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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

How discovery commerce is empowering shoppers

There is a new kind of commerce out there, and it's happening before shoppers hit either the online or offline storefronts. It's called discovery commerce and houses things like showrooming and window shopping - and it offers new ways for retailers to engage as consumers are researching products. >>

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Impermium: Consumers waffling on Internet security

Consumers aren't ignoring the headlines about online security breaches, but they also aren't taking full advantage of security options and protocols. That, according to new data out from Impermium, which finds that most Americans have had virus/malware (56%) or phishing (37%) attacks but fewer than 25% are using two factor authentication to keep their information private. >>

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Unruly, Solve Media products to push ads into new territory

Magna Global has released their latest forecast, predicting in part that the global ad-spend will see a slight decline through the end of 2013, growing to nearly $490 billion; while that is technically a 4% decrease (Year over Year) from 2012 sales, the better news is that the ramp toward the end of 2013 should push strong growth into 2014 (6% increase). >>

Monday, July 01, 2013

Stores must embrace, not ignore, showrooming behavior

Showrooming is here to stay. Retailers who stick their heads in the sand stand to lose out to competitors, such as Amazon. New research from Econsultancy reveals what showroomers are doing in-store and ways in which retailers can combat the behavior. >>

Monday, July 01, 2013

Reports: Shoppers buying more and more often online

More and more people are starting up their own businesses, hoping to cash in on the expanse of the Internet. That according to new data out from Bigcommerce, which notes a 70% increase in new ecommerce entities between Q1 2012 and Q1 2013. >>

Monday, July 01, 2013

New releases target consumers' love of couponing

The most used coupons are usually for those items found in grocery store aisles. A new app is set up to help shoppers make the most of their shopping time while one platform is stepping up their coupon end-game by offering in-depth reporting for coupon campaigns. >>

Friday, June 28, 2013

Reports: Consumers staying connected, sharing more online

In the Internet Age people are more connected than ever, even if some never leave their homes. Two new reports shed light on how consumers are staying connected - with family and with work - as well as how they're sharing those intimate details. >>

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pertino: Summer vacation means summer connection for many

Apparently the best way for employees - and even business owners - to have a relaxing summer vacation this year...is to stay connected to work. According to new data out from Pertino the always on mobile age is created a dependency on apps and cloud services that employees find hard to leave at work. Even when they're off work. >>

Thursday, June 27, 2013

ASOS to introduce real-time delivery tracking

Dedicated followers of fashion can soon be as dedicated to following their ASOS parcels, thanks to the up-coming introduction of a new, real-time delivery tracking service with live-mapping in the UK. >>

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Royal baby to push Brit economy up

With the Royal Birth only days away, everyone is wondering - will the baby be a boy or girl? What about the Royal Name? And some savvy retailers are already planning how to cash in on the big event. >>

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Roambi launches Business cloud option

This week a new cloud-based tool enters the online space; Roambi Business is a secure cloud option for online businesses to better source data and garner insights without an big outlay of cash to start off. The platform takes data from CRM and databases as well as simple Excel spreadsheet to highlight issues and offer insights. >>

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Visually pushes data visualization to the online space

This week data visualization hub Visually is pushing a new product to the public and giving brands a new way to look at, interpret and use online data. Called the Data Visualization Marketplace and Project Center, the Visually platform feeds data to businesses is smaller, simpler to understand pieces. >>

Monday, June 24, 2013

Centro release Brand Exchange

The Centro Brand Exchange is rolling out multi-screen ad options, including tablet and mobile inventory and opening their inventory for DSPs and agency desks. Meanwhile, the platform is getting solid reviews from Trust Metrics, a provider of digital measurement standards. >>

Monday, June 24, 2013

Consumers protect privacy with false personal information

Privacy concerns lead to consumers providing false data to websites, or the avoidance of giving information they don't think is necessary, according to two new research papers by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and US-based not-for-profit Customer Commons. >>

Monday, June 24, 2013

Report: CMOs not equipped to push customer experience

When it comes to customer experience most CMOs are tapped to ensure the experience is high or that customers are satisfied, but new data out from The CMO Club and Neolane finds these same people aren't necessarily equipped to provide that top of the line experience. The survey found that 90% of CMOs are 'personally responsible' for customer experience but fewer than 15% have access to customer profit/loss results. >>

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