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Monday, February 25, 2019

Forecast: Look for US retail to increase 4% this year

Retailers may not break huge sales goals this year, but 2019 should be a solid year for retail. That's the word from the National Retail Federation's 2019 retail forecast. According to their estimates, a solid economy should have retail sales increasing between 3% and 4% for the year. >>

Friday, February 22, 2019

Study: Cambridge Analytica scandal still worrisome

For consumers, the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal hasn't stopped, and that means brands cannot forget about data privacy, either. In fact, according to one new report finds that most consumers feel brands and marketers are contacting them in inappropriate ways, and about half have unsubscribed from email lists because of privacy concerns. >>

Friday, February 15, 2019

'Parent' no longer tops targeting lists

Twenty or even ten years ago, most brands targeting according to lifestyle: parents, non-parents, and sometimes grandparents. But with the development of the internet and more interest-based targeting options, the 'parent' target no longer tops the list of targeting options. >>

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Expert: How to develop a better omni-channel strategy

For the past five years, marketing experts have been talking more about omni-channel strategies for brands. The problem is that while, in the beginning, simply being on social and content channels may have been enough, it isn't any longer. We asked one expert to shed like on what omni-channel looks like as we head into a new 21st century decade. >>

Monday, February 11, 2019

Experiences top 2019 Valentine's lists

Chocolate and flowers may be the traditional gifts for Valentine's Day - and will likely hold a large portion of gifts this holiday - experiences are a growing gift for the lover's holiday. According to new data out from Mastercard experiential gift spending - including restaurants and hotel get-aways - will increase between 5% and 10% this year. >>

Friday, February 08, 2019

Report: Amazon wins ecomm battle, but other brands gain ground

While Amazon may still be a go-to in the online shopping race, other brands are gaining ground. That, according to new data out from Jumpshot which notes that Walmart, Macys, and Target all gained online ground in certain categories. >>

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Reports: Mobile is in, mobile pay isn't

Mobile continues to be a driving force for consumers in retail. The problem, according to one report, is that while consumers are increasingly turning to mobile devices to research products and some to finalize purchases, they aren't also jumping on the mobile pay bandwagon. This means that while mobile might bring consumers into digital or physical storefronts it is only one touchpoint on the path to purchase. >>

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Study: Disconnect between execs, shoppers

While more and more shoppers are turning to mobile devices and ecommerce to shop, one new report indicates they won't be turning to voice assistants. In fact, according to NetSuite data, an overwhelming majority of shoppers (95%) aren't interested in talking to robots - i.e. voice assistants - while shopping. And that isn't the only disconnect between retail execs and shoppers. >>

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reports ID what brands need to know about Super Bowl viewers

With Super Bowl LIII only a few days away, commercials are finished and most of the buys are completed. But, there is still work that can be done to capitalize on the big game: using digital ads to increase the touchpoint for traditional media buys, stepping into social, and even prepping emails. Here's what brands need to know about the Super Bowl's viewers as they prep to expand the reach of those traditional ads. >>

Monday, January 28, 2019

Expert: Mar-Tech gaps a problem for marketers

Although the plethora of consumer devices, platforms, and content sites give marketers more options for advertising and branded copy, these platforms are also cutting some brands' ability to serve an experience that is on-brand and similar from platform to device to site. This, says one expert, can make it harder for brands not only to be seen but to fully connect with consumers. >>

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mobile increasingly important for retail

With an average spend of $2.1 billion, the 2018 holiday shopping season was definitely a record-setter, but it isn't just the average - or total - spend that is important. It's how people shopped. Overall, the holiday shopping period accounted for $1 in $5 ecommerce dollars. >>

Friday, January 18, 2019

How M:Commerce will impact 2019

Through the 2018 holiday season, retailers and merchants saw larger and larger numbers of consumers checking in and checking out on mobile devices. For the season, mobile commerce accounted for more than half of visits and according to Adobe's data 57% of holiday spending. >>

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Speed, convenience top shoppers' wants

Less than 20 years ago, people would walk into a store and be disappointed if a sales person wasn't readily available to answer questions. Today, that has changed. In fact, according to one new report, sales person interaction is near the bottom of consumers' list of wants when shopping. >>

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Study: To get shoppers in-store, up the experience

According to a new report, the sensory experience - being able to not only see but touch and try on items - is key to shoppers choosing to come into stores or shopping online. In fact more than three-quarters (78%) of shoppers around the globe say a good sensory experience is key to them shopping in physical stores. >>

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Expert: How brands can prep for innovative tech changes in 2019

While most marketers are focused on ad strategy for 2019, the truth is that they should also be focused on cybersecurity measures, data privacy, and even breaches. That, because as consumers spend more time in the digital space, so do fraudsters. We asked Kaspersky Labs what marketers should be looking for as they plan for 2019. >>

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