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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Social Marketing

Study finds more brands trust social to deliver customers

More and more businesses are turning to social networks to reach their customer base. That is a key takeaway from new Altimeter Research and Hootsuite data which finds, among other things, that 80% of brands believe social media helps them reach their customers. >>

Ecommerce

How to use IP data to connect

There are many different kinds of data that can be used to target consumers, giving them a better digital experience whether they are shopping for holiday gifts or looking for entertaining content. But one type of data - IP data - isn't what most marketers think of when they consider revamping their data strategies. That, according to one expert, is a mistake. >>

Advertising

Reports ID important trends in lead-up to holiday season

According to new data out from Barclaycard UK consumer spending increased by about 2% for September, the largest increase since coronavirus lockdowns began. Spending was up across the board from grocery to travel, a sign that consumers are beginning to once more have confidence in the economy. And timely, too, as the holiday season approaches. >>

Ecommerce

Top 4 mistakes B2B sales are making and how to correct

B2B salespeople have gotten much more attention in light of the Covid pandemic because so many businesses have gone to digital connections with one another. But that doesn't mean the transition to online digital sales has been simple. We identified four mistakes many B2B sales people are making so that brands can get back on track. >>




Law & Regulation

Experts: What government filing against Google means for digital space

This week word came that the United States Justice Department was filing suit against Google in an antitrust case, perhaps with the goal of breaking up the digital giant. The filing has many in the digital space what this could mean not only for Google but for other digital giants like Amazon and even social networking brands like Facebook. >>

Loyalty Marketing

Study finds hackers targeting loyalty programs

New data out from Akamai finds a growing number of attacks on brands' loyalty programs. Since 2018, in fact, their data shows more than 63 billion credential stuffing attacks in the hospitality, retail, and travel industries, and they are no longer only relying on the most recent password combination lists. >>

Social Marketing

Expert: How live events can work with digital strategy

One of the biggest buzz phrases for 2020, other than lockdown, has been digital transformation. But, as more and more people turn online for shopping and entertainment because of coronavirus lockdowns the digital transformation of brands has become even more important. We asked a digital expert how brands can use live-but-online events to strengthen their digital performance. >>

Internet

Study: Brands unprepared for end of third party cookies

Many experts believe the end of third party cookies is upon us, and while many do admit that first part data is generally a better source of consumer information, most brands aren't ready to lose access to third party data. That is a key takeaway from new LiveIntent data. According to researchers more than than half (64%) of executives are concerned about how they can engage shoppers without third party cookie data. >>

Viral Marketing

Reports: Video growing in popularity, heres how to connect

Consumers continue to increase the amount of time they spend with video content, whether online or via a Smart TV at home. And that is why experts are now saying brands need to up their video game. >>

Advertising

Malvertising: What to Watch

New data out from GeoEdge finds that malvertisers are upping their use of malicious content to target people. Their data finds that nearly half (42%) of publishers have received reader complains because of malicious content and 20% have either lost subscribers or revenue because of malvertising attacks. What's a publisher to do? Here are four things to watch for to identify and mitigate malvertising attacks. >>

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