{{ searchResult.published_at | date:'d MMMM yyyy' }}

Loading ...
Loading ...

Enter a search term such as “mobile analytics” or browse our content using the filters above.

No_results

That’s not only a poor Scrabble score but we also couldn’t find any results matching “”.
Check your spelling or try broadening your search.

Logo_distressed

Sorry about this, there is a problem with our search at the moment.
Please try again later.

Author: Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is a senior writer at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at ben.davis@econsultancy.com or follow at @herrhuld.

wordcloud

What do 3,000 blog post titles reveal about digital marketing in 2015?

I've taken every Econsultancy blog post title from 2014 and 2015 and created word clouds with them.

This is a very unscientific experiment, but not necessarily a meaningless one. Either way, it was fun.

Though the resulting pictures may reveal more about the Econsultancy writers than the state of the industry, there are a few points of interest.

0 comments
coding

Skills shortage the biggest barrier to digital progress (overtaking legacy systems)

More than a third (40%) of businesses believe that recruiting staff with suitable skills is a significant barrier to digital progress, making it a bigger problem than 'legacy systems and processes'.

This finding comes from Econsultancy's latest research into organisational structures and digital leadership, entitled Effective Leadership in the Digital Age.

The survey of more than 400 senior staff looks at what makes a good leader and a good culture within a digital business.

0 comments
robot writing

Should writers be worried about automated copywriting?

Unless you're a reactionary, as a marketer you probably understand that automation is creating more jobs than it makes redundant.

Automation, for all the scale it enables, requires human mastery of technology, process flows and customer lifecycles.

Increasingly personal communications also entail the creation of more content, to suit each segment and event you identify.

11 comments
encyclopedia

The A-Z of digital transformation

I've written a lot about digital transformation, but it can be a somewhat tangential discussion.

So, I thought I'd try to cover 26 different angles with this 2,500 word A-Z of digital transformation.

3 comments
rs components website

The ultimate ecommerce CRO & UX case study: RS Components

RS Components is an ecommerce behemoth.

The B2B distributor of electronic components works at such scale that it provides a fantastic case study for conversion and user experience improvement.

Awarded a Masters of Marketing gong for its customer-centric transformation, let's take a long and detailed look at what this remarkable work entailed and how success was measured.

2 comments
black friday

Which retailer has the best Black Friday strategy?

2015 has seen retailers continue to evolve their Black Friday strategies, with many spreading sales across the period.

UK retailers, in particular, have learnt from last year's bumper day (a breakthrough for the holiday in the UK) and either dropped out from the race or tried to spread demand.

Let's have a look at the strategies being adopted by a number of major retailers.

0 comments
argos product page

Eight examples of best practice on Argos product pages

Product pages can differ wildly.

I love the use of decluttered, stylish responsive designs (see Lush), but there's no doubt that Amazon's altogether busier approach is optimised for conversion.

With Argos sitting somewhere in the middle, and currently in the spotlight during its extended Black Friday sales, I thought I would take a look at its product pages, to see which features I like.

Here are eight of them.

2 comments
national trust

Eight reasons the new National Trust website is funkier than yours

"Oh, he lives in a house, a very big house in the country."

Join me in song as I celebrate one of the most beloved institutions in the UK and the launch of its new website.

Yes, it's the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, or simply National Trust for short.

19 comments
monkey typing

Four reasons that automation requires a human touch

Dear *|FNAME|*, the rationale for this article is that personality is more important than ever in marketing.

Here are four (100B) reasons that automation necessitates a creative fightback.

1 comment
chris morris gif

Do you need a Chief People Officer?

What's in a name? HR by any other name would still send poorly formatted emails.

Sorry, that was a cheap shot. But seriously, language is a very powerful agent for organisational change.

Read the fantastic story of Travelex's digital transformation and you'll know one of the many principles championed by Sean Cornwell was to 'talk about speed, agile, failure, new capabiltiies, ways of working and collaboration like it's going out of fashion.'

Can the mere naming of a Chief People Officer (CPO) be a totemic act? How have organisations rejigged their HR departments and why?

0 comments
ao.com logo

Email marketing: finding the perfect blend of content & product

There's a mantra that all email marketers should chant.

In shortened form (my favourite), it's simply 'Who cares?'. The longer form is 'What does this email do for my customer?'

You see, metrics such as click-to-open rate can mislead marketers - it's not simply a game of shepherding the reader on to your website. A/B testing can only tell you so much.

1 comment
G+

The new Google+ seeks the middle ground in social publishing

Google+ has had a major revamp in another effort to convince all but its most loyal users to log on.

Here's the official announcement from the Google blog.

It strikes me that Google is seeking a middle ground between Twitter and Medium. A place that's definitely not Facebook (in fact, it's not really about people) but revolves around individual interests and a hunger for micro- (or macro) blogging.

0 comments