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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.