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.

Survey Reports

State of Digital Marketing in Australia 2012

The State of Digital Marketing in Australia report, published by Econsultancy in association with Marketing Magazine, looks in detail at the current level of spending across different marketing channels, how companies are measuring marketing effectiveness and examines the existing levels of industry skills and knowledge.

The next edition of this report will be available at the end of January 2013.

Survey Reports

Media Growth Trends Report 2012

The second annual Econsultancy report on Media Growth Trends is an in-depth continuation of last year’s study, in partnership with The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. The goal for this report was to capture senior media, information, marketing services and technology executives’ outlook on growth opportunities and key challenges as the industry continues to respond to dramatic changes in the media and technology landscape.

Beginner's Guides

Online Communities Part One: Starting a Community

Online Communities is a multipart series that guides marketers through the construction, upkeep, and leverage of a digital community. This report, Part One, Starting A Community explores the foundational concepts of community, the advantages for companies who take the time to build them, and explores the preliminaries of using the largest community-facilitating digital services.

Best Practice Guides

Mobile Websites and Apps Optimization Best Practice Guide

The Mobile Websites and Apps Optimization Best Practice Guide, written by Craig Sullivan, Group Customer Experience Manager for Belron, aims to encourage companies to use this growing channel effectively. By designing around customers, their handsets, context and goals, companies can maximize visitor traffic and conversions.

The tips and techniques described in this comprehensive series of reports are designed to help you make good decisions about mobile, optimize for your mobile audience and improve user experience and mobile conversion rate. The guide includes a detailed list of some killer resources, articles and books, as well as examples of mobile optimized sites and statistics.

Best Practice Guides

The Internationalisation of E-commerce: A Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy's Internationalisation of E-commerce Best Practice Guide is a comprehensive report designed to help businesses understand the benefits and challenges of selling online in other markets. The report details the complex issues associated with cross-border ecommerce, including pricing, shipping and legislation. The report also contains best practice tips for internationalising the brand online, including how to tailor the user experience for local market needs. 

Best Practice Guides

How to Run a Successful E-commerce ITT

Econsultancy’s How to Run a Successful E-commerce ITT best practice guide is absolutely essential reading for organizations considering a new e-commerce platform or upgrading their existing systems. The comprehensive 95-page report is aimed at helping in-company e-commerce managers to understand the skills and techniques required to manage the Invitation to Tender process in a professional and expedient manner.

Best Practice Guides

Marketing Automation Best Practices

Marketing Automation Best Practices is a guide to understanding and improving marketing automation - the process of using technology to manage, scale, and measure marketing efforts. What is marketing automation? How can it work for my organization? When will we see the results? What kinds of results can we expect? By interviewing vendors and users, we aim to answer those questions and more...

Best Practice Guides

Twitter for Business

This report is aimed at companies and individuals who are thinking of joining Twitter and want to find out more about the social platform, as well as people who are currently using Twitter for business, and want a deeper understanding of best practice.

Best Practice Guides

Digital Marketing: Organisational Structures and Resourcing Best Practice Guide 2011

The Digital Marketing: Organisational Structures and Resourcing Best Practice Guide aims to identify common issues, themes and challenges faced by managers and organisations in structuring their digital marketing capabilities and programs. The best practice recommendations included in this report are designed to help you respond to these challenges, with a focus on the best strategies, frameworks and opportunities for digital success.

Buyer's Guides

Online Reputation and Buzz Monitoring Buyer's Guide 2012

A 181-page guide for digital marketers, online PR and social media consultants interested in social listening and buzz monitoring software. Download to learn about the reputation monitoring technology available, and to understand more about what is required to deliver actionable insight for your company.