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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

How to win with social content

While marketers have long known how to create great content for ad campaigns and email, social media content has proven to be a more difficult sell. One expert sheds light on how marketers can begin updating their social content strategy to better engage consumers. >>

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Report: SMB owners don't trust Facebook

While Facebook doesn't seem to have lost any steam in the consumer department since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the same isn't true of small businesses. At least, according to new data out from Manta and Insureon. Researchers found that nearly half of SMBs surveyed for their new report no longer trust Facebook to keep their business data secure. >>

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Study finds search rising again

There is a new heavy hitter in the search marketing wars and it isn't a search engine - it's Amazon. According to new data out from Marin Software, marketers who have Amazon profiles are pushing about 20% of their digital budgets into Amazon search ads. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Forecast: In-store key for BTS shoppers

While many parents will be researching back to school (BTS) purchases online this summer the bulk of BTS purchases will be made in-store. That is a key takeaway from a new Deloitte forecast which suggests that shoppers will spend $28 billion on BTS goods this year. >>

Friday, June 15, 2018

Expert: Why free isn't free and how publishers can educate consumers

Facebook is rumored to be considering a paid subscription for the world's largest social network, a move that would allow social network users to avoid all the ads that clutter newsfeeds. While this move may be celebrated by consumers, it won't be appreciated by advertisers, and that is why, according to one expert, marketers need to do a better job of explaining now how free isn't always free in the digital space. >>

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Expert: What businesses need to understand about hashtags

When it comes to social media, consumers love hashtags. The problem, for brands, is that in many cases consumers are more apt to use a brand's hashtags than a brand's handle, making it harder for other consumers to find the actual brand. One expert explains how brands can better use their handles - and their hashtags. >>

Friday, May 18, 2018

Amazon, Google key for shoppers 'just looking'

Not all online shoppers are looking for a specific product with a specific ship date. Some are 'just looking' and for these browsing customers, Amazon and Google are key to their engagement. That's the word from new Avionos data which found that one-third of shoppers who are browsing begin their digital shopping 'trip' in either Amazon or Google. >>

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Studies highlight importance of trust, store experience

Two new reports out in the ecommerce space, highlight the importance of retailers and merchants putting consumer trust higher on their list of priorities, and the importance of the shopping experience. >>

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Expert: Facebook isn't free

Recently, Facebook announced plans to explore a paid subscription model for the social network. By paying for use of the giant, consumers could avoid the sometimes ad-heavy newsfeed, going straight to content from friends, family, and other content they've 'liked' in the past. Whether a paid Facebook version comes out or not remains to be seen; what consumers need to understand first, according to one expert, is that even a free version of the social network isn't really free. >>

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Marketers: How to win at customer experience

Over the past three years, more emphasis has been placed on the customer experience on ecommerce sites, on social media sites, and even within the generalized advertising space. This is a problem for many brands, who may be proficient at providing a solid experience, for example, consumers in the United States. But this is a global economy, and a global experience game. Here's how brands can manage it. >>

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Report: As ecommerce grows, so does digital fraud

Last year, American shoppers spent just over $450 billion online, an increase of 16% YoY. But, along with that increase in shopping came an increase in ecommerce fraud that is hitting merchants in the wallet. In fact, according to some experts, ecommerce fraud could offset the increase in digital spending for merchants who aren't protected. >>

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Expert: Security settings brands should implement now

With news out that while Americans haven't left Facebook in droves after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, but that these consumers do want enhanced security measures from brands, BizReport asked one digital expert which security settings should be implemented. >>

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Reports: How Americans are reacting to Cambridge Analytica

Just over a month since news first broke about the misuse of Facebook customer data by Cambridge Analytica, and many businesses are still trying to figure out just what the news means for them. For consumers, though, there is a definite leaning toward increased privacy measures. >>

Friday, April 27, 2018

Top 3 tips to a better subscription strategy

Subscription commerce continues to show large strides, especially amongst younger customers. But, how can a business ensure their strategy is appealing to the right customers while not alienating those uninterested in subscribing? Here are three tips. >>

Monday, April 23, 2018

Top 3 tips to improve personalization without infringing privacy

While the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal remains top-of-mind for many marketers, at least one believes the industry attention may have jumped the shark, so to speak. That's because,it hasn't put a focus on protecting consumer privacy and has instead added limitations to the ways brands offer personalized and relevant communications to consumers. >>

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