Could Facebook’s messaging merger change the future of direct marketing?

By January 2018, it was recorded that WhatsApp had 1.5 billion users worldwide, with 60 billion messages being sent on the platform every single day. When the company was founded in 2009 by Jam Koum, data privacy was a founding principle, and part of what made the free messaging platform so popular. In 2014, WhatApp was sold for $19 billion to Facebook, who assured that this principle of data protection would be continued.

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What do you need to know about Twitter's new layout?

As one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, Twitter is under pressure to constantly evolve. Keeping up with the needs of business and individual users, as well as competing with the features offered by other platforms, such as Facebook, is a constant challenge. This year, you may already have noticed that there are differences when logging in to Twitter. It’s these changes that represent what Twitter is doing to try to stay ahead of the social media curve.

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How is data driving modern day content marketing?

Data is the driving force of content marketing today. As technology and techniques evolve we are increasingly uncovering more widespread and effective ways to harness data to make marketing more effective and targeted. For most organisations, data driven marketing strategy has become the norm and integrating data is the most obvious and efficient way to improve results. So, how does it work?

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How long should I wait before triggering an email to my website visitors?

Try this on for size: Email Stats Center found that when compared to basic, general email marketing messages that are sent to customers or prospects, triggered emails have a 152% higher click-through rate. What this means is that if we want to effectively engage with our audiences, we have to communicate with them at the most opportune time – right when they are thinking about us and our product. And are consequently moving down the pipeline.

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Is it time for online marketing to take a more human approach?

The world of digital marketing is changing. Although still relatively new, so far the focus has been very much on getting results from consumers to serve business purposes. However, we are moving further and further away from this approach and towards a mentality that puts the customer firmly in the driving seat. Is it time for online marketing to be more human?

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Why is content marketing still important in the modern marketing sector?

Digital marketing is evolving at a blistering pace. Influences such as artificial intelligence mean brands are constantly required to create new ways to attract the attention of customers. However, despite this constant progress, content remains a firm foundation of digital marketing today. It still has a lot to offer brands looking to engage consumers, build loyalty and stimulate growth.

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New Year Sales Resolutions: Our Top 4 Tips for a Successful 2019

Tis the season for New Years’ resolutions and a focus on self-improvement. Whether that’s getting healthier, spending more time with family or a career related goal. But come February, they’re usually a flash in the pan. They’re either unattainable, over complicated or we’ve not set a plan to reach the goal in place to motivate us.

When it comes to goals you set for work, a lot more rides on it than superficial resolutions. So, if you’re in new business or marketing and you want some easy to follow goals to be your best work-self in 2018, try these:

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Important website features to make sure your website has

Investing in your website is crucial. As the first point of contact with consumers it can affect everything, from trust to reputation. However, given the speed at which technology and design move it could potentially be a serious drain on resources to try to maintain a website that is always on trend. What’s crucial is to determine the key features your website actually needs and to focus on developing those rather than wasting time and money on unnecessary additions.

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5 social media predictions paving the way this year

Social media is fast moving and constantly evolving. The trends and ideas that dominated in 2017 and across last year are already making way for new practices and insights. Now that we’re at the start of 2019 there are some key social media predictions that could significantly change the social media landscape this year.

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What trends in digital marketing do we need to pay attention to in 2019 and beyond?

Digital marketing is a landscape that changes, fast. What worked for your business in 2017 or 2018 may not achieve the same results next year. Technology is constantly evolving and providing ever more innovative ways for businesses to reach their target market. These are some of the digital marketing trends to look out for in 2019 and beyond.

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