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Five reasons US ecommerce won't be dented by the Supreme Court's sales tax ruling

On Thursday, the US Thursday Supreme Court issued a decision in a closely-watched case that overturned a prior ruling that online retailers have relied on to avoid collecting sales tax on online purchases.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Ladies and gents, welcome to your weekly stats roundup.

This one includes news about social media platforms, voice assistants, email strategies, and more. There’s lots to enjoy in the Internet Statistics Compendium, too, as always.

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How does SKYN Condoms market to a millennial generation having less sex?

In our technological, networked, 21st century world, it’s easier than ever to connect with people, but harder than ever to be intimate with them.

This was the message presented by Jeyan Heper, CEO of LifeStyles Healthcare, and Alex Pasini, SVP at Sid Lee Global Alliances, at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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Four trends driving conversion rate optimisation (CRO)

Conversion rate optimisation (CRO), or improving a website to increase the percentage of visitors who convert and become customers, has become a critical part of improving ecommerce site performance and is also practiced by many brand marketing teams.

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First we defined modern marketing, now we can train you in it

If you’re interested in what marketing is today, you may have already seen our Modern Marketing Model (M3).

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A day in the life of... Director of Marketing & Strategy at Cognifide

Let's chat to Kieron McCann from Cognifide, a WPP marketing technology consultancy.

What's it like to tackle client strategy and work in the fast-paced agency world?

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Five social media lessons marketers can learn from Love Island

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Love Island is a smash hit success. 

With a record-breaking number of viewers tuning in to this year’s opener, and a whole host of celebs confessing their addiction on social media – the show has generated the type of buzz than most brands dream of.  

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Six basics of planning a paid social campaign

With GlobalWebIndex reporting that 93% of internet users have at least one social media account, therein lays a huge opportunity for marketers to target their audiences.

Advertising on social media is, of course, now widely utilised. With Econsultancy recently refreshing its Paid Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide, let's look at six specific areas for beginners to consider when designing a paid social campaign.

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We tried Alexa as a project management tool. This is what happened.

Home assistants are becoming increasingly popular. Amazon’s Alexa device was the top selling gift last Christmas.

While she might still be seen as a novelty by some, there are those who can see the potential of Alexa and how, perhaps in 30 years’ time, we won’t remember a time without her.

TV adverts show Alexa taking control of everyday tasks, controlling a smart vacuum, calling relatives and making purchases. But how does Alexa fare in the workplace, and can we trust her to manage our projects?

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What marketers can learn from the resurgence of vinyl

The best brand marketers now instinctively adapt their products and campaigns to handle mobile-first millennials -  it’s the new normal, and therefore true brand innovation needs to come elsewhere.

While everyone has been focusing overwhelmingly on digital engagement, some leading brands have noted the resurgence in physical formats such as vinyl. Let’s explore this subtle but potentially incredibly important shift in consumer attitudes, look at who is jumping on the vinyl trend, and what you can learn about brand positioning and new product development.

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Five benefits of using gamification in email marketing (with examples)

When it comes to engaging email subscribers, marketers often focus on strategies such as personalisation, segmentation, and optimisation of subject lines. 

Gamification is another, perhaps lesser-used tactic, however it can also be a highly effective way to grab and hold attention with email. 

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Four reasons marketers should build a business case for training

According to Econsultancy's How Marketers Learn report, over half (55%) of marketers haven’t completed a marketing related qualification or training programme.

This is a relatively big proportion, considering the noise about personal and professional development in the workplace.

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