Best Practice Guides

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

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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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Optimising Marketing Spend Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy research indicated nearly half (47%) of UK marketers faced budget cuts following the Covid-19 outbreak. This report provides guidance about how to thrive despite budget cuts during these ‘unprecedented times’, and tips on getting the most out of channels and restructuring teams effectively.

Advertising

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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.

B2B

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.

Overcoming B2B Digital Marketing Challenges Best Practice Guide

Introduction Digitisation is rapidly changing B2B businesses and it is crucial that companies transform and respond to these challenges. According to McKinsey,[1] “Turning your company into a top quartile B2B digital player can increase revenue by 3.5%.” Econsultancy’s Digital Outlook report for 2019 explains that the next five years will be challenging for B2B marketers. […]

Content

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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 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.

Customer Experience

Data and Analytics

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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.

Ecommerce

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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.

Ecommerce Best Practice Guide

This guide is for companies looking to either review their existing ecommerce strategy or create an ecommerce proposition from scratch, including practical tips that can be applied to individual aspects of an ecommerce business to maximise results.

Email and eCRM

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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Innovation and Trends

Mobile

Mobile Marketing Best Practice Guide

Mobile Marketing Best Practice Guide

This report examines the current mobile environment and provides an overview of the various channels available to mobile marketers, outlining the strategic approaches, use cases, considerations and useful guidelines for marketers to consider when devising their mobile strategy.

People and Skills

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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

SEO Best Practice: Technical SEO

An in-depth guide looking at the technical considerations for SEO, including how technical decisions can affect a website’s compatibility with search engine guidelines and a site’s ability to be ranked for relevant keyword searches. Part of Econsultancy’s SEO Best Practice Guide.

SEO Best Practice: On-Page Optimisation

This part of Econsultancy’s SEO Best Practice Guide looks at the critical components of on-page optimisation, the practice of improving site rankings by focusing content and ensuring signals sent to search engines are as clear as possible.

SEO Best Practice: Algorithm Updates

An outline of all the important updates to the Google algorithm, from Google’s earliest algorithm changes to important recent updates including 2020’s broad core updates and AI advancements in search.

Strategy

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Optimising Marketing Spend Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy research indicated nearly half (47%) of UK marketers faced budget cuts following the Covid-19 outbreak. This report provides guidance about how to thrive despite budget cuts during these ‘unprecedented times’, and tips on getting the most out of channels and restructuring teams effectively.

Social

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Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

A guide providing marketers with a framework for developing a social media strategy, summarising the main considerations including frameworks and models for connecting with audiences, successful strategies for integrating customer service into social media and the opportunities of social listening.