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10 dazzling digital marketing stats from this week

Let’s sink our teeth into some juicy stats, shall we?

This week’s roundup includes news about GDPR, emojis, online search, and lots about Amazon Prime Day. You can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for more.

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Three reasons to admire Glossier: The best online beauty brand you've never heard of

Little-known internationally, Glossier is becoming quite the cult favourite in the US.

A relatively late entrant into the crowded beauty sector, its rise has been meteoric – last August a Buzzfeed article revealed projected growth of 600% in 2016, with up to 30,000 people on product wait-lists.

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The most joyful digital news stories from the last week

It's a short roundup of the most enjoyable news stories this week, but rest assured that it is 100% gold.

From great GIFs to literally life-changing apps, there's much to raise the spirits and interrupt your daily routine of email creation, client calls, spreadsheet wrangling, or whatever else it is that you do.

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Four reasons behind Superdrug's 41% increase in profits

Until a few years ago, Superdrug was losing in the UK retail battle against long-time health and beauty rival, Boots. 

Fast forward a couple of years and it’s a different story. Superdrug has just reported a 10.4% increase in revenue in 2016, with profits soaring 41% to £80.4m for the 53 weeks ending 31st December.

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Why Adidas is moving into utility marketing with All Day fitness app

Whether you’re into yoga or weight training – there’s bound to be an app suited to your athletic pursuit of choice. The market has been flooded over the past few years, with more than half of all smartphone users reported to have downloaded a fitness app of some kind. 

Like most sports brands, Adidas has been present in the app market for a while, capitalising on the opportunity to target consumers and build brand loyalty. 

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Will emoji search ever catch on? Kayak certainly hopes so

From email subject lines to custom keyboards, we’ve seen brands use emojis in a variety of different ways.

With 92% of all internet users said to use them in everyday communication, it’s not hard to see why brands are trying to get in on the act.

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Native ads gain as advertisers seek brand safety away from programmatic

If one topic has dominated the digital advertising market in 2017, it's brand safety.

A backlash over advertising displayed alongside offensive content led major ad agencies like Havas and a diverse group of major brand advertisers including Toyota, GlaxoSmithKline and Verizon, to boycott Google.

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Is it time to put the kibosh on the VR hype?

In early 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Samsung's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about virtual reality (VR).

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Eight inspiring examples of shoppable digital content

Basket abandonment is a perpetual challenge for online retailers, with an average of 72% of customers said to leave behind their order instead of buying online.

From delivery demands to the trend for dual screening, online shoppers are more distracted than ever before, and far less likely to display brand loyalty.

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from June 2017

Better late than never, here's your roundup of all the best digital marketing stats from Asia-Pacific in June 2017.

Topics include misconceptions of adland, mobile video in India, ecommerce in Malaysia, and VR in China.

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Customer experience in Amazon's New York book store: Why not just buy it online?

The first and overwhelming impression when visiting Amazon’s first New York location is that of familiarity. 

The look and feel, wooden shelves with white on black signage just above is reminiscent of the British retailer Waterstones, which operates in the same sector. Further, second-tier typography, this time white on royal blue, has shades of WHSmith, another old-hand.

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Ads.txt, a new standard for fighting inventory spoofing & unauthorized sellers: What you need to know

At the beginning of this month, the IAB's Tech Lab announced the release of the final Version 1.0 specification Ads.txt, which aims to help prevent inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.

Here's what publishers and advertisers need to know about Ads.txt.

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