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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What the subscription economy means for marketers

Zuora's recent $100 million IPO filing raised new questions about the future of the subscription economy. Once considered a passing trend, such a robust offering indicates investors are confident subscriptions are here to stay. BizReport asked Jason Nyhus, VP of Global Marketing and Communications at ecommerce leader Digital River, to give his thoughts on the evolution of the subscription economy and what it means for brands entering the subscription landscape. >>

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Study: Ad completion key to engagement, spending

Rewarded advertising may have a bigger impact on consumer engagement than many brands have previously thought. That, according to new data which shows that the more app users complete rewarded ads, the more they spend and the more they return to those apps. >>

Monday, April 16, 2018

Report: Shoppers want better experiences, now

According to one new report physical retailers must begin adjusting how they approach consumers, starting now. Euclid researchers believe focusing on the experience, and offering in-store shoppers an 'Amazon-like' experience is the key to merchants' success. >>

Friday, April 13, 2018

Study: Consumers want control of data

According to a new report, while most consumers are willing to sharing their information with brands in exchange for a better overall shopping or advertising experience, they also want the ability to determine which parts of their data are then stored. >>

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Carriers: Top 3 tips to a stronger customer content strategy

Mobile carriers are sitting on a wealth of customer data, and yet many carriers are simply a carrier, rather than a content or entertainment provider for their users. According to one expert, this is a big mistake. Here are three tips for mobile carriers to create a strong customer content and entertainment strategy. >>

Monday, April 09, 2018

Expert: Why marketers need more than attribution

Attribution continues to be an important part of marketers' strategy, but according to one expert, attribution alone isn't the answer. Here is how marketers can make attribution part of a strategy without losing other key marketing data. >>

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Expert: How voice-assist will change how brands engage

Millennials are quickly changing how brands and consumers engage online, especially when it comes to voice-enabled tech. These consumers - and those even younger - are comfortable with AI and voice-enabled tech in ways that even the earliest adopters in the Gen X and Boomer generations aren't. We asked one expert how these tech gadgets are changing how brands and marketers engage. >>

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Survey finds digital, traditional shopping inextricably linked

While more shoppers are, indeed, buying products online, that hasn't diminished trips to the local mall or calls to local merchants. In fact, according to new data out from the National Retail Federation and Forrester, digital has become merely another touchpoint, underlining the importance of customer service and communication between brands or merchants and consumers. >>

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

SMB experts offer 6 top tips to improve website performance

With the holiday season in the books, and Mother's Day and back to school seasons coming up, now is a great time for small businesses to look at how their websites are performing, and look for ways to improve customer engagement. We spoke with six small business experts to get their advice. >>

Monday, April 02, 2018

Top 3 tips for a stronger behavioral data strategy

As more consumers look online for product information or to connect with brands about issues they are having, more brands are looking for better ways to understand their customers' online habits. Behavioral data is one key metric many brands find useful, but zeroing in on the right data points can be a problem. >>

Friday, March 30, 2018

Survey finds discounts important, as are mistakes

New data out indicates consumers are much less willing to give brands' second chances. In fact, according to Blis, just over half (55%) of consumers say they have a 'one strike and out' rule for brands. >>

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Survey: Most shoppers want in-store returns

While more and more shoppers are making purchases online, when it comes to returns, they want a physical store. That's the word from new CGS data; their 2018 Retail survey of more than 1,500 US shoppers found that nearly three-quarters (74%) of shoppers who buy online prefer making returns in-store rather than shipping a product back. >>

Monday, March 26, 2018

Survey: Amazon shoppers 'don't notice' ads

New survey data indicates Amazon shoppers maybe blinded to ads. But, that doesn't mean marketers should avoid advertising in Amazon's marketplace. That because, although more shoppers within Amazon report not noticing ads, those who do notice are highly engaged. >>

Friday, March 23, 2018

Expert IDs steps brands should take to increase online security

New data out from SiteLock indicates most (66%) of customers won't return to a site after data has been compromised. Researchers also found that most branded sites have some form of malware operating most of the time. We asked an expert from SiteLock what brands need to do to upgrade their security. >>

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Studies underline consumer changes

Two new reports out this week underline changes to the consumer psyche in the US. As more consumers become comfortable with online shopping, the reports seem to indicate increased comfort in how consumers approach saving and sharing of their personal data. >>

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