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Choosing a hosted ecommerce platform: A guide to the alternatives to Magento 2

By now, most Magento 1 merchants out there will be aware of the platform’s upcoming end-of-life. Many may even already be in the process of undergoing a replatform to Magento 2.

But for those yet to take the leap, is it worth taking a step back and assessing the alternatives and considering a hosted ecommerce platform? 

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How to keep your brand safe in a programmatic world: A practical guide

Programmatic ad buying has been a boon for companies looking to gain more efficiency from their digital marketing efforts.

However, with this rapid adoption and growth of programmatic buying, challenges around brand safety, ad fraud and viewability have emerged.

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Twitter is testing longer tweets: The pros and cons

After years of discussion, debate, speculation and some small moves in this direction, Twitter announced yesterday that it will be testing an expanded 280-character limit for some users for English, Spanish, Portuguese and French tweets.

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10 exciting digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Ready for your stats roundup? It’s a good’un, I promise.

This week’s includes news about smartphone usage, in-store tech, mobile ad spend, and lots more. Be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts (and a few fancy charts).

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Is Uber's lawsuit against an agency a harbinger of greater brand-agency discord?

Thanks to all of the scandals and controversies that have hit online advertising in the past year, a growing number of companies are taking a closer look at their digital ad campaigns.

Some of them aren't liking what they're finding.

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The National Trust on its digital roadmap (and moving from Waterfall to Agile)

When the National Trust launched its new website at the end of 2015, the minimum viable product (MVP) attracted some criticism from users.

But go-live for the new site was only the beginning of the journey for the National Trust – since then, monthly releases have been pretty much standard.

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Marketers have more data than ever, so why aren’t they better at experimentation?

The philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend famously wrote that “the only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.”

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10 remarkable digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

There’s lots to enjoy in this week’s stats roundup.

We’ve got news about personalisation, data partnerships, and predictive tech. And if that’s not plenty enough, you can also always head on over to the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more.

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The FTC begins cracking down on influencers who violate its rules

It has been coming for years. Concerned about advertisements that aren't always distinguishable as advertisements, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been warning brands and the publishers and influencers they work with that they need to adhere to guidelines designed to ensure that consumers know the score.

Now, following another friendly reminder to influencers and brands in April, the FTC is ramping up its enforcement efforts.

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Inbound Marketing and ABM - friends or foes?

Inbound marketing vs. Account-based marketing: Diverging or aligning strategies?

Today, most companies have some sort of inbound marketing strategy. Certainly more than have a formal account based marketing (ABM) strategy.

But is it an either or situation?

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Save the recruitment fees: Focus on process & culture, not more resources

If there’s one common complaint across clients, large and not-so-large, with whom we have worked over the past six years, it’s been around ‘talent’.

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Programmatic in 2017: An interview with Getintent’s George Levin

Programmatic advertising continues to grow rapidly, but despite a lot being written about it and a range of conferences dedicated specifically to the topic, it would seem that marketers still need to educate themselves on what programmatic is, how it can be deployed strategically and how best to manage it.

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