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10 fascinating digital marketing statistics from this week

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for our world famous digital marketing stats roundup.

This week it includes basket abandonment, Google Shopping and SEO in the insurance industry.

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Dead relatives and robotic exoskeletons (and the rest of this week's digital news)

AI (of course), robotic exoskeletons, and badly judged TV adverts (of course) are all in the news this week.

Here's some stuff you might have missed...

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Four reasons luxury brands are embracing influencers

While the mass market appeal of social media might seem at odds with the exclusive nature of high-end fashion, many luxury brands are starting to embrace influencer marketing. 

In fact, it has become a core strategy for some of the world's biggest luxury brands.

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Let’s put the ‘personal’ back in personalization by using living profiles

We in the marketing business know there is no such thing as ‘The Customer.’  And even an individual customers’ habits, preferences, and needs change constantly.  

This means there’s a two-fold challenge for brands wanting to truly understand their customers: zooming in on the individual and keeping track of the changes that drive them and influence their decisions. 

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How Coca-Cola is using smartphone data to personalise in-store ads

When it comes to online shopping, temptation lurks on every web page. This is because – while you might have decided against buying that new pair of shoes you were eyeing up – you’re bound to see a targeted ad for them sooner or later. 

As consumers, we’re used to being targeted in this way. But what if you were to see an ad based on your mobile browsing history in an actual supermarket?

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Skoda uses real-time traffic data as part of digital OOH campaign

Skoda UK has launched a new digital out-of-home campaign to promote the new Kodiaq SUV. Combining contextual data with inspirational messaging, it’s a pretty nifty example of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising.

Here a run-down of the campaign and a few reasons why it works.

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How brands are tapping into the transformation economy

According to research, 72% of young consumers prefer to spend money on experiences rather than possessions. When that experience is in some way transformative – i.e. resulting in the improvement of physical or emotional well-being – it becomes all the more desirable.

This is the idea behind the ‘transformation economy’, where brands sell the promise of personal achievement over and above material possessions. 

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How Mr & Mrs Smith differentiates itself from digital competitors

The average travel consumer is said to carry out 20 searches and look at 38 websites before making an online booking. 

So, how does a boutique travel agency ensure it captures attention in an increasingly competitive digital space?

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Forget the headlines, ad tech’s best days lie ahead

With recent, damaging claims that certain programmatic ads have had a role in unexpectedly helping to promote hate speech, and even worse, to fund terrorism, ad tech’s reputation has taken a real battering in the last few months.  

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The 15 biggest moments in marketing since the launch of the iPhone

Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January of 2007.

It turned out to be an important moment in technology, society more generally and, ergo, for marketers, too. But what about in the intervening years (10 at time of writing), what were the biggest moments in marketing?

Here's my attempt at a list of 15. In what you may think of as a cop out, I haven't ranked each event (my head is safely below the parapet).

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Five examples of brands using interactive video

With 80% of all web traffic predicted to come from video by 2019, the demand for video content is greater than ever before. Unsurprisingly, it's become an integral part of many brand marketing strategies.

Due to the rise in video's popularity, however, it’s become all the more difficult for brands to capture user attention – not to mention hold it for longer than five seconds.

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Six ways brand marketers can bring the funny without being cringeworthy

People like stuff that makes them laugh, according to a new study of one person (me).

Laughing was found to be conducive to feelings of wellbeing, and the providers of that laughter were likely to be viewed with feelings of positivity and even warmth. Fact. 

We don’t need to cite a load of research to know that, in marketing as in life, humour works. It makes us feel good, it makes people more attractive, it lightens our day; hell, sometimes it even gets people to share content by brands.

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