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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%. >>

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. >>

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. >>

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

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. >>

Monday, August 07, 2017

How to get more from your video spend

There is a shift coming to online marketing, and it's being pushed by video. More consumers are engaging with video across touchpoints and platforms, and that makes video an important piece of any marketing budget. Here's how to get more from your video spend. >>

Friday, August 04, 2017

Don't go overboard with holiday themes

When it comes to holiday advertising, a little bit of a theme goes a long way. That, according to data from Yes Lifecycle Marketing; they looked at holiday-themed email campaigns and found that engagement rates dropped dramatically for campaigns that were heavily holiday themed. >>

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Email to push holiday spending

During the upcoming holiday shopping season, look for email to push more sales. Looking at 2016 data, email pushed about 27% of Black Friday conversions, and with advances in targeting and remarketing, one expert believes email will have a big impact again in 2017. >>

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

AI-powered detection and removal dramatically improves YouTube's fight against extreme content

AI-powered detection and removal tools have proved to be significantly more effective at purging extremist video from their platform, announced YouTube this week, as it strives to clean up the platform and welcome back brands and advertisers that have recently departed. >>

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Study: Video pushing mobile ad revenue

While about half of mobile publisher revenue is coming from ads, a full third of that amount is coming from video, making video a crucial part of every mobile brand's portfolio. That's the word from new AdColony data. >>

Monday, July 31, 2017

Top 3 tips to a better machine learning strategy

Tackling artificial intelligence is a big task for any size business. Here are three tips to boost your machine learning strategy. >>

Friday, July 28, 2017

Top tips to create conversational UX

Conversational UX - the use of voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Home - is only just beginning, but according to some experts it is going to quickly change how consumers research, shop, and review products. Here are our top tips for brands to create a conversational UX that will keep customers happy. >>

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Survey: More social video in the works

Look for more brands, marketers, and agencies to push social video content. That's a key takeaway from new Wochit data; their recent survey found that, with Facebook putting a bigger emphasis on social video, so have publishers. >>

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