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Saturday, February 16, 2019

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'Parent' no longer tops targeting lists

Twenty or even ten years ago, most brands targeting according to lifestyle: parents, non-parents, and sometimes grandparents. But with the development of the internet and more interest-based targeting options, the 'parent' target no longer tops the list of targeting options. >>

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Expert: How to develop a better omni-channel strategy

For the past five years, marketing experts have been talking more about omni-channel strategies for brands. The problem is that while, in the beginning, simply being on social and content channels may have been enough, it isn't any longer. We asked one expert to shed like on what omni-channel looks like as we head into a new 21st century decade. >>

Mobile Marketing

Data security key for mobile consumers

It's no secret that security breaches are bad for business. New data from Blancco Technology Group underlines that fact, specifically for mobile businesses. According to their research more than half (54%) of mobile consumers "will not trust" a mobile brand post data breach, and nearly half (49%) say they wouldn't use that brand in the future. >>

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Experts: How brands can make video and TV work for them

More and more Americans are cutting the cable cord to stream video - television and movies - online. This change, though, doesn't mean video is dead. In fact, according to several experts, this change could be an opportunity for brands to more deeply engage via video content. Here's how. >>


Research

Experiences top 2019 Valentine's lists

Chocolate and flowers may be the traditional gifts for Valentine's Day - and will likely hold a large portion of gifts this holiday - experiences are a growing gift for the lover's holiday. According to new data out from Mastercard experiential gift spending - including restaurants and hotel get-aways - will increase between 5% and 10% this year. >>

Ecommerce

Report: Amazon wins ecomm battle, but other brands gain ground

While Amazon may still be a go-to in the online shopping race, other brands are gaining ground. That, according to new data out from Jumpshot which notes that Walmart, Macys, and Target all gained online ground in certain categories. >>

Mobile Marketing

Study: Programmatic In-App spend up

Look for more advertisers to add programmatic in-app ads to their digital campaigns. That's the word from new PubMatic data, which indicates that about 25% of digital ad budgets could soon go toward mobile apps. >>

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Report: Amazon gaining on Google, Facebook for ad spending

As more ad dollars are pushed online, marketers are looking in an interesting place to spend them: Amazon. The digital retailer currently ranks third for ad spending, behind giants Google and Facebook, but one new report indicates that more ad dollars will be pushed toward Amazon over the next year. >>

Mobile Marketing

Reports: Mobile is in, mobile pay isn't

Mobile continues to be a driving force for consumers in retail. The problem, according to one report, is that while consumers are increasingly turning to mobile devices to research products and some to finalize purchases, they aren't also jumping on the mobile pay bandwagon. This means that while mobile might bring consumers into digital or physical storefronts it is only one touchpoint on the path to purchase. >>

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YouTube shows 11% YoY ad increase

Advertisers wondering about the strength of digital video need look no further than YouTube for a bit of inspiration. Despite questions about data security and privacy in the social space, social video hub YouTube showed 11% YoY for 2018, and the video giant also saw more than half of their advertisers renew their sponsorships for YouTube content. >>

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