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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Manta: Crowdfunding not high on SMB's radar

Crowdfunding has become quite a popular way to fund new ventures, but according to one new study the crowdfunding craze really hasn't caught on with small business owners. In fact, Manta's new survey finds only about one-third of SMBs say they used 'alternative funding' measure because they didn't qualify for traditional bank loans. >>

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Online fraud prevention processes leading to loss of genuine sales

As online retailers battle with fraud by implementing authentication and verification processes, those same processes are costing them as much, if not more, in lost sales due to frustrated shoppers, according to a new report from ThreatMetrix. >>

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ad Roundup: Partnership, targeting to give brands more insights

In online advertising campaigns are only as good as their targeting. In today's advertising roundup, a new partnership and a new targeting option could set up to help brands better connect with their audience members in the online space. >>

Monday, March 30, 2015

Expert: Look for native to continue strong growth

Although some say native advertising as an unknown entity, it isn't slowing the adoption of the ad format. Rather, according to one expert, native is seeing strong growth that point to even higher adoption rates. >>

Monday, March 30, 2015

U.S. in-store and mobile retail experience found wanting

Gaps between consumer expectations and the ability of retailers to deliver what customers want have been identified by new research from Accenture. >>

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ad Roundup: Partnerships to increase viewability, deflate fraud

In today's roundup: new partnerships setting up to help marketers and brands better connect with customers while taking on fraudulent activities. >>

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Survey: A little research goes a long way for salespeople

Hey, salespeople, turns out there is more to closing a sale than just presenting the facts about a product. That, according to new data out from NewVoiceMedia, which indicates sales could be increased up to 88% with only 5 minutes of research into what your customers really need. >>

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mobile Roundup: Payment options, partnerships announced

Three mobile announcements should help brands better connect with their mobile customer base. Details in today's mobile roundup. >>

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Top 5 tips for overworked SMBs

Deciding to start a small business is the easy part - ask any of the experts. Putting a business plan in place, figuring out advertising and social media and even - gasp - launching a website are where many SMB owners get bogged down. One expert offers his advice on how to keep pushing forward without the burn-out factor activating. >>

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Survey: More brands moving data to the cloud

Look for more businesses - both small and large - to begin moving their data into the public cloud. That is the takeaway from a new Talend study which shows a majority (60%) of surveyed brands have moved or will move their data into the cloud over the next three years. >>

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Forecast: Healthcare ad spend to push local

Look for more health-related ad dollars to push into local markets. That is the takeaway from a new forecast out from BIA/Kelsey. According to their pundits health care advertising dollars are going to push into the local space - to the tune of about $11 billion (2015). >>

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wizeline's release uses data to drive enterprise decisions

Large-scale businesses can have a hard time using the product life cycle effectively. That is where a new tool from Wizeline comes in. Their new data offering is set up to help enterprise businesses reduce research and development spending while maximizing the product development investments. >>

Monday, March 23, 2015

Could the future of retail be virtual?

Recent technology conferences have seen a lot of focus on virtual reality and, according to research from Walker Sands, its something that consumers would like to see play a role in the shopping experience. >>

Monday, March 23, 2015

Email customer service response times lengthen, Twitter improves

A new study from Eptica reveals that retailers' response time to answer Twitter queries has improved, but that email response times have lengthened by 8 hours. >>

Friday, March 20, 2015

FAA certificate gets Amazon one (tiny) step closer to drone deliveries

Recent research found that two-thirds of U.S. consumers expect to have online purchases delivered by drone within the next five years. A recent issue of an experimental airworthiness certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration to Amazon might be the first step in getting the retailer's plans off the ground. >>

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