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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Advertising

Consumer engagement with mobile ads on the rise

Consumer engagement with mobile ads in on the increase, according to a new study by xAd and Telmetrics, with many going on to conduct secondary actions. >>

Mobile Marketing

Android dominates smartphone market

Android has widened its lead over all its competitors and its share of the global market has reached a new record, according to new figures released by market research company Strategy Analytics. >>

Social Marketing

How to tell if social is right for your brand

Many companies tend to use the term "social strategy" as if it is a catch-all for every platform available. But according to SAP while the social audience may be consistent, each social channel comes with a very specific set of expectations with regards to what the audience expects in terms of engagement. >>

Ecommerce

Ecomm Roundup: Faster checkouts and better personalization

Two new releases into the ecommerce space this week should help retailers improve checkouts and logins, as well as on-site personalization. Personalization has been shown to improve shopper engagement and conversions, as product placements are more relevant to the individual shopper. >>

Ecommerce

Top 3 tips to use data better this holiday season

Kids will soon be back in school across the US, and that means retailers are already looking ahead to the holiday season. A new poll out from Looker indicates more retailers are focusing on data for the holidays - capturing the right data and then analyzing and using that data to offer better experiences. >>

Internet

Microbusinesses dipping into personal savings

According to a new Gallup poll more than half of microbusinesses are using personal savings to fund their enterprise; about 43% use credit cards. Researchers found fewer than 3% of microbusinesses are using government loan programs and fewer than 2% use crowd funding programs for funding. >>

Ecommerce

British consumers will give up more personal data for discounts, free delivery

Recently published research from Webtrends shows that consumers in the UK are happy to hand over personal data to brands but many want to be rewarded and there's a limit to just how much information they are happy to part with. >>

Social Marketing

How dark social can impact brand

There is a new buzz phrase out there - dark social, and it refers to the sharing of digital content outside the usual social places. For example, Consumer A sharing a link with Friend B through Skype or IM rather than within Facebook or Pinterest. According to some experts nearly one-third of shares could be through dark social trends. >>

Ecommerce

Webrooming parents heading to physical stores for back-to-school purchases

A survey by Accenture reveals that physical stores remain popular with parents when it comes to embarking on their kids' back-to-school shopping spree. >>

Mobile Marketing

43% of all traffic to travel websites now comes from mobile

Mobile devices accounted for almost half of all traffic to travel websites in June this year, according to recent figures released by digital consultancy Nucleus. >>

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