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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Study: Sales, marketing disconnect resulting in bad customer experience

It is no secret that a bad experience - whether in store or online - can hurt the reputation of a business. New data out from Showpad and Demand Metric shows just how important experience has become because in a majority of cases (72%) bad sales experiences result in a loss of revenue. >>

Ecommerce

UK businesses failing to consistently and effectively employ social for customer support

While traditional forms of communication continue to play a major role in the customer experience, people now expect to be able to use multiple channels as they switch between devices and locations. However, as a new report from Webhelp UK has shown, many businesses are failing to deliver consistent and effective customer support across all their channels. >>

Blogs & Content

How to tell if interactions are successful or not

There are two ways to think of success: a successful visit for the user and a successful visit for the company. Ideally, these two concepts should have substantial overlap. But, what if the data is unclear? How can a business tell if interactions are successful or a waste of time? >>

Mobile Marketing

Report: In case of emergency, try cell

In case of emergencies, go straight to the phone. That's the intel from a new CallFire report, which indicates Americans are most responsive to text messaging in cases of emergencies. According to the report about 3 in 5 say they are 'most likely' to pay attention to emergency alerts sent to their phones. >>

Ecommerce

Retailers failing to maximize use of social shopping websites

Consumers today are increasingly discovering products via social commerce websites yet, according to new research from Kenshoo and DataPop, very few retailers are posting their products on such websites. >>

Ecommerce

Home pages of retail websites failing to load fast enough

Today's top retail websites are taking long to load than in previous years, according to new performance analysis conducted by Radware. >>

Ecommerce

U.K. ecommerce websites improve delivery options to tap overseas customers

Online retailers in the U.K. are capitalizing on the opportunity to tap international markets and are improving website functionality and customer propositions to attract and service overseas customers. >>

Advertising

Forecast: More to invest in multi-screen ads

About three-quarters of ad agencies are already investing in multi-screen advertising, but a new forecast out from Jivox indicates multi-screen is about to go even higher. According to a new survey from Jivox 90% of those advertisers plan to increase mobile spending this year; 70% say they'll invest more ad dollars specifically into multi-screen campaigns. >>

Social Marketing

Forrester: Mobile social users more engaged, share more

A new Forrester study reveals that people that access social networking sites such as Facebook are far more likely to engage with a company's content on that site than desktop users. >>

Advertising

Top 3 tips for SMBs using webinars

Webinars are moving out of the training sector and moving into the ad sector, with savvy businesses - both large and small - implementing them as part of larger, on-going campaigns. For example, brands can use the webinar primarily for lead generation purposes, then use different methods (or subsequent webinars) to nurture those leads and move them down the sales funnel. >>

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