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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Study: 40% using phones for video capture

How consumers are using their smartphones is always of interest to marketers, but how consumers aren't using them can be just as interesting. For example, one new study finds mobile video capture is quickly gaining traction on traditional video capture, but that consumers' main drawback is storage space. And, that consumers aren't regularly backing up mobile devices - or their content. >>

Friday, June 15, 2018

Expert: Why free isn't free and how publishers can educate consumers

Facebook is rumored to be considering a paid subscription for the world's largest social network, a move that would allow social network users to avoid all the ads that clutter newsfeeds. While this move may be celebrated by consumers, it won't be appreciated by advertisers, and that is why, according to one expert, marketers need to do a better job of explaining now how free isn't always free in the digital space. >>

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Expert: What businesses need to understand about hashtags

When it comes to social media, consumers love hashtags. The problem, for brands, is that in many cases consumers are more apt to use a brand's hashtags than a brand's handle, making it harder for other consumers to find the actual brand. One expert explains how brands can better use their handles - and their hashtags. >>

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Study: Connected TVs, data driving video

In the video space, connected televisions and the adoption of data-driven video are driving adoption. That's the word from Innovid's new report, which shows that consumers are more engaged with data-driven video content than campaigns that aren't targeted. >>

Monday, June 04, 2018

Survey: Truth more important than marketing

According to one new report, consumers are less interested in marketing campaign buzzwords and more interested in the truth of how a product works. Which could mean marketers need to reevaluate how they are trying to reach these shoppers. >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Report: Data breach could cost $1M per business

From loss of brand trust to the time a business is down, the cost of a data breach continues to rise on a global basis. In fact, according to new data out from Kaspersky Lab, on average, data breaches cost about $1.23 million per enterprise; that is an increase of 24% YoY. For small businesses, the cost averages about $120,000. >>

Monday, May 28, 2018

Expert: How retargeting can save digital campaigns

Ad blocking, ad fraud, viewability metrics. All of these are issues for digital marketers, and it can be hard to know how to approach ad blocking and fraud without infringing on consumer privacy. We chatted with a marketing expert about how to reinvent their approach. >>

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Reputation key to email campaigns

Reputation may be more important than ever for email marketers. According to new data, email senders with high reputation marks substantially increase the chances their mailings will hit consumer inboxes. >>

Friday, May 11, 2018

How Yahoo!'s email updates will impact email marketers

Tis the season for email changes. Recently, Yahoo announced changes to their platform - one of the largest email platforms in the world - and we asked SendGrid's Len Shneyder how these changes might affect campaigns. >>

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Expert: Facebook isn't free

Recently, Facebook announced plans to explore a paid subscription model for the social network. By paying for use of the giant, consumers could avoid the sometimes ad-heavy newsfeed, going straight to content from friends, family, and other content they've 'liked' in the past. Whether a paid Facebook version comes out or not remains to be seen; what consumers need to understand first, according to one expert, is that even a free version of the social network isn't really free. >>

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Marketers: How to win at customer experience

Over the past three years, more emphasis has been placed on the customer experience on ecommerce sites, on social media sites, and even within the generalized advertising space. This is a problem for many brands, who may be proficient at providing a solid experience, for example, consumers in the United States. But this is a global economy, and a global experience game. Here's how brands can manage it. >>

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Reports: How Americans are reacting to Cambridge Analytica

Just over a month since news first broke about the misuse of Facebook customer data by Cambridge Analytica, and many businesses are still trying to figure out just what the news means for them. For consumers, though, there is a definite leaning toward increased privacy measures. >>

Monday, April 30, 2018

Expert: Brands must increase customer privacy

If the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal has taught us anything it is this: that customer data privacy is lacking. That, according to one expert who believes businesses must begin prioritizing customer's privacy. >>

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Forecast: Video ad spend to increase

Nearly all businesses are pushing more ad dollars into the video spend; this despite the fact that many aren't certain of the results of their current video ad campaigns or strategies. >>

Friday, April 20, 2018

Top 3 tips to create an influencer marketing strategy

The recent data situation between Facebook and Cambridge Analytics has brought the conversation surrounding consumer privacy to the forefront of many marketing conversations. We asked an digital expert how brands, taking the data concerns brought about into consideration, can create an influencer marketing strategy. >>

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