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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Study: Senses important for in-store sales

Have the right experience, both online and offline, has been shown to improve overall conversion numbers. But, it may come as a surprise that for in-store shoppers the senses are a big part of the experience. In fact, according to one new report, sales have increased by about 10% when merchants were able to engage consumers' senses. >>

Monday, November 11, 2019

Expert: Personalization key to engaging shoppers

Real-time personalization remains a problem for many merchants and brands, despite studies showing the benefits of true personalization. The problem isn't just getting personalization right, though, it is which tools to use, how personalization will impact site speeds, and what touchpoint are most important for personalization. We asked a digital expert how merchants can improve their personalization. >>

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Report: Fraud will cost brands, marketers during 2019 holidays

While more consumers will be shopping this holiday season, so will cyber criminals and their actions could cost merchants and brands. According to new data out from Arkose Labs fraud attacks increased about 30% during Q3 of 2019, and much of that increase came from fraudulent account registrations. >>

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Report: Lead-up to Black Friday important for holiday shoppers

New data from Cardlytics finds that the weeks leading up to Black Friday are especially important this holiday season. According to their new report more than one-third (40%) of holiday shopping is now happening in the lead-up to Black Friday. >>

Monday, November 04, 2019

Forecast: Global ad spend to push $1.3T in 2020

Look for a good-sized increase in advertising spending in the new year. That's the word from PQ Media's Global Advertising & Marketing Revenue Forecast, which predicts that the overall ad spend will increase nearly 5% to hit at least $1.3 trillion, with revenues from ads hitting at least $1.3 trillion by the end of 2019. >>

Friday, November 01, 2019

Studies: Fraudsters going custom, taking on multiple fraud types

In their efforts to keep fooling consumers, fraudsters are customizing targeting tools. That's a key takeaway from Akamai's 2019 State of the Internet/Security Phishing report. Their data finds that cyber criminals are using phishing as a service (PaaS) tools and leveraging some big-name tech brands to continue their nefarious ways. >>

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to use data to encourage customer trust

At the heart of every advertising strategy is data, but consumers have become increasingly worried about how their data is collected, stored, and then used. This can make it hard for brands to build a solid data strategy that leads to better created and targeted ads. We asked a digital expert how brands can better use data to build trust. >>

Monday, October 28, 2019

Expert: How connected devices are changing data collection, use

By the end of 2020, some believe about 75% of US homes will have - and use - connected television sets, giving brands even more data about consumers' preferences, viewing habits, and lives than ever before. And, much of that data will be real-time, which could give brands and marketers the ability to offer more immediacy in campaigns. But, are brands ready? >>

Friday, October 25, 2019

Report: Look for more 'experience' buys this holiday season

This year's Christmas season may be filled with experiences rather than boxes in pretty wrapping paper. That is a key takeaway from new Deloitte research which finds that consumers will average nearly $600 on holiday experiences this year. >>

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Expert: Why targeting isn't always working for brands

Using data to better target advertising to the right consumer is a typical occurrence for most brands and marketers. Yet, many still don't see a return on investment for their efforts. So, is the data wrong? Or is it the way these brands are personalizing ads and content? We asked a digital expert for insight. >>

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Forecast: Halloween, Holiday shopping a mixed bag

Costumes and candy will add up for merchants and brands over the next week. That's a key takeaway from the National Retail Federation's Halloween forecast, which suggests party-goers will spend nearly $9 billion through October 31. >>

Monday, October 21, 2019

Implications for Nike's purchase of data platform

Recently, athletic brand Nike announced plans to buy up Celect, a data science hub. The impetus behind the buy is to give Nike better insight into what their customers want, but there are bigger implications for the buy according to one expert: the beginnings of brands' challenge to Amazon's digital dominance. >>

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Study IDs disconnect between retailers, consumers over data

Concerns about data privacy are high in the minds of both consumers and businesses, but there is a disconnect between the two over just how data can or should be collected, stored, and used. That's a key takeaway from new data out from Deloitte. >>

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Top 3 Tips to retargeting success in Q4

Just over a month away from America's Black Friday, the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, but there is still time for merchants and brands to set themselves up for success. Here's how brands can better use retargeting and reengagement strategies to build a stronger Q4. >>

Monday, October 14, 2019

Expert IDs how brands can prep for success in 2020

Campaign measurement options change all the time, and the right tools can mean the difference in a campaign's success. How can businesses set up for a profitable 2020? We asked a digital expert to weigh in with her top three tips to prep for the new year. >>

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