Trends Reports

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

Ashley Friedlein

Ashley Friedlein’s marketing and digital trends for 2019

Every year Econsultancy’s founder Ashley Friedlein picks out the digital and marketing trends and developments which he believes will shape the industry and digital/marketing planning and thinking in the year ahead.

Here are his predictions across 10 areas and disciplines in 2019.

Latest Trends Reports

Digital Transformation Monthly – May 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Transformation Monthly – April 2019

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 […]

Advertising

The Future of Marketing

1. Introduction ‘The Future of Marketing’ is based on an exploratory and descriptive research enquiry into the trends shaping the future of marketing. The report examines the main objectives and key priority areas for marketers within the next five years. A survey was conducted among 492 respondents who classified as advertisers/ client-side marketers, media owners […]

Digital Shift Quarterly Trends

Digital Shift Report: Q2 2018

Webinar recording 1. Welcome to Digital Shift Digital Shift is Econsultancy’s new trends service designed to give you the need-to-know insights into the key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. As we all know, the pace of change that digital marketers face is relentless. Every day there are reams of articles, blog posts, […]

Content

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

The Future of Marketing

1. Introduction ‘The Future of Marketing’ is based on an exploratory and descriptive research enquiry into the trends shaping the future of marketing. The report examines the main objectives and key priority areas for marketers within the next five years. A survey was conducted among 492 respondents who classified as advertisers/ client-side marketers, media owners […]

Customer Experience

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 […]

Consumerization of Healthcare report

The Consumerization of Healthcare

1. Executive Summary “We don’t sell a product, we sell an experience.” That’s how 62% of marketing executives in the wellness and healthcare category describe their business. Healthcare marketers know that their market is changing as the power dynamic shifts toward the consumer. What isn’t so clear is what to do about it. Based on […]

Data and Analytics

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 […]

Ecommerce

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 […]

Zomato: Delivering More Than Food

1. Introduction While at Bain, Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah realized that the long queues at the office cafeteria was because menus were only available for browsing at the point of order. Their solution was simple: they scanned the menu cards and uploaded the images to the company intranet. The modest gesture – done partly […]

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

Grab: Going Beyond Transport

1. Introduction In 2012, Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling launched an app that sought to solve transport woes in Malaysia. Taxis in Malaysia had a reputation for refusing to use the in-taxi meters, and customers would be overcharged. Today, with US$5bn in funding and an app download count of more than 95 million, Grab […]

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Innovation and Trends

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 […]

Mobile

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

Digital Shift Quarterly Trends

Digital Shift Report: Q2 2018

Webinar recording 1. Welcome to Digital Shift Digital Shift is Econsultancy’s new trends service designed to give you the need-to-know insights into the key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. As we all know, the pace of change that digital marketers face is relentless. Every day there are reams of articles, blog posts, […]

People and Skills

Future of agencies report

The Future of Agencies: Systems and Empathy

1. Introduction 1.1 About Econsultancy Econsultancy’s mission is to help its customers achieve excellence in digital business, marketing and ecommerce through research, training and events. Founded in 1999, Econsultancy has offices in New York, London and Singapore. Econsultancy is used by over 600,000 professionals every month. Subscribers get access to research, market data, best practice […]

Search Marketing

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 […]

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

SEO

SEO in 2018: Industry Experts Tell Marketers What They Need to Know

1. Introduction Econsultancy’s trends reports provide an overview of contemporary topics and steer readers to ensure that projects and strategies are executed in the right way for optimal results. This particular trend report is aimed at helping SEO practitioners and marketers optimise their SEO efforts in 2018. Predicting future trends has always been a challenging […]

trends

Digital Shift Report: Q1 2018

Webinar Recording 1.   Welcome to Digital Shift Digital Shift is Econsultancy’s trends service, designed to give you the need-to-know insights into the key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. As we all know, the pace of change that marketers face is relentless. We are faced each day with articles, blog posts, product announcements and […]

Strategy

Digital Transformation Monthly – May 2019

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 – April 2019

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 […]

Social

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

Digital Shift Q3 2018

 Webinar Recording 1. Welcome to Digital Shift Digital Shift is Econsultancy’s trends service, designed to give you the need-to-know insights into the key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. As we all know, the pace of change that digital marketers face is relentless. Each day, we are faced with articles, blog posts, product […]

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