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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Search Marketing

Reports: Ad spend up on Bing, consumers still heavy on Google

More search dollars are being pushed into Microsoft's Bing space. That according to new data out from The Search Agency which found that Bing's growth (Q1 2014) was more than double the growth of spending for Google. >>

Advertising

Study IDs disconnect between brands, consumers

Despite mobile devices, smart televisions, radio, television and newspapers it is harder than ever for brands to connect with consumers. Some experts say 'always on' functionality makes it easy for consumers to ignore brands, some say brands need to aggregate and analyze customer data better. >>

Advertising

Consumers trust doctors and government with personal data more than they do advertisers

Consumers are increasingly concerned about how their data is stored and used but, according to new research from GfK, it is marketers and advertisers that are the least-trusted of all, less so than then government. >>

Mobile Marketing

Shoppers don't care for social integration of mobile apps

What grocery shoppers want from a mobile application is very simple, according to new research from Catalina Marketing, and that's to remain relevant to the task at hand while saving them time and money. >>

Social Marketing

44% of Twitter's 982 million accounts never used

Twitter's 'dark pool' could be as much as 44% of account holders, according to recent statistics reported by Twopcharts. >>

Research

Report: Travel sites missing the data mark

A new report indicates travel sites may not be connecting well with in-market consumers - and the reason could be a lack of analytics. While online travel hubs are hotspots for many travelers the new report indicates while specific travel sites - like airlines - lag behind. >>

Mobile Marketing

Brands: How mobile wallets can improve loyalty programs

Mobile technology gives customers the power to choose how and when to interact and transact with brands, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. It is also giving brands the ability to maintain an engaged customer base, especially for loyalty programs. >>

Law & Regulation

Survey: SMB's need more tax education

Small business owners may not be making the most of Tax Day here in the US. That is, according to a recent 99Designs survey which found upwards of one-quarter didn't know they could deduct marketing expenses from their taxes. >>

Trends & Ideas

90% of marketers not trained in marketing performance, ROI

A woeful lack of training in marketing performance and ROI within marketing qualifications, coupled with marketers entering the profession with no formal marketing qualification, has led to many being unable to properly demonstrate to top management the business effectiveness of their marketing spending, campaigns and activities. >>

Ecommerce

Mobile plays significant role in the shopping habits of Boomers and Seniors

Businesses that do not recognize the increasing numbers of older Boomers and Seniors that are involved in mobile shopping are missing out on a growing demographic that wields huge purchasing power, according to a recent survey from the Local Search Association conducted by Thrive Analytics. >>

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