Below are the reports we have related to digital strategy and planning. This includes broader digital strategy challenges and issues as well as specific topics like digital budgets, digital marketing planning, digital skills, governance, team structures and so on.

Best Practice Guides

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide


Part of our Social Media Best Practice Guide bundle, this report aims to identify best practice approaches, techniques, challenges and opportunities for creating your social media strategy. It contains actionable, real-world insight with detailed explanations to help you start and improve your performance on social media platforms.

Throughout the report, we bring you examples of how companies are using social media in different ways, as well as insights from companies interviewed specifically for this guide. For more details on the main features of social media platforms and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most value from social media, read the complementary Social Media Platforms Overview and the Paid Social Media Advertising report.

Best Practice Guides

Social Media Bundle


This Social Media Best Practice Guide contains actionable, real-world insight with detailed explanations to help you start and improve your performance on social media platforms. In order to enable you to quickly access the information you need to start improving your marketing efforts, the guide is available as two individual reports: Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide and Social Media Platforms Overview.

Survey Reports

Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2018 Digital Trends in Financial Services


The 2018 Digital Trends in Financial Services report is a barometer of the extent to which financial services and insurance (FSI) organisations are embracing digital technology, focusing their strategies and prioritising resources for the year ahead and beyond. The report is based on a sample of almost 700 senior industry leaders (manager level or above) who were among around 13,000 digital professionals taking part in the annual Digital Trends survey.

Survey Reports

Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2018 Digital Trends for Creative and Design Leaders


The 2018 Digital Trends for Creative and Design Leaders report explores the priorities, opportunities and challenges ahead through the lens of creative and design professionals. For the first time our annual survey of digital professionals had specific questions for this cohort of respondents, to help us understand in more detail their opportunities and pain points.

Best Practice Guides

Social Media Platforms Overview


The Social Media Platforms Overview aims to provide a snapshot of the major social media platforms and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most value from social media. Part of our Social Media Best Practice Guide bundle, it provides a summary of the main features of social media platforms and outlines some of the options available to marketers when developing a paid, owned and earned strategic approach to social media marketing and communications.

Internet Statistics

Internet Statistics Compendium


Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Compendium is a compilation of internet statistics and online market research with data, facts, charts and figures. Updated monthly, the documents contain thousands of stats and figures. A huge time-saver for presentations and reports.

Survey Reports

Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2018 Digital Trends in Retail


The 2018 Digital Trends in Retail report explores the effects of digital disruption in the sector, providing guidance to organisations that want to stay ahead of the curve. It highlights the key digital trends, challenges and opportunities which retailers need to be aware of during 2018, covering topics ranging from customer experience and mobile to data-driven marketing and personalisation.

Survey Reports

Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2018 Digital Trends in South Africa


The 2018 Digital Trends in South Africa report, based on the eighth annual trends survey conducted by Econsultancy and Adobe, looks at the most significant trends that will impact South African companies in the short to medium term.

Best Practice Guides

Paid Social Media Advertising


Econsultancy's Paid Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide provides an overview of the major social media channels and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most value from social media advertising.

Best Practice Guides

Embracing Technology and Innovation in Digital Marketing – Energy and Utilities


This report will uncover the marketing innovations in the energy and utilities sector, investigate marketers' openness to embracing new practices and technologies and explore how they are preparing to better position their organisations in an increasingly uncertain and competitive world.