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Friday, May 29, 2020

Reports: Shoppers are buying, social pushing more purchases

Two new reports indicate that while all restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus may not be over, people are ready - and willing - to start shopping again. This could come as a relief to retailers big and small who have been beleaguered over the past two months as all but necessity-deemed merchants had to shutter their physical stores. >>

Friday, May 22, 2020

How COVID-19 has halted Influencer marketing - and what to do about it

Over the past 18 months influencer marketing has gone from a new 'let's give this a try' to a full-blown advertising strategy for many brands. But, with the pandemic continuing to rage across the globe, influencer campaigns have all but stopped as consumers stop going to restaurants, planning trips, and focusing on immediate needs when they shop. What can brands do to re-purpose the influencer spend? We asked a digital expert. >>

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Expert: How to repurpose UGC for social content

As more consumers spend more times on mobile and especially social media, brands are scrambling to keep their content fresh, interesting, and engaging. User generated content, according to a digital expert, is one way to keep content fresh; the key is to repurpose it to be brand safe. Here's how. >>

Thursday, February 27, 2020

TikTok: What brands need to know

From dance crazes to that last-minute shot to win the game kids, Millennials, Gen-Xers and even Boomers are catching up with pop culture on a new social network called TikTok. Here's what marketers need to know about how the social network is working for its biggest brands. >>

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Reports: Growing interest - and abuse - of influencer campaigns

A growing number of brands are pushing ad dollars into the social space, specifically into influencer marketing. That, according to new data out from Linqia which reports that 40% of brands have run or are running at least six influencer campaigns. >>

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Study: More businesses pushing ad dollars social

Social media advertising is set to continue going up - with Facebook as one of the main winners. That is a key takeaway from new data out from Smartly.io, eTail, and WBR Insights with finds a great number of retailers, specifically already using social media to reach consumers. >>

Monday, January 20, 2020

Report: Social complaining more influential than praise

Over the holiday season, social media drove a lot of traffic, but many brands may still not be wholly prepared to interact with their customers in the way customers want via social media. That is a key takeaway from new data that shows that consumers interact differently with brands on different platforms. >>

Friday, January 03, 2020

Experts: Merchants to increase experience factor for shoppers

It's no secret that experience is key for many shoppers, both online and offline. And as merchants and brands push into 2020 they're bringing a focus on experience with them. Here's how experience will change both online and offline shopping in 2020. >>

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Forecast: Multicultural media spending to push $28b next year

Look for more ad dollars to go toward multicultural targets in 2020. That is a key takeaway from PQ Media's new US Multicultural Media Forecast. According to their experts revenues from multicultural media spending will increase just over 6% to reach $28.72 billion in 2020. That is the fastest growth rate for the market in nearly ten years. >>

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Trend: Look for ABM efforts to increase

New data out from ITSMA and the ABM Leadership Alliance indicates a surge in interest in account based marketing (ABM) efforts. According to the data about 21% of B2Bers plan to increase their spending in ABM over the next year. >>

Friday, December 13, 2019

Study: 1 in 4 fooled into counterfeit buys

While the increase in digital shopping is good for most merchants and brands, there is a downside: counterfeit. And, according to one new report, the amount of people fooled into buying counterfeit goods continues to grow. >>

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Expert: How social will impact holidays & beyond

About half of American shoppers will be influenced to buy something for the holidays because of an ad seen on social media. That's a key finding from Smartly.io's new report, which also found that over half of shoppers (57%) say social media is helpful to them in sourcing gift ideas. We're diving deeper into the report with Smartly.io's Robert Rothschild. >>

Monday, December 09, 2019

Reports: More people shopping, but more fraud, too

The 2019 holiday season is off to a fast-selling start, and despite the shortened time-frame between Thanksgiving and Christmas nearly half of shoppers surveyed for a new report say they haven't even begun shopping yet. >>

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Cyber Monday a hit with shoppers

Cyber Monday surpassed the $9 billion mark, with retailers and brands ringing up $9.4 billion in sales for the day. This continues the trend of shoppers increasing their spending for the holiday season this year; for the day, shoppers increased their spending nearly 20% YoY. >>

Friday, November 22, 2019

How YouTube is Opening the Door for Competitors like TikTok

As more consumers turn to social media to connect with family and friends, get the news, find product information, and even share their thoughts about products or services it makes sense the more players are appearing on the social landscape. And sites like TikTok, that are listening to their contributors, could begin making trouble for even long-standing hubs like YouTube. Here's what merchants and brands need to know: >>

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