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Is it time to put the kibosh on the VR hype?

In early 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Samsung's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about virtual reality (VR).

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Eight inspiring examples of shoppable digital content

Basket abandonment is a perpetual challenge for online retailers, with an average of 72% of customers said to leave behind their order instead of buying online.

From delivery demands to the trend for dual screening, online shoppers are more distracted than ever before, and far less likely to display brand loyalty.

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from June 2017

Better late than never, here's your roundup of all the best digital marketing stats from Asia-Pacific in June 2017.

Topics include misconceptions of adland, mobile video in India, ecommerce in Malaysia, and VR in China.

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Customer experience in Amazon's New York book store: Why not just buy it online?

The first and overwhelming impression when visiting Amazon’s first New York location is that of familiarity. 

The look and feel, wooden shelves with white on black signage just above is reminiscent of the British retailer Waterstones, which operates in the same sector. Further, second-tier typography, this time white on royal blue, has shades of WHSmith, another old-hand.

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Ads.txt, a new standard for fighting inventory spoofing & unauthorized sellers: What you need to know

At the beginning of this month, the IAB's Tech Lab announced the release of the final Version 1.0 specification Ads.txt, which aims to help prevent inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.

Here's what publishers and advertisers need to know about Ads.txt.

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The tech & CX challenge: Playing safe doesn't cut it any more

Over the last 10 years, businesses have changed dramatically. Gone are the days when companies decided who they communicated to, when they communicated and where they communicated.

Customers now want to do things in whatever way is easiest for them, and with this type of expectation growing, businesses are no longer calling the shots when it comes to customer wants and needs.

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Six consumer brands with picture-perfect Pinterest strategies

While Instagram and Facebook might be the first port of call for brands on social media, Pinterest is certainly one platform to watch.

Last month Pinterest was valued at $12.3bn, and it’s predicted to generate more than $500m in revenue by the end of this year. This is mainly thanks to the platform's growing potential for advertising, with new visual discovery tools and shoppable content driving interest. In turn, many brands are also starting to take the platform more seriously.

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How to attract lots of quality online reviews to your ecommerce store

Ratings and reviews are invaluable for online and in-store sales, web engagement, SEO, customer service, reducing returns, merchandising, marketing, and product development, as we discovered in this previous article.

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A day in the life of... Head of Yahoo Storytellers content studio

Emma Jowett is Head of ‎Yahoo Storytellers, an end-to-end customer content studio that helps Yahoo advertisers build campaigns.

We caught up with Emma to see what her role entails.

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10 silly digital things we've enjoyed in the last week

From infuriating Kickstarters to rather creepy AR games, we aim to bring you the silliest stuff in digital from the last week.

Enjoy!

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10 superior digital marketing stats from this week

Ready for your weekly dose of stats?

This week’s diverse roundup includes news about start-up success, cyber-attacks, TV sponsorship, and lots more. You’ll also find tonnes more facts and figures in the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Why fintech disruption isn't just about the technology

In the past few years, fintech startups have disrupted the financial services industry and forced entrenched players, some that have been around for a 100+ years, to scramble.

But just what is fintech and why is it having such a big impact on one of the most lucrative markets in the world? 

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