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GAME shows risks of Black Friday downtime despite impressive strategy

The UK video game retailer Game has one of the most impressive Black Friday digital strategies in 2017.

But that is easily undermined if your site is down for an extended period of time.

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Physical book sales rise as consumers embrace the #shelfie

C.S Lewis once said that “you can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Well, if sales of both tea and books are anything to go by - the British public wholeheartedly agrees. 

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10 thought-provoking digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your regular dose of digital marketing statistics.

It's a good'un this week. The roundup includes news about brand safety, B2B growth, and Black Friday emails. If that’s not enough, you’ll find lots more to enjoy in the Internet Statistics Compendium, which subscribers can download right here.

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Are retail brands ditching mobile apps? A look at some stats & case studies

We are now spending more time than ever on our mobile phones. Recent research suggests US consumers are dedicating five hours per day to their mobiles, with the time spent in apps rising 69% year on year.

Interestingly, with media and entertainment apps like Facebook and Netflix taking up the largest share, shopping apps are said to account for just 5% of users’ daily time.

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Advent calendars: Why beauty brands are so keen

Advent calendars used to be the hallmark of confectionary companies like Cadbury and Nestle. Nowadays, brands from a whole manner of industries are muscling in on the trend, releasing calendars filled with everything from gin to cheese.

Brands within the cosmetics and skincare industries are chiefly reaping the rewards, turning the once humble ritual of the advent calendar into a ‘must-have’ for modern-day beauty consumers.

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Adidas launches first shopping app: Is it any good?

Adidas is no stranger to the world of apps. It has already released two in the form of Confirmed and All Day, allowing users to reserve new products and monitor their fitness and nutrition. 

Now, the sports brand has released Shop & Style – a shopping app that allows users to buy Adidas products and browse editorial content without the need to use their mobile browser. 

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93 ecommerce UX features that create user flow

Who said the listicle was dead?

To celebrate the recent release of our Ecommerce Best Practice Guide, I decided to round up a barrage of fancy, neat and impressive UX features. Some are simple established best practice, others are particularly innovative.

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What Western brands need to know before joining China's massive ecommerce economy

Singles' Day (11/11) is upon us once again.

For those not yet aware of it, Singles' Day is China's annual ecommerce day which yielded $17.8 billion in gross sales in 2016. (As a reference, Cyber Monday in the US only grossed a measly $3.45 billion that year).

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10 fascinating digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

It’s been a whirlwind week as always.

Let’s journey back and look at some of the digital marketing stats you might have missed.

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Amazon starts discounting products sold by third-party sellers

Amazon's willingness to sacrifice short-term profit for long-term market share is well established.

It's the way that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went from posting an ad looking for developers in 1994 to becoming the world's richest man a little over two decades later.

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Site review: How Mamas & Papas combines content and commerce

Nursery brand Mamas & Papas prides itself on going the extra mile for parents-to-be, offering up a personal shopping service for customers in-store. 

Last year, this reportedly led to an 11% increase in like-for-like sales for the brand during the Christmas period – cementing the demand for this kind of personalised shopping experience.

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10 interesting digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’ve got a shedload of stats for you to enjoy this week. The roundup includes news on consumer trust, predicted retail spend, AI, and some rather positive updates about Amazon.

The trusty Internet Statistics Compendium is also ready and waiting, should you require any more statistical goodness to round off your week.

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