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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Survey: Productivity software helping SMBs communicate

When shoppers want answers, they want answers now. That is pushing more small businesses to productivity software, so that they can stay on top of customer needs. >>

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Keyword carelessness inhibiting UK travel brands' discoverability in App Store

Many of the UK's top travel brands could improve their discoverability in the Apple App Store if they fixed a few problems, including their spelling. >>

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Study: SMBs turning to multi-channel to engage

Small businesses are getting smarter about how - and where - they spend ad dollars. While most can only dream about the budgets behind national brands, new data out from Constant Contact shows SMBs are making the most of multi-channel marketing. >>

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

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

Study: Tuesday/Thursday are best days for sharing

Think social media followers share just as many brand offers on Mondays as, say Thursdays? Think again. According to new data out from Extole Tuesdays and Thursdays outrank all other days for sharing, but Monday is still a day retailers don't want to miss. >>

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

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

Study: Live TV still trumps time-shifted

With all the buzz about time-shifted viewing and online/mobile viewing, television has been looked at as a dying medium. Not so, according to new data out from BroadStream Solutions; their data shows live television viewing still reigns supreme. >>

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Avoidance a big reason for blocking calls

From call screening to call blocking, fewer Americans are picking up the phone - even for people they know. That according to new data out from Harris Poll and WhitePages. According to the survey people are blocking calls from businesses and exes - as you might imagine - but they are also blocking calls from friends. >>

Thursday, April 17, 2014

App Annie: App stores' revenue gap closing

Google Play store revenues are growing fast, according to app ranking and analytics firm App Annie, and it continues to have a huge lead over Apple in respect of downloads. >>

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marin study reveals the effect of integrating search and social campaigns

New research from Marin Software reveals that not only do search campaigns perform better when managed alongside social campaigns, but consumers that click on both search and social ads are more likely to make a purchase and spend more. >>

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reports: Ad spend up on Bing, consumers still heavy on Google

More search dollars are being pushed into Microsoft's Bing space. That according to new data out from The Search Agency which found that Bing's growth (Q1 2014) was more than double the growth of spending for Google. >>

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. >>

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