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Friday, July 20, 2018

Ecommerce

For college ages, in-store key for BTS

There will be no shortage of online shoppers during the back-to-school frenzy of shopping between July and September, but those shoppers are less likely to be looking for items for college-aged children. That, according to Deloitte's 2018 Back To College Study, which found an 11% decreased in intended online shoppers. >>

Search Marketing

Study finds search rising again

There is a new heavy hitter in the search marketing wars and it isn't a search engine - it's Amazon. According to new data out from Marin Software, marketers who have Amazon profiles are pushing about 20% of their digital budgets into Amazon search ads. >>

Advertising

How marketers can win with AI

In today's customer-centric world, it's more important than ever to be organized, responsive, and helpful when engaging with customers online. Artificial Intelligence makes this simpler for many businesses, especially in the social space, but AI can also seem unintuitive for some instances. Here's how marketers can better use AI to engage with consumers. >>

Ecommerce

Study: Cost could slow subscription economy

While subscription services continue to launch for everything from meal planning to beauty products, one new report indicates there could be a slow-down ahead. That slow-down, according to data from Fetch, will come because of the costs of subscription services. >>


Ecommerce

How merchants can compete with Amazon

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it comes a flood of merchants wondering what they can do to cash in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. According to data from Walker Sanda nearly half of Americans are now receiving at least 1 package from Amazon each week, and for younger consumers (ages 26 - 36) 57% expect 1 to 2 packages from Amazon each week. >>

Advertising

3 Things AI cannot do for marketers

While AI can be a huge help in breaking down data and even optimizing ad categories, artificial intelligence is not a general fix-it for marketers. To help brands better solidify their AI strategy, here are three things AI cannot do for you. >>

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Forecast: In-store key for BTS shoppers

While many parents will be researching back to school (BTS) purchases online this summer the bulk of BTS purchases will be made in-store. That is a key takeaway from a new Deloitte forecast which suggests that shoppers will spend $28 billion on BTS goods this year. >>

Advertising

Survey: Google, Facebook most influential

Don't turn away from Google or Facebook ads. That is a key takeaway from new data out from Choozle. Researchers for their 2018 Digital Advertising Trend Survey found that about half of consumers continue to list Facebook and Google as the most influential platforms for them. >>

Advertising

Trends to watch in AI

Artificial Intelligence is changing how some businesses approach advertising and even content building in the digital space. Here are a few trends to watch that brands can use to better serve their customers. >>

Advertising

Top 3 strategies for SMBs post net neutrality

The end of net neutrality could have a devastating impact on small businesses which rely on equal access to internet bandwidth in order to deliver their product. And one of the most frustrating aspects of the whole situation is that there is very little they can do about it. Here are three strategies SMBs can follow to remain relevant to customers after the net neutrality changes. >>

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