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Friday, August 02, 2019

Study IDs pain points in sales funnel

The mid-point of sales funnels may be more problematic than many marketers think. That is a key takeaway from a new report which indicates that the top of the marketing funnel performs the best and the middle performs the least, on average. >>

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Study breaks down hot categories for online, in-store shopping

With billions of dollars being spent online during summer and winter holidays, it can be easy to believe that everyone is shopping for everything online. But, according to new data out from Signs, there are certain products that lead people online - and into stores. >>

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Reports: More worry about cyber threats as tactics evolve

More and more businesses are worried about the security of their email. That is a key takeaway from a new Barracuda Networks report. According to the research nearly all (93%) of businesses polled are worked about the security of their email, phishing and other email hijacking attacks. >>

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

How AI is changing email marketing

The first email was sent in 1971. Today, the world of email (and the spam that plagues it) is way more sophisticated. From 1 million email users in 1995 to 2.5 billion in 2015, email usage has exploded. And now mailbox providers and spammers alike rely on artificial intelligence. >>

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Top 4 tips to improve BTS strategy

Most back to school purchases are still made in-store, but more and more consumers are using smartphones, laptops, and tablets to influence their purchases, to check pricing, and find deals. Here's how to build a strong back-to-school strategy. >>

Friday, July 19, 2019

Merchants: How to prep now for back-to-school

In just over a month American children will be going back to primary and secondary schools, and packing for college and university dorms. Which means parents are already making lists. Which means the time is now for merchants to be prepping their sites and stores for an influx of shoppers. Here's how. >>

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

How to unlock the value of data

As the digital space becomes more fractured, and consumers turn to disparate places to find information, it is also becoming harder for brands and marketers to get the right messages to the right consumers are the right time. We asked a digital expert how brands can unlock the value of their data. >>

Friday, July 12, 2019

Forecast: Strong ecomm growth a good indicator for Prime Day

With only a couple of days before Amazon's Prime Day - and other retailers' competing summer sales - Adobe has released data that suggests sales for the big events could be larger than expected. That because ecommerce growth, throughout the first half of 2019, has been quite strong. Q2 2019 saw 14% growth (YoY), and their experts believe double-digit growth will continue throughout the remainder of 2019. >>

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Studies: How OTT viewers are changing

Cord-cutting is continuing its rise across American households. According to a new comScore report many of those cutting off cable are instead turning to services like Netflix (55%) and Hulu (52%) to get the content they're missing from cable's service. And they're using OTT products like Apple TV, Amazon's Fire Stick, Roku, and others. >>

Friday, July 05, 2019

Expert: How customer service is impacting Prime Day performance

Consumers continue to log-on to Amazon, price-check with other retailers, and spend money on Prime Day. But, with the 2019 event around the corner, one expert believes it will be customer service that will rule Prime Day 2019, not just good deals. Here's why. >>

Thursday, July 04, 2019

How game-based ads are improving ROI

One new report indicates targeted ads aren't increasing brands' ROI as well as some might think. In fact, the increase in ROI from targeted ads may only be about 4%. Which is why, according to one expert, brands need to think outside the targeting box. >>

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Study: Shoppers won't wait for site-load

It has been a long-held belief that people will click away from sites with long load times. New data underlines this, especially for online shoppers. Researchers found that 90% of shoppers have left an ecommerce site because it loaded slowly and more than half (57%) have not only left, but bought from a competitor because of site loading issues. >>

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Expert: How data will impact the next 5 years

Data collection and analysis continues to become more important for business success, but consumers continue to worry about data breaches and how their private information is used, leaving many merchants and marketers wondering just what they can, could, or should do for their customers. We asked a digital expert how the data wars would change the digital space over the next few years. >>

Monday, June 24, 2019

Report: SMB owners taking on more responsibility

While there has been a boom in small businesses opening in the US over the past decade, a new report indicates these business owners are shouldering much of the responsibility. SMBs are also finding newer tech to be an implementational challenge. To cope, more SMB owners are shouldering more of the business responsibility. >>

Friday, June 21, 2019

How to create a strong SPO strategy

By 2020 programmatic ad spending is predicted to reach $100 billion. As this spend continues to increase so is the reliance on Supply Side Platforms (SSPs) for quality space and, according to one expert, why more brands must incorporate Supply Path Optimization. >>

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