patricio robles

Patricio Robles

About Patricio Robles

Patricio Robles is a tech reporter and has been writing about technology, digital marketing and startups at Econsultancy since January 2009.

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Airbnb and the perils of trying to do good during the pandemic

Prior to COVID-19, Airbnb was a high-flying star of the digital economy. Once valued at more than $50bn by investors, with plans to go public this year, the company has been especially hard hit by the ongoing pandemic. That has spelled trouble for Airbnb hosts, some of which are commercial operators with multiple properties purchased […]

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Five ways businesses can respond to the chargeback apocalypse

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every aspect of global business, and payments are no exception. Airlines, which have been among the hardest hit, are now even facing numerous class action lawsuits over their refusal to issue refunds to travelers who are unable to travel as planned due to canceled flights and government travel […]

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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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Six big issues that companies must consider when going remote

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing many companies to rethink their stances vis-à-vis remote working. Big tech names including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Square have decided to embrace remote working – something that seemed inconceivable just a year ago. In what is the latest and perhaps biggest vote of confidence in remote work, Facebook chief […]

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Keys to effective influencer marketing in a pandemic world

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has dealt the booming influencer economy its first real setback. Despite the fact that social media usage is up, brands faced with the threat of a prolonged economic downturn are cutting their influencer marketing engagements. According to SocialBakers, UK posts using the hashtag #ad dropped by more than a third this […]