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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zendesk: Brand promoters talk less, detractors talk more

Brand promoters and detractors are almost equally as likely interact with brands via social media or websites, but according to new research out from Zendesk brand promoters will talk less than detractors. The data shows promoters are most likely to write messages like 'you're the best' while detractors are more likely to leave long and detailed messages or comments about the brand. >>

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Report: Product placements can recoup commercial losses

New data out from INFORMS shows product placements can curb audience loss during commercial breaks by up to 10%. According to researchers product placements reduce the amount of time television viewers 'turn away' from programming during commercial breaks. >>

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top 3 tips to create a multi-channel strategy that works

Communication from online brands to consumers can often feel impersonal - without face-to-face interaction, they struggle to connect with their audiences on a personal and meaningful level. Brands often have to rely on consumers accepting and then acting upon messages in an inbox or through a mobile app. >>

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to properly measure opt-ins to improve campaigns

Brands have used opt-in strategies for decades - opting in to newsletter and magazine, opting in to email marketing lists and rewards clubs are all proven strategies. But many brands are still missing part of the opt-in strategy. >>

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Study: Branded games moving shoppers

It's no secret that people like playing games, but one new study indicates people don't like playing games but that games are influencing players' purchases. >>

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Online Roundup: Data, cross-device and automation

Three releases into the online space this week are focused on small businesses ability to manage their time, data and devices. Details follow: >>

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ad Roundup: Social media and increased analysis

Two funding rounds will help online brands better tackle the social aspects of their marketing plans, and an acquisition positions one hub with better analytics. >>

Monday, October 06, 2014

Study: Multi-device pushing CRM usage

Online brands aren't just relying on PC or MACs to access CRM data. As with other sectors, multiple devices are beginning to push into the CRM space. In fact, according to one new report a majority (81%) of users are accessing CRM on multiple devices; nearly half (49%) of those are using a minimum of three devices for access. >>

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Survey: Most create videos as keepsakes

A new survey out from Animoto indicates most consumers who create video clips are doing so to capture a memory. According to researchers 72% of consumers create video as keepsakes, and 80% make these videos to keep in touch with family/friends. >>

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Survey: Product reviews influence more than half of shoppers

Now that the kids are settled in school families are turning their attention to the holiday season. According to some experts shopping for the 2015 holidays will begin as early as mid-October, and one new survey identifies three key trends that could help retailers and brands thrive. >>

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Video Roundup: Video releases underscore importance of content

A slate of new tools have released to the online and mobile spaces this week - two are video tools which could help brands moving into the holiday shopping season. >>

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ad Roundup: Releases highlight analytics, mobile simplicity

Pertino and Verint are releasing new tools into the online and mobile spaces this week, set up to ease how brands develop mobile apps and how they analyze customer engagement. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GoDaddy, Microsoft partner for SMB solution

Having a strong online presence is growing more important by the day for small businesses because more consumers are looking online for local business information first rather than last. However, many small businesses don't have the staff or resources to create websites that will compete with national chains. Enter a new partnership between GoDaddy and Microsoft. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SMB Roundup: Launches to simplify content, listings

Small businesses may benefit from two releases into the online space. One simplifies how SMBs create and manage online listings while the other is a content management solution set up to score branded content. >>

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top 3 tips to better optimize branded content

There are many ways marketers can optimize their content. However, understanding consumer demand, identifying efficient channels, and diversifying content type are the three most fundamental things marketers should do before all else, according to one expert. Here is why: >>

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