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Innovation: 10 quotes to inspire marketers

Here's your first one...

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Could cryptojacking go legit and disrupt digital advertising?

The price of Bitcoin recently touched the $6,000 level for the first time ever, and this year has seen the cryptocurrency's value jump by over 500%.

Given the rising fortunes of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, it's no surprise that scammers have sought to capitalize. One of the ways they have attempted to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze is through a new phenomenon dubbed cryptojacking.

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What marketing leaders can learn about professional development from the military

While conducting research for Econsultancy’s How Marketers Learn report, I spent some time wondering about what company or industry represented best practice in terms of providing development opportunities to its staff which in turn would result in a more effective organisation.

Fortuitously, at around this time I bumped into a retired member from the British Armed Forces. It turns out that there's quite a lot that professional organisations can learn from the military.

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Four examples of automotive brands that are innovating the customer experience

Disruption is a common theme these days and while it's hard to create a list of industries that are being disrupted the most, there's no doubt that the auto industry is a contender.

Consumers are redefining their relationship with cars, from the way they acquire them to how they use them, and that means automakers need to rethink their roles and how they operate in the market.

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Mobile’s sorted isn’t it?

Mobile’s sorted, isn’t it? So why aren’t things getting better for many hotel chains?

It goes without saying that if you're a hotelier in 2017 and your website is not mobile friendly, then consider your digital strategy dead.

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Why fintech disruption isn't just about the technology

In the past few years, fintech startups have disrupted the financial services industry and forced entrenched players, some that have been around for a 100+ years, to scramble.

But just what is fintech and why is it having such a big impact on one of the most lucrative markets in the world? 

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How Nestlé uses a start-up mentality to drive innovation

With over 2,000 brands under its umbrella, Nestlé is one of the world’s biggest companies. According to Pete Blackshaw, however - vice president of digital and social media – its success stems from thinking much smaller.

Speaking at Socialbakers's Engage Prague event last week, Pete suggested that a start-up mentality is the key to innovation with Nestlé. Here are a few key takeaways from his talk.

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SEO ranking factors analysed: The importance of brand relevancy

There have been some great SEO ranking factor studies over the last year, but I thought it would be a good time to wade in with another opinion (that’s right, an opinion - not fact).

To keep this as succinct as possible, I am going to look at the following areas for five different business sectors.

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Five ways charities can encourage more online donations

Ecommerce generated £88bn in the UK economy in 2015 alone. Amazon and its friends are raking it in online.

But one industry isn’t seeing a big enough slice of that - the charity sector.

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Digital fallacies we should forget in 2017

Digital moves fast and the tech press moves faster.

But which are the fallacies we must remind ourselves of in 2017?

Here are seven...

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Ecommerce in 2017: What do the experts predict?

What will be the biggest trends to hit the world of ecommerce next year?

With 2017 drawing ever closer, it’s time to do a little star gazing, with help and insight from our experts as to what we’ll all be talking about.

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The future of programmatic: 2017 and beyond

2016 was certainly not a dull year for advertising.

There are still big questions to be answered about media agency practices, transparency and effectiveness.

All the while, adtech technology and data management becomes more sophisticated. So, what does 2017 and beyond have in store?

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