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Monday, September 07, 2015

Expert: Why brands must do more in social

The social space is becoming more and more important for brands, but it is also becoming more difficult for brands to be heard in the increasingly crowded space. Once expert explains how brands can do more in social. >>

Monday, September 07, 2015

Consumers strongly disagree with social media use for credit scoring

In the wake of reports of Facebook securing a patent that would allow banks and financial institutions to assess a borrower's creditworthiness by checking their friends' credit scores, a survey by Equifax reveals that most consumers strongly disagree with financial companies assessing suitability based on their social media activity. >>

Friday, September 04, 2015

Ad Roundup: Solutions for mobile, online reach

In today's advertising roundup, a trio of releases that should help brands expand their customer reach through both mobile and social platforms. >>

Friday, September 04, 2015

Imbalanced approach to social means consumers left waiting for response

Social media demands a responsive and engaged communication strategy from brands, yet recent research finds that, even now, more than 80% of social messages to brands go unanswered for 72 hours. >>

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Studies ID how Millennials are connecting

Two new reports are shedding more light on the Millennial demographic - specifically how they engage with brands through content and contact, and the divide that continues to separate Millennials from brands. >>

Monday, August 31, 2015

Social Roundup: Rolling out for Instagram

Instagram is rolling out their new ads platform and several mobile platforms have been granted early access. The Instagram Ads API includes software and tools to purchase and manage social media campaigns within the social network. >>

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Reports: Brands are winning back to school

Engagement Labs has been following brands in the social space throughout the back to school season, and have some trends to share. According to their research the retail brands winning on Facebook include Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister and L.L.Bean while the top retailers on Twitter include Aeropostale, Forever 21 and Converse. Hollister and Aeropostale also show up as the top two Instagram retailers, along with American Eagle. >>

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ad Roundup: Releases for social data, site understanding

In today's advertising roundup, a trio of releases that should give brands better insight into their customer bases whether on the web or within social media. >>

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Marketing spend on social to rise from 11% to a quarter of budget

Despite difficulties measuring the benefit of social media to marketing campaigns, chief marketing officers continue to move more budget to the channel, as new research from Duke University illustrates. >>

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Only 0.2% of mobile users do any social sharing

Analysis of millions of mobile sessions by mobile experience optimization firm Moovweb found that very few users do any social sharing. >>

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ad Roundup: Platform releases give brands more control

A trio of releases are now available in the online space that should make it simpler for brands to control their online message across platforms, screens and even social media. Details in today's advertising roundup. >>

Monday, August 24, 2015

Top 3 tips to win the 2015 holidays

For brands to engage they need consumer trust, and for trust to build brands must be authentic. Some brands choose celebrity endorsements as a trust factor, but one expert notes that most (92%) of consumers believe friend/family recommendations over advertising. One expert says the human aspect is key for the upcoming holiday season. >>

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ad Roundup: Tools for social and ecommerce released

Two new releases into the online space should give brands a bit more information as we head into the busy holiday shopping season. AdRoll has integrated with a leading ecommerce platform while a release from Sprout Social may give brands more social reach. >>

Friday, August 21, 2015

Expert: How 2 retailers are winning back to school

In the race to get the most back to school dollars in the registers, retailers Macy's and Kohl's are winning. One expert breaks down what these retailers are doing to beat the competition. >>

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tradespeople need to keep up with the times and embrace digital

For many tradespeople, traditional methods of finding new customers continue to be the mainstay of their marketing, such as word of mouth or print ads in local publications, or maybe a YellowPages listing. This, says IronmongeryDirect, needs to change as more people rely on digital resources to find tradespeople. >>

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