Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2017, one of the most-anticipated annual events in the world of digital, was released a few weeks ago. The 355-slide report covers the major shifts we are currently seeing in the internet and the digital economy, and is considered something of a barometer for the state of digital across the globe, as well as a forecast for what is likely to come. Some notable sections have focused on the rise of interactive gaming in all its forms and what that means for digital, the evolution of customer support in social media, and the state of the internet in China and India. Meeker also focused a 69-page section on developments in online advertising and commerce, examining the pervading trends and what they mean for the industry.
The digital revolution has truly become a global phenomenon. In the European Union, Internet penetration reaches over 80 percent , with some countries reaching well above 90 percent. In China, there are 731 million internet users , representing only 53 percent of the population — leaving plenty of room for growth.
Nurcin Erdogan Loeffler, head of strategy and innovation, Vizeum China, outlines the seven ways businesses can future proof their digital strategies. With more than two years in China and a background in strategy, Nurcin Erdogan Loeffler shared her thoughts on future proofing a business strategy with the audience at ClickZ Live Shanghai. While the future for many of us is seen as something unpredictable and scary, the definition on Wikipedia is quite simple: “The Future” is the time after the present
Payment gateway Braintree, which is owned by PayPal, indicated this week that it will now enable merchants in European countries to accept purchases via UnionPay, China's state-run card network. The development could prove to be a big boost for PayPal and its European subsidiaries, as Chinese shoppers are expected to spend $118 billion on… [[ This is a content summary only.
JD.com’s Joey Bian outlines how cosmetic giant SK-II blended data from two of China’s biggest ecommerce and social sites to improve both brand perception and ROI. Earlier this year, SK-II was one of a number of global brands selected to trial a new targeted advertising tool for the Chinese market, which draws on data from online retailer JD.com’s 188 million active purchase customers and the 800 million monthly active users (MAU) of Tencent’s social messaging app WeChat .
If you want to know how seriously any public company takes mobile, then take a look at the annual/quarterly reports. While top Chinese retailers, banks and internet companies are keen to share their mobile success with their investors, their US equivalents are often shy to reveal their numbers… especially the biggest US retailers.
Do you work in digital marketing and do you love it? Are you new to the industry and feeling overwhelmed by it? Either way, all this constant change means people in this industry are always learning and sharing their ideas.
Providing your future buyers with easy and varied ways to get in touch with you is the most obvious way to improve your conversion rate . So how to improve your contact page? Here are a few ideas… Add your full business address and a phone number This is just the matter of being trustworthy, especially if you are into an ecommerce, medical or financial business where customers entrust you with their personal data (like credit card details).