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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Emailers need to increase engagement

New data out from Return Path underlines a long-held belief about email marketing: the more subscribers are engaged with email content the less likely messages are to end up in spam/junk folders. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Study finds mobile experience key to engagement

Retailers and merchants who want to up the engagement factor with their customers should up their mobile experience. That's the word from a new WorldPay report in which researchers found that about one-third of US shoppers would pay more for products if the mobile experience were better. >>

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Survey: Consumers will share info for better experiences

In the ecommerce game, personal data will become a bigger buzzword. That is, according to Episerver, because more consumers are willing to give up their personal information in exchange for a better - i.e. more targeted - online shopping experience. >>

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Expert: Why SEM remains an important marketing approach

With the advent of mobile and social marketing mediums, many brands may have let search marketing take a back seat and a smaller portion of the advertising budget. That, according to one expert, is a mistake that should be corrected. >>

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How to use global sporting events to engage

Global sporting events - like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and others - have the ability to unite people from different parts of the globe like no other events can. These events can also unite brands and customers - if the message and experience are seamless. Here are three tips to create a multi-platform, branded message during these events. >>

Thursday, February 22, 2018

How to protect from phishers using cloud docs

There is a new threat for businesses in the digital space: phishers have begun pushing into cloud-based and document sharing services, using these collaborative platforms to attack businesses. Many are disguising themselves as trusted brands including Google Docs and even Outlook. Here's how to protect your business. >>

Monday, February 19, 2018

How to update your social marketing creative processes

Social media is now a dominant part of every successful brand's ad mix. We talked to Adaptly president Sean O'Neal to see what marketers need to do to maximize their results. >>

Friday, February 16, 2018

Top 3 Problems Frictionless Media Companies Are Solving

Frictionless media companies are reinventing interfaces and using predictive technologies to simplify search, streamline discovery, improve recommendations, and expand access. These improvements are happening across a wide array of media - consider how Spotify and Netflix have changed music and video discovery and consumption respectively. Meanwhile, Alexa has revolutionized how we do searches, and Apple has changed its interface to keep us within one swipe away from the news we love. Here are three massive problems that are being solved in this space: >>

Monday, February 12, 2018

Study results signal importance of mobile for email

For the first time, mobile conversions from email messages are equal to desktop conversions. Both, according to new data out from Yes Lifecycle Marketing, sit a 3.3%, and is one more reason marketers need to be mobile ready. >>

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Expert: Influencers key in social campaigns

More ad dollars are headed in to social according to several experts, but the social space is increasingly crowded and hard to navigate for many brands. That, according to one expert is where influencers come in. A good influencer can reach more customers than a brand often can - and will likely be more trusted in the end. >>

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Expert: Facebook earnings call signals 'golden age' for video

Facebook's latest earnings call has seen stock prices rebound significantly despite it's users spending less time on the social network. According to company information, consumers are spending less time on-site, but ad prices continue to go up, pushing about 43% higher through Q4 2017. >>

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Experts weigh in on Google Chrome's filtering announcement

Last week, Google announced a 'mute' button, hailed as a way for consumers to take back control of the ads they see online. By muting irrelevant or improperly targeted ads, consumers should see more content of interest, but does it solve the underlying problem of marketers who aren't properly targeting content? We asked two experts to weigh in. >>

Monday, February 05, 2018

Investment plans shine light on future of AI in business docs

This week Innotech Capitals, an international private equity and venture capital fund, is expected to announce it has made a seed investment in Glever.com that uses AI technology to make resume writing as simple as several mouse clicks. But the long play is the automation of all sorts of business documents. I asked the founder, Xiaoxin (Aaron) Yin to tell me more about the future of AI assisted business docs. >>

Monday, January 29, 2018

Top 5 tips to improve data privacy

With Data Privacy Day on January 28, marketers should be thinking about how they can improve the privacy of their customers' data. Here are five tips. >>

Friday, January 26, 2018

Expert: Why better understanding of Google, Facebook is key for marketers

Most of consumers' online time is spent with two Internet giants: Google and Facebook. What's more, roughly 60% of the digital ad spent is also spent with these two behemoths. That, according to one expert, is why marketers need a better understanding of how both search and social - and in particular Google and Facebook - work. >>

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