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Monday, August 05, 2019

Expert: How 'deepfakes' can harm businesses

Social media and influencer marketing have opened new doors for many brands, making it easier to get a handle on what their core customers like - and what they don't. But, social media isn't free of issues and one of the latest is the 'deepfake'. Here's what brands need to know. >>

Friday, August 02, 2019

Study IDs pain points in sales funnel

The mid-point of sales funnels may be more problematic than many marketers think. That is a key takeaway from a new report which indicates that the top of the marketing funnel performs the best and the middle performs the least, on average. >>

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Study breaks down hot categories for online, in-store shopping

With billions of dollars being spent online during summer and winter holidays, it can be easy to believe that everyone is shopping for everything online. But, according to new data out from Signs, there are certain products that lead people online - and into stores. >>

Monday, July 29, 2019

Study: 'Finfluencers' costing brands billions

You've heard of influencers but how about 'finfluencers' - i.e. Fake Influencers? It's a relatively new problem for brands in the social space, but one that is already costing billions. According to new data out from CHEQ, about 15% of influencer ad dollars are being spent of fake followers, and it could cost marketers up to $2 billion this year. >>

Friday, July 26, 2019

Reports: Experience key to engagement

Two new reports are an indicator that brands need to be focused on the customer experience. According to researchers, connection and personalization are key for customer engagement, as if the quality of the ad environment. >>

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Forecast: Ad fraud to skyrocket

Over the next four years, advertising fraud is expected to skyrocket and could cost North American businesses up to $100 million per day. That's a key takeaway from a new report out from Juniper Research and TrafficGuard. Their state of ad fraud in North America finds that ad fraud may increase by 125% by 2023. >>

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Top 4 tips to improve BTS strategy

Most back to school purchases are still made in-store, but more and more consumers are using smartphones, laptops, and tablets to influence their purchases, to check pricing, and find deals. Here's how to build a strong back-to-school strategy. >>

Monday, July 22, 2019

Expert: What brands need to know about PSD2

A year after GDPR was put in place in the EU the conversation around consumer data and privacy continues, and now there is another aspect to that conversation where businesses are concerned. That aspect is PSD2, which will rely on stronger customer authentication to increase the security of payments and payment data. Here's what brands need to know. >>

Friday, July 19, 2019

Merchants: How to prep now for back-to-school

In just over a month American children will be going back to primary and secondary schools, and packing for college and university dorms. Which means parents are already making lists. Which means the time is now for merchants to be prepping their sites and stores for an influx of shoppers. Here's how. >>

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Study: Fake reviews harming brands

In the digital space, merchants and brands are encouraged to include product reviews as part of their site content. Product pages need reviews, listings on sites like Amazon need reviews, and content on sites like YouTube need reviews. But, one new report, indicates the veracity of reviews is becoming more and more important. >>

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reports: Amazon wins Prime Day

It should come as no surprise, as Prime Day is Amazon's sales event, but Amazon did win day 1. However, big retailers including Walmart and Target joined the fray with their competing sales this year, as did electronics go-to Best Buy and online auction site Ebay. And still Amazon took 88% of the marketshare for the sales event. >>

Monday, July 15, 2019

Reports: Look for strong BTS spending

Now that the US is halfway through the summer holidays, retailers and brands - and parents - are beginning to think about going back to school. And, according to one new report, the overall spend will reach nearly $28 billion. >>

Friday, July 12, 2019

Forecast: Strong ecomm growth a good indicator for Prime Day

With only a couple of days before Amazon's Prime Day - and other retailers' competing summer sales - Adobe has released data that suggests sales for the big events could be larger than expected. That because ecommerce growth, throughout the first half of 2019, has been quite strong. Q2 2019 saw 14% growth (YoY), and their experts believe double-digit growth will continue throughout the remainder of 2019. >>

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Top 3 tips for retailers to capitalize on summer sales

Amazon's Prime Day is only a couple of days away, big retailers including Walmart have announced plans for their own summer sales events, and back-to-school shopping is already gearing up. Here's how retailers can ensure they are ready for summer sales. >>

Friday, July 05, 2019

Expert: How customer service is impacting Prime Day performance

Consumers continue to log-on to Amazon, price-check with other retailers, and spend money on Prime Day. But, with the 2019 event around the corner, one expert believes it will be customer service that will rule Prime Day 2019, not just good deals. Here's why. >>

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