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Monday, July 09, 2012

Fandango reports hike in movie ticket sales via mobile

Movie ticketing and information destination Fandango has just reported its biggest growth quarter in the company's history thanks, in part, to the increasing use of mobile to make movie ticket purchases. >>

Friday, July 06, 2012

Litle: 20 Questions could improve merchant revenue

Back to school shopping is just ahead and from there consumers will begin pre-shopping for the 2012 holiday season. With all the movement many merchants are looking for new ways to engage, convert and increase sales. Payments management solution Litle & Company suggests playing 20 Questions to figure it out. >>

Friday, July 06, 2012

RJMetrics: Trad-Shoppers spending more

When it comes to shopping, even online shopping, consumers are spending more at traditional retailers, both offline and online, finds new data from RJMetrics. The data also finds Facebook ads are performing better than Google ads when it comes to consumer spend. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Back-to-school shopping forecast reveals better season ahead for retailers

The latest PriceGrabber Back-to-School Shopping Forecast reveals a brighter few months ahead than last year for retailers as consumers plan to spend more and spread out purchases in the run-up to the start of term. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Drumbi: Great customer service motivates US shoppers to buy more

A new infographic, put together by consumer experience service Drumbi, reveals that many consumers would spend more with a company that provided a great customer service experience. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Government websites get user experience upgrade

Thanks to newBrandAnalytics, government websites in the Washington D.C. area are getting an upgrade - an experience upgrade. newBrandAnalytics is helping to direct feedback through text and browser-based surveys, giving people the ability to contact in a way that is easy for them. >>

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Consumers opt for 'extra product' deals over discounts

Consumers much prefer getting something for free than getting something for less, according to new research on the psychology of discounting by a team of researchers led by Akshay Rao of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. >>

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

SundaySky, AT&T bring video to billing

A new partnership between SundaySky and AT&T is changing how AT&T U-Verse customers interact and engaging with online billing. Through the partnership a personalized, video bill is sent to customers, explaining the bill and reflecting the account's status. According to SundaySky the video bills have resulted in fewer bill inquiry calls and most (90%) of customers say the bill in 'helpful'. >>

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

comScore report confirms female penchant for online shopping

comScore has released data highlighting the behavior of European women online and which websites they are frequenting. Unsurprisingly, retail features highly. >>

Monday, July 02, 2012

Survey: Older Americans looking to tech to stay connected

They may not be quite as vocal about their use of technology, but older Americans are embracing technology finds a new report from Perion. Their data finds that upwards of 80% of American Baby Boomers are moving to tablets - as long as the technology is better than what they already had available. >>

Monday, July 02, 2012

A third of restaurants "hidden" from Olympic visitors from lack of website

The 2012 London Olympics will see a huge influx of visitors to the UK, many of which will be lining the pockets of businesses up and down the country. But, according to the Livebookings European Dining Index, many restaurants in the UK will be missing out on these extra revenues. >>

Monday, July 02, 2012

New tools offer additional reporting features for online, social

With moves into the online space, brands are looking for more information about how campaigns are faring. Optify's new Digital Marketing Software Suite may help, offering reporting features which can be used by agencies to offer more insights to clients. In addition Act-On Software has launched a new social suite for marketers. >>

Friday, June 29, 2012

How self-serve is helping SMBs conquer mobile

Self-serve options are growing in the mobile realm. According to company data Pontiflex's new self-serve option for mobile ads has seen more than 3,000 small businesses sign on in 27 countries. Called AdLeads, the platform allows businesses to target mobile ads to the neighborhood level or to city/state/country to help improve campaign ROI. >>

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Placecast, Billeo releases offer mobile, online payment options

Mobile wallets aren't new but they are starting to hit a new stride as shoppers around the globe become accustomed to doing more with mobile devices. The same can be said of online payment processors. New releases this week from Placecast and Billeo are giving consumers more control over payment and reward options in the online and mobile spaces. >>

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

4 Questions with nFluence's Henry Lawson

Just a short time ago the dealBoard app upgraded into the m:commerce space, promising to put all of consumers' daily deal offers into a single place - much simpler to deal with. But not only is the app changing how consumers look at daily deals, it is changing how merchants are adopting the app technology to create deeper conversations with those shoppers. >>

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