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Five reasons US ecommerce won't be dented by the Supreme Court's sales tax ruling

On Thursday, the US Thursday Supreme Court issued a decision in a closely-watched case that overturned a prior ruling that online retailers have relied on to avoid collecting sales tax on online purchases.

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How does SKYN Condoms market to a millennial generation having less sex?

In our technological, networked, 21st century world, it’s easier than ever to connect with people, but harder than ever to be intimate with them.

This was the message presented by Jeyan Heper, CEO of LifeStyles Healthcare, and Alex Pasini, SVP at Sid Lee Global Alliances, at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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First we defined modern marketing, now we can train you in it

If you’re interested in what marketing is today, you may have already seen our Modern Marketing Model (M3).

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A day in the life of... Director of Marketing & Strategy at Cognifide

Let's chat to Kieron McCann from Cognifide, a WPP marketing technology consultancy.

What's it like to tackle client strategy and work in the fast-paced agency world?

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What marketers can learn from the resurgence of vinyl

The best brand marketers now instinctively adapt their products and campaigns to handle mobile-first millennials -  it’s the new normal, and therefore true brand innovation needs to come elsewhere.

While everyone has been focusing overwhelmingly on digital engagement, some leading brands have noted the resurgence in physical formats such as vinyl. Let’s explore this subtle but potentially incredibly important shift in consumer attitudes, look at who is jumping on the vinyl trend, and what you can learn about brand positioning and new product development.

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Four reasons marketers should build a business case for training

According to Econsultancy's How Marketers Learn report, over half (55%) of marketers haven’t completed a marketing related qualification or training programme.

This is a relatively big proportion, considering the noise about personal and professional development in the workplace.

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Unilever gets serious about influencer fraud

For years, brands have continued to up their spend on influencer marketing despite risks such as fraud and scandal and, arguably, they have had good reason to do so.

After all, consumers, particularly young consumers, are often most easily reached via social media, where they've embraced and made stars of a new generation of celebrities.

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Frontline contact with the consumer is still the foundation of good marketing

Today’s marketer has ever more choices to make, detail to master and technical skills to be on top of, in terms of how they execute their plans.

From the the myriad of clever ways in which you can use use the internet to conduct fast, large-scale quantitative customer research and then sophisticated analytical techniques to cut up the data, through the micro-targeting of online campaigns, to the demand for instant measurement of results, the complexity is mind-boggling.

It’s a far cry from my start in marketing in the early 1990s at a pre-internet P&G.

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Venmo doubles down on mobile: Is it a smart move?

Popular P2P payments service Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, handled over $12bn in payments in the first quarter of 2018, but going forward, its users will have one less option when they go to send money to a friend.

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The digital transformation of Accent Group: A retail case study (part 3)

Accent Group, which operates 445 stores across nine different retail brands in Australia has recent and wide-ranging experience of digital transformation. 

Mark Teperson, Chief Digital Officer of Accent Group shared many details of their journey in a recent interview with Econsultancy and revealed the challenges the group encountered along the way.

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The digital transformation of Accent Group: A retail case study (part 2)

In part one of this case study, Mark Teperson, Chief Digital Officer of Accent Group spoke about the company's digital transformation journey and some of the characteristics of a successful transformation.

In part two, we discuss the motivations for digital transformation, some of the challenges the company faced and how to measure success.

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The digital transformation of Accent Group: A retail case study (part 1)

In a recent Econsultancy report, Digital Transformation in the Retail Sector, most retailers indicated that they were well on their way toward achieving key goals of digital transformation.

More than half of the respondents stated that they were at least working on a 'single customer view' (59%) and 'customer journey analysis' (56%).

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