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Customer journey optimisation and smart martech: Where to start?

Optimising customer journeys involves an increasing amount of interconnected martech and data, particularly where machine learning is involved. On a recent Econsultancy webinar, editor Ben Davis discussed the topic of customer journey optimisation with Iain Noakes, former VP Effectiveness Marketing & Optimisation at The Economist, and Ben Wild, Business Lead at Coveo. They also discussed […]

Customer Experience (CX)

So what exactly does customer experience (CX) mean?

Customer experience is one of the leading ways that brands seek to differentiate themselves today. But what does CX mean exactly? Ahead of ‘Econsultancy Live 2021: What’s next for CX?’ – let’s explore the concept and take a look at some research that can help bring it to life. CX for the win 2020 once […]

James Smith

A day in the life of… James Smith, MD at The Kite Factory

Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features James Smith, the managing director of media agency The Kite Factory. James discusses The Kite Factory’s growing focus on mid-funnel measurement, how it has helped clients navigate the past 18 months, and what the future holds for marketers. Please describe your job: What do you do? I’m the Managing […]

A day in the life of… Lars Lehne, Group CEO of Incubeta

In today’s ‘Day in the Life’ we speak to Lars Lehne – the Group CEO of digital marketing performance group, Incubeta. Lars gives us some insight into what it’s been like to take on this new role during the pandemic. Plus, he passes on some learnings from his previous role at Google, and gives us […]

Why search data doubles as valuable market research

Björn Darko, VP of product at Searchmetrics, explains the power of search data, which some brands are exploring, and how it can be added to your market research armoury to support insight and decision making

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Diageo on D2C strategy, owning search and adapting to new consumer moments

For brands who primarily sold to or interacted with customers via a physical venue, the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that it brought prompted an abrupt shift towards finding ways to interact with customers in the digital realm instead. This was particularly true for beverage company Diageo, which owns drinks brands like Guinness, Baileys, Smirnoff, […]

Latest briefings

An overview of the third-party cookie crackdown

In March 2021, Google announced on its Ads & Commerce blog that it was “Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web”. The blog post was a re-affirmation of Google’s commitment, first revealed in January 2020, to remove support for third-party tracking cookies in Chrome from 2022, and contained further details about how it plans […]

Adopting a test-and-learn approach

The ability of an organisation to leverage data – either for singular marketing campaigns or wider business strategy – points to a degree of data maturity. It indicates that the process of becoming ‘data driven’ or undergoing ‘data transformation’ as part of a wider digital transformation programme – is underway. Engaging in testing and optimisation […]

martech stack

An introduction to the principles of data collection and analysis in each digital channel

Each channel implementation has different requirements for enabling it within the tracking ecosystem. The most common implementations, along with their configuration requirements, are detailed in this briefing, including email, social, SEO, PPC, display ads and programmatic, mobile, ratings and reviews, and offsite interactions. The content of this briefing is reproduced from Econsultancy’s Fundamentals of Marketing […]

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