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Google to start warning sites about bad ad experiences

Last year, Google helped form the Coalition For Better Ads, an organization intended to develop new global standards for online ads that improve user experience. 

This March, based on research derived from surveys of 25,000 consumers, which sought to identify the least preferred ad types, the Coalition published an initial draft of Better Ads Standards for desktop and mobile. 

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What are customer personas and why are they so important?

Brands often use segmentation to help understand and target an audience. This means taking into consideration general details about the average customer, such as their demographic, gender, socio-economic status and so on.

What is less common is the practice of creating customer personas. 

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Six superb social media marketing campaigns from the past 12 months

This year’s Festival of Marketing is rapidly approaching. One of the most exciting stages on the day is bound to be social, with the likes of JustEat and Thomson Reuters lined up to share their expertise.

To get you in the mood, here’s a look back at some of the finest social media marketing campaigns to pop up in the past year – along with a good gander at what they achieved.

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Eight effective examples of email sign up forms

According to research, 57% of email subscribers spend anywhere between 10-60mins browsing marketing emails during the week.

But while email marketing remains one of the most effective ways to reach and engage with customers, the problem for most brands is still getting people to sign up in the first place.

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As companies embrace Amazon advertising, some SMBs struggle

For years, while it attracted headlines for its retail and cloud businesses, Amazon has quietly been building an ad business that could make it a big force in digital advertising as early as this year.

Behind Amazon's potential to become a digital ad giant is a powerful trend: more and more consumers are using Amazon as a product search engine.

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GDPR for marketers: Five examples of 'Legitimate Interests'

You probably found this blog post because you know what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, and are concerned about its impact on your day-to-day work as a marketer.

When the GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018, marketers in the EU (or serving people in the EU) will need to be better aware of the privacy rights for individuals and the lawful grounds for processing their personal data.

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Analytics approaches every marketer should know #4: Prescriptive analytics

One of the vast, underexplored opportunities of digital marketing is that, with the right data, marketing performance can be improved automatically in ways which marketers cannot foresee.

To make this happen, though, marketers need to use analytics, specifically prescriptive analytics, which we discuss in our fourth and final post in the series.

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How do we find a solution to the great shopping-cart abandonment problem?

When diving into the research to determine the size of the shopping cart bailout issue, most studies deliver a single percentage incorporating all three devices.

This is not enough to tell the true story of how bad the issue is.

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Six lessons we can learn from the best stationery brands on Instagram

Some people like to follow food brands on Instagram, others are interested in fashion. For some reason, I seem to have a slightly unhealthy obsession with stationery.

Niche, I know. But it seems I’m not the only one. The hashtag #stationery has over 2 million posts on Instagram, with big brands including Primark and ASOS also jumping on the ‘stationery porn’ bandwagon.

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Five innovators of the in-store customer experience

If you’ve ever walked into Zara on a hot, sticky day during the summer sales you’ll know exactly what hell on earth feels like. The combination of poor layout, limited changing rooms, and a distinct lack of staff can often make the in-store experience far from enjoyable.

Not to single Zara out too much, of course. The fact that I regularly put myself through it shows that the retailer must be doing something right – not to mention the fact that the same experience can be found in plenty of other high street stores. 

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Love Island 2017: Is this the future of influencer marketing?

If you haven’t caught wind of the show that’s kept the nation gripped over the last seven weeks – with its ‘he said, she said’ drama, witty one liners and collection of beautiful couples who look fresh out of an Essex salon – where have you been hiding?

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