Some of you might have been lucky enough to have escaped work in August. And, while I’m sure you enjoyed lounging at Club Med, there is some interesting Econsultancy content you have missed!

Here is our top 10 posts of the month, from great comment threads to ‘sleepers’ that are too good to be missed.

Top guest post

Luis Carranza points out that avoiding bad tactics on social media is tantamount.

10 ways to suck at social media.

Top staff post

A fun and common sense look at UX no-nos from Chris Lake.

22 more reasons why I’ll leave your website in 10 seconds.

Most commented

A lively discussion around the potential ‘down-grading’ of press-release links by Google.

Has Google really just killed the PR industry?

Most popular

From our intern no less!

10 great examples of responsive design from around the world.


This wonderful tale deserves a bigger audience.

How one chippy can help your business capitalise upon the Chinese market.

Most immediately useful

Save yourself tears with the Econsultancy Online Resource Manager.

A very useful download from Chris Gilchrist to help you manage:

  • Domain names.
  • Email addresses.
  • Website logins - such as FTP, CMS, Databases.
  • Useful website info - such as where it's hosted.
  • Third party logins - like social media accounts or payment gateways.
  • Design elements - such as logo files, fonts and site imagery.

Most controversial

Not too controversial, but some honest takes on Google’s new paid and organic report in AdWords.

Google’s new paid and organic report: an expert view.

Best opinion piece

Econsultancy CEO Ashley Friedlein went to coding school and came back to tell the tale. Where do marketers go next?

Why the modern marketer must embrace technology?

Best brand case studies

Matt Owen gives us a great run-down on how Marvel work with their heroes across different media, incorporating storylines that mean well-loved comic book characters fit with their on-screen incarnations.

Building a brand the mighty marvel way.

Coca Cola are pretty good at marketing. Here’s some details on 10 of their best digital campaigns.

10 inspiring digital marketing campaigns from coca cola.

Ben Davis

Published 2 September, 2013 by Ben Davis @ Econsultancy

Ben Davis is Editor at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at, follow at @herrhuld or connect via LinkedIn.

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