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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Study finds security key to keeping customers

Real or perceived, security issues are a problem for businesses, and it doesn't matter how big or small. According to a joint Forrester and BitSight report more than one-third (38%) of businesses believe they've lost business because of security issues within their business. >>

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Expert: How hyper-personalization and data are changing advertising

Data is becoming more abundant, available, and usable for more than just targeting.  Data sources can include brand, geo/browser, cookie, third-party, social, real-time, publisher, contextual, user-generated, weather and decisioning platforms. For the first time in the history of advertising, brands and agencies cannot only target specific audiences, but literally produce and deploy thousands (or millions) of unique and relevant ads and messages to each member or group. And, according to one expert, those on the cutting edge of data can expect to see great results. >>

Friday, August 30, 2019

Nanny-cams to virtual assistants: How IoT brands can protect customer privacy

From Siri and Alexa to Nest home hubs and even puppy and nanny cams, there are a plethora of electronic devices collecting customer data that can be used either by White Hats or Black Hats. According to reports most (65%) of consumers are concerned about how these devices collect data and 55% don't trust businesses to protect their privacy. Here's how companies can ensure their IoT devices are safe - and trusted - by consumers. >>

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

How publishers can capitalize on app user LTV

The lifetime value (LTV) of a consumer has always been important to merchants and brands, but lifetime value, especially in the digital space, can be hard no only to measure but to strategize. Here are three tips to improve the lifetime value of mobile consumers. >>

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Studies: Content, personalization a problem for merchants

There is a disconnect between consumers and marketers and that disconnect is in the content. That is a key takeaway from new data which shows that while marketers know they need strong, personalized content they struggle with creating that personalization. That content problem? Is also creating an issue in customer experience, making it difficult for merchants and brands to perform well in the m:commerce space. >>

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Study: Phishers becoming more sophisticated in attacks

New data out from Barracuda should serve as a warning to businesses to properly educate workers on how to spot phishing attacks. This because during their recent study 1 in 7 organizations they observed experienced email account takeover and later phishing attacks and more than half experienced 'multiple' compromised email accounts. >>

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How to use SMS to reactivate abandoned shopping carts

Texting a shopper who left a full shopping cart could bring in a wealth of new sales. That is a key takeaway from new SlickText data which found that, on average, merchants and retailers were able to recover about 20% of abandoned carts simply by texting the shopper who left the purchases unfinished. >>

Monday, August 19, 2019

Study finds larger creative more likely to engage

According to new data, size does matter where advertising is concerned. but, is simply having oversized ads enough? We asked a digital expert to weigh in on how size matters - but so do other aspects of a campaign. >>

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Study: It's human, not consumer, experience that matters

While customer experience may remain a phrase buzzing around many agencies and businesses, one new report cautions businesses and marketers against treating their customers too much like, well, customers. That, because new data is showing that brands that are more attuned to the wants and needs of people are growing at faster rates than those treating people like consumers first and people second. >>

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Time for a content edit? Here's how to proceed

Content is a huge part of a brand's identity, especially in the online space, but with the flood of social media content, new product content, and even revised product content it can be hard to ensure all of those pieces accurately reflect the brand, its values, and identity. If your brand hasn't conducted a content audit recently - or ever - it could be time. Here's how to do it. >>

Monday, August 12, 2019

How the FedEx/Amazon split could impact ecommerce

Last week FedEx announced they wouldn't renew their contract with ecommerce megastore Amazon. The move opens FedEx to delivering for competing retailers including big box stores like Walmart or Target, and it also puts Amazon in need of a new package delivery partner. But, what does it mean for consumers and even third-party sellers using Amazon to reach shoppers? >>

Friday, August 09, 2019

Get more engagement from emojis, here's how

It isn't just kids using emojis, adults are embracing the little faces, hearts, thumbs-ups, and other emojis, and according to one new report they like it when brands and marketers use emojis, too. First, a look at just how prevalent emojis are in Americans' texts, social media posts, and emails. >>

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Premarket Stock Trading: Getting Ahead of the Curve

If you're new to the world of investing in stocks and assets, then you've probably been under the impression that the market only opens between the hours of 9:30 am and 4 pm each day. However, the truth is that a lot of important moves and transitions take place before and after those hours. >>

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Top 4 tips to improve PIM strategy

Product Information Management, or PIM, is a growing concern for many brands as the internet continues to grow and consumers begin looking outside the box for customer reviews, product information, and even recommendations. Here are four tips to improve your brands' PIM strategy. >>

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Study finds mobile ads influential in buying

Ads on mobile may be a bigger part of the conversion funnel that merchants and marketers realize. That is a key takeaway from new AdColony data; researchers with their Back to School Shopping Survey found that just over half (53%) of consumers have made a purchase on their mobile device based on an ad seen on the same device. >>

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