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Friday, March 20, 2015

Survey finds SMBs want to write-off pets

One of the strangest findings in Xero's recent survey of small businesses and their tax professionals? A few SMB owners have attempted to write off their pets. Seriously. Some have also tried writing off trips to bars and strip clubs. What does this have to do with the actual running of a profitable business? >>

Thursday, March 19, 2015

U.K. shoppers expect new technologies to enhance retail experience

The introduction of shopping technology has shifted consumer expectations with more wanting retailers to enhance and make consistent the shopping experience across channels, according to research from payment technology firm Verifone. >>

Thursday, March 19, 2015

AdRoundup: Programmatic tools amped up

Today's roundup is all about the data tools. Three new partnerships/integrations should make it simpler for brands to use their data to the fullest. >>

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Expert: Ad cues to take from the Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese 2015 will be The Year of the Sheep; the new year was rung in in February. Whether you believe in astrology or not, one expert believes there are three key takeaways from the Year of the Sheep you should follow. >>

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Study: Disconnect between data, experience

While most brands know the power of data, many continue to struggle with analyzing and them implementing strong, data-based strategies. And that, according to new research out from Econsultancy and Ensighten, is hurting the overall customer experience. >>

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SMB Roundup: Solutions to help SMBs thrive

In today's round-up, a scholarship program to help small business owners thrive and a solution to better manage businesses move into the cloud. >>

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PwC blames Internet, mobile technology for dwindling high streets

Online retail and changes in consumer demand have been blamed for the net reduction of high street stores in the U.K. >>

Monday, March 16, 2015

Top 4 tips to win at social commerce

The internet is going social, not that it was every very far from social. But, as social networks have evolved to become daily and multi-daily stops for browsing consumers, it has also become a place where brands and shoppers can meet and become engaged. One expert offers the top tips for brands to win at social commerce. >>

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mobile Roundup: Commerce options released

In today's mobile roundup: selling options. Two releases to the mobile space are making it simpler to engage shoppers around the world. >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Reports: SMBs challenged by mobile, outdated tools

Two new reports out this week underline the importance of up-to-date tools and mobile to small businesses in our digital world. First, Concur has found that most SMBs are running on out-dated expense management tools. >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Reports: Ecommerce, sales important to shoppers

Two new reports are pointing at 2014 holiday shopping trends as a kind of new normal for shoppers. The trends: online/mobile buying options and sales. >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Online voucher use growing except among silver surfers

The number of shoppers in the UK that seek out discounts and use vouchers has grown significantly over the past twelve months, according to new research commissioned by Voucherbox, apart from among older age groups. >>

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More brands looking at cross screen opps

Social media cues are falling off and cross screen opportunities are becoming more mainstream. Those are key takeaways from new data out with Jun Group. According to researchers brands using social media cues - 'likes', 'follows', 'shares' - declined more than 10% between 2012 and 2014. >>

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mother's Day gifting loses the personal touch this year

This Mother's Day will see less non-purchase gifting, according to new research from creative, retail and shopper marketing agency Savvy, but more trading up on food and drink. >>

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Study: Online beating out in-store for holiday shoppers

Clustrix is breaking down the 2014 holiday shopping season, and their findings may surprise some. Researchers surveyed more than 200 holiday shoppers, finding that half shopped online on Black Friday while less than one-third (26%) shopped in stores. And that trend continued through the season. >>

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