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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Salesforce: Email still key, social continues to grow

According to the second annual State of Marketing report from Salesforce email is still a crucial part of marketers' strategy to reach consumers, but social is seeing the most growth. Salesforce polled more than 5,000 marketers globally to come to their conclusions. >>

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Facebook worms its way into the workplace

Not content with infiltrating your home and mobile life, Facebook now intends to infiltrate your workplace. Trials are currently underway with a select group for a 'Facebook at Work' app. >>

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Computers better judge of personality than friends and family

Your Facebook activities can give away a lot more about your personality than you might think. New research reveals it takes very little for a computer to suss out your traits and get to know you better than your own family. >>

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ecommerce Roundup: Social, mobile keys

MarketLive has wrapped up the 2014 holiday season and based on information from their network nearly half of all ecommerce traffic (47%) originated from mobile devices; about one-quarter of ecommerce revenues were attributed to mobile devices. >>

Friday, January 09, 2015

Expert: Look for native, social ads to skyrocket this year

Look for native and social advertising formats to see significant growth in 2015. That is the word from one expert, who also believes the amount of monetizable ad inventory will go down. Here's what brands and look for in 2015: >>

Friday, January 09, 2015

WhatsApp monthly userbase outstrips Twitter, Instagram combined

With 30 billion messages every day and 700 million monthly active users, WhatsApp now has a monthly active user base larger than Twitter and Instagram combined. >>

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Is Zuckerberg about to put the chat back into social?

Chatting with friends on social networks could be taken to a whole new level with the purchase of speech recognition and voice interaction firm Wit.ai by Facebook. >>

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Study: Facebook, Google+ preferred for social login

Over the past eighteen months social networks have morphed from a way consumers share pictures and stay in touch with friends to how they engage with retailers and brands. Yes, the sharing for life information is still key, but more and more are using social profiles to login to retail sites, giving retailers a dearth of information with which to target guests. >>

Friday, December 26, 2014

Study IDs brands performing best - and worst - in social

We all know by now that it isn't enough to just slap up a social media profile. Brands need to engage, and some are doing better at engagement than others. Engagement Labs identifies the brands who are - and aren't - working in social media. >>

Friday, December 19, 2014

Top 3 social trends to watch in 2015

As quickly as mobile and video are changing, the social landscape is also changing - and influencing those sectors of the online space. One expert believes savvy marketers can gain from social media in 2015, if they are prepared. >>

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top 4 investments to make in 2015

One of the most critical decisions a company will make in preparation for the new year is determining how much of their annual budget to allocate towards marketing. A study by Gartner Research found that the top three marketing challenges are: growing profitable revenue, connecting with customers, and holding their own against competition. >>

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Social muscles in as search destination for festive gifts

Amazon and Google may be the preferred websites to use to search for Christmas gifts but, according to new figures released by Searchmetrics, another website is catching up. >>

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ofcom report reveals drop in social media use in several countries

In a survey by Ofcom across nine countries, the UK was found to have the greatest decline in social media use among adults. >>

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Top 3 tips to improve content linking strategy

There are a wealth of portals in the online space purported to help retailers better engage consumers. Some work and some don't, but one expert says linking strategies can be just as important. >>

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Boost engagement by sharing travel-related posts on social media

Want to boost social media engagement? Try posting something travel-related because, according to new research from ShareThis, such content generates 40% more click-backs than any other type of share. >>

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