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10 superior digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your weekly roundup of stats. 

It's slightly retail-heavy this week, but don’t worry, there’s lots more good stuff on travel, search and mobile ads to enjoy. Oh, and don't forget there's always our Internet Statistics Compendium, for the real die-hard digital stats fans out there.

Let's hop to it.

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New Look sees profits fall: What can turn it around?

UK fashion chain New Look has seen another fall in profits, announcing a 4.4% drop in sales during the first quarter of 2017. 

With the recent news that UK retailers have witnessed a general slowdown in spending growth – New Look’s bad fortune could be put down to wider factors like high inflation or dwindling consumer confidence. 

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As companies embrace Amazon advertising, some SMBs struggle

For years, while it attracted headlines for its retail and cloud businesses, Amazon has quietly been building an ad business that could make it a big force in digital advertising as early as this year.

Behind Amazon's potential to become a digital ad giant is a powerful trend: more and more consumers are using Amazon as a product search engine.

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How do we find a solution to the great shopping-cart abandonment problem?

When diving into the research to determine the size of the shopping cart bailout issue, most studies deliver a single percentage incorporating all three devices.

This is not enough to tell the true story of how bad the issue is.

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Five innovators of the in-store customer experience

If you’ve ever walked into Zara on a hot, sticky day during the summer sales you’ll know exactly what hell on earth feels like. The combination of poor layout, limited changing rooms, and a distinct lack of staff can often make the in-store experience far from enjoyable.

Not to single Zara out too much, of course. The fact that I regularly put myself through it shows that the retailer must be doing something right – not to mention the fact that the same experience can be found in plenty of other high street stores. 

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This online retailer uses AI for product categorisation – here's how

Whilst the use of machine learning in marketing seems to be skyrocketing, there’s a dearth of coverage in the media that tries to get to the bottom of this technology in terms a layman can understand.

I am irrefutably a layman, and have written a little on the topic of AI for Econsultancy, often specifically about ecommerce. You can read some of my previous articles here:

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10 thrilling digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’ve got more stats than you can shake a stick at this week, including news about influencer marketing, online search, and ad viewability. As always, the Internet Statistics Compendium includes lots more to boot.

Now, let’s get stuck in.

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Five ways retailers are helping in-store shoppers using digital channels

2017 has been a tough year for offline retail, but even as a growing number of retailers shutter stores and rethink their strategies, they're continuing to work to improve offline customer experience, including through the use of their digital assets.

Here are five ways retailers have improved the in-store shopping experience through digital channels.

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How 10 online retailers promote free and fast shipping

Delivery is one of the most important parts of the ecommerce experience, with cost and convenience impacting whether or not customers shop in-store or online.

However, a recent report by Temando suggests that online retailers could be failing to properly promote shipping capabilities and placing greater value on the wrong kind of delivery.

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10 superb digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Settle down, it’s stats time.

This week’s roundup includes news about UK adspend, AI, CX and ever so much more. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for some extra facts and figures.

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Shopify Plus review: a look at the ecommerce platform's pros and cons

Shopify Plus is a relatively new release of popular SaaS ecommerce platform, Shopify, specifically designed to meet the needs of mid-level and enterprise-level online retailers.

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Luxury ecommerce review: Is Balenciaga's 'normcore' website more than a gimmick?

In March 2017 Balenciaga launched a new website which is pretty remarkable as far as web design goes.

You can see the homepage in the screenshot below. The rest of the website has the same utilitarian aesthetic and frankly looks as if the brand decided that the agency wireframes looked just fine as they were.

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