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10 brands getting creative with GIFs and looping video on Instagram

The GIF is still seeing a surge in popularity with the rise of emojis, memes and stickers. And while its cousin, short-form video, is having its time in the spotlight thanks to the rise of TikTok, GIFs remain nonetheless a very viable and popular alternative for brands looking to quickly convey messages.

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Why 2021 is a make or break year for challenger banks

Challenger banks have disrupted the banking industry, and the number of consumers flocking to digital financial services grew in 2020 in part due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, 2021 looks to be a pivotal year for upstart banking players. This year, Google will launch its much-anticipated bank accounts through an offering dubbed Google Plex. These […]

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Ashley Friedlein’s digital & marketing trends 2021

For the last 10 years I’ve picked out the digital and marketing trends and developments which I believe will shape the industry and digital/marketing planning and thinking in the year ahead. I recommend you also look through Econsultancy’s Trends Hub for our experts’ predictions around digital marketing disciplines like data and analytics, customer experience, ecommerce, […]

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Resourcing for social media teams: A beginner’s guide

This briefing explores social media team roles and responsibilities, whether to insource or outsource, how to work with agencies, and where to look for advice on skills development. It is an excerpt taken from Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide.

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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.

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