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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Survey: SEO, site search and email are top business tools

A huge majority of retailers across the globe rank email, search engine optimization and site search as the most important ecommerce tools that help promote their businesses, finds search services provider SLI Systems. >>

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Institute of Sales Promotion publishes online couponing guidelines

The Institute of Sales Promotion (U.K.) is encouraging retailers and marketers to adhere to a new set of best practice guidelines for the creation and distribution of online coupons designed to limit counterfeiting and redemption abuse. >>

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Are you maturing with the Millennials?

Companies will find themselves losing out on vast opportunities if they don't act now to invest in strategies aimed at the largest generation of the moment - the Millennials. Such are the findings of a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and software firm Genesys. >>

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New platform takes user behaviors into account

Are you getting the most from your targeting efforts? If you aren't using at least a little behavioral information, you may not be. But, how can marketers leverage user's past and present behaviors to better target? A new platform from Unica Corporation could help. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

62 million U.S. consumers start holiday shop early

Black Friday, traditionally the day when Americans begin their holiday shopping, is also known for being the day that retailer's balance sheets (hopefully) go in the black. But recent research shows that savvy shoppers are planning to do their holiday shopping much earlier, giving retailers a leg up earlier in the year. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

Holiday prep - the time to act is now

Don't get caught with your pants down this holiday season. With just a few weeks left until shoppers begin spending in earnest you need to ensure your online marketing campaigns and website are in shape and able to cope with consumer demands. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

Epsilon: Ad budgets shrinking, but still going digital

Marketers may be spending less in general, but a new report from Epsilon finds that more ad dollars are still going digital. According to their recent survey about 65% of Chief Marketing Officers surveyed said they are decreasing advertising spending but still plan to spend more in the digital/interactive segment in the next year. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

Report: Anywhere Connectors are good for marketers

Marketing to technologically savvy consumers can be difficult but a new study from The Yankee Group could help marketers engage and convert tech shoppers heading into the holiday buying season. The report finds that tech consumers fall into five categories but the similarities - and differences - in those categories can make a difference in your next marketing campaign. >>

Friday, October 03, 2008

How to increase the return on CSE spending

Consumer shopping engines (CSE) are becoming much more integral to ecommerce but many etailers are still unsure how to ensure the best return on their spending. While nothing beats the tried and true "try it and adjust" philosophy, here are two ways to increase the ROI of CSE spending from the start. >>

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Simplify your website to lure consumers

It’s about this time of year when websites need a dusting down to ensure they are fresh and alluring to holiday shoppers. One way in which to lure consumers from your competitors is to ‘simplify’ your website making it quick and easy for consumers to see what they want and how to get it. >>

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Canadians keen to download coupons

Canadians are very interested in downloading coupons from the Internet, but a lack of retailers offering this option and the reluctance of some bricks-and-mortar stores to accept self-printed coupons, is holding back the practice. >>

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Report: Affiliate marketers may use adware deceptively

Are your affiliates really doing their job? According to a recent report from Ben Edelman, an adware researcher and Harvard Assistant Professor, they may not be. Ben found that some affiliate marketers are deceptively using adware to take credit for sales they aren't responsible for. >>

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

How to turn a forum into a social media hub

Most marketers know the power of an online forum. Forums can answer consumer questions, share tips and tricks and give the consumer a greater loyalty to the brand. But, can a simple forum be easily tweaked to form a social media outlet that will appeal to even more users? >>

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

U.K. travel industry failing to embrace multi-channel selling

The travel industry, including airlines and online travel companies, is losing revenues through poor multi-channel integration and customer service, according to a new report from Foviance and RXPerience. >>

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Live Offers" real-time email couponing

ExactTarget have launched a new couponing platform that enables marketers to offer on-the-fly discounts and promotions while tracking open rates, print rates, redemption and ROI. >>

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