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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to use data to encourage customer trust

At the heart of every advertising strategy is data, but consumers have become increasingly worried about how their data is collected, stored, and then used. This can make it hard for brands to build a solid data strategy that leads to better created and targeted ads. We asked a digital expert how brands can better use data to build trust. >>

Monday, October 28, 2019

Expert: How connected devices are changing data collection, use

By the end of 2020, some believe about 75% of US homes will have - and use - connected television sets, giving brands even more data about consumers' preferences, viewing habits, and lives than ever before. And, much of that data will be real-time, which could give brands and marketers the ability to offer more immediacy in campaigns. But, are brands ready? >>

Friday, October 25, 2019

Report: Look for more 'experience' buys this holiday season

This year's Christmas season may be filled with experiences rather than boxes in pretty wrapping paper. That is a key takeaway from new Deloitte research which finds that consumers will average nearly $600 on holiday experiences this year. >>

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Expert: Why targeting isn't always working for brands

Using data to better target advertising to the right consumer is a typical occurrence for most brands and marketers. Yet, many still don't see a return on investment for their efforts. So, is the data wrong? Or is it the way these brands are personalizing ads and content? We asked a digital expert for insight. >>

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Forecast: Halloween, Holiday shopping a mixed bag

Costumes and candy will add up for merchants and brands over the next week. That's a key takeaway from the National Retail Federation's Halloween forecast, which suggests party-goers will spend nearly $9 billion through October 31. >>

Monday, October 21, 2019

Implications for Nike's purchase of data platform

Recently, athletic brand Nike announced plans to buy up Celect, a data science hub. The impetus behind the buy is to give Nike better insight into what their customers want, but there are bigger implications for the buy according to one expert: the beginnings of brands' challenge to Amazon's digital dominance. >>

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Study IDs disconnect between retailers, consumers over data

Concerns about data privacy are high in the minds of both consumers and businesses, but there is a disconnect between the two over just how data can or should be collected, stored, and used. That's a key takeaway from new data out from Deloitte. >>

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Top 3 Tips to retargeting success in Q4

Just over a month away from America's Black Friday, the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, but there is still time for merchants and brands to set themselves up for success. Here's how brands can better use retargeting and reengagement strategies to build a stronger Q4. >>

Monday, October 14, 2019

Expert IDs how brands can prep for success in 2020

Campaign measurement options change all the time, and the right tools can mean the difference in a campaign's success. How can businesses set up for a profitable 2020? We asked a digital expert to weigh in with her top three tips to prep for the new year. >>

Friday, October 11, 2019

How businesses can employ better hiring practices to increase customer satisfaction

Over the next 10 years one research report suggests that at least 400 million jobs will become automated. While this automation can be a good thing - AI has been shown to improve ad targeting, for example - there are some jobs that need a human touch. Here's how brands can ensure they're employing the right people for their jobs. >>

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vibenomics launching audio OOH marketplace

Vibenomics, a cloud-based managed service provider of audio experience solutions to location-based businesses and connected cities, recently announced it has launched an audio out-of-home (OOH) advertising marketplace enabling brands to reach a national audience of nearly 150 million or target any combination of 4000 individual locations. You don't hear much about audio-based advertising these days, so I asked Paul Brenner, Vibenomics' Chief Strategy Officer (who will run the ad marketplace) what is going on in the space: >>

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Holiday forecasts suggest retail could bump past $727b

This year, holiday retail could surpass the $727 billion mark and may even reach $730 billion. that's the word from the National Retail Federations holiday shopping forecast; the increase would be about a 4% increase over 2018 numbers. >>

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Brands: Why trust goes hand in hand with privacy

According to data out from Akamai most (71%) of consumers have downloaded software to help protect their data online. In addition, Pew finds most (91%) consumers believe they've lost control of how their data is collected and used. This means more consumers are feeling untrusting of brands and marketers - and is an indicator that brands must begin rebuilding that trust. >>

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Study: Look for mobile to impact holiday buying

Shoppers won't just be using their mobile devices to compare prices or look for product details this holiday season. According to RetailMeNot's Holiday Insights Guide shoppers will spend about 30% more than average via mobile devices; this is pushing more merchant to invest in mobile capabilities. >>

Friday, September 27, 2019

How to upgrade your business without annoying customers

Upgrading software is part and parcel of nearly every business in the digital age, but upgrading websites can be an inconvenience or annoying to the customer base. Here are four tips to upgrade your business with a minimum of annoyance to the customer. >>

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