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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We hope you enjoyed a happy and healthy start to the new year, dear readers. 

Let’s start as we mean to go on, shall we? Here’s a top-notch roundup of this week’s best digital marketing statistics, including news about TV ads, cybersecurity, QR codes, and ecommerce sales.

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What is cross-channel marketing and why do you need it?

Today’s consumers are more connected than ever before - constantly checking emails, social media apps, and even interacting online via voice technology. 

For brands, the challenge is to cut through the noise to be able to reach consumers at the right time. This is where cross-channel marketing comes in: an approach that allows brands to seamlessly communicate with consumers across multiple touchpoints.

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Five things which ecommerce managers will worry about in 2018

2017 was a tough year for brands. Sales continued to shift from stores to ecommerce, and ecommerce was increasingly dominated by marketplaces.

So how are ecommerce managers at brand reacting to this threat?  And what else will be on their minds in 2018?

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How to deal with cart abandonment: Inside the mind of a customer

Buyers abandon carts. It’s normal. In fact, about three of every four retail shoppers simply leave their items behind in their online cart.

To understand how to deal with this, you really need to get inside your customers’ heads. The key to getting them back is understanding why they left.

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marc jacobs

Luxury brands must focus on digital experiences to fight the discount trend

It's the most wonderful time of the year, unless, perhaps, you're an executive of a luxury brand.

That's because out of all categories, luxury labels and retailers were responsible for the highest volume of discounts on Black Friday this year in the U.S.

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Ecommerce trends in 2018: What do the experts predict?

What’s going to be hot in the world of ecommerce next year?

Our expert commentators have already given their thoughts on 2017, so let’s take a look at what they think will get us all talking in 2018.

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flat design

10 no-nonsense web design trends for 2018

Web design may be maturing, but it's still subject to fads, fashions and whims.

If we're lucky, who knows, some trends might just be user friendly.

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wonka

Don't patronise me with 'personalised' cart abandonment emails (a case study)

Personalisation is massive. We see it more and more in digital marketing and it's partly what machine learning technology will be tasked with in 2018.

But automated personalisation isn't always a good thing. If it isn't implemented sensitively it can jar. Nobody likes to feel like they are in some giant sausage making machine, or being served by a slightly sinister robot butler.

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till

Four tips for reducing checkout abandonment

All retailers - from huge multinationals to the independent -  face the same dilemna. Why do online shoppers abandon their baskets, and what can they do to improve?  

Dropped baskets can happen at any stage of the customer journey, and can be due to a range of reasons, from a poorly designed website to a lack of fulfilment options. But it’s even more frustrating when this happens at the final hurdle, when customers are clicks away from getting through to the confirmation page.

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10 inspiring ecommerce lookbooks that encourage sales

Once the hallmark of fashion print magazines, lookbooks are a great way for brands of all kinds to showcase their products online. 

Not only does the medium allow brands to tell a story – helping to set a particular mood or enhance a theme – but it also puts products in context and highlights corresponding items to drive additional sales.

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What were the biggest ecommerce trends in 2017?

It’s time to take a look back at the biggest ecommerce trends of the past year, with insight from a few esteemed experts.

So, what were the biggest talking points?

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What Amazon's entry into the pharmacy market might mean for pharma marketers

Amazon's unrelenting drive to take over the world continues. The latest potential target of the online retailer's ambitions: prescription drugs.

According to reports, Amazon is exploring entering the retail pharmacy market in the U.S., a $400bn a year business that many believe is ripe for disruption. While a final decision has apparently not yet been made, it's not too early for pharma marketers to start considering the prospect of Amazon entering this huge market.

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