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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Let’s delve into some stats, shall we?

This week’s roundup includes news about product thinking, programmatic media, and artificial intelligence. Be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium while you’re here - there's lots more included.

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Six tips for influencer marketing success

Brands have embraced influencer marketing and are now collectively spending billions of dollars a year on influencer marketing campaigns.

But despite the spend, many brands aren't realizing influencer marketing's full potential. 

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How Wimbledon is using AI to enhance the fan experience

From strawberries and cream to its all-white dress code, Wimbledon is a sporting event steeped in tradition. 

But while many of its famous traditions have remained the same since it began in 1877, Wimbledon has also been quietly innovating - particularly when it comes to technology and data. 

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Are biometrics the future of UX testing and CRO?

Even as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives, there’s still something inherently futuristic about biometrics.

Whether it’s unlocking your phone with a fingerprint, or using voice recognition to access your bank account, using biometrics to carry out everyday tasks still feels like something out of Star Trek.

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Harnessing martech: Opportunities, trends, and challenges in 2018

Love it or loathe it, technology is becoming increasingly important to marketers. 

Econsultancy has journaled the adoption of marketing technology by brands for many years and our recent Digital Intelligence Briefing survey found that companies with an integrated technology stack are 50% more likely to be 'top-performing' than those with a fragmented approach.

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What does Conversion Rate Optimization mean for marketers in 2018?

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a hot topic among marketers, with strategies and best practices the subject of much debate.

Every year, Econsultancy publishes a report on the subject, surveying hundreds of ecommerce and marketing professionals to establish industry trends. Yet while the report offers extensive detail about how marketers increase conversions by improving marketing, websites and ecommerce journeys, new techniques are always emerging.

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Attitudes to predictive marketing changing, but silos & skills still pose challenge

Predictive marketing has grown in maturity over the past couple of years, with many more organisations recognising the benefits of using data to predict how customers might behave in future.

Econsultancy’s ‘Embracing Predictive Marketing’ report, the third in this series, suggests that there has been significant progress made within organisations, largely due to a shift in attitude towards building a data-driven culture. 

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Nine tips for optimising lead-capture forms

Just because a user arrives on a landing page doesn’t mean they are guaranteed to convert. 

When confronted with a lead-capture form – i.e. a form that asks for customer details in exchange for a service or product – it’s often a make or break kind of situation. Typically, they’ll either commit or abandon the page entirely.

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What kind of data scientist should you hire?

The benefits of hiring a data scientist are clear; however, not all data scientists are trained equally. The title “data scientist” can encompass a broad range of roles, including machine learning specialties, business analytics, and more.

Companies just diving into the data pool may not need a full data science team yet but rather a few specialists that can propel the business forward.

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How Samsung uses social listening for product marketing & sentiment analysis

The world of social media is vast and full of potentially useful conversations for brands.

On social media, consumers often freely offer what amount to reviews, product insights, and even content marketing for the brands that they purchase from. The only catch is that brands don’t know exactly where these conversations are taking place.

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What are the benefits of multi-touch attribution?

There are an estimated 3.5 million Google searches per day and 1.2 trillion per year. Added to that, the average consumer spend three hours on their mobile per day, with YouTube recently hitting 1 billion hours of viewing per day. 

With all this digital traffic, marketers are having difficulties tracking individual customers across the various channels available.

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Marketing and machine learning: From data analysis to creativity at scale

The overhype of artificial intelligence seems to have died down, replaced with a new clarity regarding its real potential. 

AI, more often machine learning, is now being widely adopted rather than merely talked about.

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