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Monday, February 02, 2015

Report: Super Bowl advertisers dropped the mobile ball

Mobile optimization could have been a big boost to advertisers shelling out the $4.5 million required for a spot during Super Bowl XLIX. Except it wasn't for many brands. According to a new survey out from wywy fewer than half of Super Bowl advertisers properly optimized home pages to coordinate with ads and only about one-third optimized mobile screens to properly display products. >>

Friday, January 30, 2015

Study: Dirty Data a problem for marketers

There is a new danger in the online space, marketers, and it may be in your data silos even now. Dirty data, or data that has been compromised in some way, is becoming a big problem for brands. In fact, according to new data out from Integrate about 40% of data generated for B2B brands may be 'dirty'. >>

Friday, January 30, 2015

How new data collection techniques may impact your business

Gathering not only data about where traffic originates or which products are purchased online, but data based on customer feedback and the entire purchase funnel may be a big influencer for brands in 2015. One expert explains. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Restaurant tech can leave servers more time to focus on dining experience

Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable paying, ordering and tipping using technology in restaurants, according to recent research from restaurant tech research firm Software Advice. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

NRF forecasts bigger spending this Valentine's Day

With two weeks to go before Valentine's Day, the National Retail Federation has put a price on love based on a new consumer spending survey. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Digital Roundup: Free and freemium models launched

Three new releases into the online space should give marketers a hand - without putting a price on the tools. Here are the details. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Top 3 holiday trends than will impact 2015

The 2014 holiday season may seem far removed from the last week in January, but there are takeaways from what happened with shoppers and brands than could impact how brands fare throughout 2015 and into the next holiday shopping season. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine's Surveys: What couples are looking

Valentine's Day is only a couple of weeks away and while most of us haven't started shopping for the romantic holiday, new surveys out from Ebates and Offers indicate how retailers might make the most of holiday spending. The data is especially important because, according to Ebates, most (95%) of Americans will exchange gifts on the holiday. >>

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Top 3 data collection trends for 2015

Data will continue to be key for brands in 2015, but it's no longer the collection of data that should be foremost in marketers' minds. Instead, brands need to understand how to correlate data from across devices and channels to better interact with consumers. One expert offers his top 3 data trends this year. >>

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In-store pricing versus online: Getting the price right at the right time

The ease, frequency and speed with which pricing and promotions can be updated in online stores means it is hard for physical stores to keep up, and that is affecting consumers' buying behavior, according to new research from Displaydata. >>

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Investment in the online shopping experience paying dividends for retailers

Figures just released by online offers site RetailMeNot reveal U.K. retail sales are forecast to increase by more than 16% in 2015 as retailers continue to invest in the online shopping experience. >>

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Survey: Mobile a sore spot for luxury brands

Mobile may be making strides across the advertising spectrum, in general, but one category finds mobile especially challenging. That's the takeaway from a new report out from RadiumOne. Researchers surveyed luxury brands across the US and found most (59%) were 'content' with 2014 digital initiatives, but that 63% still have not integrated mobile sites with their in-store experience. >>

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Study: Switching economy could cost US brands $1 trillion

American's are always on - PCs and laptops, smartphones and tablets - and that always on trend means digital brands are struggling to keep pace. That struggle, which consumers see as slow loading page loading times or areas where they have no Wi-Fi or 4G service, is costing digital brands nearly $2 trillion dollars because when consumers can't get online they are looking to switch providers. >>

Monday, January 26, 2015

Study: Data tools don't stop cross-channel challenges

There is a wealth of data in the online space and there are nearly as many tools to collect that data. But, according to one new study, the wealth of data and data tools aren't stopping the challenge brands face in merging and activating that data across channels. >>

Monday, January 26, 2015

Top 3 trends to push marketers ahead in 2015

As brands cement their 2015 strategies, one expert is offering up his advice on the trends that could help push brands farther into consumers' consciousness. >>

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