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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Internet

As the web turns 30, what is coming next?

This year the world wide web turns 30, and while the digital space has definitely caught consumers' attention, there are areas of the web that its creators could never have envisioned. We asked a digital expert to weigh in on the internet at 30. >>

Advertising

Reports: Martech, experience increasing in importance

Two new report underline ways brands are hoping to improve their connection with consumers. First, through marketing technology and then through dedicated experiences. Read on for details. >>

Ecommerce

Study finds connection key for shoppers

It turns out branded interaction may be the key to increasing sales and revenue. That, according to new Bazaarvoice data which found that product pages with Q&A type information scored 47% higher conversion rates to those pages that didn't house such information. >>

Internet

Report: How bad bots are harming business

Web scraping, competitive data mining, personal data harvesting, data breeches, ad fraud, transaction fraud, spam. All of these - and more - are a problem for businesses and consumers alike, and are becoming more prevalent because of the use of "bad bots" by fraudsters and even legitimate businesses. Just how big is the bad bot problem? >>


Loyalty Marketing

Expert: How loyalty programs will impact 2019

Loyalty programs have been part of retailers' marketing bags for decades, but in the digital space new options for loyalty programs appear nearly every year. There are programs that are used between brands, miles/points programs that can be redeemed for products, the list goes on. And last year, a number of big names brands - like Kohl's and Nordstrom's - revamped their programs. We asked one expert how he believes loyalty programs will impact 2019. >>

Advertising

Study finds local ads preferred by consumers

Local businesses may want to take a harder look at streaming services and ad opportunities there. That, according to new ZypMedia and Harris Poll data which found, among other things, that most (62% Millennial streamers) prefer local to national ads while streaming. >>

Advertising

Reports: Content disconnect for B2B

Two new reports shed light on areas where the B2B experience online is falling short - and how B2B brands can improve the overall digital experience to capture more buyers' attention. >>

Research

Report: Brands aren't voice-search ready

While more and more consumers are simply asking their smartphones or virtual assistants for product information or store locations, one new report indicates they may not be getting the information they're in need of. That, because while more consumers are asking Siri/Alexa/Google for this information, most businesses don't have product listings or store information that can be easily "found" by these devices. >>

Social Marketing

Expert: What Facebook's ad changes mean for brands

Facebook has announced changes to their ad routines. These include relevance score changes along with the addition of three new metrics which brands can use to better target ads within the social platform. What do these changes mean for brands? We asked a digital expert how these might impact social marketers. >>

Mobile Marketing

Top 3 tips for a strong playables strategy

Most of the focus on playables are from game developers and publishers, but according to one expert non-gaming brands have a lot to gain from a strong playables strategy. Here are three tips. >>

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