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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dunkin' Donuts to Dunkin: Good move or bad?

Earlier this month, Dunkin' Donuts began testing a change to their name, cutting off the 'Donut' part to simply be Dunkin'. While brand changes like this are never approached on a whim, even the best planning in the world can backfire. What does Dunkin's potential name change mean? >>

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Survey finds brand more important than store

When it comes to shopping - either online or offline - it turns out brand trumps store. That, according to new data from Astound Commerce. Their research shows that customers are increasingly brand loyal, but they aren't showing the same affinity for retailers or merchants. >>

Monday, August 21, 2017

Study: Merchants pushing mobile investment

More brands and merchants are pushing their marketing dollars to mobile. That, according to RetailMeNot. Their new report finds that most (92%) of merchants polled plan to increase their mobile ad spend this year; nearly as many are increasing their social spend. >>

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Survey: Product images key to conversion

Skimping on the quality of product images may be killing conversions. That's a key takeaway from Splashlight data, which found that about half of US consumers rank high quality images as key to their purchasing decisions. >>

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SMBs key in on loyalty

For small business owners, loyalty is the key, not only in building a customer base but in doing business with others. >>

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to capitalize on social video formats

Video continues to be an integral part of brands' online presence and reach, and social is a huge part of the growth cycle. Here's how brands can capitalize on social video trends. >>

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Forecast: Content marketing revs to show strong increases

Based on 2016 numbers and the first half of 2017, PQ Media expects content marketing revenue to see continued strong growth. Content marketing revenues reached $28 billion, and for the first half of the year, increased another 14%. >>

Monday, August 14, 2017

Survey IDs time as key to follow-up fail

Manual data entry is killing brands' ability to follow up with leads. That is a key takeaway from Certain data, which found that most (73%) are still using manual data entry to collect customer data at live events. >>

Monday, August 14, 2017

Study finds inbox placement still a struggle

While most email marketers have keyed in on the importance of subject lines, clickable links, and engaging content, new data from Return Path indicates that may not be enough because emails aren't landing in the inbox. Their data shows a full 20% of global, commercial emails are landing in junk/spam folders rather than the inbox. >>

Friday, August 11, 2017

UK to overhaul data protection

The UK has announced plans to overhaul their data protection laws, to meet the upcoming GDPR deadline. In May, the GDPR will go into effect, changing regulations regarding customer privacy, and how merchants, publishers, and other entities obtain and use customer data. >>

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Report suggests simplifying IoT roles

While it's true that IoT leaders need to be skilled at things ranging from automation to data analysis, one report suggests that businesses are making their qualifications for IoT team members too stringent - and are losing good talent in the process. >>

Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to use form data to better understand customers

There is much to be learned from consumers' buying patterns and even their social media interests, but many businesses are missing out on using data provided to them by customers through simple things like forms. Here's how advertisers and publishers can better use form data to understand their customers. >>

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Technology key to helping sales teams succeed

According to CITE Research, about 80% of companies are spending at least $1,000 per sales person on training and technology, and nearly half are spending at least $2,000. Most executives say this investment is paying off. >>

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Top 4 trends to watch in social

Social networking is changing the way consumers around the globe find and share products and brands, and that makes it a place businesses need to be. The key is to know how to make social an integrated part of the advertising plan. Here are 4 trends to watch that will make social marketing simpler. >>

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Reviews key to offline selling

It is no secret that reviews drive the sales of online merchandise, but according to Bazaarvoice, reviews are also pushing offline sales. They looked at the affect reviews are having on back-to-school shopping, and found that for every $1 in sales due to reviews, at least another $2 is spent in store. >>

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