Best Practice Guides

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

The Progression of Agency Value in APAC: 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 the fast-changing marketplace of the Asia-Pacific region. Building on previous research on agency value by renowned blogger, writer and consultant Neil Perkin, the study looks at how agencies are responding through their own use of technology and the required adaptations of skillsets, processes and behaviours. The 25-page report also provides a broad-based model for agency maturity incorporating digital media, data, technology and digitalisation.

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Online Communities

Download the final report in this series (Leveraging the Community) here.

Online Communities is a multipart series that guides marketers through the construction, upkeep, and leverage of a digital community. The four reports in this series aim to help marketers learn the best ways to conduct conversations across multiple platforms, understand the utility of email marketing, gather feedback, offer support, and, finally, convert community members into buyers.

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Online Communities Part Four: Leveraging the Community

This report is the final in a four-part series on developing and growing online communities. Leveraging the Community focuses on the tools and tactics to take advantage of social audiences that have coalesced around a brand or product. Its three primary sections - feedback, support, and selling - cover the fundamental capabilities of community.

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The Sales Organization of the Future

The Sales Organization of the Future Report, free to registered Econsultancy users, outlines how the confluence of economic pressures, the mainstreaming of social media, mobile technology and a general need to refocus on the customer will radically change the sales landscape over the next 10 years. The 14-page report explores how a value-added services company can maintain an effective and efficient salesforce, using the right technologies to allow them to influence their customers.

Trend Briefings

B2B Digital Marketing Briefing: Key Takeaways from FUNNEL 2012

Econsultancy's B2B Digital Marketing Briefing focuses on key trends, challenges and best practices for B2B digital marketers. Based on the presentations given at Econsultancy's FUNNEL 2012 event held in London in November 2012, the guide includes thoughts and insights shared that day, case studies illustrating best practice and contributions from B2B marketing experts.

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Best Practices in Data Management

The Data Management Best Practice Guide is aimed at marketers, executive management and agencies that work with data and aspire to. This 70-page report thoroughly explores the strategic and everyday issues and opportunities presented by the explosion of customer and behavioral data and the explosion of tools and services designed to leverage it. 

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Facebook for Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa

The Facebook for Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa Best Practice Guide explores in detail country-specific best practices for setting up and running a Facebook Business page in the MENA region.

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Conversion Maximization - The Essential Workflow

Arguing that marketers need to fundamentally shift their approach to conversion optimization, this report explores the importance of up front thinking around the value exchange, conversion barriers and conversion drivers before focusing the on the tactics that result in conversion maximization. The author, Boris Grinkot is a long time practitioner and thought leader in conversion rate optimization, and a winner of a 2012 Digital Vision Grant to produce this report.

JUMP Magazine

JUMP Magazine - Fall 2012

JUMP is Econsultancy's magazine in support of the multichannel event, JUMP, which takes place on January 30, 2013 in New York. In this issue of JUMP Magazine, we look at attribution, social metrics and new ways to bridge multi-channel, integrated marketing campigns. Big data is the theme, but there are also articles on the innovative multichannel campaigns, social media engagement, customer experience and and multichannel retailing.

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Increased ROI - A Statistical Examination of Ad Optimization

Digital marketing has it over traditional advertising in lots of ways, but perhaps no advantage stands out more than the sheer amount of data marketers can glean from their campaigns. Information in hand, they can test concepts, placements, and deliveries within a campaign in multiple ways, and when the results come back, they can optimize the ad with the simple reallocation of a specific creative element.

But is display ad optimization worth the time and trouble? Increased ROI - A Statistical Examination of Ad Optimization suggests there is, at least beyond a certain volume level...