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Posts tagged with Content Marketing

13 unmissable digital marketing stats from the past week

‘Every accomplishment starts with the decision to read the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up,’ is probably my favourite quote of all time.

It should be yours, too, if you want to be the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. 

This week we’ve got some delightful digital marketing stats for you, from content marketing salaries to the rise of video, to poor ad viewability, shunned smartwatches, Six Nations rugby and much more.

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What is Peach & should marketers even care?

Rejoice! Yet another social network! They’re so common these days that if we reviewed all of them we’d do pretty much nothing else and our readers would drift away and the bosses would start getting fidgety and… well it just wouldn’t be pretty. 

So what makes Peach so special?

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Five key marketing trends from Digital Shift Q1 2016

Our latest Digital Shift presentation is here, and it’s packed full of exciting predictions and marketing trends.

From new approaches to content, to wearable tattoos and the changing ways in which marketing functions integrate with the rest of a business, there is plenty for marketers to get stuck into in the coming year.

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Content Marketing - Busy isn't always best!

Why 80% of SaleCycle's B2B content marketing failed

Like many companies, in the last 12 months the main focus of our marketing strategy at SaleCycle was to produce content. And lots of it.

However, on further inspection it turns out we might have been focusing on the wrong metrics.

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15 best branded Instagram videos from January 2016

Ah, the monthly branded Instagram video round-up. The point at which I literally get paid to be entertained. 

And hopefully to entertain you in return, of course, and to provide some inspiration when it comes to your own Instagram video efforts. 

This week we’re covering spaceships, cars that look like spaceships, Matrix barmen, zero-gravity ping pong, chicken-powered pianos, chicken-bothered BB-8s, wrestling, and much more. 

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What motivates influencers? Money, of course

More than 80% of fashion and beauty marketers believe influencers mostly look for financial rewards when collaborating with a brand. 

This is according to a new Fashion & Beauty Monitor report in partnership with Econsultancy, The Rise of Influencers, which explores the role influencers play in the fashion and beauty industry.

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House of Fraser's #Emojinal campaign: massive fail or marketing genius?

We may never be sure what compelled House of Fraser (HoF) to completely abandon its brand identity and tweet a Snapchat-style picture of John Terry wearing a cartoon crown and holding a balloon. 

All we know is that it happened. It’s happening. And, despite what many people feared (or perhaps hoped), it’s not the work of hackers.

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13 delightful digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

American author H Jackson Brown Jnr once said, ‘The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best to read the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up.’

That is a fact, which means it’s true. 

But let’s not start Googling what Jackson Brown Jnr really said and accusing me of making things up. Just relax and take a look at this fine set of digital marketing stats.

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Five questions every content marketer needs to answer

The content marketing gold rush doesn’t seem to be slowing, and articles advising brands they need to jump on the bandwagon continue to plague the internet like timeshare salesmen in 1970s Spain. 

But does your brand really need content marketing? 

Maybe. Personally I’m pro-content, but I also don’t believe enough thought goes into why and how brands are doing it. 

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Dear marketers, stop using generic stock images

It's annoying that in 2016 a headline like this is still relevant. We’ve all poked fun at silly stock imagery, but it seems once the laughter fades some of us continue regardless.

I’d put it up there with meaningless buzzwords as one of the uglier sides of marketing that refuses to die.

And while it does provide people like me with ammo for our snark guns, it is also incredibly offensive to look at. 

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Eight influencer marketing stats for fashion & beauty brands

Almost 60% of fashion and beauty brands have an influencer marketing strategy in place, while a further 21% plan to invest in it over the next 12 months.  

This is according to a new Fashion & Beauty Monitor report in partnership with Econsultancy, The Rise of Influencers, which explores the role influencers play in the fashion and beauty industry. 

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How to create Facebook video ads that cater for silent autoplay

When I attended the Content Marketing Summit last year, one of the key trends highlighted by Facebook's head of agency relations was the move toward more visual content. 

Social video is on the rise, but on Facebook those videos autoplay as users scroll through their news feed. Not only that but they play without sound. 

As a result, brands have been doing some really creative stuff in the last year or so that caters for silent autoplay.  

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