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Friday, October 20, 2017

Study: Phones increasingly important, what that means for marketers

New data out from LivePerson underscores the importance of smartphones for consumers. According to their research nearly two-thirds (65%) of Gen Z and Millennial consumers 'prefer communicating' with friends/family via their phone rather than in person. In addition, most (61.8%) would prefer leaving wallets at home rather than phones. >>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marketers: Java apps vulnerable to attack

While the mobile space continues to be a hot property for marketers, it may also be a dangerous place. According to new data from Veracode, most (88%) of Java apps are susceptible to security attacks. >>

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More marketers to invest in content

Look for content to make a resurgence in the digital space. According to 10Fold's new 2017 Content Insights from US Tech Marketing Execs report, not only are brands more focused on content, they're planning hourly content releases. >>

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mid-week emails key for engagement

While sales and events routinely begin on Sunday or Monday, mid-week emails are the messages that find the best engagement. That is a key takeaway from new SendinBlue data. >>

Friday, October 13, 2017

Expert: Why data silos are killing engagement

There has been an explosion of data into the digital space over the past five to ten years, and while this data could lead to better customer experiences and better brand relationships, one expert believes the way data is currently being accessed is not helping marketers' causes. Here's why. >>

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shoppers actively seeking deals, here's how marketers can engage

While coupon clipping and price comparing is not a new activity for shoppers, it is becoming more and more prevalent with the adoption of smartphones, online coupon hubs, rewards clubs, and mailing list offers. New data shows just how important deals are to shoppers - hint: more than you know - and we offer insight into how marketers can better connect. >>

Monday, October 09, 2017

More marketers turning to AI, here's why

Over the past few years, more and more marketers have pushed budget spend into artificial intelligence. To the point that, according to new data, most marketers are planning on increasing their martech budgets moving forward. The problem? AI is proving to still need human input. >>

Friday, October 06, 2017

What summer travel trends mean for online marketers

Trends in summer travel may have an impact on how online marketers connect with people. Socialbakers had broken out some of the biggest trends through the summer travel season, and chief among this is that self-serve travel options - like Airbnb and Uber - are among the top growing brands in the social space. >>

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

EMV still a struggle for small businesses, here's why

Nearly two years after the official EMV credit card switchover in the US, many small businesses still struggle to actually accommodate the change. This inaction on accepting - and utilizing - new chip card technology leaves businesses and marketers open to liability issues. >>

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Deloitte: Marketers should see significant holiday increases

Merchants and marketers will likely be happy with the upcoming holiday season. According to Deloitte's holiday forecast, sales should increase about 4% overall, with ecommerce sales increasing up to 21%. >>

Friday, September 29, 2017

More mobile customers going into stores

While many marketers believe mobile consumers are pushing more of their buying activities online, new data out from MocoSpace indicates that, for at least one purchase, mobile consumers are going into stores. That purchase is for mobile phones. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two steps to help prevent journey hijacking

New data out from Namogoo highlights a growing problem for merchants and marketers: the hijacking of customers' online journey. According to their research customer journey hijacking could cost brands more than $2 billion this holiday season. >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Report underlines struggles with digital ads

While more and more ad dollars are pushing into the digital space, there remains a big problems for many online marketers: not wasting the digital spend. According to new data from The CMO Council, of the $563 billion marketers are spending on digital advertising each year, about 20% is wasted because of fraud. >>

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Millennials cutting the cord, here's what they're watching online

Video is becoming an increasingly important piece of the online marketing pie, but as more consumers go online for their favorite shows - both scripted, information, and unscripted - marketers struggle to connect. Limelight's new State of Online Video report sheds light on the subject. >>

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Expert IDs how marketers can protect from ransomware

According to some reports, ransomware is expected to cost brands and marketers about $5 billion this year. Much of the increase is due to the increased use of online currencies, and hackers who are targeting smaller and mid-sized marketers rather than focusing on huge businesses. Here's how brands can protect themselves. >>

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