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.

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A day in the life of... marketing director at a social agency

What goes on in the wonderful world of social media agencies?

We find out this week by spending a day in the life of Lucy Clarke, business development and marketing director at Social Chain.

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

Some funny and nostalgic news this week.

Here are the digital stories you might have missed, with added doll's house, peeing and Snapchat.

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My nightmare trying to understand header bidding

I tried to understand header bidding in programmatic advertising, but I hit a brick wall of incomprehension.

I got completely confused reading about how real-time bidding (RTB) works.

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Four websites that have reduced their primary navigation options

In 2017, more websites will be reducing their primary navigation options.

But why, and who has done this already?

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Programmatic 101: What are user scoring and propensity modelling?

Essentially, user scoring and propensity modelling are the same thing and they also go by a number of other subtly different synonyms, just to make everything more confusing.

You might have heard or seen reference variously to:

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

This week's news is short but, like all those left-over Christmas Ferrero Rochers, incredibly sweet.

Redundancies feature heavily, as do airships and talking cars.

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Five examples of meaningful motion in web design

At the beginning of the year we take a look at current web design trends.

In our summary of what to look out for in 2017, we highlighted meaningful motion in web design. It's a concept defined by Google, as part of Material Design.

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Five apps & websites that ditched the hamburger menu

The hamburger menu has always been contentious, with many believing its rather smug parallel lines are too abstract, not understood by all users.

Even as the icon proliferated, as more and more company websites went responsive, it has seldom been viewed as a standard.

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What New Year's resolutions would you like an Econsultancy blogger to make?

Before the New Year gets away from us, I want to make some resolutions as a blogger.

Here are some of the things I hope to do from now on. Add your own suggestions in the comments if you'd like, but please go easy on the sarcasm.

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Digital fallacies we should forget in 2017

Digital moves fast and the tech press moves faster.

But which are the fallacies we must remind ourselves of in 2017?

Here are seven...

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from December 2016

This month's roundup features some interesting mobile stats from India and encouraging news on commerce and ad spend in Australia.

As always, you can find more stats in Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Compendium.

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A day in the life of... a full stack designer

At Econsultancy we've recently been turning the spotlight on design.

So, for this week's Day in the Life, we caught up with Andrew Clark, a full stack designer at the digital agency DXagency.

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