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Marketers have more data than ever, so why aren’t they better at experimentation?

The philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend famously wrote that “the only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.”

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A day in the life of... an agency planner

This week we get an insight into the mind of an agency planner - namely, Nicky Lloyd of Six.

Before we get stuck in, remember if you've got itchy feet yourself, you could do worse than checking out all the digital marketing and ecommerce jobs listed over on the Econsultancy jobs board.

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Four brands that used student ambassadors to generate buzz on campus

With a record number of people being accepted into university in the UK last year, more and more brands are starting to realise the potential of students as both a key target market and as a marketing tool in their own right. 

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The FTC begins cracking down on influencers who violate its rules

It has been coming for years. Concerned about advertisements that aren't always distinguishable as advertisements, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been warning brands and the publishers and influencers they work with that they need to adhere to guidelines designed to ensure that consumers know the score.

Now, following another friendly reminder to influencers and brands in April, the FTC is ramping up its enforcement efforts.

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Why GDPR is great news for marketers and will create a more efficient data economy

As things stand, we are in a situation where the immensely valuable commodity of personal data is being collected by businesses either for free, or for a fraction of its true worth.

What’s more, data is being acquired via non-transparent means, used for undisclosed purposes, and sold without legal obligation to reveal its provenance.

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Five things every company can learn from the Equifax data hack

Last week, it was revelead that Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, suffered a data breach that might be the "worst leak of personal information ever."

Through the breach, criminals obtained the full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver license numbers, of 143 million Americans, creating a fraud and identity theft nightmare of epic proportions that will exist for years to come.

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Verizon wants customers to give up their data for targeted ads, and it's willing to pay

Thanks to acquisitions exceeding $100bn in recent years, the largest internet service providers (ISPs) in the US are set to become some of the most dominant digital ad players.

But while there has been significant concern that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) roll-back of consumer broadband privacy rules raises the possibility that ISPs could use their treasure troves of data without customers' permission, the largest ISP in the US appears to be taking a more cautious approach than it might legally have to when it comes to exploiting customer data.

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10 fascinating digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

The seasons might be changing, but you can always rely on the trusty stats roundup to bring you comfort.

This week’s includes news about voice controlled devices, brand activation and (lots about) ads. For more, don’t forget to download the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Three ways B2B marketers can drive more traffic to their sites

Advice for B2B marketers often focuses on how to optimise the company website. Specifically, marketers should state what problems the B2B company solves, deliver high-quality content, and include a clear call-to-action.

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Programmatic in 2017: An interview with Getintent’s George Levin

Programmatic advertising continues to grow rapidly, but despite a lot being written about it and a range of conferences dedicated specifically to the topic, it would seem that marketers still need to educate themselves on what programmatic is, how it can be deployed strategically and how best to manage it.

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What's up with Facebook's estimated reach numbers?

In the past year, Facebook has been hit with a series of faux pas related to metrics, but one analyst has discovered what could be the most eye-popping of all.

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Fox plans more 6-second ad slots, as digital influences television

Digital advertising hit a huge milestone this year: in the US, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says that digital ad spend surpassed television ad spend for the first time ever.

By most estimates, digital will overtake television on a global basis this year. As the balance of power shifts, the impact of digital is not only reflected in ad spend but in the way television ads are evolving.

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