Best Practice Guides

Our definitive practical reports covering all the core elements of marketing tactics

Working Effectively with Data Teams

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive summary With an increasing number of digital channels, the time, attention and trust that consumers have to give to marketing content is fragmented. To make matters worse, consumers’ unprecedented power to control their media experiences has made it more challenging than ever to reach them. On the other hand, marketers have […]

Understanding Customer Lifetime Value

1. Executive Summary Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is considered one of the most important factors in determining present and future success of a business. However, less than half of those surveyed for this research said they were able to measure CLV. With it costing less to retain a customer than acquire a new one and […]

marketers guide to chatbots

A Marketer’s Guide to Chatbots

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive summary Chatbots have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, with the cost of implementing the technology going down and the curiosity around AI taking off. Nevertheless, the definitions around what a chatbot is and what a chatbot can do are still blurred. For the purpose of this […]

Visual Search: A Guide for Marketers

Visual Search: A Guide for Marketers

1. Executive Summary This report will look at the history of visual search, how different companies are using it, and explain how marketers can take advantage of visual search and other tools that make use of machine vision. It will also cover the following: The benefits of visual search in ecommerce In a commercial context, […]

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Demystifying Blockchain: Guidelines for Marketers

1.  Introduction Powerful technological forces are impacting the marketing profession and the companies and industries where marketers work. Econsultancy identifies, analyses and writes about many of these forces; ubiquitous connectivity[1], artificial intelligence[2] and the Internet of Things[3] to name a few. The same technologies are also enabling new and agile innovators to launch digitally enabled […]

Maximising the ROI of Digital Marketing

Maximising the ROI of Digital Marketing

1. Introduction: The Principles of ROI “The fundamental reason why anyone calculates ROI is to prove their existence, or their intention to do something,” says Raj Balasundaram, VP Solutions and Strategic Services at marketing platform Emarsys. Having the ability to accurately quantify the contribution that a marketing programme or strategy has had upon revenue and […]

A Marketer’s Guide to AI and Machine Learning

A Marketer’s Guide to AI and Machine Learning

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive Summary Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of technology that has suffered from over-hyping and confusing language, but clarity is finally developing. AI is the ability of technology to make smart decisions in a human way in relation to such things as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. […]

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Paid Social Media Advertising[1] and Social Media Platforms Overview[2] reports. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy and provide a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. About this […]

Paid Social Media Advertising

Paid Social Media Advertising

1. Introduction 1.1.  About this report This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s ‘Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide’ ‘Social Media Platforms Overview’ and ‘Paid Search Best Practice Guide’. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the major social media channels and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most […]

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