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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

What better way to kick off the most festive month of the year than with a run-down of digital marketing stats?

Go on, grab and mince pie, you’re officially allowed now…

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A close up look at Maybelline’s brow-raising success with visual content on social media

According to a recent study by ShareIQ, Maybelline has seen the highest levels of engagement for a cosmetics brand across visual social media platforms so far this year. 

It has generated nearly 60m likes on Instagram, which is 49x the amount of rival brand Revlon. Meanwhile, Maybelline now has over 100,000 followers on Pinterest, while brands like Estee Lauder and CoverGirl are trailing behind with an average of 60,000.

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Why NASA and other brands are tapping into the gaming industry

The US video games market generated $30.4bn in 2016, making it a record year for the industry. 

Interestingly, the female demographic contributed to a large proportion of this spend, with the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) recently reporting that 40% of all gamers are now women.

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Four lessons retailers can learn from Ted Baker’s international growth

It’s proving to be a pretty good year for British retailer Ted Baker. The brand has just announced a 14% increase in half-year revenues, as well as an impressive 43.8% rise in ecommerce sales.

It’s not just the UK that’s been loving Ted Baker either. Sales in the US increased 18%, while sales in Asia rose nearly 30%.

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A day in the life of... Head of Video at an agency

Video. The bête noire of marketers and advertisers. When it's good it's really good, when it's bad it's really bad.

Thankfully, there are at least a few in the industry that understand the medium in great detail. Abigail Howson, Global Head of Video at Jellyfish, is one of them.

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Four ways marketers can increase conversions from social video

Brand videos now regularly feature in social media feeds, as marketers increasingly use the medium to engage consumers on Facebook and Instagram.

However, video can do more than increase general engagement on social platforms themselves. 

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How Warby Parker’s newsjacking campaign eclipsed the competition

Newsjacking, or agile marketing as it can also be known, is a tricky thing to get right.

While Oreo succeeded in 2013 – cleverly capitalising on the infamous Superbowl blackout – other brands that followed suit were called out for lazily jumping on the bandwagon. 

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61% of retailers offer 'lean back' content. But can retail brands succeed with 'TV shows'?

The main opportunity for brands to reach consumers via TV used to be advertising. 

Now, thanks to the rise of digital streaming services, more and more brands are making TV-style content of their own.

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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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Four big digital trends impacting travel & tourism marketing

Tourism boards have come a long way in recent years. 

Once a forgotten-about resource, now an increasing number are actively reaching out to international travellers, and using their online presence to persuade and motivate people to visit.

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Amazon turns Twitch into an influencer sales platform

Amazon raised a few eyebrows when it announced it was purchasing the gaming-focused live streaming video service Twitch for nearly a billion dollars in 2014.

Why would an ecommerce giant want to own such a service and why would it, at the time, pay more cash for it than it had paid in any prior all-cash acquisition? 

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Adorable puppies are just one method B2B brands like IBM have used to muscle in on B2C's traditional social video territory.

Six ways ‘boring’ B2B brands stole A+ social video from B2C

Social media can seem inherently unfair, especially when some companies get to market fun, sexy, carefree things like exotic holidays and designer shoes while you’re stuck trying to get IT managers to sign up for another year of management software.

So combine social and video, two of the most trending, trendy trends of the past few years, and as a B2B marketer you might feel it’s pointless to even get involved.

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