Digital marketers among most in demand freelancers

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Technology, digital marketing and design workers have been the freelancers most in demand in the past 12 months.

This is according to a study by online jobs marketplace PeoplePerHour, which analysed data from 15,000 freelancers in the timeframe. Results showed that the most in demand freelancing jobs are in technology, digital marketing, and design with an increase in projects for freelancers with strong marketing, technical skills or programming...

Spamming vs. cadence – why email marketers should know the difference

With more than 300 billion marketing emails delivered every day, savvy brands across the globe are upping the ante in order to achieve the desired cut-through they require from their digital comms.

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Yet, despite...

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While ABM is a trend...

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