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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Before you get stuck into that stack of choccy eggs, don’t forget to sample the finest digital marketing stats around this week.

The roundup includes news about US ad spend, programmatic budgets, and online influencers. Check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more to boot.

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Waze opens up location-based advertising to SMEs

Location-based advertising can be a powerful tool for businesses with storefronts and yesterday, brick and mortar SMEs gained a potentially significant new location-based advertising tool. 

That's because Waze, the popular mapping app owned by Google, announced the launch of Waze Local, a new offering that allows SMEs to advertise to drivers as they're on the go.

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How Philips is experimenting with shoppable social media

With up to two billion active users it’s clear that platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp simply cannot be ignored when it comes to doing business in the 21st century.

With access to such a vast customer base it’s hardly surprising that businesses have gravitated to social media to cultivate their online persona. Increased brand awareness has been the result, but it's less clear, perhaps, how this has translated into tangible benefits to businesses’ bottom lines.

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Facebook is in real trouble: What it could mean for marketers

The world's most dominant social media company, Facebook, is facing the biggest crisis of its life after it was revealed that an outfit called Cambridge Analytica managed to obtain Facebook data for some 50m users under false pretenses.

The Cambridge Analytica story has sparked a fury and led to a still-ongoing stream of negative headlines for Facebook that is entering its second week.

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What is cross-channel advertising and why do you need it?

Google and Facebook are said to account for over a quarter of UK internet time, or one in every three and a half minutes that Brits spend online

Essentially, when we’re online, it’s highly likely that we’re using a Google or Facebook-owned app or website, whether that be Gmail, Chrome, WhatsApp or Instagram.

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A day in the life of... Principal Sales Engineer at OpenX

The wonderful world of adtech is our domain this week, as we catch up with John Tyler Grant, Principal Sales Engineer at OpenX.

Here's what John had to say about his role, the industry, and what adtech wannabes need to do to succeed...

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Chinese marketing trends in 2018: What Western brands need to know

With the largest middle class in the world, China is an attractive market for Western brands. However, brands face various challenges marketing in this dynamic and fast-changing market.

China has a unique digital landscape, consumers have distinctive purchasing behaviours and there’s intense competition between homegrown and foreign brands.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

There’s a lot to sink your teeth into in this week’s roundup, including news about mobile commerce, marketing budgets, GDPR and more.

The Internet Statistics Compendium is also ready and waiting as always.

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A brief introduction to second-party data

Econsultancy has just published a handy guide to second-party data, in association with Salesforce.

Here's a quick intro to the subject, along with some brief discussion of why second-party data is growing in importance.

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How brands have used satire in advertising

Beer brand BrewDog recently released its ‘Pink IPA: Beer for Girls’ – a parody product designed to highlight pay and gender inequality in the UK.

The joke was not well-received. In fact, the campaign was labelled as lazy and poorly executed, even serving to exemplify the issue of sexism in marketing rather than expose it. 

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Will digital phenotyping ever be applied to pharma marketing?

The landscape for pharma marketing is changing rapidly and pharma companies are being forced to rethink how and to whom they market.

For example, it's now reasonable to talk about the possibility of a pharma company shunning sales reps entirely and instead using digital channels to reach healthcare professionals and patients directly – an approach that probably would have seemed unthinkable less than a decade ago.

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How can marketers avoid controversial campaigns?

In these polarising times we live in, controversy never seems to be too far away. From day-to-day politics to the world of sport, it appears we have an attraction to things that cause a bit of a stir.

Often, these controversial topics can be a marketer’s best friend acting as link bait. After all, if you’re trying to get people talking about your brand, you need to give them something to talk about.

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