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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Prezi releases add interactivity to presentations

New releases out this week from presentation platform Prezi may change the way businesses create - and consumers interact with - online presentations. Rather than showing only static slides, the Prezi platform allows viewers to see a 'roadmap' of where the presentation is going and to dig deeper into the content available. >>

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red Prairie: Over half of brands unprepared for product recalls

While the Internet is providing more sales opportunities every day for brands around the globe, it isn't helping in some other respects. New data out from Red Prairie indicates most brands aren't efficiently prepared for product recalls. >>

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BIA/Kelsey: Local Online ad revenues to push $150b by 2016

The local ad space is heating up, particularly online. According to a new forecast from BIA/Kelsey, the local, online space will see more than 13% growth through 2012. By 2016 the local ad spend is expected to surpass $150 billion. As traditional media spending slows, forecasters from the company believe more ad dollars will be pushed into Online/Interactive spending. >>

Monday, July 16, 2012

Collaboration brings free WiFi to American malls

Malls across American may be seeing an upswing in traffic soon, with back to school sales and pre-holiday window shopping. That traffic may see something new, too: free WiFi. A new collaboration between Cloud Nine Media and DragNFly is bringing free WiFi to malls and shopping centers across the US. >>

Monday, July 16, 2012

Electronic Ordering: Could your restaurant cope?

Online and mobile ordering is becoming so popular that some restaurants offering this channel are finding their kitchens overloaded and are setting up a dedicated line to deal with the influx of orders. >>

Monday, July 16, 2012

Expert: Why showrooming may not be the Big, Bad Wolf

Buzz may be increasing about the 'evils' of mobile showrooming - visiting a store, then buying online - but one expert cautions that showrooming has always been the case for retailers to an extent. Even when there were only two stores in a given town shoppers could browse one and buy from another, he notes. The key, as always, is to put customer service first. >>

Friday, July 13, 2012

SumAll reveals online shopping habits during summer slump

New York-based data analytics company SumAll has uncovered some hot summer shopping insights. Their findings may help online retailers keep their cool during the seasonal shopping slump. >>

Friday, July 13, 2012

Retail email to grow 20% in 2012

According to new data from Responsys, retail emails were up again in June. For the month retail emails more than doubled over the same time last year. On average retailers sent 94 promotional emails per month through the first half of 2012. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2012

MediaMind, ADagoo integration offers verification

Starting today ADagoo will integrate their verification and reporting models within the MediaMind platform, giving advertisers greater insight into where and when ads are placed around the Web. The integration will give advertisers metrics to the page level, helping to increase ROI and enable simpler planning and buying sequences. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Print media still key to grocery sales success

Grocery retailers continue to rely on print circulars to promote sales, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey from media and marketing services company Valassis. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coupon-hunters search for store-specific deals rather than product- or brand-specific

Bargain-hunting consumers care more about where they shop than the brands or products they buy, according to a new report from coupon search engine >>

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

IDC: One-third of Americans have used mobile payments

Mobile payments have come from nowhere to be used today by over a third of Americans, according to the figures from IDC Financial Insights' latest Consumer Payments Survey. >>

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Consumers envisage malls full of showrooms, not stores

Consumers envisage a future where their shopping experience combines many channels, including Internet, mobile, social and even physical stores. But the stores they see in their future are more like showrooms than retail outlets. >>

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Motorola Solutions: Better in-store experience makes for better sales

This should come as no surprise to most retailers but experience makes the sale, for many consumers. In-store experience, online experience. The simpler it is for a shopper to find a product and make a purchase the more likely they are to return to that store and tell friends about that store. Still, new data from Motorola Solutions finds the in-store experience needs to be better for many retailers. >>

Monday, July 09, 2012

Study: 87% US Households subscribe to video service

When it comes to consuming video content most US households are using subscription services to get a bit more variety. According to new data from Leichtman Research Group 87% of US households subscribe to some type of video service, up from 80% in 2004. Of those who do use subscription services are earning more than those who do not subscribe. >>

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