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6 November 2014

The Secret Marketer: Amazon’s foray into a physical store could undermine what made it a success

The death of the high street has been predicted for many years – from the arrival of the first out-of-town retail parks to the current digital revolution. Whether it’s First Direct or Direct Line, eBay or Asos, or aggregators such as, and – these brands’ success is evidence that consumers are comfortable transacting without seeing the goods they are buying.

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Tom Fishburne is founder of Marketoon Studios. Follow his work at or on Twitter @tomfishburne See more of the Marketoonist here.

Secrets for becoming a better presenter

Whether it’s honing a brand message, delivering marketing results to the board or a public speaking task, presentation skills are a valuable skill for marketers. Marketers who have mastered the art give us their top techniques.

Mark Ritson: Google needs to search for new brand values

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Google is looking to reposition itself. That was the key takeaway from an interview the company’s co-founder and chief executive Larry Page gave to the Financial Times last week.

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