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Fact-checking five rumours about the way search is changing

The search community is constantly awash with rumours about how search is changing. It’s sometimes difficult to know what to believe, so in this post I review five popular rumours that are currently doing the rounds. How valid are they? And what is the real impact they are likely to have? Rumour 1: Mobile is […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

How SEOs can benefit from using AI and automation

Today, optimizing for search is optimizing your customer’s experience. As people query a search engine on their laptop, ask a voice assistant for help, or use their mobile device to find nearby solutions to their needs, brands must be positioned to appear in these critical decision-making moments.

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28% of ‘CX leaders’ are planning to invest in AI in 2020

According to Econsultancy’s Experience Index: 2020 Digital Trends report, in association with Adobe, the gap between CX leaders and mainstream organisations is becoming increasingly evident, with leaders “having advanced customer experience management in place that’s aligned across strategy and technology.”

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

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Digital Transformation Monthly – March 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 […]

Modern Marketing Job Descriptions

1. Introduction Modern marketing requires new skills for the digital age. As new technologies and channels have emerged and digital transformation has become a priority for organisations across all locations, sizes and industries, the demand for expertise in the likes of data, analytics, customer experience, content and personalisation has increased. With this demand often outstripping […]

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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

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Instagram SEO: nine tips for boosting your visibility

In 2020, Instagram is a major force in social media. With more than one billion active users every month, it is increasingly the place to be for many businesses who want to promote themselves – and since the introduction of Instagram Checkout in early 2019, a place for businesses to sell their products directly.

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.

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