Posts in Data & Analytics

Seven of the most interesting US digital marketing stats we've seen this week

Welcome to another exciting edition of the weekly Econsultancy US digital marketing stats round-up. 

This time we’re going to be delving into the rise of Instagram as a marketing tool, the increasing investment in data analytics, Bing’s surprising profitability and much more. 

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Three ways first-party data could help increase online advertiser value

First-party data could prove to be the future of online display advertising, according to our new report Digital Publishing: Increasing Advertiser Value Through Data and Identity.

Published in partnership with Signal, the report reveals the opportunities for publishers in the troubled digital advertising world.

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New Twitter polls & the opportunities for marketers

Twitter recently launched a new polling feature on its site, and there has already been plenty of discussion around how marketers could use it to their advantage. 

But the question remains as to whether this could be a genuinely useful tool through which brands can engage with followers, or whether it is simply a bit of a gimmick. 

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Five ways to identify potential brand champions

Despite all of the opportunities the internet has created for brands to market themselves to consumers, brands still covet consumers who sing their praises and help drive sales through word-of-mouth recommendations.

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Why personalisation is the key to gaining customer loyalty

Consumers are connecting with brands via multiple channels, which means retailers must do more to drive customer loyalty.

Marketing teams need to harness actionable insights from the multiple data channels available to them to create engaging and relevant conversations with the customers.

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Is the healthcare industry prepared for wearables?

Despite growing consumer adoption of wearable devices, one of the groups with the most to gain - the healthcare industry - is still largely ill-prepared to take advantage of the opportunity.

In an online survey we conducted in September in partnership with Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide and OgilvyRED, just 5% of respondents indicated that their organizations were "very prepared" to develop patient insight from emerging data sources like wearables.

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What's so challenging about improving the customer experience?

Customer experience is a popular topic in digital because it's a term that distills down every marketing channel and customer interaction into one simple concept.

That's the beauty of a great customer experience; creating simple solutions for complex problems. (For more of that, join me at #FoM15).

The challenges companies face in creating credible and competitive customer experiences is the topic of the latest Econsultancy Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing in association with Adobe.

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Data hoarding & consumer trust: are they mutually exclusive?

Remember all those 'data is the new oil' articles?

Well, to continue the tawdry analogy, is that oil burning with a clean flame?

Are companies using data to improve services for customers, or is it merely about advertising to them? And how will data brokerage and sharing need to change in the coming years?

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Seven steps to building a successful mobile data capture model

It’s no surprise that when an industry explodes, its marketing channels are inundated with new players and technologies.

This can also mean high fragmentation among systems as companies try to capitalise on every tool available to them in a rapidly expanding new ecosystem.

When it comes to mobile marketing, this phenomenon couldn’t be more true in the domain of data capture.

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Is the healthcare industry catching up with digital innovation?

Healthcare has traditionally been seen as lagging behind other industries when it comes to digital marketing.

But now there are some exciting things happening within this sector when it comes to data, mobile, and consumer-focussed digital experiences

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11 ways to track online to offline conversions (and vice versa)

Marketers can feel pressured, by blogs like this, into believing they are lagging in the race to master omnichannel attribution.

In the real world, what marketers need are discrete ways to track discrete actions. That's why I thought a roundup of some methods of tracking online to offline conversions (and back again) might be useful.

Please add your own two cents in the comments.

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Data storytelling: Is it impossible without creativity?

Marketing Week hosted the Data Storytelling conference in September, which attracted a large crowd of likeminded professionals from across both marketing and data fields.

The agenda was positioned to explain the concept of mobilising data through building greater understanding of the customer and then exploiting insights using informed campaigns.

It was a brave ambition that covered a wide gulf of technologies and opportunities.

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