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Segmentations and Personas Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Marketers have always sought to find the most relevant buyers for their products. In the 1950s, this concept took a step forward when Wendell Smith published an award-winning article in the Journal of Marketing on product differentiation and market segmentation.[1] This article put segmentations on the map for marketers, and soon market segmentations […]

Measuring Digital Marketing Effectiveness Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction In recent years, there have been industry changes in two major areas, technical and regulatory, which have both made an impact on the way marketers can, and should, measure digital marketing effectiveness. Technical industry changes Apple, Google and Mozilla, which each own very popular web browsers, have implemented technical changes to the way […]

Digital Transformation and the Role of Data

1. Introduction The modern marketer’s dilemma “After several years of long Christmas lists to Santa, this year my girls could not think of anything they wanted. It dawned on me; my kids are not seeing marketing encouraging them to want things. My job and the jobs of future global marketers are getting more challenging. We […]

Customer Data Platforms Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Organising large amounts of customer data is becoming a huge challenge for marketers who want a ‘360 degree view’ of their customers. Customer data platforms (CDPs) offer a way for organisations to bring together disparate customer data into one place, to allow for the easy sharing of this information with other systems. This […]

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Data and Analytics

The different kinds of data for digital marketing, and how to turn them into insight and action. First, second and third-party data, the role of website and channel analytics, and importance of data privacy.

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Data and Measurement

Learn more about what data you need to support your marketing (including to machines), and how to measure and optimise performance.

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PPC: When automation may not be the best option for retailers

Advertising platforms are offering more automation tools. However, it is important to look at the bigger picture and not always view channels in isolation. There are several key examples when automation may not be the best solution for retailers using paid search.

Online Fast Track: Advanced Data & Analytics Training Course (3 days)

This is a 3-day live and interactive online training workshop led by an expert digital marketing practitioner, designed to cover the practical knowledge and skills you need to transform the wealth of available data into powerful insights, increased performance and better strategic decisions.

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Ratings and Reviews Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Customer centricity is at the heart of any successful business today. Digital has empowered consumers in numerous ways, giving them greater choice and convenience when they shop, but also offering a platform for them to share their views at the touch of a button. There are a host of platforms enabling consumers to […]

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A Short Guide to Maximising the ROI of Digital Marketing

1. Introduction The size of investment that brands make in digital marketing programmes mean that it is extremely important to understand the impact that spend is having. Yet there remains little industry consensus on the best way to achieve an accurate, quantified view on the contribution that a marketing strategy has had on revenue and […]

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Five tips for predicting the future: Covid-19 edition

Covid-19 has changed the world and there is little doubt that its effects will linger even after the worst of the pandemic is over. But precisely what will change? For leaders trying to make decisions about important matters — from product strategy to marketing investment — there has arguably never been a more difficult environment […]

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Consumers are online – are you ready for them?

Covid-19 has forced most consumers worldwide to change their habits and behaviors and to rely on online solutions for things usually done face to face. Brands that are providing their customers with easy, enjoyable and seamless online experiences during the crisis are likely to benefit from these forced behavior changes post Covid-19. If you want […]

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Data and analytics - explore the ISD

Find all the data and analytics you need on a vast range of marketing topics. Browse, save and export charts as you go.

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