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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Influencers say Instagram’s ‘like ban’ has resulted in lower engagement and follower growth

Instagram’s ongoing experiment involving the removal of like counts from posts appears to be well-received by some consumers who say that they feel the Instagram experience is more enjoyable without the metric. But what’s potentially good for mental health has sparked influencer fears over demetrication — fears that early data suggests might be justified.

What’s in a name: do brands need a CMO?

Marketing has never been as wide-ranging, complex and important an activity for companies as it is today, which one might assume means that the role of Chief Marketing Officer or CMO has never been of greater value. But a growing number of brands are actually deciding to eliminate the position.

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Six ways marketers can fight location-based ad fraud

According to BIA/Kelsey, location data will be used in upwards of $38bn of mobile ad spend in the US this year, but unfortunately for marketers paying to reach consumers in specific locations, the evidence suggests that much of the location data being used in location-based ad targeting is not only inaccurate but totally fraudulent.