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10 top tips for those getting started with marketing automation

Automation has been a marketing goal for many years now. Most companies have identified tasks, such as abandoned cart emails, which are better handled by an always-on algorithm than a marketer.

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Ask the experts: Paid social media trends, challenges & strategy

Next up for our 'ask the experts' series is paid social media.

We've got some consultants and agency bods to give us their opinions on everything from Snapchat to strategy, video to influencers. There's quite a lot to digest so you can use the hyperlinks below to jump between questions.

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Four lessons retailers can learn from Ted Baker’s international growth

It’s proving to be a pretty good year for British retailer Ted Baker. The brand has just announced a 14% increase in half-year revenues, as well as an impressive 43.8% rise in ecommerce sales.

It’s not just the UK that’s been loving Ted Baker either. Sales in the US increased 18%, while sales in Asia rose nearly 30%.

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Three promising signs that companies are finally starting to appreciate CX

For years it has felt like we're stuck at the beginning of the journey toward improving customer experience (CX).

We know what we want to achieve (great CX), we have plenty of ideas about how to do it, yet very few of our organisations have truly aligned their objectives with the customers'.

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Four examples of automotive brands that are innovating the customer experience

Disruption is a common theme these days and while it's hard to create a list of industries that are being disrupted the most, there's no doubt that the auto industry is a contender.

Consumers are redefining their relationship with cars, from the way they acquire them to how they use them, and that means automakers need to rethink their roles and how they operate in the market.

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Four reasons fashion brands are launching their own beauty ranges

Last month, fast-fashion retailer Boohoo announced that it would be launching a new beauty range. 

With products starting from as little as £4, Boohoo Cosmetics is designed to offer consumers an alternative to high-end beauty.

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Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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The four habits of successful data-driven marketers

As marketers, we are constantly encouraged to be 'data-driven'. For starters, we are expected to keep a close eye on acquisition costs, track funnel metrics, and keep tabs on conversion rates.

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Pharma must use digital to meet the needs of decision makers: report

The decision makers who decide which drugs appear on their hospital or insurance plan's drug formulary are increasingly reliant on information delivered through digital channels, presenting pharmaceutical companies with a digital imperative.

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Eight effective examples of quizzes in content marketing

From your ‘spirit animal’ to what you spread on your toast in the morning – some brands probably know more about you than your closest mates.  

How, exactly?

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How mobile apps can shape the Premier League fan & player experience

At Econsultancy we've been talking quite a lot recently to football clubs and their agencies (see the bottom of this article for links).

After chatting to Reading Room about their work with Swansea, Stoke and Middlesbrough, I was contacted by Other Media, who are the app developers for Swansea City FC.

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A day in the life of... product director at Media iQ

John Goulding is global product director at Media iQ, a company which uses its proprietry analytics technology platform to deliver better targeted digital advertising campaigns.

Goulding gives us some nice insights into the world of programmatic, as well as letting us know what he gets up to day-to-day.

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