Trends Reports

Reports from our analysts on the latest marketing and ecommerce trends and innovations

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Digital Transformation Monthly

Econsultancy’s Digital Transformation Monthly report highlights the most important transformation stories across industries: from investments in infrastructure to pivots towards digital only channels. The series distils the important information down into a digestible compendium of what business leaders need to know about digital transformation.

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Ecommerce Quarterly

The Ecommerce Quarterly is a series of presentations by Econsultancy, which curates the latest trends, developments, and statistics in ecommerce.

Social Quarterly

The Social Quarterly is a series of presentations by Econsultancy, which curate the latest trends, developments and statistics in social media.

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The contextual advertising boom: What is it, and how can brands take advantage?

In an increasingly privacy-conscious web, contextual ad targeting is having a moment. Discussion website and self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’, Reddit, recently announced the acquisition of Spiketrap, an audience contextualisation company. As well as further building out Reddit’s advertising offering, the move to acquire Spiketrap highlights Reddit’s intention to capitalise on advertising that matches […]

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A metaverse reality check: What role for brands?

Many companies are eager to explore investments in the metaverse, but what is the best way to go about this? We conclude our three-part series, ‘A metaverse reality check’, by looking closely at the practical considerations behind metaverse investment, and consider what some major brands have been doing in this space.

Digital PR: An introduction to writer/blogger outreach

The disciplines of content marketing and SEO are intertwined. Generally speaking, content marketing concerns the creation and publication of content to engage an audience, while SEO concerns the research of topics being searched for by people using Google (or other search engines). Both content marketers and SEOs will also have a focus on creating link-worthy […]

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Social Quarterly: Q4 2022

The latest trends, developments and statistics in social media. Stories this quarter include Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the implications for advertisers, trend-bucking growth from Pinterest, new security features on LinkedIn and Meta’s new monetisation opportunities for creators.

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Ecommerce Quarterly: Q3 2022

A guide to the latest trends, developments and statistics in ecommerce including new brand marketplaces, the third-party cookie phase-out delay and in-ad purchasing, providing a snapshot of what is happening right now in ecommerce and what you need to be aware of.