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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mondays a favorite of fraudsters

While most people entering stores or making purchases online this holiday season will actually be buying, one report indicates the fraud levels may also increase. According to Feedzai online payment fraud has reaced the $750 billion mark, globally, with online fraudsters leading the way. >>

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reports show strong Q3, point to strong Q4

Retail had a strong Q3, especially for brands implementing strong mobile and social strategies. That could mean a stronger Q4, too. >>

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mobile Roundup: iOS users converting more, device adoption continues to grow

While both men and women are making mobile purchases, one new report shows which gender is most likely to complete a mobile purchase - and for how much. Another report breaks down how mobile devices are changing how brands should look at ecommerce. >>

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Study: Moms looking to tech to track family health

Moms want a better look at their childrens' health. That's the takeaway from a new BabyCenter study which indicates a growing number of moms want health/fitness trackers for both themselves and for their children. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Study finds omnichannel strategy can drive more revenue

There are two new studies out this week that indicate a multi- or omni-channel strategy can help retailers drive local traffic to their stores - rather than into online boutiques. Even 'boutiques' the size of Amazon. G/O Digital researchers looked at both omnichannel campaigns and local mobile strategies to come to their findings. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Top 3 tips to improve multichannel strategy

Nearly three-quarters of consumers say they 'expect' to see in-store products on websites and about half say they want to be able to buy a product online and then immediately come to the store to pick it up according to research. This kind of cross channel experience, however, is causing some retailers to struggle. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Survey: Loyalty club members visit sites more often

New data out from Huzzah Media underlines the importance of loyalty programs for retailers. According to their study of retailers on their platform, those with loyalty programs are seeing club members visit and return to store sites more often. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

India tops Nielsen's Q3 Global Consumer Confidence Index, pessimistic Italy at bottom

Asian countries occupied the top four positions in Nielsen's latest Global Consumer Confidence Index and confidence rose in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy languishes at the bottom and is the most pessimistic. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Familiarity can breed contempt when it comes to ad retargeting

Repeated, or retargeted, advertising can annoy many consumers and ads for products seen after a consumer has finished researching a product can do more harm than good, according to new research from InSkin Media and RAPP Media. >>

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Study: 1/3 of businesses need to improve analysis coordination

Business to business brands need to do a better job of strategizing how they approach campaign measurement. That's a key takeaway from a new Corporate Visions survey which indicates more than half of B2Bers believe their conversation strategy is strong, but that the analysis that backs up some decision making needs a tune-up. >>

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Study: Millennials do more, Gen Xers spend more time via mobile

Mobile devices grow more common every day but there is new data showing how small differences in mobile habits are setting the generations apart. For example, Millennials are doing more via mobile than ever before, but Gen Xers are spending more overall time on their mobile devices. >>

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Study: SMB big spenders pushing social media

Small businesses who spend more overall on advertising are pushing a good proportion of their budgets toward social media. That's the takeaway from new data out from BIA/Kelsey, which indicates SMBs who spend over $25,000 per year on advertising will push just over 17% of their budgets into social media. >>

Monday, October 27, 2014

Adyen: M-Comm set to explode in Asia

The release of Apple Pay has a lot of people talking about the future of mobile commerce. Now new data out from Adyen indicates mobile payments were already climbing before that release. Their data shows that between July and September this year payments made via mobile devices increased just over 2%. >>

Monday, October 27, 2014

Study: First party better than third

Turns out there could be more to first party data than many advertisers have thought. That the 'something more' include metrics for clicks, page views and time on site. According to one new study campaigns using first party data scored higher on these measurements than campaigns using third party data. >>

Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 3 tips to improve retailers' mobile strategy

This holiday season one expert advises brands to take advantage of loyalty programs and consumer data. Offer discounts in exchange for email addresses, offer social media programs that are track-able. >>

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