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More brands want to bring programmatic in-house, but can they?

For years, brands have grappled with questions about which agency model is the best fit for their business

When it comes to programmatic, however, a new survey recently released by Advertiser Perceptions indicates that a growing number of brands are hoping to bring their efforts in-house.

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How brand marketers can improve their agency relationships

One of the key roles of brand marketers these days is to select and work with agency partners.

Yet how best to manage agency relationships is seldom discussed, leaving most client-side marketers to figure it out for themselves.

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Could cryptojacking go legit and disrupt digital advertising?

The price of Bitcoin recently touched the $6,000 level for the first time ever, and this year has seen the cryptocurrency's value jump by over 500%.

Given the rising fortunes of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, it's no surprise that scammers have sought to capitalize. One of the ways they have attempted to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze is through a new phenomenon dubbed cryptojacking.

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From zero to CMO: Five essential steps

Almost everyone is planning their next career move and they often think about what they need to do to make it happen.

Some, however, have a longer time horizon and bold ambitions. They may be writing email copy now, but they have visions of becoming the chief marketing officer (CMO) one day.

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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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What marketing leaders can learn about professional development from the military

While conducting research for Econsultancy’s How Marketers Learn report, I spent some time wondering about what company or industry represented best practice in terms of providing development opportunities to its staff which in turn would result in a more effective organisation.

Fortuitously, at around this time I bumped into a retired member from the British Armed Forces. It turns out that there's quite a lot that professional organisations can learn from the military.

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US online sales to surpass in-store sales this holiday season: report

Every year, online retail smashes new records during the holiday shopping season and this year is expected to be no exception. In fact, 2017 could be the year in which a significant symbolic milestone is achieved.

According to global consultancy Deloitte, for the first time ever this holiday shopping season, American shoppers will buy more online than they purchase offline.

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Direct ad buys are back in fashion as programmatic declines

Have brand safety concerns taken some of the shine off of programmatic and made direct ad buys more fashionable again?

According to data from MediaRadar, the answer looks to be “yes” as the number of brands engaging in programmatic ad buys dropped by 2% between January and July.

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Is Amazon Key the key to Amazon's ownership of the home?

Amazon is part of daily life for millions of consumers, especially the tens of millions of households who subscribe to Amazon Prime. But soon, Amazon might quite literally become the nerve center of many of their homes thanks to a new delivery service called Amazon Key.

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What is automatic buying and could it kill your business?

Over the last 18 months we’ve been conducting research into artificial intelligence and the evolution of digital assistants.

In that time, I've come to believe that our interaction with these everyday AIs will demand a shift in marketing that's on a scale with mobile and or even the internet itself.

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Working on omnichannel? Here are five things you need to know

One of the last frontiers of digital marketing is joining up online and offline channels, also known as 'omnichannel marketing'.

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B2B digital transformation: Key trends & recommendations

Digitisation is rapidly changing B2B businesses and it is crucial that companies transform and respond to these challenges.

According to McKinsey, "Turning your company into a top quartile B2B digital player can increase revenue by 3.5%".

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