Best Practice Guides

The Presentation Style of Web Analytics Data and Decision-Making

This report written by Econsultancy MSc Digital Marketing Communications graduate Mark McGee is based on the findings from his dissertation titled 'The Presentation Style of Web Analytics Data and Decision-Making'. The report tests the hypothesis that an infoposter (infographic) would have a detrimental effect on decision-making ability and quality. The findings of the research implied that there was no discernible difference in the ability of digital marketing professionals to make a decision using either raw data in a tabular format or as an infoposter.

Best Practice Guides

SEO in the Middle East and North Africa Best Practice Guide

The SEO in the Middle East and North Africa Best Practice Guide explores in detail country-specific marketing strategies and localisation issues in the MENA region. 

JUMP Magazine

JUMP Magazine 2012

JUMP is Econsultancy's magazine in support of the multichannel event, JUMP, which takes place on October 10 in London and on November 1, 2012 in New York. In this issue of JUMP Magazine, we look at new ways to bridge the multi-channel gap. Big data is the theme, but there are also articles on the socialization of customer service, innovative multichannel campaigns, mobile apps vs. websites, discounting and media growth trends.

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Digital Tribes II: Community Culture

Digital Tribes II: Community Culture is the second of three reports from Econsultancy’s Digital Vision grant-winner Allison Aldridge Saur. Building a community has become a primary goal for many marketing organizations. In this report Saur uses the template of Native American tribal practices to highlight techniques that marketers can use to strengthen communities.

Best Practice Guides

Facebook Pages for Business Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy's Facebook Pages for Business Best Practice Guide has been produced specifically with the aim of helping organizations and brands design and implement their Facebook pages for maximum effect, no matter what the objective.

This 100+ page document contains sections ranging from building an internal business case for a Facebook presence through to understanding internal strategy and moderation.

The guide also contains a comprehensive, 50-point checklist of best practice issues and their associated success factors that you'll need for your Facebook activity.

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The EU Cookie Law: A guide to compliance

How to ensure that your website complies with the EU e-Privacy Directive

The EU Cookie Law report looks into the legal changes as they affect online businesses in the UK, the potential threats to online business models and the steps that companies could be taking now to demonstrate compliance with the EU ePrivacy Directive.

This guide explains the legislation as far as it affects UK online businesses, sets out some practical steps that you can take towards compliance, as well as showing some practical examples of how websites can gain users’ consent for setting cookies.

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The Progression of Agency Value: Developing a Model for Agency Maturity in a Digital World

The Progression of Agency Value: Developing a Model for Agency Maturity in a Digital World report, published in association with Adobe, aims to identify the key challenges faced by agencies in a fast-changing marketplace. The study looks at how agencies are responding through their own use of technology and the required adaptations of skillsets, processes and behaviours. The 59-page report also provides a broad-based model for agency maturity incorporating the essential component areas arising from the research (data, technology, skills and culture).

Beginner's Guides

Online Communities Part Two: Engaging Your Community Across Multiple Platforms

Online Communities Part Two: Engaging Your Community Across Multiple Platforms is the second report in a series of four by DJ Waldow that focus on digital community building. This report uses detailed case studies to demonstrate how brands can connect with an audience across multiple social media sites.

Best Practice Guides

Best Practices in Digital Display Advertising

Best Practices in Digital Display Advertising: How to make a complex ecosystem work efficiently for your organization is a comprehensive overview of display media advertising. Tailored to marketers who are attempting both branding and direct response, topics covered include emergent technology, key changes, and guidance on how to discover, buy, serve, and measure digital display media advertisements.

Survey Reports

EU e-Privacy Directive survey

In March 2012, Econsultancy ran a short poll of more than 700 marketers about the new EU e-Privacy Directive to see how companies are preparing for the new legislation ahead of the May 26 deadline for compliance. This free 141-page report contains the full findings of the survey and looks at how well companies understand the new EU cookie laws.