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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

How businesses can prep for more automation

From self-driving cars - and not just on campy television shows - to AI-powered bots that target ads to consumers, there is tech for just about everything in the modern world. The problem with tech, though, is the lack of a human point of content for many. >>

Friday, October 04, 2019

Americans need to up their password game

Cybersecurity month is in full swing and new data out from The Harris Poll and Google notes that Americans aren't always doing their part to protect their information, and it's all because of password issues. According to the poll about 40% of Americans have suffered because of an online security breach (4 in 10) and nearly half of those have lost money because of a breach, and only 45% say they would change a password because of a data breach. >>

Friday, September 27, 2019

How to upgrade your business without annoying customers

Upgrading software is part and parcel of nearly every business in the digital age, but upgrading websites can be an inconvenience or annoying to the customer base. Here are four tips to upgrade your business with a minimum of annoyance to the customer. >>

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Study finds email driving revenue growth

Validity and Demand Metric have released findings of their 2019 State of Email Marketing report and among the more interesting findings is this: email is driving revenue growth. But, with email working so well for so many businesses, it is becoming harder to 'be seen' in the inbox. In fact, 45% of those polled said that email deliverability is their biggest challenge moving forward. >>

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Shoppers want subscriptions, here's how to meet the demand

According to some reports about 90% of software companies will be part of the subscription model by 2020, and it isn't just software. There are subscription boxes for everything from books to shave clubs and even high-end wines. Here's how your business can compete. >>

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Forecast: Look for holiday retail boost

Deloitte's new holiday retail forecast may put more black on merchants' bottom lines. That, because overall their experts believe holiday spending will increase about 5% YoY with online sales increasing unto 20% YoY. >>

Friday, September 20, 2019

3 Points to Explain the Value of Your Business Card

Before the Age of the Internet, smartphones and even smarter homes and businesses, business cards were the primary means by which business professionals exchanged information at networking events. These days, the people who live and work minus business cards are happy to point out that having smartphones and websites are enough. >>

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Global OOH spending sees strongest growth in a decade

More ad dollars are going to out-of-home spending. That's the word from PQ Media's latest Global Out-of-Home Media Forecast 2019. According to their data 2018 say an increase in spending of just over 7%; the strongest growth the sector has seen since 2007. In 2018, the OOH spend reached $56 billion. >>

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Study finds only ΒΌ of offer emails opened

Email continues to be a strong player for many brands, but new Adobe data indicates businesses could be doing better. That's because only about one-quarter of emails with offers and promotions are opened. Why the low open rate? Nearly half of consumers (43%) say they're emailed too often, meaning that many brand should take a look at how often they're emailing and how they are communicating their email strategy with list members. >>

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Expert: How brands can embrace emojis for engagement

There are movies about them, kids text primarily in them, and new studies have shown that emojis can even be good for business. The key, of course, is knowing when - and how - to use emojis effectively with a base of shoppers. We asked a digital expert for his advice. >>

Monday, September 16, 2019

Studies: Savings, payment options key for online shoppers

It is no secret that online shoppers are quite savvy at saving money or that they want a seamless checkout experience. Two new report, however, underline just how much the right deals and offers, as well as the right payment options, can impact e-tailers upcoming holiday season. >>

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Top tips to help retailers make the most of returns

Consumers want more from their return interactions than a new product or a refund on their money. That is a key takeaway from Narvar's State of Online Returns. Their new report finds that, while consumers want the returns process to be simplified, they're also looking for a better overall experience. And, while many retailers have upped the experience factor for buying products or services, many haven't taken a hard look at what the experience is like for those returning items. >>

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Brands find success with direct mail but aren't utilizing

Direct mail may deserve another look from retailers and brands. That, according to new data out from PFL. Their 2019 Multichannel Marketing Research Report: Direct Mail in the Digital Age found that while about 80% of marketers say they find good ROI from direct mail only about half (56%) are using it regularly. >>

Friday, September 06, 2019

Studies reveal keys to video engagement

Older vs younger viewers, funny vs informational. Two new report underline what is important, according to viewers, in the video space. >>

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Study: Slow shipping, long lines a pain for holiday shoppers

Retailers may want to look at the checkout and shipping options they offer before the busy holiday shopping season begins. That, according to new data out from Bazaarvoice, which indicates that slow shipping and long checkout lines are two of the three biggest 'pain points' for shoppers during the holiday rush. >>

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