Trend Briefings

Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: Digital Trends for 2012

Econsultancy's fourth Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing, produced in partnership with Adobe, aims to distil a plethora of data and discussion points into some key digital trends, challenges and opportunities which businesses are (or should be) paying close attention to during 2012. The report is based on a survey of around 600 business respondents predominantly in the United States and Europe.

Best Practice Guides

Digital Marketing and E-commerce Careers Guide: For Senior Digital Professionals

The Digital Marketing and E-commerce Careers Guide for senior digital professionals provides advice on how to improve your career. It is free to download and aimed at UK professionals.

Survey Reports

2012: Email in Action

Consumers are changing the way they use digital media, and email marketers are adjusting their strategies accordingly. This study, Email in Action, was produced by Econsultancy and the Email Experience Council of the Direct Marketing Association, and drew input from over 450 marketing organizations and agencies in North America with an email focus. It examines the big changes, reveals current adaptive practices, and explores the creative ways in which email marketers are responding to new challenges.

Survey Reports

Marketing Budgets 2012

The Marketing Budgets 2012 report, published by Econsultancy in association with Experian Marketing Services, looks at how companies are budgeting for both digital and offline marketing channels this year. The report also looks at the ability to measure return on investment across these channels, and which types of marketing technology companies are most likely to be investing in.

Survey Reports

State of Digital Marketing in Australia 2012

The State of Digital Marketing in Australia report, published by Econsultancy in association with Marketing Magazine, looks in detail at the current level of spending across different marketing channels, how companies are measuring marketing effectiveness and examines the existing levels of industry skills and knowledge.

The next edition of this report will be available at the end of January 2013.

Survey Reports

Media Growth Trends Report 2012

The second annual Econsultancy report on Media Growth Trends is an in-depth continuation of last year’s study, in partnership with The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. The goal for this report was to capture senior media, information, marketing services and technology executives’ outlook on growth opportunities and key challenges as the industry continues to respond to dramatic changes in the media and technology landscape.

Trend Briefings

The Fundamentals of Digital Discounting Smart Pack

Our Smart Packs explore rapidly changing areas in marketing, and quickly bring marketers up to the cutting edge. This Pack, The Fundamentals of Digital Discounting explores one of the hottest topics of the past year. Digging deep to cut through the hype, it outlays basic effects of discounting, then builds up through cultural and technological change, strategic shifts, and the new tactical opportunities for marketers that are being capitalized upon by companies like Groupon, Amazon, Gilt, and more.

Buyer's Guides

Email Marketing Platforms Buyer's Guide 2012

An invaluable resource for those investigating the market for email marketing platforms, with profiles of 20 leading vendors, the latest market trends and tips and pitfalls for buyers. The 234-page report provides details on the issues and trends affecting this sector, as well as information about best practice and tips for successful email campaigns.

Best Practice Guides

Checkout Optimization Guide: 70 ways to increase conversion rates

Problems with the checkout process are still the biggest single source of revenue loss for most e-commerce businesses. This report identifies 70 awesome recommendations and includes lots of practical insight to help you reduce your checkout abandonment rates.

Best Practice Guides

Mobile Websites and Apps Optimization Best Practice Guide

The Mobile Websites and Apps Optimization Best Practice Guide, written by Craig Sullivan, Group Customer Experience Manager for Belron, aims to encourage companies to use this growing channel effectively. By designing around customers, their handsets, context and goals, companies can maximize visitor traffic and conversions.

The tips and techniques described in this comprehensive series of reports are designed to help you make good decisions about mobile, optimize for your mobile audience and improve user experience and mobile conversion rate. The guide includes a detailed list of some killer resources, articles and books, as well as examples of mobile optimized sites and statistics.