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Friday, December 15, 2017

What FB Messenger opening to ads means to marketers

Facebook's recent move to allow direct marketing to consumers through their messaging app surprised many in the digital sector, not the least of whom are the customers themselves. Many wonder what this move means for them, and for advertisers, the race is on to determine how to engage wary consumers without alienating them. We asked three experts what they thought of the move. >>

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top tips to increase engagement through content

'Tis the season for marketers to put on their best face and get "PRT"-y for consumers: get personal, get relevant and get timely with their advertising. One expert explains how marketers can get more personal - and more relevant - now. >>

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Expert: Bots may be a marketers new best friend

Bots continue to be a big part of marketers' business within social media, especially Facebook. Some data shows that most (80%) of businesses have bots on their wanted list by 2020, to help with customer service and engagement. One expert explains how bots, specifically Facebook bots, can be a marketers best friend. >>

Friday, November 24, 2017

Marketers: Create seamless, social campaigns

Two new reports out shed light on how more marketers can engage across digital: first, by creating seamless, omni-channel campaigns, and then, by going social. >>

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Top 3 tips to get your email strategy ready for 2018

Video. Clickable links. Content. Rich images. Finding the right balance in email has never been more difficult, and as email continues to be a heavy-hitter for marketers across demographics, it's important to get the balance right. One expert offers advice for updating brands' email strategy. >>

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reports: Digital ad spend up, here's where budget dollars should go

New data out from Advertiser Perceptions has more marketers investing in digital this holiday season, and they're banking on shoppers being there. >>

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top 3 tips to improve local search strategy

Localizing search continues to be an important - and sometimes overlooked - part of marketers' online toolkits. Here are three tips to improve local search strategy. >>

Friday, November 17, 2017

Top 3 tips to push Black Friday email engagement

All indications are that this year's holiday shopping season will be bigger and better than last year. Data from RetailMeNot's recent forecast survey predicts a 47% increase in consumer spending over Black Friday weekend compared to the same period last year. That's an average increase of $238 per consumer, with nearly 7 out of ten consumers planning to shop over the holiday weekend. >>

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Expert cites video as key to engagement

Digital video is growing to be a key part of the online marketing pie. Consumers are streaming for entertainment, news, and, yes, product and brand information. This is what marketers need to know to connect. >>

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Solid start to 2017 holiday season, how marketers can prep

Adobe has released initial findings for the 2017 holiday shopping season - and if the season continues, marketers will have a merry Christmas, indeed. According to Adobe's data the US Veteran's Day weekend shopping totals topped $1.3 billion, a 9% increase YoY. >>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marketers: Messaging apps key to customer engagement

While more shoppers are, indeed, buying more products online, that doesn't mean a good product listing page is all a marketer needs to connect. Messaging apps are gaining in popularity for both marketers, merchants, and shoppers, as they offer ways for consumers to have their questions answered without a trip to the store. >>

Monday, November 13, 2017

Top 4 email trends to incorporate now

Email may be the grandfather of digital marketing, but it continues to be a big hitter. Email, also, continues to evolve, making it important for marketers to evolve, too. Here are 4 trends changing email now, and how marketers can use them. >>

Friday, November 10, 2017

Content tips for holiday marketing

New data out from VigLink indicates nearly half of consumers won't be buying on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Instead, they'll be researching products and planning shopping trips. How can marketers connect? Through the right content. Here are three tips. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Expert: How local search can help marketers now

Localizing ads, both visual and search, might be the key to marketers' holiday seasons. That, according to one expert who believes unifying local digital marketing with organic listings and search management can help smaller brands compete. >>

Monday, November 06, 2017

Marketers: Look for ways to engage online this holiday

As the holiday season approaches, forecasts indicate that marketers and merchants need to make an effort to engage digitally. According to Adobe, the online spend will surpass $107 billion, that's a 13% increase YoY. >>

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