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Trainline's head of engineering: "building our own voice app was a no-brainer"

Voice is "here to stay" according to Jonathan Midgley, Director of Engineering at Trainline, who added that building a voice app was "a no brainer".

We caught up with Midgley to ask a few questions about how Trainline is using AI in its products.

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Google brings the popular Stories format to AMP: is it worth using?

Snapchat pioneered them, Instagram copied them, and now the commodification of Stories continues.

On Tuesday, Google announced a story format for AMP, its Accelerated Mobile Pages project that aims to make the web more mobile-friendly, which is currently available as a developer preview.

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The best digital marketing stats we've seen this week

Settle down for this week’s round up of stats, which includes news about online ads, mobile commerce, customer service, and more. 

The Internet Statistics Compendium is also worth a look, as it’s full of the very latest news and digital marketing data.

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10 of the best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Whether it’s been a dry January, or a decidedly wet one for you – we’ve got the last stats roundup of the month to well and truly round things off.

This week’s includes news about influencers, ad viewability, ecommerce experimentation and lots more. Don’t forget to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts and figures.

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How consumer tech habits could be impacting email success

There are many factors that can impact the success of email campaigns. Subject lines, for example, (should you include emoji?), level of personalisation, and the type of promotion included. 

Another oft-debated element is the time of day the email is sent. But with today’s ‘always on’ consumer constantly glued to tech devices, does this really matter anymore? If so, what exactly is the optimum time to reach them? 

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What marketers need to know about WhatsApp Business

When Facebook bought the popular messaging service WhatsApp for approximately $20bn in 2014, some observers questioned how Facebook would ever make its money back, let alone profit.

And for good reason: at the time of the acquisition, WhatsApp had a meager $10m in revenue.

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How retailers are using geofencing to improve in-store CX

Geofencing is a strategy that has been around for a few years, typically used by retailers to increase footfall to physical stores. The term refers to the use of GPS or RFID technology to create a virtual boundary around a particular location, which can trigger a response if a consumer goes in or out of it.

More recently, with the battle between online and offline shopping intensifying – and bricks-and-mortar stores looking for ways to trump ecommerce alternatives – it’s also being used in attempt to improve the in-store customer experience. 

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What’s next for WeChat in 2018?

WeChat is commonly referred to as China’s ‘app for everything’. 

Combining instant messaging, social networking, online shopping, mobile payments and more – there’s a reason why 902m people are logged in on a daily basis. 

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Why apps are a key part of mobile strategy for charities

The charity sector has been one of the slowest to adopt new technology, with smaller charities in particular struggling to keep up with the demands (and costs) of digital innovation.

Mobile is one area that has stayed particularly stagnant in recent years. According to Episerver, one quarter of the UK’s largest non-profit organisations still don’t have a responsive mobile website. This is pretty disastrous considering that 45% of consumers say they will immediately leave a mobile site if they have difficulty accessing it.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’re back in the January swing, which means another stellar round-up of the best digital marketing stats to grace the interweb this week. It includes news about grocery sales, failed deliveries, email performance, and so much more. 

The internet statistics compendium is also ready and waiting to download should you want to get stuck in.

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Why fashion and beauty brands are still betting on chatbots

Chatbots have gone in and out of favour during the past couple of years. First touted as the ‘next big thing’ for marketing, many brand examples have since died a death due to the tech lacking sophistication or failing to provide any real relevance for consumers.

That being said, the fashion and beauty industries still appear attached to the concept, with many more brands launching AI-powered chatbots in the past year or so.

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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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