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Digital Shift Report: Q4 2019

Digital Shift discusses the latest trends and key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. This quarter’s update dives into AI and machine learning, smart home, quantum computing, new social, brain-computer interface technology, and the lessons we can learn from Amazon.

Research, Best Practice and Trends

Experiential Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to help senior marketers better understand the opportunities offered by experiential marketing, outlining when and how the discipline can add value. Its purpose is to help brands plan and execute experiential marketing activities and to be mindful of the challenges involved. New studies show that we are continuing […]

Learning from Digital Disruptors Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction ‘Learning from Digital Disruptors’ defines best practice strategies, tactics and approaches from disruptive brands and businesses and distils key learnings that marketers can usefully apply in their day-to-day roles. The goal was to understand key thinking and innovative techniques and provide some practical guidance on their potential application in order to help marketers […]

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A Marketer’s Guide to Chatbots

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive summary Chatbots have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, with the cost of implementing the technology going down and the curiosity around AI taking off. Nevertheless, the definitions around what a chatbot is and what a chatbot can do are still blurred. For the purpose of this […]

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Demystifying Blockchain: Guidelines for Marketers

1.  Introduction Powerful technological forces are impacting the marketing profession and the companies and industries where marketers work. Econsultancy identifies, analyses and writes about many of these forces; ubiquitous connectivity[1], artificial intelligence[2] and the Internet of Things[3] to name a few. The same technologies are also enabling new and agile innovators to launch digitally enabled […]

A Marketer’s Guide to AI and Machine Learning

A Marketer’s Guide to AI and Machine Learning

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive Summary Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of technology that has suffered from over-hyping and confusing language, but clarity is finally developing. AI is the ability of technology to make smart decisions in a human way in relation to such things as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. […]

A Marketer’s Guide to the Internet of Things

1. Introduction 1.1. Executive Summary The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the embedding of sensors into objects so they can connect to each other and the environment via the internet. It promises a more seamless world where many decisions and actions are automated to make our lives better and easier, offering enhanced value and […]

Amazon: Lessons and Success Stories

1. Introduction This report investigates the successes, strengths and challenges of Amazon and outlines what marketers across industries can learn from the retail giant. It will also consider what the future holds for Amazon and explore what marketers can learn from the company. With Amazon recently becoming a trillion-dollar company and the only one to […]

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Microlearning: Digital Trends

This new bitesize module, one of over 70 in the Microlearning library, highlights four key trends in digital that require special attention, in under three minutes.

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Fashion ecommerce 2020: Which trends are disrupting the industry?

Fashion ecommerce is continuously changing, with consumer expectations pushing brands to innovate in order to stand out amid stiff competition. So, how are fashion ecommerce brands rising to the challenge?

This briefing covers new and current trends within the industry, information on the brands that are demonstrating best practice, and a look at how it’s paying off.

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