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13 stats that show how advertising is changing

From digital ad spend overtaking traditional and the growth of mobile to the most resilient advertising channels during the Covid-19 pandemic, here are 13 stats that show how advertising is changing in 2020 and beyond.

10 powerful examples of upselling online

Online, upselling can be a powerful tactic for driving more revenue from a sale. Nikki Gilliland looks at 10 powerful examples of brands using upselling online, and why they are effective.

How has Covid-19 accelerated trends in customer service?

In the face of persistent uncertainty, and with demand for digital services and experiences at an all-time high, customer service has become even more crucial for businesses. This has accelerated a number of trends taking place across sectors, from automation to social messaging, AI-powered technology to bespoke digital customer service.

Do agencies really need a ‘purpose’?

For agency owners, 2020 has been a mixed bag at best. But now that the worst is (hopefully) behind us and agencies are turning their attention to addressing important issues like positioning, Ben Potter takes a hard look at the nebulous concept of agency ‘purpose’ – and whether it’s really needed at all.

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The story of a 3-year digital transformation at Electrocomponents, taking it to a top-5 growth stock in the FTSE 250

The response to Covid-19 has accelerated trends towards digital with 59% of UK CEOs having digital transformation of core business operations and processes as a top three priority (PWC, Aug ’20). Econsultancy asked Guy Magrath, former Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Electrocomponents plc, to summarize the recent digital transformation of Electrocomponents, the impacts of such a transformation, and most importantly how it was done and the role he played at the time as the company’s CDO.

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Amazon in Asia-Pacific: A 2020 update

Since its launch in Japan in 2000, Amazon has sought to slowly establish itself in some of Asia-Pacific’s biggest markets. However, the ride has not universally been a smooth one. Here’s how Amazon is faring in Asia-Pacific in the year 2020.

The changing face of social content

This is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall, and covers changes to social content, from stories to AR and live video.

The growth of social messaging and chat

This briefing covers messaging trends during lockdown, growth of popular new apps, and wider trends in the space, and is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall.

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Influencer sustainability – the trends marketers need to know in the second half of 2020

Brands and businesses must constantly recalibrate how they work with influencers as social platforms change. This briefing covers the latest trends in influencer marketing, including Covid-19, ad spend, trust and TikTok. It is an edited version of the influencer section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall. Reduced adspend is […]

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