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Four lessons retailers can learn from Ted Baker’s international growth

It’s proving to be a pretty good year for British retailer Ted Baker. The brand has just announced a 14% increase in half-year revenues, as well as an impressive 43.8% rise in ecommerce sales.

It’s not just the UK that’s been loving Ted Baker either. Sales in the US increased 18%, while sales in Asia rose nearly 30%.

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Four reasons fashion brands are launching their own beauty ranges

Last month, fast-fashion retailer Boohoo announced that it would be launching a new beauty range. 

With products starting from as little as £4, Boohoo Cosmetics is designed to offer consumers an alternative to high-end beauty.

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Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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Eight effective examples of quizzes in content marketing

From your ‘spirit animal’ to what you spread on your toast in the morning – some brands probably know more about you than your closest mates.  

How, exactly?

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Google ditches first click free, embraces paywalls

This week, Google killed its 'first click free policy', which required that publishers employing a paywall offer Google Search and Google News users three free articles per day. Those that didn't saw their search rankings demoted.

For years, publishers complained that first click free policy made it difficult for them to maximize their subscription revenue. Yet many chose to follow it rather than give up Google referral traffic.

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Twitter is testing longer tweets: The pros and cons

After years of discussion, debate, speculation and some small moves in this direction, Twitter announced yesterday that it will be testing an expanded 280-character limit for some users for English, Spanish, Portuguese and French tweets.

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How new-media brand Refinery29 achieved international growth

Refinery29, the US-based publisher for young women, has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. With recent international expansion, it has generated a global audience footprint of 550m across all digital platforms. 

What’s more, its large audience is highly engaged. 

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A day in the life of... Head of Video at an agency

Video. The bête noire of marketers and advertisers. When it's good it's really good, when it's bad it's really bad.

Thankfully, there are at least a few in the industry that understand the medium in great detail. Abigail Howson, Global Head of Video at Jellyfish, is one of them.

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Five ways charities can use Instagram to drive awareness and engagement

When it comes to driving online donations, social media can be an effective medium for charities.

Facebook recently rolled out fundraising tools in the UK and across Europe that allow users to directly donate, as well as easily find and share the causes they care about.

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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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Four ways marketers can increase conversions from social video

Brand videos now regularly feature in social media feeds, as marketers increasingly use the medium to engage consumers on Facebook and Instagram.

However, video can do more than increase general engagement on social platforms themselves. 

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How Warby Parker’s newsjacking campaign eclipsed the competition

Newsjacking, or agile marketing as it can also be known, is a tricky thing to get right.

While Oreo succeeded in 2013 – cleverly capitalising on the infamous Superbowl blackout – other brands that followed suit were called out for lazily jumping on the bandwagon. 

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