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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Reports: How mobile, social will impact 2019 holidays

Three new reports point to social being especially important for merchants and brands this holiday season. In fact, about half (48%) of shoppers say they are open to buying gifts they see on their favored social media channels. And, with just over half (54%) of shoppers saying they'll buy online this holiday season, it may make sense to invest some of the holiday budget in social ads. >>

Advertising

Expert: Personalization key to engaging shoppers

Real-time personalization remains a problem for many merchants and brands, despite studies showing the benefits of true personalization. The problem isn't just getting personalization right, though, it is which tools to use, how personalization will impact site speeds, and what touchpoint are most important for personalization. We asked a digital expert how merchants can improve their personalization. >>

Email Marketing

Expert: Email trends to watch in 2020

As the calendar moves closer to December 31st, here are three trends in email marketing that brands should consider adding to their overall strategy. >>

Advertising

Report: Fraud will cost brands, marketers during 2019 holidays

While more consumers will be shopping this holiday season, so will cyber criminals and their actions could cost merchants and brands. According to new data out from Arkose Labs fraud attacks increased about 30% during Q3 of 2019, and much of that increase came from fraudulent account registrations. >>




Ecommerce

Report: Lead-up to Black Friday important for holiday shoppers

New data from Cardlytics finds that the weeks leading up to Black Friday are especially important this holiday season. According to their new report more than one-third (40%) of holiday shopping is now happening in the lead-up to Black Friday. >>

Internet Marketing 101

B2B Marketing Trends For 2020

Business to Business marketing, or B2B Marketing, is one of the core marketing strategies used in today's market. It involves trade between businesses where one company buys products from other companies and resells them, or modifies them, then sells them on. >>

Email Marketing

Expert: How AI is changing email

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way marketers do business throughout the digital space, but AI has been tougher to break into with email. This could be because of the sheer size of many emails lists making it impossible to truly personalize. But, there are changes coming with AI that could bring email more firmly under control. >>

Advertising

Forecast: Global ad spend to push $1.3T in 2020

Look for a good-sized increase in advertising spending in the new year. That's the word from PQ Media's Global Advertising & Marketing Revenue Forecast, which predicts that the overall ad spend will increase nearly 5% to hit at least $1.3 trillion, with revenues from ads hitting at least $1.3 trillion by the end of 2019. >>

Internet Marketing 101

Is Your Product Ready to Launch?

Here are a few things you should do to make sure you are ready to take your product public and help it to be successful. >>

Ecommerce

Studies: Fraudsters going custom, taking on multiple fraud types

In their efforts to keep fooling consumers, fraudsters are customizing targeting tools. That's a key takeaway from Akamai's 2019 State of the Internet/Security Phishing report. Their data finds that cyber criminals are using phishing as a service (PaaS) tools and leveraging some big-name tech brands to continue their nefarious ways. >>

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