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Author: Ben Davis

Ben Davis

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

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Why Google Home ads are like The Truman Show and the future is better CRM

Imagine if, in the movie Her, just as Joaquin Phoenix's character feels the pangs of love for his automated personal assistant, Samantha, she had said: "I'm not sure about you, but personally I feel Bank of America offers a very competitive mortgage product for first time buyers."

Complete mood killer.

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How GE is using co-creation as part of its digital transformation

GE is a fascinating company. For those that don't know, it was originally the Edison General Electric Company.

And though it may be a venerable old company, it's famously an innovative one. That innovation extends from products to marketing and GE's ongoing digital transformation.

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An introduction to AI-powered ecommerce merchandising

Amazon has been using algorithms to try to sell you extra stuff for years.

But the technology to personalise merchandising, much further than recommendations, is advancing rapidly across ecommerce.

Companies such as Sentient and Apptus and their AI-powered systems are changing site search functionality, product lists, facets and more, to try to generate more sales.

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50% of digital tech businesses in the UK say talent supply is biggest challenge

TechCity UK has released its third annual Tech Nation report, revealing that talent supply is the number one growth challenge for more than 50% of digital tech businesses in the UK.

The report includes a variety of data on the growth of the sector in the UK. Let's look at some of the most interesting findings.

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A day in the life of... implementation consultant for AppNexus

This week's Day in the Life follows Anne Coghlan, a maths and philosophy student now working in the world of ad tech.

Read on to find out what Anne does in her work as an implementation consultant. Or if you're looking for a new job, check out the Econsultancy jobs board.

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Sex toy surveillance & The Matrix (and the rest of this week's digital news)

Yes, my headlines are getting ever more desperate for this weekly news feature. Still, I know you clicked.

This week there was plenty of interesting news, including Don Draper, The National Grid, CAPTCHA, vibrators and The Matrix.

Read on...

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Machines: "I think what the marketers meant to say..."

There is a Bill Hicks joke about Evangelical Christians. You can watch it here, but it goes as follows:

"They believe the Bible is the exact word of God. Then they change the bible! Pretty presumptuous, hu huh?"

[In character] "I think what God meant to say..."

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A day in the life of... a client-side SEO specialist

Our Day in the Life feature recently profiled an SEO account manager within an agency, but now we're turning the spotlight on a client-side SEO specialist.

Jack Saville is an SEO specialist at Bynder. Here's what he does with his days.

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Dodgy testimonials might get your agency's AdWords account suspended

Marketing agencies and martech providers need to be careful with product or service testimonials on their website landing pages.

If these businesses don't exercise caution, Google may suspend their AdWords account.

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10 examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare

The next decade may well see a revolution in treatment and diagnosis of disease, as the Internet of Things (IoT) is brought to bear on medicine.

Here are 10 examples of IoT in healthcare.

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Tinder's secret app for desirable people (and the rest of this week's digital news)

Yes, it's this week's digital news, with a dating hook to drag you in.

Don't worry, all the more important and marginally less salacious news is included.

Enjoy!

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What are the priorities for financial services marketers in 2017?

What are the priorities for financial services marketers in 2017?

Econsultancy's Digital Trends in Financial Services and Insurance report, in association with Adobe, attempts to answer this question and a variety of others.

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