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Posts tagged with Christmas

Give your ad campaigns a boost between Christmas and New Year

As the year draws to a close, here's some final advertiser inspiration to make those ad budgets work harder.

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Preparing for Christmas: Key UK online retail stats

December is almost here and many of us have already made a start on our Christmas shopping.

One of the most useful things about our Internet Statistics Compendium (ISC) is that it is a really quick way to browse festive trends from the last few years to get a good idea of how important digital channels will be to shoppers in the lead up to the 25th.

This month I thought I’d use this blog post to pick out some key stats – incorporated into the Ecommerce and Customer Experience documents of our ISC – to look at how Christmas 2015 might play out among online and multichannel retailers in the UK.

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11 intriguing digital marketing stats we've seen this week

As a famous news anchor once said, “60% of the time, the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up is engaging every time.”

He was wrong, of course. 98% of people who’ve read this round-up say they now look forward to it more than Christmas, and the other 2% misunderstood the question and thought Christmas was a code word for stats round-up. 

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How one new ecommerce site hopes to banish missed deliveries

We’ve all been there: that little card comes through your letterbox saying ‘sorry we missed you’ and your parcel then enters an eternal state of postal purgatory because the post office opening times conveniently coincide with your working hours. 

Or, worse: you take a day off to receive the parcel and those pesky delivery people stick the card through anyway and insist you just didn’t hear them knocking all the way from the other side of your 100-square foot studio flat. 

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Luxury retailer discounting on Singles' Day

Luxury retailer discounting on Singles' Day: Will they do it again on Black Friday?

Earlier this week I wrote an article on Econsultancy about Black Friday and whether UK retailers will abstain or get involved with the American inspired retail holiday.

Well, like in politics, a week is a long time in retail. Today might be Armistice Day in Europe, and a day of sombre reflection, but in China it’s the wildly popular Singles’ Day sales frenzy.  

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Five reasons I love Pret's Christmas sandwich social media campaign

Pret A Manger has begun promoting its Christmas lunch sandwich across social media in a deceptively simple campaign.

As Pret's work included one of the few conceptually-sound promoted tweets I've seen, I thought it was worth a quick post to detail why I like the campaign.

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Boosting online revenue during Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Over the last few years Black Friday and Cyber Monday have developed from being a purely US phenomenon to a global sales event, marking the start of the all-important Christmas shopping season. 

In 2014 the effects of Black Friday saw UK retail sales rise at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years, with £810m spent and online sales jumping 13% year-on-year.

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Five digital marketing tips for retailers this Christmas

It’s nearly ‘that time’ of year again. So what are the key things to consider if you’re still putting the final touches to your digital marketing strategy for the holiday shopping season?

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10 steps to email success at Christmas: part two

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s important that brands are ready with a strategic email marketing campaign plan.

So following on from my previous Christmas email post, here are steps 6-10 towards festive email marketing success...

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10 steps to email success at Christmas: part one

It’s warm outside and Christmas is far from most people’s minds at the moment. But for commerce marketers, it’s a different story. 

Retailers are already thinking about how they can captivate consumers and drive revenue this year.

With IMRG reporting that UK shoppers spent £21.6bn in the eight weeks running up to Christmas in 2014, it’s no surprise to see why it’s a priority now. 

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Six areas of Christmas marketing to focus on this summer

August is the point marketers must start planning and implementing seasonal marketing strategies.

Despite consumers being occupied with thoughts of barbecues, beachwear, and sunburn, it’s when summer is at its peak that brands need to begin their preparation to ensure they’re not caught out by the festive season.

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More reasons why marketers must move to a mobile-first ad strategy

Mobile is driving major changes in how consumers research and buy across a wide range of industries.  

So for online marketers it is no longer enough to rely on responsive site design and a mobile app. You need to think mobile-first.

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