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BizReport : February 8, 2013 Archive

February 8, 2013 Archive

Ecommerce | February 08, 2013

Monetate: $42b spent online but shoppers worry about shipping

During the 2012 Holiday Shopping period, more Americans turned to the Internet to fulfill Chirstmas wishlists. According to new data out from Monetate, $42 billion was spent online (Q4 2012), but although shoppers hit cyber stores the time between buying and receiving an item purchased online worries many. >>

Search Marketing | February 08, 2013

Half of small businesses never update their online search, directory listings

In a poll of more than 350 small businesses, ConstantContact's SinglePlatform division found that nearly half have never updated their online listings, making it hard for customers to find them and providing inaccurate information. >>

Mobile Marketing | February 08, 2013

Foursquare launches business app

Foursquare has released a new mobile app for its 1 million or so businesses. Called Foursquare for Business the app will enable businesses to manage deals, view recent activity and access analytics from their mobile devices. >>

Internet | February 08, 2013

99.6% of all 2012 music singles purchased in UK were downloaded

In the wake of HMV's exit from the high street, new figures from trade body British Photograph Industry reveals that almost one in five music fans in the UK now prefer to buy all their music as downloads. >>



Ecommerce | February 08, 2013

comScore: Ecomm hits $186b for 2012

Q4 2012 may have everyone talking about the future of ecommerce, but new data out from comScore may push the talk to new heights. On the heels of a fourth quarter worth more than $40 billion to online retailers, comScore is reporting that the full year (2012) saw $186.2 billion in online ecommerce spending. >>

Blogs & Content | February 08, 2013

Platform to enhance content discoverability

As the online and mobile spaces continue to fracture, brands are looking for better ways to make their content discoverable. While branded blogs or well-known content sites are great, a new tool out from Mediafed is setting brands up for even better discoverability - wherever the content lies. >>

Advertising | February 08, 2013

3 Questions with Jivox's Diaz Nesamoney

2012 showed brands how they needed to change to remain relevant with consumers. From creating an immersive social profile to offering additional content through 'traditional' advertising. Diaz Nesamoney weighs in on those trends - and how they may change in 2013. >>

Email Marketing | February 08, 2013

4 Questions with CQuotient's Rama Ramakrishnan

Email may be the grandfather of online advertising, but it can still create challenges for advertisers. Personalization, getting too personal, scrubbing lists, white hat strategies. All of this can create a non-innovative email space. Here's how you can create a better 2013 email strategy. >>