Author: Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is Editor at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at ben.davis@econsultancy.com or follow at @herrhuld.

GAME shows risks of Black Friday downtime despite impressive strategy

The UK video game retailer Game has one of the most impressive Black Friday digital strategies in 2017.

But that is easily undermined if your site is down for an extended period of time.

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11 unputdownable digital stories we've been reading this week at Econsultancy

Here are the stories we have enjoyed reading this week, from emojis to serial killers, Cambridge Analytica to business bullshit.

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Innovation: 10 quotes to inspire marketers

Here's your first one...

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10 signs that programmatic advertising is reaching maturity

If you read the press you'd be forgiven for thinking programmatic advertising is in decline.

But for all the noise about brand safety, viewability, fraud and kickbacks – programmatic is maturing fast. A range of new technologies and initiatives have got many in the industry hopeful that 2018 could be a big year for programmatic.

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A day in the life of... a social media strategist

Do you spend all day on social media? Would you like to get paid for it?

Well, maybe you should consider being a social media strategist, like Rod Alvarenga of BzzAgent (a dunnhumby company).

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What we've been reading this week at Econsultancy

Some great reads this week, from a crisis of leadership in agency land, to a hatchet job on Zuckerberg, by way of a potential boom in WeChat AR usage.

Get stuck in...

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93 ecommerce UX features that create user flow

Who said the listicle was dead?

To celebrate the recent release of our Ecommerce Best Practice Guide, I decided to round up a barrage of fancy, neat and impressive UX features. Some are simple established best practice, others are particularly innovative.

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Ask the experts: How to integrate your programmatic and TV ad strategy?

Welcome to the third part of our programmatic 'ask the experts' series.

Previously we've looked at tracking the offline impact of programmatic spend and what data is needed for proper targeting. In this article we tackle the challenge of integrating programmatic and TV, as well as asking how programmatic creative interplays with other channels.

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A day in the life of... a content strategist

Jamie Maddison is senior content strategist at NewsCred, an enterprise content marketing company.

But what does Jamie actually do? He's here to tell you...

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What we've been reading this week at Econsultancy

Here's what the blog team has been reading this week...

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Ask the experts: What's the best way to target programmatic ads?

The experts are back with more advice on programmatic advertising.

In this article they answer two questions – Which data are most valuable for targeting? And what are the most important innovations in direct response?

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A day in the life of... a freelance digital marketer

This week we talk to Fi Shailes, a digital marketing freelancer.

Before we do, here's your usual reminder to check out the Econsultancy jobs board if you're looking for a change of scenery.

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