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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BrightRoll, Marketron announcements offer more measurement

This week a trio of releases from BrightRoll and another announcement from Marketron should help businesses better track campaign spending and monitor performance for enhanced ROI. >>

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gigya: Facebook winning for logins

Social login continues to gain ground with consumers who don't want to remember one more password or create one more profile just to buy a pair of socks online. And it will likely surprise no one who is winning: Facebook. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community Q&A: Do you need it? And how to use it

Online retailers are constantly looking for better, more intimate ways to engage and communicate with their customers. One new trend is to offer up Q&A pages to answer some questions or offer product details, but is it right for your business? >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Study: SMBs bride personal achievement over money

Small business owners have a lot of pride in their stores or businesses, but work isn't the only thing they're thinking about. According to a new study from computer brand Dell and Manta personal achievement out-ranks money for most SMBs. >>

Monday, April 21, 2014

Survey: Bitcoin making more waves

Bitcoin is still fairly unknown to the bulk of consumers, but it is gaining ground. That is the takeaway from a new survey out which indicates nearly half of consumers now at least know about Bitcoin. . .even if they haven't used it yet. >>

Friday, April 18, 2014

How predictive tech may simplify engagement

Predictive technology is a new phrase beginning to make the rounds in boardrooms around the world. At the core, predictive technology is high-functioning behavioral targeting. It uses consumers behaviors and interests to extrapolate how that consumer might engage or interact with a branded message, piece of content or even social status update. >>

Friday, April 18, 2014

Survey: Mobiles look to devices before, during, after shopping

Mobile devices are making it easier for bargain hunters to find deals. And share them. And use them. That according to new coupons data from RadiumOne. Their survey revealed that about half of all mobile users (US) clicked on a mobile ad in the previous quarter. What's more, mobile users are looking to devices throughout the shopping funnel - not just when they are ready to buy. >>

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brands: How to make the most of ad placement

Above the fold. Next to relevant content. According to shoppers past behaviors. These are all suggestions from experts on where to place advertising in the online space; the problem is many advertisers don't know where their ads are placed - or how to ensure ads are placed correctly. >>

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Study IDs disconnect between brands, consumers

Despite mobile devices, smart televisions, radio, television and newspapers it is harder than ever for brands to connect with consumers. Some experts say 'always on' functionality makes it easy for consumers to ignore brands, some say brands need to aggregate and analyze customer data better. >>

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shoppers don't care for social integration of mobile apps

What grocery shoppers want from a mobile application is very simple, according to new research from Catalina Marketing, and that's to remain relevant to the task at hand while saving them time and money. >>

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Report: Travel sites missing the data mark

A new report indicates travel sites may not be connecting well with in-market consumers - and the reason could be a lack of analytics. While online travel hubs are hotspots for many travelers the new report indicates while specific travel sites - like airlines - lag behind. >>

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mobile plays significant role in the shopping habits of Boomers and Seniors

Businesses that do not recognize the increasing numbers of older Boomers and Seniors that are involved in mobile shopping are missing out on a growing demographic that wields huge purchasing power, according to a recent survey from the Local Search Association conducted by Thrive Analytics. >>

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Studies: Web performance impacting experience, Responsive Design slowing mobile sites

Most Ecommerce brands know a thorough website experience is key to engagement, but in some cases that experience is dragging brands down. >>

Monday, April 14, 2014

Retailers lose a third of consumers through in-store smartphone use

European shoppers' purchasing behavior is significantly swayed by their use of mobile devices in-store, according to new research released by performance marketing firm Tradedoubler. Similar research reveals that shoppers want retailers to provide them with a 'useful' app to boost the in-store experience. >>

Friday, April 11, 2014

Top 3 tips to improve e-tail strategy

There is a limited amount of time to get a solid online retail strategy in place for not only the summer but for back to school and then the 2014 holiday season. Marketsmith CEO Monica C. Smith offers her best advice for brands moving into the second half of 2014. >>

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