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What Consumers Think About Influencer Marketing

 Executive summary The majority of millennials have been influenced by a social media content creator 61% of people aged 18 to 34, admit they have at some point been influenced in their consumer decisions by a social media content creator. US respondents are more likely to have been influenced than those in the UK. Influencers […]

Ecommerce Trends

1. Introduction By the end of 2019, there will be close to 1.92 billion online buyers, representing around 25% of the world’s population shopping online. This figure is rapidly rising and is expected to reach 2.14 billion people in 2021.[1] With more people shopping online, every company should be considering their ecommerce business. The ecommerce […]

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Content is king: Disney+ hits 10m subscribers in 24 hours

The streaming wars are officially on as Disney launched its $6.99 per month Disney+ streaming service on Tuesday in the US, Canada and Netherlands. And despite some technical glitches, the launch proved to be one for the record books as some 10m people subscribed to the much-anticipated service. For comparison, as Bloomberg media analyst Geetha […]

How Movember grew to five million Mo Bros and Sistas

Movember’s Global Marketing Director, Paul Mitcheson, spoke on day one of the Festival of Marketing 2019 last month and shared the steps the organisation took to become a global movement for men’s health, and how he thinks Movember will have a lasting impact in the future.

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Social Media Advertising

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the opportunities, risks and the required investment of time, effort and budget […]

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Six ways brands can respond to the “demetrication” trend in social media

Digital marketing is, on paper, all about metrics. Never before have marketers had access to so much data and the ability to track and monitor their campaigns, often in real-time no less. But some of the decisions marketers make, particularly in the world of social media, are based on public metrics that could be going […]

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]

Vector graphic of a smartphone with social media notifications

Six ways brands can respond to the “demetrication” trend in social media

Digital marketing is, on paper, all about metrics. Never before have marketers had access to so much data and the ability to track and monitor their campaigns, often in real-time no less. But some of the decisions marketers make, particularly in the world of social media, are based on public metrics that could be going […]

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]

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The continued fight against ad fraud

Ad fraud is a huge problem that some estimate is responsible for billions of dollars in wasted ad spend every year. In an effort to combat ad fraud, the IAB in 2017 finalized a specification for ads.txt, a new standard for fighting inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.

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The evolution of SEO

What are the most important Google ranking factors for SEO? Look up this question (on Google, naturally) and you’ll find a wide array of different articles each claiming to have THE definitive answer on what you need to pay attention to in order to rank highly in search.

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Is lack of conversion a worrying trend for SEO?

Since it became the world’s dominant search engine, ranking well on Google has been a make-or-break proposition for many businesses. Countless companies adept at SEO can thank Google for their success.

SEO Best Practice: The Fundamentals of Search Engine Optimisation

1. Introduction The value of proper search engine optimisation (SEO) should not be underestimated. Whether it increases the visibility of a business within search engine results, or reduces the cost per click by assisting the page quality score, optimisation is important to businesses. This report explores the basics of how most English language search engines […]

Email Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction 1.1. About this report Econsultancy’s series of Best Practice Guides have been created for internet professionals who typically work in marketing or ecommerce roles. The guides steer readers to ensure that projects and strategies are executed in the right way for optimal results. Given the ongoing significance of email to most organisations in […]

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

The rise of digital dashboards for analytics

In the last few months, I’ve noticed a trend emerging at the analytics meetups and events I attend. People are talking more and more about digital dashboards. I’ve even heard people advocate throwing out monthly reports, as they hail the arrival of democratised data in the form of swish new dashboards.

The latest brand digital transformation moves

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

The best social media stories and campaigns from September 2019

September’s social media roundup includes platform news from Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube, as well as campaigns from Oxfam, the COPI and Google. Without further ado, let’s get into it. (Remember to check out our bundle of Social Media Best Practice Guides, and Econsultancy subscribers can also watch our latest social media webinar on demand) The Rundown […]

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The top 25 Econsultancy blog posts of 2019

The year is coming to a close, with continued unease about data collection and targeting, heaps of sentiment we call ‘brand purpose’, confusion about real-time bidding and EU regulation, a feeling in some quarters of ’emperor’s new clothes’ about personalisation and customer experience, and that’s just the good news!