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2023

10 dates in 2023 you won’t want to miss

Oban’s international marketing calendar showcases over 190 key e-commerce and travel opportunities around the world. Here, we highlight 10 dates in 2023 you won’t want to miss.

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7 key marketing lessons from Santa Claus

When it comes to brands, very few are bigger than Santa Claus. So what lessons can marketers learn from the man himself? Find out more.

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Predictions for 2023: Key employee wellbeing trends for next year

Oban’s HR Director, James Smith, predicts the key HR and employee wellbeing trends we can expect to see in 2023.

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Predictions for 2023: Key organic SEO trends for next year

Oban’s Head of SEO, Dave Cousin, looks ahead to 2023 to highlight five key trends which will define the organic search landscape.

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Oban International: 2022 Wrapped Up

As we approach the end of our 20th birthday year, we wanted to take a moment to think about some of the highlights of 2022 at Oban International.

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2023 Predictions: Key paid media trends for next year

Oban’s Head of Paid Media, Jules Bodoulé Sosso, outlines five key trends which will shape the paid media landscape in 2023.

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How do naming conventions vary in the world?

Names don’t follow the same format in every country. This has implications for marketing personalisation and online data capture. Find out more.

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What is the India and UK free trade deal all about?

The UK and India are hoping to agree a free trade deal. We take a look at what the deal will cover and what sectors will benefit.

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Liz Truss became UK Prime Minister on the 6th September. Oban’s CEO, Sarah Jennings, believes marketers can learn four key lessons from her first month in office.

Lessons marketers can learn from Liz Truss

Liz Truss became UK Prime Minister on the 6th September. Oban’s CEO, Sarah Jennings, believes marketers can learn four key lessons from her first month in office.

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A fast-changing world: China’s crackdown on ‘sissy’ men

A fast-changing world: China’s crackdown on ‘sissy’ men

In the West, gender identities are becoming more fluid. In China, the government is keen to entrench traditional gender roles for political and economic reasons.

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A fast-changing world: How inclusive beauty is re-shaping the industry

A fast-changing world: How inclusive beauty is re-shaping the industry

Since Rihanna launched Fenty in 2017, inclusive beauty has been on the rise. Find out how the industry is catering to traditionally under-served audiences.

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A fast-changing world: The massive challenges facing international tourism

The pandemic had a devastating effect on tourism. Now there are further pressures – including inflation, staff shortages and a growing pressure to be sustainable.

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A fast-changing world: How B2B marketers can embrace sustainability

Sustainability is a hot topic for B2Bs. But what does it really mean in practice and how can you communicate your green credentials to target audiences around the world?

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10 countries where it’s great to be a digital nomad

With remote working set to stay, countries are competing to attract talent by offering digital nomad visas. We look at some of the most popular destinations for remote workers.

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Are companies that support Pride pink-washing?

Increasingly, consumers see through Pride-themed campaigns that pink-wash the LGBTQ+ movement and are asking companies to put their money where their mouth is.

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How to prepare now for Google’s Universal Analytics sunset

Google is sunsetting Universal Analytics which means there’s a pressing need for businesses to prepare now. Find out how to future-proof your business data.

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What is a B2B marketplace – and should you be selling on one?

Online B2B marketplaces are flourishing around the world – a process accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. But what are they, how do they work, and should you be on one?

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Greig Holbrook: 10 international digital marketing insights for 2022

International digital marketing insights for 2022

As Oban turns 20, our founder Greig Holbrook shares his top 10 essential insights into the state of international digital marketing in 2022.

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As part of Oban’s 20th birthday celebrations, we take a look at some of the most eye-catching birthday traditions around the world, from Mexico to North Korea.

Unusual birthday traditions around the world

As part of Oban’s 20th birthday celebrations, we take a look at some of the most eye-catching birthday traditions around the world, from Mexico to North Korea.

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Oban was born in 2002. What else was going on that year?

To mark our 20th birthday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to revisit the year we started. From the introduction of the Euro to Brazil winning the World Cup, 2002 was an eventful year…

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Ramadan 2022: An explainer for digital marketers

Ramadan 2022: An explainer for digital marketers

With Ramadan around the corner, we explore consumer behaviour in the run-up to this key global experience – plus tips for how digital marketers can create meaningful campaigns.

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