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Register for the Digital Trends 2020 webinar - 27th February - 2pm GMT, 11am EST

Econsultancy’s Digital Trends Webinar for February 2020 looks at the key trends from our research. Every year our founder, Ashley Friedlein, picks out the digital and marketing trends which he believes will shape the industry and thinking in the year ahead.

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What do the new Ofcom proposals mean for social media marketing? We ask some social media experts

This week, the UK Government has proposed giving the Office of Communication (Ofcom) the necessary powers to regulate social media companies; specifically focusing on harmful content being posted to websites that allow the sharing of user-generated content. In a response to consultations over the Online Harms White Paper released last April, the UK government will […]

A day in the life of… Mark Douthwaite, AI Engineer at Peak

Mark Douthwaite is an AI engineer at Peak, a start-up which works within retail and ecommerce, adapting AI to solve supply chain issues with the likes of ASOS, Footasylum, Fred Perry and Morrisons. So, let’s hear what Douthwaite does every day, and see if he can cut through the hype and explain the true power […]

Digital Transformation Monthly – February 2020

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

Digital Shift

Spotlight on China

Voice Search

Voice in 2020 is (still) not about search

Well, here we are. We’ve made it to 2020, the year that so many believed would be a milestone for voice search, because allegedly, 50% of all search queries by 2020 were going to be conducted via voice.

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Introduction Voice assistants and voice interfaces are becoming increasingly embedded into our everyday lives. Each new wave of technology brings new ways for us to talk to our devices. From smartphones, which brought us the first modern digital voice assistant Siri, to smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, to the emerging generation […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A day in the life of… Mark Douthwaite, AI Engineer at Peak

Mark Douthwaite is an AI engineer at Peak, a start-up which works within retail and ecommerce, adapting AI to solve supply chain issues with the likes of ASOS, Footasylum, Fred Perry and Morrisons. So, let’s hear what Douthwaite does every day, and see if he can cut through the hype and explain the true power […]

AI copywriting: An overview

Copywriting is an often-overlooked but incredibly impactful art that, when done effectively, can have a hugely beneficial impact on ad click-throughs and campaign conversion rates.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Monthly – February 2020

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

Digital Transformation Monthly: 2019 in Review

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

Webinar Catch-up

Influencer Marketing

What Consumers Think About Influencer Marketing

 Executive summary The majority of millennials have been influenced by a social media content creator 61% of people aged 18 to 34, admit they have at some point been influenced in their consumer decisions by a social media content creator. US respondents are more likely to have been influenced than those in the UK. Influencers […]

Amazon

Amazon: Lessons and Success Stories

1. Introduction This report investigates the successes, strengths and challenges of Amazon and outlines what marketers across industries can learn from the retail giant. It will also consider what the future holds for Amazon and explore what marketers can learn from the company. With Amazon recently becoming a trillion-dollar company and the only one to […]

Instagram

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]

52%

The volume of global marketers that cite “driving growth through digital transformation and modernisation” as their top strategic focus.

$39k

The amount US marketers say they are willing to spend up to for a campaign with a celebrity influencer.

44%

Volume of global travellers that say they use voice search to help manage travel.

B2B