Author: Jeff Rajeck

Jeff Rajeck

Five trends for online advertising strategy in 2018

Marketing may be about a lot more than just producing ads, yet when marketers meet, advertising is almost always a topic of conversation.

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Four digital transformation secrets, revealed

After years of discussions, digital transformation has finally become a reality at many organisations.

And along with actual transformation projects has come the realisation that digital transformation in practice is quite different than digital transformation in theory.

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Five things which ecommerce managers will worry about in 2018

2017 was a tough year for brands. Sales continued to shift from stores to ecommerce, and ecommerce was increasingly dominated by marketplaces.

So how are ecommerce managers at brand reacting to this threat?  And what else will be on their minds in 2018?

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Three content marketing trends for 2018

Over the past five years, content marketing has gone from being the 'shiny new object' in marketing to one which is taken as seriously as SEO, SEM, and social media.

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Four qualities of an agile marketer

In marketing, buzzwords often emerge and acquire a definition which loses some of the original meaning of the term.

One recent example is the word 'agile' which now (capitalized) almost always refers to the project management method with stand-up meetings, sprints, and scrums.

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The six-point guide to data-driven transformation

Nearly every business now has a company-wide programme to help it capitalize on recent advances in digital technology.

Commonly known as 'digital transformation', this process could (and perhaps should) be thought of as 'data-driven transformation' considering how important data is to the whole process. 

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Three ways to take marketing automation to the next level

Marketing automation continues to be one of the biggest martech success stories of the past few years.

Econsultancy recently conducted a survey of companies in Australia and New Zealand and found that nearly four in five (79%) of brand marketers are already using marketing automation.

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Four steps to optimizing customer experience using data & analytics

Few would argue that two of the most important marketing topics at the moment are customer experience (CX) and data analytics.

Which is interesting as CX and analytics seem worlds apart. CX tends to be a soft, holistic study of how to make customers happier and analytics consists of the cold, hard numbers which fuel return on investment (ROI) calculations.

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Four ways brands build loyalty & engagement (without using points)

It's often said that it costs a lot more to acquire a new customer than to retain an old one.

Because of this, many marketers have been tasked with developing engagement and loyalty programmes.

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Four steps to successful digital transformation

Digital Transformation is the journey from where a company is, to where it aspires to be digitally, according to Econsultancy's founder Ashley Friedlein.

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What Western brands need to know before joining China's massive ecommerce economy

Singles' Day (11/11) is upon us once again.

For those not yet aware of it, Singles' Day is China's annual ecommerce day which yielded $17.8 billion in gross sales in 2016. (As a reference, Cyber Monday in the US only grossed a measly $3.45 billion that year).

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How brand marketers can improve their agency relationships

One of the key roles of brand marketers these days is to select and work with agency partners.

Yet how best to manage agency relationships is seldom discussed, leaving most client-side marketers to figure it out for themselves.

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