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Friday, October 31, 2014

Top tips to capitalize on social apps

Using social media to connect online is the most popular use of smartphone apps today, above entertainment, shopping, news and even games according to some experts. U.S. smartphone users spend 14 hours in social media apps for every hour they spend in news apps, with an average of 15 hours logged in the Facebook mobile app each month. Given the importance of mobile for all apps the user experience really is vital. >>

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 win with social this holiday season

We're still a month away from Thanksgiving, but many retailers and brands are already in the midst of their holiday season campaigning. One expert believes social could be the way more brands connect and engage. Here are Engagor's top 3 tips to win with social this holiday season. >>

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. >>

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. >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Does Facebook really pose a threat to YouTube?

Does Facebook pose a threat to YouTube? Research from media analytics firm Socialbakers certainly seems to point in that direction. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zendesk: Brand promoters talk less, detractors talk more

Brand promoters and detractors are almost equally as likely interact with brands via social media or websites, but according to new research out from Zendesk brand promoters will talk less than detractors. The data shows promoters are most likely to write messages like 'you're the best' while detractors are more likely to leave long and detailed messages or comments about the brand. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ad Roundup: Launches to increase mobile, social capabilities

The mobile and social spaces are heating up this month; three new product launches could set brands up to increase their mobile and social reach in time for the holiday season. >>

Friday, October 17, 2014

Facebook ad revenue and bug bounty increase

Facebook's users may not be too thrilled at the plethora of new ads making their way on to timelines but, according to marketing software firm Kenshoo, marketers have embraced new ad opportunities on the social network. >>

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ad Roundup: Social media and increased analysis

Two funding rounds will help online brands better tackle the social aspects of their marketing plans, and an acquisition positions one hub with better analytics. >>

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Janrain report tracks continuing rise in popularity of social logins

The popularity of social logins continues to grow, according to customer profile management firm Janrain's latest report, with Facebook's market share increasing for the second consecutive quarter. >>

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Study IDs best time to advertise on Facebook

Facebook may not be quite the buzzword it was in 2012, but the social giant still carries weight. Consumers go there to connect with friends and family, brands to there to find rich data about their target markets. But, according to one new report, brands could miss the Facebook mark this holiday season. >>

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reports: Mobile, social hot for the holidays

Look for more conversions this holiday season from the mobile and social sectors. That is the takeaway from new data out from MarketLive. According to their forecast about one-third of holiday shoppers will buy gifts via mobile devices while nearly half say they're likely to buy based on social media referrals. >>

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More research reveals disconnect between brands and consumers

More evidence has surfaced, in the form of a study by Kitewheel, that what connected consumers want and what brands provide is not matching up. >>

Monday, October 13, 2014

Facebook launches ads with hyper-local focus

Facebook has introduced new ads that will make targeting more precise and increase reach by allowing businesses to select a radius in which they want to advertise. >>

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