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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Get ready for a stellar roundup of digital marketing stats, including news about brand visibility, backlinks, sponsored content, and much more.

If that’s not enough, try delving into the Internet Statistics Compendium, as it’s packed full of further facts and figures.

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The six types of marketing org structure

How should a modern marketing department be structured?

This is a bit of a rhetorical question, partly because there is no one-size-fits-all answer (hang in there, there will be some actual, proper content in this article) and partly because Econsultancy has already made a decent fist of answering this question (but you'll have to subscribe to download our truly excellent and detailed new report, A Guide to the Modern Marketing Model and Organisational Structures).

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Three ways energy & utility companies are innovating in marketing

The energy and utilities sector is shifting away from its old ‘call centre’ culture. 

This is largely due to the adoption of new technology within the industry, plus a new wave of challenger brands using it to drive operations.

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How banks are using big data & segmentation to lure depositors

Interest rates are on the rise in the US and banks, eager to lure depositors, are finally beginning to increase the rates they offer depositors.

Sort of.

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Nine less-obvious brands offering great customer experiences

What makes a great customer experience? 

In many ways, this might depend on what you (the customer) value the most in a brand. Personalised emails or speedy social replies, for example. Or perhaps superb digital content. 

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Why career progression is broken in digital marketing agencies

One-dimensionality pervades much of modern society, but nowhere more than the realm of the digital.

Everything accelerates; especially thought. In the process, nuance and depth collapse.

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Four Amazon weaknesses retailers can exploit

Amazon's power continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and even brands that had shunned the online retail giant, like Nike, are deciding that they can't afford not to sell through Amazon channels.

For retailers not named Amazon, the company's unrelenting march towards retail dominance is no doubt discouraging. But every Goliath has its David and Amazon is not impervious to competition. 

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How personalisation can improve mobile site speed (and conversion)

“It’s like being back on dial-up…” That’s the standard complaint when a web page takes too long to load. Those early days of the web when we’d sit and stare at the modem are gone.

The chirrups and beeps have been replaced by superfast broadband, 4G - imminently 5G - and this speed of delivery means every second counts.

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Six of the best footballers on social media

Football (or soccer for those reading in the US) is by far the most popular and widely watched sport in the world and the sport's top-tier talent are now expected to present themselves as brands and brand ambassadors outside of the white lines on the pitch.

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from April 2018

A little late perhaps, but some excellent stats make the April 2018 roundup.

From the detailed (free shipping's impact on shopper choice) to the bigger picture (how gender equality can increase GDP in the region). And don't forget, there's more in our Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Many B2B marketers are still relying on intuition more than data: survey

The world is awash in more data than ever and one of the reasons there's so much of it is that companies have embraced the notion that data can increase the efficacy of their marketing efforts and drive sales.

But a new study published by Dun & Bradstreet and Forrester Research indicates that in the B2B realm, many marketers are relying more heavily on their intuition than they are on data when making decisions.

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Walmart's website redesign: Five first impressions

Despite Amazon's amazing growth and online dominance, it's still smaller than one of its chief rivals, Walmart. At its current rate of growth, that could change but Walmart isn't going to be surpassed by Amazon without a fight.

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