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Is the healthcare industry catching up with digital innovation?

Healthcare has traditionally been seen as lagging behind other industries when it comes to digital marketing.

But now there are some exciting things happening within this sector when it comes to data, mobile, and consumer-focussed digital experiences

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11 ways to track online to offline conversions (and vice versa)

Marketers can feel pressured, by blogs like this, into believing they are lagging in the race to master omnichannel attribution.

In the real world, what marketers need are discrete ways to track discrete actions. That's why I thought a roundup of some methods of tracking online to offline conversions (and back again) might be useful.

Please add your own two cents in the comments.

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Data storytelling: Is it impossible without creativity?

Marketing Week hosted the Data Storytelling conference in September, which attracted a large crowd of likeminded professionals from across both marketing and data fields.

The agenda was positioned to explain the concept of mobilising data through building greater understanding of the customer and then exploiting insights using informed campaigns.

It was a brave ambition that covered a wide gulf of technologies and opportunities.

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The end of the Safe Harbor Agreement: What next for digital marketing?

Businesses are reeling this week from the news that the European courts have ruled that data transfers to the US via the 'Safe Harbor' agreement are no longer valid.

For digital marketers this news could spell trouble, with across-the-pond data movement being part of the modern digital landscape.

So is this the end of digital marketing as we know it, or just a storm in a tea cup?  

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Improving healthcare through social media tracking

In a recent survey of marketers, Econsultancy and Ogilvy CommonHealth examined how prepared healthcare companies are for digital change.

You can read the results here. But what about practical examples of change within healthcare marketing?

Well, let's take a look at some of the work done in social media analysis.

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How TUI increased conversions by 17% using personalised ads

Marketers believe that personalisation is the most important capability for the future of their trade, according to a survey by Adobe.

So what can it deliver?

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Attribution Methodology - Build, Model, Do

The three stages of attribution that are crucial to success

I recently spoke to top retail brands about their experience with attribution and one of the comments was particularly pertinent.

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How is healthcare marketing changing in the digital world?

Healthcare marketing has inherent difficulties. 

In an industry where the product takes centre stage, how can a company create a meaningful corporate brand that adds value? And beyond the product, what go-to-market innovations can be found in a realm where data security is paramount?

These are just two of the questions facing healthcare and pharmaceutical companies as marketers evolve strategy in response to consumer behavior.

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Five opportunities for marketers using the internet of things

Econsultancy has just published a helpful guide to the internet of things for marketers.

The connection of physical things to the internet, to each other and their surroundings throws up interesting possiblities.

Here are five opportunities for marketers.

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Google Customer Match shows supremacy of first-party data

As rumored earlier this year, Google has announced Customer Match, a new ad targeting product that gives AdWords advertisers the ability to target their customers through Google Search, YouTube, and Gmail.

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How consistent should desktop and mobile experiences be?

With more and more websites seeing the majority of their visits from mobile devices and Google paying more attention to mobile friendliness, it's no surprise that the small-screen experience is top of the agenda for companies.

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What a Dislike button on Facebook could mean for brands

Facebook is by and large a friendly place for brands.

Yes, consumers can and do voice their displeasure on the world's largest social network, but when it comes to what can be done with the click of a mouse, consumers are limited to ubiquitous Like. But that all could be changing. 

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