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Author: Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is a senior writer at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester. You can contact him at ben.davis@econsultancy.com or follow at @herrhuld.

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15 startling digital marketing statistics from this week

It's a bumper stats roundup this week.

If you're interested in social commerce, digital transformation, PPC, ecommerce conversion rates, print ad spend, travel UX, telco UX, programmatic, payments, insurance UX, Euro 2016 and fashion ecommerce... *pause for breath* then you're in luck.

As ever, this post is simply the entrée - head to our Internet Statistics Compendium for a proper meal.

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ping pong

What does 'startup culture' really mean & how can it help big businesses transform?

An eye-catching stat from a Forrester report got me a bit worked up today.

The survey concluded that 43% of firms with a mature digital strategy see competing departments wanting to own digital as the most significant barrier to effective digital transformation.

Sheesh, it paints a pretty picture of our industry doesn't it?

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Five companies using branded top-level domains (TLDs) & why

As of today, 619 applications have been submitted for brand top-level domains (TLDs).

And there are plenty of big name brands that are already using them.

In this post I'll look at five examples, as well as giving a bit of background on TLDs and why brands might want their own.

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#thisgirlcan

10 great sports digital marketing campaigns

Sports marketers don't always get it right.

From ill-judged commercial stunts at live games, to betting companies with distasteful social media profiles, to exploitative pricing in-app, there are many bad examples.

However, more often, such great subject matter lends itself to great campaigns.

Here are 10 of my favourites.

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Giving B&Q customer feedback: the one time I wished for a QR code

QR codes never really took off in the West.

I had nothing against them, just their implementation (on a creative and a technical level).

However, I wanted one at the weekend so I could leave feedback about a store visit.

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medium

10 things marketers should know about Medium's new publishing platform

Those that have used Medium (300,000 have published there) know it to be a slick and enjoyable tool.

But now Medium has decided it's a platform and not just a social network for writers.

So, what should marketers know about Medium?

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Five key findings for marketers from Ofcom's media report

How do UK adults consume media? On what devices? And in what frequency?

The Ofcom Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report, published last week, is always an interesting read, showing how habits have changed over the years.

I've picked my highlights for marketers from the survey of 1,841 adults.

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MADE.COM on the value of social commerce

Though social is now recognised as an integral part of the marketing mix, many still question its place in commerce.

That's why it was so fascinating to catch up with Hannah Pilpel, social project manager at MADE.COM, to find out what value the brand finds in social.

Hannah revealed some stats as to the monetary value of a social shopper, as well as sharing the brand's channel insight.

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sylvie hall

A day in the life of... a food & drink startup entrepreneur

I always love hearing about food and drink startups, especially on Dragon's Den (or Shark Tank).

And with the rise of online subscription services in FMCG, food and drink brands are springing up all over the internet.

Sylvie Hall is co-founder of EatCleanTea, a brand of matcha tea that you can buy online, subscribe to, or look for (soon) in stockists on the high street.

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A beginners' guide to Alibaba's Tmall

For those of you new to Tmall, Alibaba's B2C marketplace, I thought I'd write a brief introduction.

I've included detail of market share, sales, delivery, payment, brands and more.

And for more on this topic, download our China Digital Report, Q1 2016.

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10 funky digital marketing stats from this week

This week's stats include YouTube ads, emojis and email, product descriptions, digital budgets and much much more.

They're funky, because I've run out of good adjectives.

For more statistics to build a business case or simply impress your friends, see the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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airbnb guidebooks

10 examples of great travel marketing campaigns

Great marketing creative is always popular on the Econsultancy blog.

Thus far, I've enjoyed rounding up some campaigns from big brands (e.g. IKEA and Lowe's).

Now, I want to pick some pearls from across a sector. This week, I've chosen travel - enjoy!

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