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BizReport : July 15, 2014 Archive

July 15, 2014 Archive

Ecommerce | July 15, 2014

Report: Half of marketers say they struggle with personalization

Personalization has been the buzzword of the past few years. Personalization based on search preferences, social networks, past purchases. Yet marketers are still struggling to personalize at scale according to a new report out from Neustar and Digiday; 53% of executives surveyed said they 'always' or often' struggle to personalize marketing messages at scale. >>

Advertising | July 15, 2014

Study: Sequenced ads outperform sustained CTA messaging

Sequencing ads may be the answer for some brands. That's the key takeaway from a new study out from Adaptly which found sequenced ads targeted to individuals increase view-thrus by 87% and conversions by 56% when compared to sustained call to action messaging. >>

Search Marketing | July 15, 2014

Covario: Search spend up in Q1, Q2

For the first half of the year, search marketing is doing very well - with mobile search spending leading the way. According to Covario's new Global Paid Search Spend Analysis the Q2 search spend increased just over 21%; the Q1 spend increased 19%. >>

Social Marketing | July 15, 2014

2014 World Cup breaks records on social media

They think it's all over - it is now. And so the FIFA World Cup 2014 comes to an end. As well as having some momentous moments such as Brazil's devastating defeat by Germany and Suarez's jaw action, the sporting event was, according to figures obtained by Reuters, the biggest social media event on record. >>



Mobile Marketing | July 15, 2014

easyJet to trial iBeacon at select European airports

Just as iBeacons can help shoppers navigate a store and personalize the experience, that same functionality may soon become prevalent in airports following a scheme being put into place by airline easyJet. >>

Ecommerce | July 15, 2014

Free WiFi in retail venues encourages longer visits and additional spending

Research conducted by social WiFi software firm Purple WiFi shows that consumers will increase how much they spend when in a venue that offers free WiFi. >>

Research | July 15, 2014

Study: Salespeople want to succeed, feel ill-prepared

It seems like a no-brainer: the most prepared people will have the biggest impact on sales. In fact, it is, yet many salespeople feel ill prepared when sent out to sell their brands' products or services. According to new data out from Corporate Visions most salespeople surveyed feel confident about presenting certain products and differentiating between Brand A and B, but less than one-third feel they're prepared to justify financial costs or negotiating for purchases. >>