Best Practice Guides

Navigating Brexit: A Provisional Guide for Marketers and HR (Talent)


The outcome of the EU referendum in 2016 and the negotiations that followed brought economic volatility and a prevailing uncertainty. The response of those in the marketing and digital industries has been pragmatic and focused on building their existing core strengths. This report gathers the opinions of business leaders, marketers and HR professionals, and reflects on a range of evidence of consumer and industry behaviours since 23 June 2016.

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Beyond Brexit


In Beyond Brexit, Econsultancy looks back on the lessons marketers must learn. We examine how brands can future-proof their strategies against similar periods of uncertainty, establish contingencies and create enough organisational agility to roll with the political, economic and cultural punches. The report explores the global impact of Brexit on digitally-driven, marketing-led brands from the perspectives of talent, data, technology and analytics.

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Effective Leadership in the Digital Age


The Effective Leadership in the Digital Age research set out to answer one key question: what does it mean to be a 'digital leader' in the context of digital transformation? The report aims to distill some of the key shifts in leadership qualities, attributes and techniques, providing a multidimensional framework for effective digital leadership.

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Digital Marketing: Organisational Structures and Resourcing Best Practice Guide


The Digital Marketing: Organisational Structures and Resourcing Best Practice Guide is an update on the previous iterations of this research (2011 and 2013), and is based on interviews with senior employees at companies across a range of business sectors, as well as an online survey of senior digital professionals within Econsultancy's user base. Written by experienced blogger, writer and consultant Neil Perkin, the report makes best practice recommendations designed to help you respond to the challenges faced by managers and organisations when structuring digital marketing capability.

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Digital Job Descriptions Best Practice Guide


In an increasingly competitive market, job descriptions serve as vital tools to help organisations attract and retain digital talent. Also, without a clearly defined job description, it is difficult to effectively and objectively evaluate each person's fit for the role. The Digital Job Descriptions Best Practice Guide provides you with a framework for planning and creating high quality, professional job descriptions to help organisations attract and evaluate candidates for digital roles.

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Skills of the Modern Marketer


The Skills of the Modern Marketer research sets out to define the skills needed by marketers. When we interviewed senior marketers about what they look for in new recruits, a surprisingly strong emphasis was placed on the soft sills. The 48-page report defines the soft skills needed be successful in the organisation and the deep vertical knowledge areas that marketers see growing in importance in the coming years.

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Digital Shift Q2 2014


Digital Shift, a quarterly service from Econsultancy exclusively for Enterprise subscribers, is intended as a guide to support strategic thinking. Focused tightly on digital technologies, marketing and ecommerce, it’s about delivering actionable insight on trends that will be significant in the short to mid-term, and which can be used to generate new ideas, improve business performance and stay ahead of the competition.