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10 mind-boggling digital marketing stats from this week

Before we all head off for some more May bank holiday fun, it’s time to delve into our weekly roundup of digital marketing stats.

This week’s includes news about ad blocking, personalised marketing, and UK adspend.

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Five reasons behind Boohoo’s 97% increase in profits

Earlier this week, online fashion retailer Boohoo reported that its pre-tax profits rose 97% to £31m in the past year, almost doubling from just under £16m. Meanwhile, sales rose 51% to £295m.

Interestingly, this comes after the news that retail sales in the UK fell at the fastest quarterly rate since 2010.

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Six ways Aldo’s new mobile site streamlines the shopping experience

Aldo is a footwear retailer with a heavy presence in shopping centres and high streets, but while in-store revenue climbed 5% in 2016, online revenue increased by 15%.

With clear demand from online consumers, Aldo decided it was time to freshen up its digital presence, recently redesigning its online and mobile website as well as launching ecommerce in 10 additional countries.

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Amazon launches 'Subscribe with Amazon' to help companies sell subscriptions

Amazon's effort to take over the world continues unabated.

This week, the online retail giant announced a big push into a new market with the launch of Subscribe with Amazon, a new marketplace that will allow third parties to sell subscriptions through Amazon.

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What Farfetch's 'Store of the Future' tech says about the state of luxury retail

Do you ever find yourself in desperate need of designer clobber? If so, Farfetch recently a solution for the ultimate #firstworldproblem – a super-fast delivery service for luxury fashion.

Launching in partnership with Gucci, F90 promises to hand-deliver Gucci clothes and accessories within 90 minutes, all thanks to a team of dedicated couriers. 

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10 tremendous digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s roundup of stats is the perfect way to finish off a four-day week. Go on, give it a read, we promise it won’t take long…

We’ve got news about delivery methods, chatbots, marketing budgets and lots more. If that’s not enough, be sure to check out the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Three ways language can affect conversion rates on travel sites

From cheap flights to positive reviews - there are a number of obvious factors that can influence whether or not someone books a trip online.

One thing that might not spring to mind is the language used by the travel brand in question.

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10 cracking digital marketing stats from this week

It’s the Easter weekend, which might mean you’re knee-deep in chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and beer by now. But hold up – why not take a break from all that lovely stuff and get stuck into some even lovelier stats?

This week’s roundup includes news about digital ad spend, brand communications and personalisation. You can head on over to the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more too.

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13 examples of dark patterns in ecommerce checkouts

Dark patterns are deceptive parts of a digital user interface, designed to trick the user into making a decision that benefits the business involved.

Darkpatterns.org is a terrific website conceived by Harry Brignull as part of a campaign to raise awareness of dark patterns. The site includes a roundup of the most common categories of dark patterns, as well as a hall of shame with examples submitted by the UX community.

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How visual search is helping ecommerce brands

It’s a hard thing for a writer to admit, but sometimes, it can be downright tricky to find the right words. When it comes to searching for products online, it’s usually much easier to imagine what you want than describe it.

Luckily, visual search is helping to change this, making it much easier for consumers to find exactly what it is they’re looking for.

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10 notable digital marketing stats from this week

Time to get stuck into this week’s stats roundup.

This time we've got news about voice technology, consumer loyalty and news consumption.

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Does Airbnb stand a chance in China?

Airbnb is apparently 'doubling down' on China by relaunching the company with a new Chinese brand name (ài bi yíng) and increasing headcount in the country.

Reaction to the new name has been mixed, however, and many are already comparing the company's strategy with other brands who previously failed in China.   So, is Airbnb going to struggle too?

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