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10 thrilling digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

It’s that time of the week when we regale you with some glorious digital marketing stats.

This week’s roundup includes news about ecommerce reviews, CRO, AI, and digital payments. Be sure to head on over to the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more.

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The myth of storytelling in marketing and why brands should encourage 'story sharing'

The word ‘story’ is so compelling (and so heavily employed) in marketing, because it evokes emotional reactions rooted in our childhood. Many of the stories told us by our parents were in turn heard from their parents before that and so on.

It is this transferred passion and heritage that makes the word, and associations we have with it, so powerful. 

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The single best way to improve your online advertising

One of the most popular topics at Econsultancy events is online advertising.

Countless discussions have been had about paying for social media reach, whether to retarget or not, and the latest on programmatic buying.

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A beginner's guide to Facebook Custom Audiences

Thanks to its treasure trove of data, in little more than a decade, Facebook has fast become one of the most important marketing channels for many businesses.

But for many marketers, Facebook's most productive targeting functionality is Custom Audiences, which allows marketers to deliver Facebook ads to users they're already interacting with.

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A day in the life of... general manager at MaxPoint

Paul Maraviglia is general manager, Europe for MaxPoint, and the latest interviewee in our Day in the Life feature.

In their own words, MaxPoint is "a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance."

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Google ditches first click free, embraces paywalls

This week, Google killed its 'first click free policy', which required that publishers employing a paywall offer Google Search and Google News users three free articles per day. Those that didn't saw their search rankings demoted.

For years, publishers complained that first click free policy made it difficult for them to maximize their subscription revenue. Yet many chose to follow it rather than give up Google referral traffic.

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A day in the life of... client manager at a shopper media agency

Shopper media agencies create campaigns that work for retailers, supplier brands and shoppers alike.

As it says on Threefold's website, they "look at a retailer’s whole media estate, from their branded microsites to the space on their supermarket trolleys. Then [they use their] trademarked technology to work out how to put the right brands in front of the right shoppers at the right time."

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10 delightful digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Our headlines never lie. We’ve got some delightful digital marketing stats for you this week, including news on ad fraud, retail returns, and AR apps. 

There’s lots more in the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium of course. Check it out for further facts and figures. 

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10 exciting digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Ready for your stats roundup? It’s a good’un, I promise.

This week’s includes news about smartphone usage, in-store tech, mobile ad spend, and lots more. Be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts (and a few fancy charts).

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What advertisers need to know about Safari's new anti-tracking feature

The digital ad industry is up in arms about a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that is included in the latest version of Apple's Safari browser.

The feature is now on millions of mobile and tablet devices as of the release of iOS 11 on Tuesday and will come to millions more later on September 25 with the release of macOS High Sierra. 

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Is Uber's lawsuit against an agency a harbinger of greater brand-agency discord?

Thanks to all of the scandals and controversies that have hit online advertising in the past year, a growing number of companies are taking a closer look at their digital ad campaigns.

Some of them aren't liking what they're finding.

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Marketers have more data than ever, so why aren’t they better at experimentation?

The philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend famously wrote that “the only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.”

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