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Sunday, December 8, 2019

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Top tips for better localized programmatic

The beauty of the Internet is that it connects brands in Country A with shoppers in Country B. But, in some cases, shoppers want to shop local - and in those cases the internet can be a difficult beast to navigate. This is where localized programmatic spending comes in for marketers and brands. Here is how to improve brands' localized programmatic strategy. >>

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Experts: How to strengthen data strategy for the new year

Lead generation, whether through email and digital or offline measures, is key for business growth. But getting the right leads isn't as simple as it used to be. We asked digital experts for their insight into how brands can improve lead-gen and data use in 2020. >>

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Cyber Monday a hit with shoppers

Cyber Monday surpassed the $9 billion mark, with retailers and brands ringing up $9.4 billion in sales for the day. This continues the trend of shoppers increasing their spending for the holiday season this year; for the day, shoppers increased their spending nearly 20% YoY. >>

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Three trends to watch in CX for 2020

The customer experience continues to be an integral part of brands' strategy, but providing a solid customer experience remains a struggle for some. Here are three ways brands may improve their CX strategy in 2020. >>




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First holiday shopping weekend a big one

Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday have proven to be strong performers for retailers this holiday season. In fact, Adobe believes that when the numbers are totaled from the first three days of the official holiday shopping season retail sales will surpass the $29 billion number. >>

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Why merchants need to look outside the data box

By 2023, Forrester is predicting that about 60% of retail sales will be at least influenced by digital - social media, ads, video content. This means the digital space, and the data accumulated there, will become even more important as the days tick by. But it isn't just standard data collected by searches or links clicked that will be important. Here's why. >>

How AI will change CX in 2020

Voice assistants, digital calendar and planning supplies, AI-driven data collection and measurement. These are just a few of the ways AI is currently being used, and according to one expert the new year will push AI into even more areas of our lives - including the customer experience. Here are 4 predictions on how AI will impact customer service in 2020. >>

Expert: How 2020 will impact digital campaigns

With Thanksgiving upon us, the countdown is now on for January, updated campaign and marketing strategies, and whatever else the new year brings. Just what might merchants and brands find with the change of the calendar? We asked a digital expert how blockchain might impact marketers in 2020. >>

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How to know your holiday campaign needs a pivot

Order values are down. Traffic is up. Email messaging seems to be falling on deaf ears except on certain days. Around the holidays merchants and brands are hyper-focused on how consumers are reacting to campaigns, but recognizing when campaigns are - and aren't - working remains a challenge for some. Here are four tips that will help brands recognize when their campaigns need a slight adjustment. >>

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What merchants need to know about Black Friday 2018 to inform 2019 plans

Black Friday remains the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, and although there are shopping days that are just as big now, Black Friday performance can determine how brands fare for the holiday season overall. Bluecore has released 2018 Black Friday data that merchants may be able to use to get this year's season off to a better start. >>

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