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Marketers & the GDPR: Don't panic, here's how to get started

Last week at Econsultancy we held our annual roundtable event, with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) one of the topics up for discussion.

Here's a flavour of what was said, along with some pointers for marketers who might be tempted to panic as the May 2018 deadline draws near.

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How publishers are using augmented reality to bring stories to life

Print sales might be on the rise, but that does not mean publishers are turning their backs on digital content altogether. 

While pop-up books used to be the only way to make reading an interactive experience, the rise of augmented reality means that publishers are now able to bring stories to life in a whole new way. 

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A day in the life of... content marketing manager at Skimlinks

Angus Quinn is content marketing manager at Skimlinks. What does he do, and what does it take to do it?

We're about to find out...

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Amazon won Thanksgiving and Black Friday as retail strategy varied

Amazon's dominance of online retail in the U.S. was on fully display this Thanksgiving and on Black Friday according to data collected by Hitwise.

According to the competitive intelligence and consumer insights firm, Amazon processed 5.6m transactions on Thanksgiving Day and 7.1m transactions on Black Friday.

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Why SEO is getting vertical-specific

A couple of years ago, Google revealed it was using AI and machine learning techniques, such as its RankBrain system, to improve search results.

This helps it better understand the intention behind the words that searchers type into the search box, with the ultimate aim of making results more relevant and providing the best possible results for each and every keyword.

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10 must-have B2B marketing tools

Whether you’re a marketing veteran, or are brand new to the game, keeping on top of the latest technologies and tools available is a tough ask.

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Eight Singles Day insights for Asian brands targeting 2018

Asian brands planning to market themselves in China during Singles Day in 2018 have some important lessons to learn from the shopping festival's performance in 2017.

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Should brands be worried about the possible repeal of net neutrality rules?

The potential repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules that were implemented in the U.S. by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sparked an outcry from consumers, consumer rights groups, businesses and trade organizations.

Under a proposal unveiled last week, ISPs would, among other things, no longer be banned from charging companies to prioritize the delivery of their content or restricting access to particular online services that utilize significant resources.

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Four examples of persuasive packaging copy

We often talk about online copywriting here on the blog. From product descriptions to SEO-friendly headlines – it’s easy to focus on how brands use words to draw in digital shoppers.

But what about copy in a real-life context? 

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Seven email strategies used by 10 retailers on Black Friday

Checking your email on Black Friday is like coming back to work after two weeks off.

When you're inbox is flooded, it can be a job in itself to separate the wheat from the chaff, with most emails perhaps more worthy of the trash rather than your attention.

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The best digital marketing stats we've seen this week

A change is as good as the rest, and so we’re trying something slightly different this week. 

We’ve cherry-picked some of the best stats around, and paired them with some extra analysis and reading recommendations.  Optional, of course – we’re not going all Miss Trunchbull on you.

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GAME shows risks of Black Friday downtime despite impressive strategy

The UK video game retailer Game has one of the most impressive Black Friday digital strategies in 2017.

But that is easily undermined if your site is down for an extended period of time.

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