical aspects needed to commission video and work with specialist partners are also covered.

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Content Strategy Best Practice Guide

A guide providing marketers with the practical guidance they need in all aspects of content strategy, covering the fundamentals of good content strategy, how to develop detailed personas, the importance of linking content strategy back to business strategy and the future of trends in content strategy.

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Ratings and Reviews Best Practice Guide

This best practice guide looks at the feedback economy, why it is important, and the challenges and opportunities it presents brands. It explains how marketers can capitalise on ratings and reviews, including how to unearth insights from customer feedback, diffuse any emerging crises and measure its effectiveness as a channel.

B2B Digital Transformation

B2B businesses embarking on digital transformation programmes must factor in a growing demand for ecommerce and a shift in approach towards customer-centricity. This report provides best practice on the opportunities and challenges involved.

Digital Transformation and the Role of Data

A report aimed at helping marketers better understand data within the wider scope of digital transformation and how data underpins businesses. It sets out why digital transformation is needed, the role of data, the DaaS model, data strategy frameworks and why transformation can fail.

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Ratings and Reviews Best Practice Guide

This best practice guide looks at the feedback economy, why it is important, and the challenges and opportunities it presents brands. It explains how marketers can capitalise on ratings and reviews, including how to unearth insights from customer feedback, diffuse any emerging crises and measure its effectiveness as a channel.

Email Marketing Best Practice Guide

A best practice guide intended to support marketers with the knowledge they need to either review existing email strategy or create a comprehensive strategy from scratch, covering measurement, segmentation and personalisation techniques, newsletter communications strategies and best practice rules for copywriting.

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Building a Digital Culture

Pragmatic advice for marketers, HR professionals and other leaders about how to apply, support and promote a digital culture within teams and organisations, in order to enable greater agility and improved customer experience.

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The Fundamentals of Modern Marketing Mindset

A guide exploring in detail Econsultancy’s 10 Cs framework for building a Modern Marketing Mindset, also explaining the difference between mindset and ‘modern marketing mindset’, and looking at what mindset means for individual performance, career success and organisational goals.

Search Marketing Best Practice Guides

SEO Best Practice: Measurement and Reporting for SEO

Measurement allows marketers to track the effectiveness of their efforts. From the role of analytics and the importance of identifying goals to defining data needs and ensuring validation, this report goes beyond SEO to look at the essentials of measurement and reporting.

SEO Best Practice: Link Strategy and Tactics

This report covers the practice of link building and its importance to SEO, and guides businesses through the steps to creating an effective link building strategy that encourages organic traffic. It also looks at how businesses can avoid penalties from search engines.

SEO Best Practice: Technical SEO

This report provides best practice guidance on how to technically optimise a website in terms of its architecture and performance for the search engines. It includes detailed sections on URL management, sitemaps, side speed, HTML code and other specialist technical considerations.

B2B Digital Transformation

B2B businesses embarking on digital transformation programmes must factor in a growing demand for ecommerce and a shift in approach towards customer-centricity. This report provides best practice on the opportunities and challenges involved.

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