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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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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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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

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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waitrose tmall

China: How can Waitrose profit where ASOS couldn't?

Last week, Waitrose announced it would sell 30 products through the Royal Mail online shop on China's Tmall.

Such inauspicious beginnings in its 59th international market could, Waitrose said, turn into its biggest overseas market in three to five years.

But, so shortly after ASOS decided to mothball its Chinese website, why is Waitrose so confident?

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royal family website

Confusing UX: The new Royal Family website reviewed

My editor pointed out that this article might just be treason.

Low-level treason, but treason nonetheless.

Well, now you know the lengths to which I will go to champion good UX.

Here are some things to note about the new Royal Family website, a place of great content and slightly confusing user journeys.

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ai

15 examples of artificial intelligence in marketing

Artificial intelligence (see the Wikipedia definition), specifically machine learning, is an increasingly integral part of many industries, including marketing.

Here are a whole bunch of case studies and use cases, as a complete primer for AI in our industry.

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