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Digital Transformation

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Digital Transformation Monthly – August 2020

1. Introduction Almost four-fifths of businesses (79%) saw digital transformation budgets grow as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, with more than a quarter (26%) saying that their budgets grew “dramatically”. This is a finding from a survey of 2,569 global enterprise leaders recently published by Twilio[1] – and it neatly demonstrates the catalytic […]

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The growth of social messaging and chat

This briefing covers messaging trends during lockdown, growth of popular new apps, and wider trends in the space. and is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall.

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Influencer Marketing

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Influencer sustainability – the trends marketers need to know in the second half of 2020

Brands and businesses must constantly recalibrate how they work with influencers as social platforms change. This briefing covers the latest trends in influencer marketing, including Covid-19, ad spend, trust and TikTok. It is an edited version of the influencer section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall. Reduced adspend is […]

Google’s Shoploop: Can the search giant conquer shoppable video?

Google’s Area 120 incubator recently released Shoploop, a platform that aims to combine social, video, ecommerce and influencer marketing all in one place. Is it a revelation, or simply long overdue? Rebecca Sentance tested out the platform and spoke to experts to get their thoughts on Shoploop.

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Keys to effective influencer marketing in a pandemic world

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has dealt the booming influencer economy its first real setback. Despite the fact that social media usage is up, brands faced with the threat of a prolonged economic downturn are cutting their influencer marketing engagements. According to SocialBakers, UK posts using the hashtag #ad dropped by more than a third this […]

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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10 of the best brands on Instagram right now

Instagram turns 10 in 2020, and the platform has certainly come a long way since its early days. Once a place for personal photos (mainly of cats and food), it’s now the dedicated home of creative and innovative brand content.

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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.

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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