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Research shows fewer marketers see CRO as ‘crucial’ in 2017, but is the discipline misunderstood?

Econsultancy has published its new Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Report, in association with RedEye, for the ninth consecutive year.

This year, a combination of survey results and expert comment paint a picture of a misunderstood discipline which can deliver consistent value for businesses, but only with the right data, skills and collaborative approach.

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The single best way to improve your online advertising

One of the most popular topics at Econsultancy events is online advertising.

Countless discussions have been had about paying for social media reach, whether to retarget or not, and the latest on programmatic buying.

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How to engineer your definitive digital PR campaign

Digital PR is currently experiencing a boom.

With Google increasing its scrutiny on what it believes to be unnatural or spam links, and old school black-hat link-building techniques being rendered useless thanks to this year's Penguin update, marketing managers are realising that mentions and links from the press are becoming vitally important for their marketing strategy.

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Start Me Up! Compare My Move, the removals comparison site

Well folks, we haven't profiled a startup for a while, but with our 'Day in the Life' feature a firm favourite again, we thought we should bring back 'Start Me Up', too.

This week we have a word with the team from Cardiff-based startup Compare My Move.

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Why the butterfly effect is killing the conversion optimisation industry

I have spent the last 15+ years working in the digital industry, primarily in user research, UX and “conversion optimisation”.

My experiences running a conversion optimisation agency have led me to conclude that the conversion optimisation industry is really, really messed up.

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The seven stages of smart ecommerce marketing

As Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada, we’re again reminded of the brutal (and overcrowded) market retailers today operate in. The 69-year-old toyshop cited “unrelenting competition from ecommerce and big box retailers” as just one of the reasons for its insolvency. 

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The state of marketing attribution: Research

Econsultancy’s State of Marketing Attribution report, published in association with AdRoll, looks into the current adoption levels of marketing attribution. 

It also investigates what skills are required for success, the effectiveness of various attribution methods, as well as the barriers marketers face today.

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Five delicious reasons behind Hotel Chocolat’s boost in profits

A mainstay on the high street - Hotel Chocolat has been delighting Brits with unnecessarily elaborate chocolate since 2004.

Only recently, however, has the retailer started to enjoy a notable period of growth.

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from September 2017

September wasn't the busiest month for digital marketing studies and surveys in Asia Pacific, but there were some interesting insights into mobile shopping, younger consumers and Hong Kong.

Dive in for more, or for a bigger sea of stats, subscribers can download the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Three important digital trends from our new media and entertainment sector research

Our new Trends, Technology and the Impact of Data in Media and Entertainment report, published in association with Adobe, explores the trends and challenges facing companies in the technology-beset field of media and entertainment.

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A beginner's guide to Facebook Custom Audiences

Thanks to its treasure trove of data, in little more than a decade, Facebook has fast become one of the most important marketing channels for many businesses.

But for many marketers, Facebook's most productive targeting functionality is Custom Audiences, which allows marketers to deliver Facebook ads to users they're already interacting with.

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A day in the life of... general manager at MaxPoint

Paul Maraviglia is general manager, Europe for MaxPoint, and the latest interviewee in our Day in the Life feature.

In their own words, MaxPoint is "a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance."

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