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10 outstanding digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s digital marketing roundup includes news about online search, Snapchat use, ad spend and brand loyalty.

If you want even more statistical goodness, you can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for further insight.

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Loyalty programs are losing their sway: here's what brands can do about it

Despite the fact that companies are spending tens of billions of dollars on loyalty programs every year in the US alone, a study conducted by Accenture suggests that consumers are increasingly impervious to the effects of these programs.

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Is the VR craze mostly hype?

Virtual reality (VR) is all the rage, and even though the technology is relatively nascent, brands and marketers have been jumping on the bandwagon. Examples of experimentation abound, and expectations are high.

But are the expectations for VR's revolutionary potential too grandiose?

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The WSJ ditches Google's ‘First Click Free’, falls back on stronger paywall

In an effort to increase paid subscriptions, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) last year began experimenting with changes to the mechanics of its paywall.

As part of its experimentation, the WSJ began limiting access to its content through Google's First Click Free program.

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Making the most of multichannel (with data’s help)

In today’s environment, you can pretty much forget about creating a simplistic, linear customer journey. It’s a lot more complicated than that.

The reason for this is that your prospects are highly active and mobile, operating across a whole variety of different devices, channels, networks and platforms.

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How to plan your digital strategy with the PROSPER framework

The PROSPER framework is a jargon-free planning model designed to help marketers create consistent work in a digital world.

It was devised by Neil Perkin, long-time Econsultancy collaborator, and is an alternative to the SOSTAC model.

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UK Government publishes digital transformation strategy 2017-2020

The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) have published the Government Transformation Strategy 2017 to 2020.

You should go and check out the full document on GOV.UK, it makes for coherent and sage reading.

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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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How will Donald Trump's policies affect fintech?

Last week, new US President Donald Trump signed a directive asking his Treasury secretary to review The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Dodd-Frank was signed into law in 2010 by former President Barack Obama and was aimed at preventing another financial crisis like the one that struck the US banking system in 2008.

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10 astounding digital marketing stats from this week

Time to settle down for your trusty stats round-up.

This week, we’re talking about online search, ecommerce loyalty, B2B buying and lots more.

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Why online travel sites are focusing on tours and activities

At the end of 2016, Airbnb launched its Trips platform to offer tours, activities and experiences to visitors in 12 cities across the globe.

Not only does this indicate that Airbnb is serious about becoming an end-to-end travel brand, but also that tours and activities are becoming a big focus within the online travel industry in general.

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Your 2017 marketing plan should be defined by change and transformation

Welcome to 2017, the year where rapid change defines marketing.  

Are your people ready to embrace real change and build on current momentum? If so, you will see a real digital transformation this year - all the better for the company, your teams and your customers.

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