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Monday, July 30, 2018

Study: Website load times key for engagement

While most marketers understand that website load times are key for engagement and conversions, new data out from Eggplant underlines this. According to their new data 80% of consumers (UK and US) find slow-running sites "more frustrating" than sites that are down. >>

Friday, July 27, 2018

What Google's Chrome update means for SMBs

When the Google Chrome 68 update rolls out later this month, small business owners may be those effected the most. That is because the update marks "HTTP" sites as unsecure. The move is being made to make it simpler for consumers to identify potentially unsafe sites. The problem is that about 60% of internet traffic comes through Chrome browsers, and not all SMB sites - even those that are secure - have an "HTTPS" address. I chatted with a GoDaddy exec about what these changes mean for small businesses. >>

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Study: Martech advances won't push humans from jobs

There has been much talk over the past few years of robots taking over more human jobs. But, according to one report, marketers aren't worried about this trend. That's because 56% feel their jobs require a human element to better engage customers. >>

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How marketers can win with AI

In today's customer-centric world, it's more important than ever to be organized, responsive, and helpful when engaging with customers online. Artificial Intelligence makes this simpler for many businesses, especially in the social space, but AI can also seem unintuitive for some instances. Here's how marketers can better use AI to engage with consumers. >>

Monday, July 16, 2018

How merchants can compete with Amazon

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it comes a flood of merchants wondering what they can do to cash in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. According to data from Walker Sanda nearly half of Americans are now receiving at least 1 package from Amazon each week, and for younger consumers (ages 26 - 36) 57% expect 1 to 2 packages from Amazon each week. >>

Friday, July 13, 2018

3 Things AI cannot do for marketers

While AI can be a huge help in breaking down data and even optimizing ad categories, artificial intelligence is not a general fix-it for marketers. To help brands better solidify their AI strategy, here are three things AI cannot do for you. >>

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Survey: Google, Facebook most influential

Don't turn away from Google or Facebook ads. That is a key takeaway from new data out from Choozle. Researchers for their 2018 Digital Advertising Trend Survey found that about half of consumers continue to list Facebook and Google as the most influential platforms for them. >>

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trends to watch in AI

Artificial Intelligence is changing how some businesses approach advertising and even content building in the digital space. Here are a few trends to watch that brands can use to better serve their customers. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2018

What businesses need to know about net neutrality

While many headlines have lamented the end of net neutrality, many small businesses aren't sure exactly what net neutrality is or how it could affect their business. We asked on expert what SMBs need to understand about the changes to net neutrality in the US. >>

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

How will ad strategies fare post net-neutrality?

Despite US Senate action in May which could have nullified the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules set up to require ISPs to treat all digital content equally and not slow or speed users' access to specific content, net neutrality has been repealed. Oversight of the Internet in the US has shifted from the FCC to the Federal Trade Commission. We asked a digital expert what all this might mean for businesses. >>

Friday, June 29, 2018

Expert: How digital has changed post-GDPR

It's been a month since the European switch-over to GDPR, an effort to protect consumers' identities and data and to allow consumers more say into the type of advertising they see. In the US, many forward-thinking brands also made changes to comply for their European customers. How is the big change impacting them? >>

Monday, June 25, 2018

Expert: Brands missing mark in data, retargeted campaigns

Recently, the Wall Street Journal released findings of a new study which found, among other things, that consumers are feeling more spammed by brands than ever. This, according to one expert is partially because of the disconnect between brands, consumers, and data utilization. >>

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Report: 3rd party requests slowing site load times

It has been common knowledge for several years now that site load times are essential to on-boarding consumers, with many leaving websites which don't load within 2-4 seconds. New data, however, shows that site load times are slowing on many ecommerce sites. This could lead to consumers bouncing to competitors. >>

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Experts: GDPR is live, now what?

Though the European privacy initiative GDPR in effect, many businesses are still getting themselves up to speed, and still others are wondering just what the GDPR means for them. We asked some digital experts what this 'right to be forgotten' means for consumers and for brands. >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Report: Data breach could cost $1M per business

From loss of brand trust to the time a business is down, the cost of a data breach continues to rise on a global basis. In fact, according to new data out from Kaspersky Lab, on average, data breaches cost about $1.23 million per enterprise; that is an increase of 24% YoY. For small businesses, the cost averages about $120,000. >>

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