Posts tagged with Strategy

Ashley Friedlein's marketing and digital trends for 2018

Each year I pick out marketing and digital trends and developments which I believe are interesting and will shape the industry and digital/marketing planning and thinking in the year ahead. 

Looking at 2018 I have to say that I think pretty much all of what I wrote about in my 2017 trends piece still applies. So, either not that much has changed or I was ahead of myself last year.

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Why the Facebook News Feed update might be the wake-up call that marketers need

For those of you who missed it, on Jan 11, Facebook announced that it plans to alter its algorithm, so that you will see more from friends and families, and less from publishers and brands.

For marketers, this is, well, certainly worrying. How are you going to generate ROI if you can't reach people? I’m sure we all remember the shitstorm around the decline in organic reach.

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The five Ps of AI strategy for marketers

Some predict that Artificial Intelligence will drive the next industrial revolution. What is certain is that over the next few years AI will become more important to marketers.

But to unlock AI’s huge potential you need an AI strategy. Here are five Ps to help you develop yours.

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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 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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River Island's head of customer experience on the brand's CX strategy

Customer experience is probably the hottest trend in digital right now.

One need only observe the martech vendors falling over themselves in the rush to reposition as customer experience platforms to know that marketers are sold on the idea of CX optimisation.

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Three problems marketers face with digital transformation (and three solutions)

There is a lot of advice about digital transformation available these days.

A quick Google search turns up endless articles from blue-chip technology companies and consultancies, offering trend data, solutions and thought leadership.

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It's too easy to be snarky about digital marketing, but marketers must do better

Has the backlash against adtech and a long-running fascination with agency culture morphed into a general snarky attitude towards digital marketing and advertising as a whole?

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Research: Three lessons from the most successful marketers

A new study, conducted in partnership with Google, explores how the use of data and analytics within modern marketing is evolving to accommodate a fluid, changeable reality.

The study (The Customer Experience is Written in Data) uses the insights of more than 700 executives at large consumer-focused brands to look for advantages to be gained and pitfalls to avoid in creating and executing a marketing data strategy.

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Six emerging retailers with effective strategies

I hate powerpoint presentations. But the exception to the rule is always Mary Meeker's annual trends slideshare.

This year, Meeker highlights six online retailers as emerging companies with effective strategies. I thought it worthwhile picking them out and adding some more detail.

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Why your internal comms team needs to embrace digital

Internal communications has always taken a backseat when it comes to business priorities. 

External comms however has always been a big focus, as companies put their efforts into keeping customers happy without necessarily thinking how much of an impact their employees can have on their success.

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Customer experience: 40% of companies say each department has its own agenda

Company silos. That least poetic of business metaphors is not going away anytime soon.

For all the articles about cross-functional teams and iterative ways of working, 40% of marketers admit that they are not adequately supported by other members of the organisation and that different departments have their own agenda.

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