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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Platform offers brands, consumers better ways to engage

Several studies have been released with findings that businesses are using online data to the best of their abilities. Hinting, in fact, that brands are leaving dollars on the table - so to speak - where online initiatives are concerned. Theorem is one business helping brands tap into the available differently so that actionable information is delivered. >>

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Study: Women leading global entrepreneurial race

When it comes to launching a business, or expanding an existing business into the international marketplace, women are leading the pack. That, according to new data from Alibaba; the data shows 1.1 million US women are now doing business globally. >>

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Study: British consumers worried about online privacy

Attention brands: If you aren't protecting the privacy and personal data of your consumer base, they'll likely leave you for a brand who offers better protection. That, according to new report out from TRUSTe, polling Great Britain's consumer base. Researchers found most (90%) worry about their online security while 88% 'avoid companies' who they feel don't protect them. >>

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

By 2016 23% of UK retail sales will take place online

By 2016, 23% of retail sales in the UK will take place online, according to a new report, "The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity: The Internet Economy in the G-20". >>

Monday, March 19, 2012

February retail sales up - again

The job and housing markets may still be struggling but sales in the retail sector continue to rise. According to the latest numbers from the National Retail Federation, retail sales in February increased by 8%. That marks 20 consecutive months of growth, find researchers. >>

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Expert: What rapid mobile expansion means for brands

Mobile is by no means new to the consumer base, but the things we can now do with mobile - surf the web, buy products, engage with social networks - helped push a huge amount of new devices into consumers' hands over the last year. From handset upgrades to tablets and ereaders, most people now have new ways to engage with content, entertainment and brands. What does that mean for the advertiser? >>

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SMBs: How to prepare for taxes, hiring

The job climate may still be sticky in most of the United States, but among small businesses there is a growing need for employees. Especially employees who may telecommute or work remotely a few days each week or month. Along with that growth in hiring, SMBs need to be prepared for tax time - because April 15th is only a month away. >>

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

App offers preferred deals to shoppers

A new app puts consumers 'in charge' of the types of offers wanted, and then sends preferred deals direct to mobile phones. From nFluence Media, the dealBoard app first asks for consumer preferences and then aggregates offered daily deals so the shopper only sees deals relevant to them. >>

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

UK: Online shoppers spent average $5,293 online in 2011

A survey in the UK of 2,000 online shoppers reveals that Brits spent, on average, over $5,293 each online over the course of 2011. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Payvment: SMBs embracing F-Commerce

You may only find daily deals or sales information on big, retail brands' social network pages, but a growing number of small businesses are embracing social commerce. And making money doing it. New data from Payvment finds one-third of SMBs have used Facebook Ads to promote products and 70% plan to use them again. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Survey: Smartphone shoppers will switch brands for savings

Call them fickle if you must, but mobile shoppers are calling themselves savvy. In a new report from AisleBuyer, researchers found three-quarters (75%) of smartphone shoppers would switch brands if offered a mobile, real-time offer while shopping. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. mobile shoppers prefer mobile web to apps

When Nielsen analyzed smartphone usage among 5,000 American volunteers they found that while mobile retail websites are more popular than retail apps, combining the two results in maximum reach. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UK: Online banking fraud losses continue to fall

Losses on UK credit and debit cards due to fraud are at their lowest levels since 2000, according to Financial Fraud Action UK, and online banking fraud also continues to fall. >>

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Record number of Americans to celebrate Irish holiday

This St Patrick's Day will see a lot of the black stuff being consumed and more green stuff being spent as BIGinsight reveals record numbers of Americans will celebrate with the Irish this year. >>

Monday, March 12, 2012

Amazon takes to the skies

Online shopping has taken off - literally. Travelers with Delta Air Lines can now shop via Amazon and its mobile phone website while in-flight. >>

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