Author: Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

NFC technology in packaging: does it have a future?

Rarely a day goes by when the Econsultancy editorial team doesn’t receive an email or 10 updating us on an ‘innovative’ development from one brand or another. 

Usually I only glance over emails like this. But on a recent Friday afternoon I got one related to booze, and suddenly the sender had my attention. 

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60% of ANZ brands increased their digital marketing budgets for 2015: report

Digital marketing investment is on the rise in Australia and New Zealand, according to our new report titled ‘The State of Digital Marketing in Australia and New Zealand’ in partnership with Marketo.

The survey of nearly 500 client-side and agency marketers studied the extent to which brands in this region are increasing their marketing budgets across a range of digital channels and technologies.

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Five horrific digital marketing disasters

One of the great things about working in digital is that, unlike with print, you can still make changes once something has gone live.

The down side is: if things go horribly wrong you can expect evidence of your mistakes to float around the internet until the end of time.

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Top 10 digital marketing stats from this week

It’s Friday. Friday is treat day. And what better way to treat our lovely readers than with 10 of the most delicious digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week? 

You don’t have to thank me. Just click share instead.

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How the top five UK ecommerce brands use YouTube

A few weeks back I wrote a post about how the top five UK ecommerce brands use Pinterest

As you can probably tell by reading some of my posts I’m a sucker for video content, so today I’m going to be focusing on those same brands but looking at their activity on YouTube.

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Five things to do when approaching influencers

The first post I wrote for Econsultancy was about finding influencers in your industry

I’ve been here exactly one month today, so to celebrate I thought I’d do a follow-up post on the same subject. Yeah, I know how to party.

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Eight examples of effective emotional video content

It’s no secret that appealing to people’s emotions is one of the best ways to get them to engage with your content, and one of the best ways to create an emotional experience is through videos.

As it’s Friday, and sunny, and I’m nervously wondering whether I’m going to make it out the other side of my impending stag weekend with a single shred of dignity intact, let’s take a look at some lovely emotional video content.

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Why Kraft's content strategy generates 1.1bn impressions a year

Last week I wrote about IBM’s content strategy and why I think it’s one of the best I’ve seen from a tech company. 

I find it interesting to focus on individual brands to see if there’s anything to be learnt from what they’re doing content-wise, and this time I wanted to cover the Creme Egg-ruining food giant Kraft.

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How do you solve a problem like ad blocking?

Oh publishers, when will you learn?

Of course you need revenue (after all you wouldn’t exist without it). But if you don’t start getting the balance right between ad revenue and user experience you’re going to die a slow and painful death.

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How to bridge the marketing skills gap

As part of our report titled ‘Marketing Pain Points and How to Overcome Them’ in collaboration with SmartFocus, we surveyed more than 500 client-side marketers earlier this year to find out what their pain points were. 

One of the key points that arose from the survey was a growing concern over the skills gap within the industry. 

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Five small businesses with brilliant Pinterest pages

Recently I wrote a post covering what the top five UK ecommerce brands are doing on Pinterest

But why should corporate giants have all the fun? 

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12 elements of a user-friendly blog page

With high quality content playing an increasingly important part in search rankings, blogging has become a key part of almost any company’s marketing strategy.  

But writing interesting content is not enough in itself. You might have the best article in the world, but if it isn’t presented in a user-friendly format then nobody is going to read (or share) it. 

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