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Posts tagged with 2013

Baidu’s Zeitgeist 2013: stats and trends

Last month we looked at 2013’s UK edition of Google’s Zeitgeist which always proves an interesting overview of the most popular trends in our search behaviour over the year.

But as China gears up to celebrate the start of its new year, let’s turn to Baidu to see how search habits in the east might compare.

These stats and trends, as well as a wealth of Christmas ecommerce data can be found in the latest edition of our Internet Statistics Compendium.

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The digital marketing year in quotes

As always, there was lots of comment-worthy developments in the world of digital marketing this year.

Here's my summation of 2013 in quotes, from changes at Google, to acquisitions and mergers, and developments across social networks.

Got other quotes worthy of inclusion? Do leave them in the comments section below.

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What were the most significant developments for SEO in 2013?

It's been another eventful year in search, mainly thanks to Google, and the role of the SEO has changed, even in this short time. 

We've had Penguin 2.0, the under the radar Hummingbird update, as well as the removal of the last remaining keyword referral data. 

I've been asking folks in the industry about their thoughts on SEO in 2013, and the most significant events over the past 12 months....

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Stats: Time to reassess and redefine silver surfers?

The beginning of the year is always a fascinating time for stats as numerous analysts look to the data of the preceding 12 months before estimating likely trends on the horizon.

The latest update to our Internet Statistics Compendium reflects this, with major additions from new research by Mary Meeker, IAB and comScore among many others.

Indeed, it is the latest batch of reports from comScore, and particularly its UK Digital Future in Focus 2013I’m focusing on today.

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How to encourage all your employees to use your brand/marketing portal

According to Gartner, marketers are becoming increasingly responsible for buying marketing related technology and services. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017 the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO.

Here at Brandworkz, we are seeing a growing trend for marketers to implement online brand management or digital asset management systems. 

In line with this trend, marketing and brand teams in global companies are becoming used to using their brand management portal or digital asset management system widely and frequently and probably take its working resources pretty much for granted.

But we believe your brand portal can be a much greater an asset to your business if everyone in the organization makes use of it.

It’s true that people working in other departments don’t always see themselves as directly responsible for the brand. And yet, if your HR team, sales people and IT department can also be converted to brand evangelism, the outcome can be hugely positive in terms of building your business.

Here are five ways in which you can help make that happen...

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Why SMEs should boost their digital marketing strategy now (and how to get started)

In the last year more and more small business owners have adopted new ways of thinking to transform their business strategy with new digital marketing tools, helping them build customer engagement and start to rival the big players.

In this blog post, I'll explain how to get started...

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Personalisation and tablets will dominate changes to ecommerce in 2013

At the end of 2012, we saw record numbers in online shopping over the holidays and that is only going to increase as our ecommerce experiences improve.

This will only happen if we increase personalisation and make our shopping experience more relevant. 

Also as we increase to use new devices in our day to day lives, those retailers and companies who ensure their sites and shopping experiences extend into tablets and mobiles will be ahead.

This year may see more of this especially when it comes specifically to tablets.

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The brand new year: key trends

Marketing automation on the rise, social media going ballistic, location-based marketing ramping up. We certainly saw some major changes in the brand management landscape in 2012. 

But what do we predict as the key trends in branding and marketing as 2013 gets under way? Let’s have a look.

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State of the freelance nation: stats

At the end of last year, David Cameron demonstrated his commitment to boost the British creative economy, announcing plans to invest £50m of funding towards the construction of the Open Institute at the heart of Silicon Roundabout In London.

This busy tech hub is used by many startups where freelancers are often integral to their strategy.  

Online magazine Technorati claims the era of the freelancer will kick off in 2013 and last month we released quarterly online employment report that suggests the same.

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The future of mobile in 2013

As 2012 is officially over and we've now welcomed in another year, we reached out to a few industry professionals to see what their thoughts are for the year ahead. As we had so many great responses, we have made a series of posts that will come out over the month of January.

To start everything off, we're looking at the future of mobile and what companies need to have in their strategic approaches in 2013.

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300+ predictions for 2013

2013 is here and while the global economy has been a source for concern since the global Great Recession, many believe that tech and digital-heavy markets will continue to thrive in the coming year.

That's good news whether you're a digital marketer, developer, designer or entrepreneur, but the devil is always in the details and it's usually easier to capitalize on an opportunity if you can spot it early.

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