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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ecommerce

How to use SMS to reactivate abandoned shopping carts

Texting a shopper who left a full shopping cart could bring in a wealth of new sales. That is a key takeaway from new SlickText data which found that, on average, merchants and retailers were able to recover about 20% of abandoned carts simply by texting the shopper who left the purchases unfinished. >>

Advertising

Study finds larger creative more likely to engage

According to new data, size does matter where advertising is concerned. but, is simply having oversized ads enough? We asked a digital expert to weigh in on how size matters - but so do other aspects of a campaign. >>

Email Marketing

Study finds reputation key to inbox placement

New data out from Return Path underlines the importance of your business reputation. their data shows that for marketers using email, 'highly reputable' senders have at least a 90% inbox placement while those with less reputable reputations are placed in the inbox less than 70% of the time. >>

Social Marketing

Study: Influencer marketing skyrockets

Over the past year there has been a surge in sponsored posts on social media, and the bulk of these posts are coming from influencers - those paid or otherwise compensated - for posting about a specific brand's products. Some influencers are celebrities in their own right, like the Kardashian clan, but others are so-called 'mom-preneurs' who have built up a following on social media about a specific area - like crafting or planning. >>




Ecommerce

Study: It's human, not consumer, experience that matters

While customer experience may remain a phrase buzzing around many agencies and businesses, one new report cautions businesses and marketers against treating their customers too much like, well, customers. That, because new data is showing that brands that are more attuned to the wants and needs of people are growing at faster rates than those treating people like consumers first and people second. >>

Blogs & Content

Time for a content edit? Here's how to proceed

Content is a huge part of a brand's identity, especially in the online space, but with the flood of social media content, new product content, and even revised product content it can be hard to ensure all of those pieces accurately reflect the brand, its values, and identity. If your brand hasn't conducted a content audit recently - or ever - it could be time. Here's how to do it. >>

Ecommerce

How the FedEx/Amazon split could impact ecommerce

Last week FedEx announced they wouldn't renew their contract with ecommerce megastore Amazon. The move opens FedEx to delivering for competing retailers including big box stores like Walmart or Target, and it also puts Amazon in need of a new package delivery partner. But, what does it mean for consumers and even third-party sellers using Amazon to reach shoppers? >>

Advertising

Get more engagement from emojis, here's how

It isn't just kids using emojis, adults are embracing the little faces, hearts, thumbs-ups, and other emojis, and according to one new report they like it when brands and marketers use emojis, too. First, a look at just how prevalent emojis are in Americans' texts, social media posts, and emails. >>

Trends & Ideas

Premarket Stock Trading: Getting Ahead of the Curve

If you're new to the world of investing in stocks and assets, then you've probably been under the impression that the market only opens between the hours of 9:30 am and 4 pm each day. However, the truth is that a lot of important moves and transitions take place before and after those hours. >>

Blogs & Content

Top 4 tips to improve PIM strategy

Product Information Management, or PIM, is a growing concern for many brands as the internet continues to grow and consumers begin looking outside the box for customer reviews, product information, and even recommendations. Here are four tips to improve your brands' PIM strategy. >>

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