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Friday, May 11, 2007

U.S. small businesses favor email marketing for Mother's Day

New survey results from email marketing firm Constant Contact shows many U.S. small businesses predict a busy Mother’s Day period and will concentrate marketing efforts online. >>

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Children help moms with online shopping

Results from a study of children between the ages of 8-14 years old show that children are helping their parents with a variety of online chores, including shopping. >>

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A third of U.K. firms ignoring consumer emails

Many U.K. businesses aren’t responding to customer emails fast enough, and some are ignoring them altogether. >>

Monday, May 07, 2007

Consumers research products online, buy offline

A report to be released by Forrester Research later this week reveals that most consumers are researching online, but buying offline. >>

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Out-of-home media spend is up 27%

According to a new report from PQMedia, alternative out-of-home ad campaigns - digital billboards and video ad networks - are working better than marketers had hoped. According to the report, alternative out-of-home media spending jumped to $1.69 billion in 2006 and is expected to grow even more in 2007. >>

Monday, April 30, 2007

Online travel consumers prefer user-generated content

Consumers want travel brands to embrace consumer generated reviews, and in response travel innovators are transforming their web presence into social platforms. >>

Monday, April 30, 2007

Google, Intel create marketing toolkit

Tech giants Intel and Google have teamed up to create a virtual marketing storefront. The new platform is said to be aimed at helping small businesses get a better foothold in the online world. >>

Friday, April 27, 2007

More consumers paying bills online

Online bill payments have exceeded payments by check for the first time, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive and the Marketing Workshop. >>

Thursday, April 26, 2007's customers embrace rating and review feature

Just weeks after employed Bazaarvoice’s user review and ratings system, it had users rushing to post feedback on their purchases. >>

Thursday, April 19, 2007

American Politicians may end tax-free e-commerce

E-Tailers may soon have a new obstacle to cross: taxing the Internet. Several United States senators and governors are teaming up on an initiative that would require online stores to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases. >>

Thursday, April 19, 2007

IAC plans ethnic website to cater for all U.S. blacks

Ethnic websites have been successful in bringing relevant and topical information to the U.S.’s 40 million African-American community for some time. IAC is planning a website which aims to cater to all black-skinned U.S. inhabitants. >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Coke is Second Life's newest corporate customer

Coke has expanded its brand-awareness activities in to the realm of virtual worlds with the next phase of its “Virtual Thirst” contest being promoted in Second Life. >>

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More online stores offering non-traditional payment methods

Slowly, but surely, online stores are beginning to offer non-traditional methods of payments on their websites. >>

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Web design is growing in importance

As online advertising budgets grow, so do the budgets to create or build an online web presence. According to a recent Forrester Research survey, more top companies are increasing the amount of money they are putting toward websites. >>

Monday, April 16, 2007

Rise in consumers purchasing auto insurance online

Consumers are beginning to buy auto insurance policies online, whereas in recent years they went no further than obtaining online quotes. >>

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