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John Lewis combines TV ad with Snapchat lens and email

Well, consigning the events of yesterday to near-forgotten history, John Lewis has this morning released its 2016 Christmas ad.

This year a Snapchat campaign will run alongside.

Below, I've included the ad, a recording of me through the lens, and John Lewis' email creative, for your delectation.

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Three creative ways publishers and advertisers are combating ad blockers

Ad blocking has been on the rise for years, but publishers aren't accepting the inconvenient truth behind the trend. Instead they're trying to combat the ad blockers.

Some are asking users with ad blockers to disable them, and others are experimenting with alternative techniques, such as subscription business models.

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A closer look at Booking.com's customer-focused strategy

The changing nature of the travel industry has been a hot topic at this year’s Web Summit. 

Gillian Tans, the CEO of Booking.com, particularly emphasised how increased mobile usage is driving this change.

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All the digital news you missed this week

If pasties and porn aren't enough to tempt you to read our roundup of this week's digital news, I don't know what is.

I am not offering you a rather crude bribe, I promise all will become clear if you keep reading.

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The top 10 most shared Christmas ads of all time

It's nearly that time of year again.

Time for John Lewis to make us cry Yuletide tears of sentimentality (and get the urge to panic-buy a few gifts).

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from October 2016

The continuing pre-eminence of mobile devices is a major theme of this month's APAC statistics.

There are also stats on iOS app spend in China, ad tech adoption in Australia, and mobile adspend in India.

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What marketers need to know about Facebook's ethnic affinity ad targeting

Last week, one of Facebook's ad targeting options became a topic of controversy.

It all started with an article bearing the headline, Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race.

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Facebook: A handy roundup of its latest developments and commercial opportunities

Although it is nearly seven years since Time Magazine observed that Facebook was ‘the site that ate the internet’, in the intervening years the social network has only increased its influence in the digital space and beyond. 

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10 of the finest digital marketing stats we've seen this week

Getting chilly outside, isn’t it?

Why not grab yourself a nice cup of tea and settle down with some stats. You deserve it.

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Marketing is failing at its top priority: Three findings from new research

In new research, Econsultancy has discovered startling ways modern marketing is failing at what should be its top priority: Recognizing customers as individuals across devices and media.

It began with a premise that won’t startle many data-weary marketers - that despite the assurances of the vendor community, achieving true customer recognition isn’t easy and isn’t happening for many companies.

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Newsjacking the US election: Six brands playing the Trump card

Election season is in full swing and the buzz of the Presidential race inescapable.

While it might just be Americans that are heading to the polls, US elections always capture the imagination of the rest of the world – and the clash of the Titans, Trump vs. Clinton, is no different.

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A closer look at the re-brand of Abercrombie & Fitch

Last week, Abercrombie & Fitch wiped its Instagram account clean.

It wasn’t the result of a social media fail, but rather, the unveiling of a long-awaited rebrand.

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