Strategy

The latest strategy best practice, trends, market data, news, case studies, training and more. From product management and financing, to digital transformation

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Developing Future Strategy: Long-Term Thinking for Marketers

‌ This report explores how to integrate planning for the long-term future into an effective strategy in order to protect against disruption and ensure organisations are prepared for the next big change in business, technology or society at large.

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Product Strategy and Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The objective of this report is to provide marketers with a practical guide to the essential principles, processes and practices surrounding the increasingly critical areas of product strategy and marketing. Digital has facilitated a growing proportion of business models to pivot towards direct-to-consumer propositions, and an ever-growing number of products to become services, […]

Learning from a Crisis Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact, affecting almost every aspect of daily life. Measures taken to slow the spread of the virus around the world have brought with them remarkable economic losses. The full economic impact of the crisis is at this stage unknown, but projections of the cost […]

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Brand Purpose Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The concept of ‘brand purpose’ is not new, but as consumers want more than a transactional relationship with the brands they buy from, it remains high on the agenda for companies. Research continues to show that consumers are assessing what a brand says and does. They see brand purpose as an important factor […]

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Optimising Marketing Spend Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Whether marketers are leading a startup, working in a sector where margins are thin or budgets are traditionally tight, or if a brand or business has had its budget revised or downgraded, they can apply the principles and strategies for managing limited budgets, which have a degree of universality. During the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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Learning from Digital Disruptors Best Practice Guide

 ‌ This report defines best practice strategies, tactics and approaches from disruptive brands and businesses and distils key learnings that marketers can usefully apply in their day-to-day roles.

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Why have an eBay strategy in 2021?

In this article, I’ll take a look at eBay in 2021: its size, the markets where it is popular, and what types of products sell best on the platform. I’ll also look at eBay’s offerings for businesses and how brands can benefit from a presence on the site, as well as tips for how to optimise that presence, drawing on material from Econsultancy’s recently-published Third-Party Marketplaces Best Practice Guide.

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Cause marketing: Examples from Uber, Starbucks & JetBlue

Cause marketing has come to the forefront since the pandemic, with many big brands recognising the importance of charitable giving – and the impact it can have on consumer opinion. IBM research found that, in 2020, 40% of consumers now fall into the category of ‘purpose-driven’, meaning they seek out companies which align with their […]

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How does marketing operations make B2B organisations more efficient?

Marketing operations, or MOPS, is all about planning, process and measurement. It goes beyond project management to encompass the people, processes, technology, and data that powers a business’s overall marketing strategy. Ultimately, MOPS should make businesses more efficient and able to adapt quickly to change. Indeed, Adobe’s 2021 Digital Trends report found that B2B organisations with […]

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How digital is changing the pharma & healthcare industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an acceleration of digital transformation within the healthcare and pharma industry. According to a survey by GlobalData, 40% of pharmaceutical industry professionals in Europe and North America believe that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation by more than five years.

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Wunderman Thompson CSO Sid McGrath on repairing fractured retail brands

On day two of Festival of Marketing’s Fast Forward event, Wunderman Thompson’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sid McGrath, emphasised the increasing need to identify fractured brands in retail and the reasons why such fracturing is occurring. Perhaps most importantly, he shared his tips on how to make these brands whole again to deliver a first-class, coherent experience that will keep customers returning.

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Strategy

Strategy

Objective and KPI setting, to budgeting for digital marketing, using data for planning, segmentation and targeting and customer journey mapping

Econsultancy
16 Min

Brand and Value

Ways you can add value to people and organisations through your brand: how to build your brand and how to avoid breaking your brand.

Econsultancy
10 Min

Positioning

Learn how the fusion of digital, classic tools and architecture offers unique capability to do positioning in real-time and at an individual level via dynamic personalisation.

Econsultancy
15 Min

Market and Customer Orientation

Explore ways to achieve market orientation through a customer-focused approach and ensure engagement from your organisation.

Econsultancy
14 Min

Customer Insight

How to make the most of the latest methods and digital data analytics to fully inform your customer insight planning.

Econsultancy
24 Min

Distribution

Learn about how traditional models of distribution have changed and how digital has broken down the barriers to entry.

Econsultancy
27 Min
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Innovation and Trends

Where we are now and what is likely to happen in the world of digital. We discuss the big digital eras and their impact on marketing, as well as the key innovations, challenges and opportunities to prepare for.

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Digital Transformation Monthly – July 2021

1. Introduction Each month, Econsultancy’s Digital Transformation Monthly report highlights the most important transformation stories arising from sectors from retail and finance to travel, transport and more. Bold moves are being made all around as we move into the second half of 2021 and brands, increasingly emboldened as some of the worst effects of the […]

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Digital Transformation Monthly – June 2021

1. Introduction Each month, Econsultancy’s Digital Transformation Monthly report highlights the most important transformation stories arising from sectors from retail and grocery to finance, healthcare and travel. This month, we look at two new studies that present different perspectives on organisations’ digital aptitude: one from The Economist and Microsoft, which reveals that most companies were […]

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Discover marketing strategy statistics with the ISD

Browse, save and export a range of marketing strategy statistics via the Internet Statistics Database, updated regularly to reflect the latest findings from the UK and around the world.

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