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Figures released today from the IAB show that UK online display advertising spend has surpassed £1bn for the first time, marking 13.4% growth for 2011.
This was included in the association’s bi-annual report, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which also states that total internet adspend has grown 14.4% to £4.8bn in 2011, up £687m year on year.
Digital display is remarkably complex. Standard campaigns can involve multiple vendors of different technologies and types of media.
Today, Econsultancy launches Best Practices in Digital Display Advertising, a comprehensive look at how to efficiently manage online advertising. We asked the author, Chris O'Hara, about the report and work that went into it.
Econsultancy’s Email Marketing Industry Census, sponsored by Adestra, has for the past five years been assessing how companies and agencies are adapting to meet the challenges and opportunities present in the email marketing channel.
With email being rated very highly as a channel for return on investment (second only to SEO), but the effectiveness of ‘batch and blast’ techniques decreasing, it is important that marketers stay ahead of the game to maintain its effectiveness.
The results of our sixth annual Email Marketing Industry Census 2012, published today in association with Adestra, has shown that companies consider the ROI from email marketing to be higher than for most other digital channels including social media marketing.
In fact, in terms of the company respondents who said that email marketing was “excellent” or “good” for return on investment, email was higher than any other channel except SEO.
This year's study has also found that companies adopting best practice and using ESP platform functionality (beyond basic 'batch and blast'), are significantly more likely to see a strong financial return from their email campaigns.
Article after article has claimed “email is dead." Not only does email marketing have stanch supporters, saying that it doesn’t work simply isn’t true. For some, it works better than anything else.
Econsultancy's Email in Action survey, conducted with the Email Experience Council of the DMA, highlights the challenges, opportunities and changes in email marketing in the US.
57% of businesses and 67% of agencies that took part in Econsultancy’s Marketing Budgets report for 2012 said that investing in mobile applications was their top priority for the next year.
QR codes were the second highest answer for both groups, with mobile commerce and mobile advertising falling shortly behind.
According to figures released today, Android has doubled its market share of worldwide smartphone sales in Q3 of 2011.
The stats from Gartner show quite astonishing growth, as 52.5% of all smartphones sold in this period were built on the Android OS, up from just over 25% in the same period a year ago.
Boots provides the best multichannel user experience, according to a new report, just a week after announcing a major overhaul in this area.
The retailer introduced a "massive shift” in the way it trains and rewards staff last week, with the focus moving from sales figures to customer care measures.
According to Webcredible's 2011 Multichannel Retail Report, Boots offered the best overall experience, followed by M&S, Debenhams and Waterstones in joint second place.
According to Econsultancy's State of Social 2011 report, produced in partnership with LBi and bigmouthmedia, two-thirds of companies have moved beyond the experimental phase of their social media strategies.
Following similar surverys in 2009 and 2010, this year’s research also shows that companies are now focused on the ‘big four’ networks. Not only this, but social media activity is more likely to be integrated with other marketing channels and across business functions.
ExactTarget launched the latest addition to its Subscriber, Fans and Followers series of reports yesterday to coincide with the UK leg of its user conference for 2011.
'The Digital Kingdom' is the first of the series to deal specifically with the UK, and considers how attitudes towards email and social media differ between this market and the US.
Many companies are enthusiastic about social media but are struggling to get real value, according to Econsultancy research published this week.
The good news for companies is that investment in time and resources can pay dividends ... provided that the strategies and tactics employed are closely aligned with business objectives.
Econsultancy's CMS Survey Report (just published in association with Squiz) highlights that firms are typically focusing their budgets on implementing CMS rather than licensing, with 45% of organisations planning to spend more on CMS implementation over the next year compared to 26% who will spend more on licences.