Author: Jeff Rajeck

Jeff Rajeck

Join our Asia-Pacific webinar: The State of Ecommerce Marketplaces in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Southeast Asia remains an underrated market for global brands.

Dwarfed by rivals India and China, the 6 large economies which make up Southeast Asia are easily overlooked by brands trying to get a foothold in Asia-Pacific. 

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What brand marketers and agencies need from each other

Long before WPP's current woes, it has felt like the relationship between brands and agencies is in a state of terminal decline.

Brands have been complaining that agencies are not delivering on their promises and agencies are always saying that brands lack the strategic thinking to provide useful direction.

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What now for data-driven marketing?

In a late-2017 Econsultancy survey, one in six brand marketers stated that "data-driven marketing that focuses on the individual" was "the single most exciting opportunity" for their organisation.

Following the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, though, things have changed. Concerns about public sentiment now override maximizing the use of consumer data, leaving data-driven marketing with an uncertain future.

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Marketing in 2018: Too tactical and not strategic enough?

Much is written about marketing 'strategies' and 'tactics', and these two terms are often used interchangeably.

Doing so is not usually a problem (we all know, for example, what search marketing is whether it's called a strategy or a tactic), but it is useful to distinguish strategies and tactics when trying to identify marketing trends.

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What does the backlash against 'fake news' in Asia mean for the region's marketers?

The controversy which started with the alleged misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytics continues unabated.

Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is due to testify before the US Congress sometime this month and brands are pulling spend and reportedly shuttering their Facebook pages.

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Join our Asia-Pacific webinar: Digital Transformation in the Retail Sector

Digital has forever changed the retail customer experience.

Heightened consumer expectations have increased the pressure for brands to adapt to remain competitive, in an already hyper-competitive environment.

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How publishers in Asia-Pacific are taking on Google and Facebook

Competing with Google and Facebook for ad revenue is a worldwide problem for publishers, but in Asia-Pacific's fragmented media market the situation is even more dire.

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Three marketing trends for Asia-Pacific in 2018

Econsultancy recently published a helpful guide to 2018 marketing trends, Opportunities and Challenges for Marketers in 2018.

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From growth to soft skills, where professional marketers should focus

Search for 2018 marketing trends and you will find plenty of posts about which social media platforms are on the rise, what SEO factors are most important this year, and how chatbots are 'taking over the world'.

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Five things all marketers should know about China in 2018

Once a digital backwater, China has become one of the main online markets for brands trying to drive growth globally in 2018.

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The three trends driving marketing analytics in 2018

In this era of data-driven everything, the need for high-quality marketing analytics has never been greater. 

Yet for many companies, marketing analytics still consists of a weekly report and perhaps a dashboard or two.

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How AI marketing can help brands right now

Marketers have been talking about artificial intelligence (AI) marketing for some time now.

But many are still wondering, what exactly can AI marketing do for us right now?

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