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Amazon Prime Day 2017: The mind-blowing stats and facts

Last week, Amazon held its annual Prime Day event.

The shopping holiday, which Amazon launched in 2015 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, is positioned as a sort of Black Friday in July and thanks to Amazon's online retail dominance, has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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Bounce is back! And product pages are to blame..

High bounce rates are making an unwelcome return - so what’s happening and what can you do about it?

There’s no doubt about it; high bounce rates are back - and back with a vengeance. But this time with new underlying causes that retailers are just beginning to understand and starting to tackle.

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GDPR: 10 examples of best practice UX for obtaining marketing consent

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in May 2018, there are already lots of resources out there to help guide you towards compliance.

However, there are fewer articles that point to companies who are already exhibiting best practice. So, I'm going to attempt to round up examples that already seem to comply with aspects of the GDPR.

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A day in the life of... a web designer for a programmatic ad company

Chelsea Ikona is a web designer at Sociomantic, a display advertising company and part of Dunnhumby, the customer science company, wholly owned by Tesco.

What does a designer do for a programmatic ad firm? We're about to find out...

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A beginner's guide to building a data science team

So, you want to build a data science team? Here's some stuff to think about.

Before long, just like this stock photo, you'll have a team of weird orange people with big bulbous heads, who can sit around a table looking at an enormous hologram of a simple bar chart.

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10 dazzling digital marketing stats from this week

Let’s sink our teeth into some juicy stats, shall we?

This week’s roundup includes news about GDPR, emojis, online search, and lots about Amazon Prime Day. You can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for more.

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Three reasons to admire Glossier: The best online beauty brand you've never heard of

Little-known internationally, Glossier is becoming quite the cult favourite in the US.

A relatively late entrant into the crowded beauty sector, its rise has been meteoric – last August a Buzzfeed article revealed projected growth of 600% in 2016, with up to 30,000 people on product wait-lists.

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The most joyful digital news stories from the last week

It's a short roundup of the most enjoyable news stories this week, but rest assured that it is 100% gold.

From great GIFs to literally life-changing apps, there's much to raise the spirits and interrupt your daily routine of email creation, client calls, spreadsheet wrangling, or whatever else it is that you do.

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Four reasons behind Superdrug's 41% increase in profits

Until a few years ago, Superdrug was losing in the UK retail battle against long-time health and beauty rival, Boots. 

Fast forward a couple of years and it’s a different story. Superdrug has just reported a 10.4% increase in revenue in 2016, with profits soaring 41% to £80.4m for the 53 weeks ending 31st December.

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Why Adidas is moving into utility marketing with All Day fitness app

Whether you’re into yoga or weight training – there’s bound to be an app suited to your athletic pursuit of choice. The market has been flooded over the past few years, with more than half of all smartphone users reported to have downloaded a fitness app of some kind. 

Like most sports brands, Adidas has been present in the app market for a while, capitalising on the opportunity to target consumers and build brand loyalty. 

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Will emoji search ever catch on? Kayak certainly hopes so

From email subject lines to custom keyboards, we’ve seen brands use emojis in a variety of different ways.

With 92% of all internet users said to use them in everyday communication, it’s not hard to see why brands are trying to get in on the act.

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Native ads gain as advertisers seek brand safety away from programmatic

If one topic has dominated the digital advertising market in 2017, it's brand safety.

A backlash over advertising displayed alongside offensive content led major ad agencies like Havas and a diverse group of major brand advertisers including Toyota, GlaxoSmithKline and Verizon, to boycott Google.

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