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Author: Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

What brands can learn from Chipotle’s Twitter fiasco

Bad news for Chipotle last week, as a judge ruled it was at fault for firing an employee who tweeted a negative comment about working there. 

But while the fajita-flogger might not be happy about the situation, I think brands could certainly learn a few things at the expense of Chipotle’s misery.

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Nine exciting digital marketing stats from the past week

Well hopefully you’ve all recovered from St. Patricks’s Day, and by recovered I mean woken up in time to call in sick with at least some conviction. 

But if you have called in sick today then never fear, because the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up looks great on any device, including your mobile phone while you lie in bed clutching your head and wondering why you needed to go on to that last bar.

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Three reasons Instagram’s algorithmic timeline is yet another terrible idea

It seems wherever you turn in the digital marketing world these days there is some popular app updating its timeline to an algorithmic one.

Apparently this is what users really want, you see, although judging by the reactions of said users every time one of the announcements is made you’d be forgiven for assuming those Silicon Valley meeting rooms exist within actual bubbles. 

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The ultimate 2016 email marketing benchmark guide

Email continues to be an extremely important marketing channel, so it's important to know how well your email efforts are performing. 

But while it’s easy to find out how many clicks, opens and so on your emails are getting, it can be difficult to understand the significance of those numbers without having something to benchmark them against. 

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Nine incredibly helpful influencer marketing tools

One of the most important parts of any content marketing strategy is identifying and approaching influencers that can help amplify your message to the right audience. 

But with so many people active on social media and many of them claiming to be influencers when they’re actually anything but, where the hell do you start?

Amazingly, 84% of marketers in a recent Econsultancy and Fashion & Beauty Monitor survey say they carry out influencer research manually. 

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Seven tips for driving an emotional response to video marketing

The ability to elicit emotions in people has been an integral part of marketing for decades, and for online video advertising it is particularly important if you want people to share and engage with your content. 

But the emotions people feel in response to particular video ads differs greatly across the world, and between different demographics such as age group and gender.    

In this post I’m going to cover some key global trends in terms of emotional reactions to online video ads. 

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Nine delightful digital marketing stats from the past week

It was International Women’s Day this week, so you probably think I’m going to take an inspiring quote from a woman and replace part of it with ‘the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up’ because that’s basically the only joke I’ve got.

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How charities are suffering since Google removed right-hand PPC ads

We recently ran a piece around Google killing right hand side ads in SERPs, and the impact that might have on PPC activity. 

But the discussion so far has predominantly been around companies and agencies that are likely to have some level of flexibility within their display budgets. 

One group that will be impacted in a very different way is the charity sector, particularly those who rely on Google’s Ad Grants programme, which limits bids to just $2.

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Here’s why the UK culture secretary is clueless on ad blocking

The ad blocking debate continues to rage on, showing no signs of slowing. A tsunami of mixed opinions and bad misunderstandings. 

The latest high-profile figure to publicly grab the wrong end of the stick entirely is culture secretary John Whittingdale, who last week referred to ad blocking as “a modern day protection racket” in which publishers have to pay to appear on a whitelist.

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17 marketing campaigns with a positive message for women

Today is International Women’s Day, which got me thinking about how women are represented in the marketing and advertising space.

Now, I know plenty of brands have had a negative impact when it comes to women’s issues (remember that ‘beach body ready’ campaign?), but others are actually doing some good, so I’m going to focus on them. 

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Eight exciting US digital marketing stats from the past week

Welcome to another dose of our regular US digital marketing stats round-up. Some say it is even more eagerly anticipated than the Presidential Election.  

This week we’re covering digital ROI, yet more ad blocking, The Oscars, Donald Trump, mobile, and more. 

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Five brands that proved marketing on Reddit can work

You’d be forgiven for being frightened of marketing on Reddit. It’s a goldmine for users but a minefield for anyone even hinting at self-promotion. 

Yet despite the risks, some marketers have managed to pull it off.

In this post I’m going to cover five brands that have overcome the obstacles and achieved some positive results on Reddit. 

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