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Four reasons you may need to rebrand your business

Whether it’s due to a bad reputation or increasing competition in the market, rebranding is often a good option for companies looking to turn around waning fortunes.

It’s not always easy, of course. What if a rebrand alienates an existing customer-base, or backfires as a result of inconsistent or flimsy strategy? These are big questions to consider. 

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How higher education providers are marketing to new students

Brochures and pamphlets were once the main source of information for potential new students.

Now with many higher education providers taking steps towards digital transformation, and students naturally looking online to research educational courses - other forms of marketing are taking precedence.

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jamie maddison

A day in the life of... a content strategist

Jamie Maddison is senior content strategist at NewsCred, an enterprise content marketing company.

But what does Jamie actually do? He's here to tell you...

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Could cryptojacking go legit and disrupt digital advertising?

The price of Bitcoin recently touched the $6,000 level for the first time ever, and this year has seen the cryptocurrency's value jump by over 500%.

Given the rising fortunes of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, it's no surprise that scammers have sought to capitalize. One of the ways they have attempted to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze is through a new phenomenon dubbed cryptojacking.

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Automated content is a thing – but should it be?

‘An automated world is coming!’ the headlines inform us. It’s a daunting prospect. Technology develops apace, and the path of automation seems to lead inexorably towards humans being replaced by machines.

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From zero to CMO: Five essential steps

Almost everyone is planning their next career move and they often think about what they need to do to make it happen.

Some, however, have a longer time horizon and bold ambitions. They may be writing email copy now, but they have visions of becoming the chief marketing officer (CMO) one day.

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A close up look at Maybelline’s brow-raising success with visual content on social media

According to a recent study by ShareIQ, Maybelline has seen the highest levels of engagement for a cosmetics brand across visual social media platforms so far this year. 

It has generated nearly 60m likes on Instagram, which is 49x the amount of rival brand Revlon. Meanwhile, Maybelline now has over 100,000 followers on Pinterest, while brands like Estee Lauder and CoverGirl are trailing behind with an average of 60,000.

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Ebay becomes latest ecommerce brand to offer visual search

Ecommerce pioneer eBay doesn't make headlines nearly as often as peers like Amazon, which appears well on its way to taking over the world, but that doesn't mean that eBay isn't trying to rekindle growth through innovation.

Case in point: on Wednesday, the company, which had already applied visual search to its Motors app, announced broad new image recognition features for its mobile apps which allow users to "use pictures instead of words to search eBay's 1.1 billion listings."

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Intriguing brand partnerships: From Tinder to Star Wars

I recently wrote a round-up of current Halloween-themed marketing campaigns, which included Topshop’s partnership with Netflix.

This got me thinking about the positive aspects of a co-branding campaign or collaboration, where both brands are able to benefit from a combined power in order to build awareness and reach a wider audience.

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Six spooky Halloween marketing campaigns from big brands

Something startled me as I walked past Topshop this week, and it wasn’t just a flustered shopper.

It was in fact the retailer’s ‘Stranger Things’ themed display, complete with a mock Hawkins Laboratory in the window (and a random person testing their ‘telekinetic powers’ for all of Oxford Street to see).

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Why NASA and other brands are tapping into the gaming industry

The US video games market generated $30.4bn in 2016, making it a record year for the industry. 

Interestingly, the female demographic contributed to a large proportion of this spend, with the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) recently reporting that 40% of all gamers are now women.

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Memes in marketing: Seven memorable examples from brands

The average person reportedly spends nearly two hours on social media every day. 

Alongside funny videos and influencer content, memes are a common currency on social and a huge part of internet culture.

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