Benedict Evans: Predictions For Mobile, Machine Learning, eCommerce & Cars

Its hard to predict what will happen in the future of tech and marketing and even harder to get it right but one of the best presentations that ive seen on the topic does a pretty good job. Benedict Evans works for a16z, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley and presented “Mobile is eating the world” at its inaugural summit event. In it he covers the growth of tech as a whole on a scale never seen before, mobile smartphone users surpassing PC’s and showing no signs of stopping as we head towards 5 billion smartphones on earth, machine learning and the shift by companies to an “AI-first” approach and how this may affect the eCommerce & Car industries in the future.

If you’ve got thirty minutes, the presentation is definitely worth watching or you can read the full transcription below.

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How we grew Australian Ethical’s monthly super signups by 255%


This article originally appeared on Web Profits blog.

The agency I work for, Web Profits, launched Fluid Online Marketing last year with the aim of radically improving online marketing, and for a large number of clients – in a wide range of industries – it’s been a huge success.

With Fluid Online Marketing, clients get assigned a full marketing team (akin to an outsourced marketing team). Teams vary in size but usually include:

  • 1x Fluid Lead
  • 1x CRO Producer (covering CRO, PPC, Email & Design)
  • 1x Social Media Producer
  • 1x SEO Producer
  • 1x Content Producer

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Top eCommerce Technologies & Platforms Used By New Zealand Retailers

The range of eCommerce technologies and platforms for businesses to sell online has come a long way in the last decade. From software solutions that had to be painstakingly downloaded on a 56k modem to the do-it-yourself ‘what you see is what you get’ subscription based platforms we have these days that allow anyone with an idea to set up an online shop cheap.

Taking a walk down memory lane to what we were doing a decade ago in eCommerce, here is one of the first eCommerce websites I launched way back in 2004 which was built with osCommerce and looked…. well not that pretty, which you can see for yourself: Continue Reading

Online Marketing Conferences, Expos & Summits in New Zealand & Australia 2016

NEW: Check out my 2017 guide here.

conferences-expos-2016Online marketing events in New Zealand and Australia are continually improving with speakers, topics and training getting better and better every year as well as the sheer number of events rapidly rising. 2016 is set to be no different with a huge lineup covering everything from SEO to Programmatic Buying for you to attend, learn from and network at.

Below is a list of my favourite conferences, expos, forums and events that are on in 2016. This list is by no mean exhaustive so if I have missed any that you are attending, you’ve spotted one on Meetup.com or if you are hosting one yourself please let me know in the comments.

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