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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. >>

Friday, October 11, 2019

How businesses can employ better hiring practices to increase customer satisfaction

Over the next 10 years one research report suggests that at least 400 million jobs will become automated. While this automation can be a good thing - AI has been shown to improve ad targeting, for example - there are some jobs that need a human touch. Here's how brands can ensure they're employing the right people for their jobs. >>

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vibenomics launching audio OOH marketplace

Vibenomics, a cloud-based managed service provider of audio experience solutions to location-based businesses and connected cities, recently announced it has launched an audio out-of-home (OOH) advertising marketplace enabling brands to reach a national audience of nearly 150 million or target any combination of 4000 individual locations. You don't hear much about audio-based advertising these days, so I asked Paul Brenner, Vibenomics' Chief Strategy Officer (who will run the ad marketplace) what is going on in the space: >>

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Holiday forecasts suggest retail could bump past $727b

This year, holiday retail could surpass the $727 billion mark and may even reach $730 billion. that's the word from the National Retail Federations holiday shopping forecast; the increase would be about a 4% increase over 2018 numbers. >>

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Brands: Why trust goes hand in hand with privacy

According to data out from Akamai most (71%) of consumers have downloaded software to help protect their data online. In addition, Pew finds most (91%) consumers believe they've lost control of how their data is collected and used. This means more consumers are feeling untrusting of brands and marketers - and is an indicator that brands must begin rebuilding that trust. >>

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Study: Look for mobile to impact holiday buying

Shoppers won't just be using their mobile devices to compare prices or look for product details this holiday season. According to RetailMeNot's Holiday Insights Guide shoppers will spend about 30% more than average via mobile devices; this is pushing more merchant to invest in mobile capabilities. >>

Friday, September 27, 2019

How to upgrade your business without annoying customers

Upgrading software is part and parcel of nearly every business in the digital age, but upgrading websites can be an inconvenience or annoying to the customer base. Here are four tips to upgrade your business with a minimum of annoyance to the customer. >>

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Shoppers want subscriptions, here's how to meet the demand

According to some reports about 90% of software companies will be part of the subscription model by 2020, and it isn't just software. There are subscription boxes for everything from books to shave clubs and even high-end wines. Here's how your business can compete. >>

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Forecast: Look for holiday retail boost

Deloitte's new holiday retail forecast may put more black on merchants' bottom lines. That, because overall their experts believe holiday spending will increase about 5% YoY with online sales increasing unto 20% YoY. >>

Monday, September 23, 2019

Top 3 tips for a strong visual feedback strategy

Brands wanting to improve the quality of communication between themselves and their customer base may want to begin with those little smiley faces. Emojis are popular across generations, and in mobile messaging, email marketing, and social media. But, many businesses aren't sure where - or when - to begin using visual feedback, like emojis, in their conversations. Here are three tips. >>

Monday, September 16, 2019

Studies: Savings, payment options key for online shoppers

It is no secret that online shoppers are quite savvy at saving money or that they want a seamless checkout experience. Two new report, however, underline just how much the right deals and offers, as well as the right payment options, can impact e-tailers upcoming holiday season. >>

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