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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Study: Most mobile brands using geo-targeting

When it comes to engaging mobile customers, a majority of brands in the mobile space are using location. that's according to xAd's new Global Location Snapshot, which shows 80% of global brands are now geo-targeting consumers. >>

Research

Survey: Economy making SMBs pessimistic

While many small businesses say they see the light of a stronger economy in the distance, one new report indicates SMBs may not be as optimistic as some experts believe. In fact, only small businesses in the Northeast say they are confident enough to add staff in the near future. >>

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Roundup: Transactions, Fraud increasing

In today's mobile roundup, a trio of releases pointing to the continued growth of the mobile space, but that growth isn't all great - fraud is also growing quickly in the space. >>

Internet

Personal data: Lack of trust could hinder business growth

Growth of digital services and businesses in the UK relies heavily on trust in the use of personal data, something which, according to a new study from the Digital Catapult, is currently lacking among a significant number of consumers. >>

Ecommerce

'Digiboomers' neglected by marketers

Within the next ten years a third of the UK population will be age 55 or over. According to research from digital agency Greenlight, marketers are neglecting to engage this segment of the population which, by 2025, will make up two-thirds of online retail activity. >>

Ecommerce

UK: Pureplay online sales will exceed multichannel retailers' this year

Multichannel retailers' online sales will be surpassed by pureplays for the first time ever this year, according to the latest online retail report from Mintel. >>

Blogs & Content

Report: Brands need to up their content focus

Qvidian has released a new report that indicates while brands know content is important to their business, their processes for updating content continue to be a problem. The 2015 Content Automation Trends Report found while most (78%) agree sales content is key to success only half report that content is accurate. >>

Ecommerce

Report shows shoppers want retail everywhere

Shopping online, via mobile devices and in stores, consumers want all options. That is the takeaway from new MarketLive data which indicates retail revenue is up across the board, which smartphone buying showing triple-digit growth rates. >>

Ecommerce

Report: Cash still top American payment method

When it comes to picking up the tab at dinner or filling up the gas tank, new data out from Blackhawk Network indicates cash is the most used American payment method. Cash outpaces both checks and cards by nearly 30%. >>

Advertising

SMBs: How to remain visible during the election push

Over the next few months ads for various political candidates in the US will inundate the online ad space, as well as more traditional markets. This push of ad revenue can leave small businesses feeling the chill of not having their ads seen. How can they compete? >>

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