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Thursday, February 22, 2018

How to protect from phishers using cloud docs

There is a new threat for businesses in the digital space: phishers have begun pushing into cloud-based and document sharing services, using these collaborative platforms to attack businesses. Many are disguising themselves as trusted brands including Google Docs and even Outlook. Here's how to protect your business. >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Experts believe cookies are dead, but what will replace them?

New data out from Viant indicates most executives believe the data-cookie is living on borrowed time. In fact most (64%) believe marketers will stop relying on probabilistic data points like cookies within the next two years. The question in, what might replace this measurement device? >>

Monday, February 19, 2018

How to update your social marketing creative processes

Social media is now a dominant part of every successful brand's ad mix. We talked to Adaptly president Sean O'Neal to see what marketers need to do to maximize their results. >>

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Will Amazon's new moves cement them as a retail leader?

Amazon's latest moves - launching a business delivery service and delivering for Whole Foods - have many marketers and merchants wondering if there is a corner of the digital space the online behemoth won't touch. We asked a few experts what they thought of Amazon's latest announcements. >>

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ad blocking and anti-ad blocking an "escalating arms race"

Google is turning on its native ad blocker this week, but in what is being dubbed an "escalating arms race" more publishers than ever are using anti-ad blocking technology according to new research from the University of California (Riverside). >>

Friday, February 09, 2018

More cybercrime, more consumers wanting protection

New data out from ThreatMetrix indicates lawmakers aren't close to cutting down cyber crime. According to their new data Q4 2017 saw nearly 200 million fraudulent purchases stopped; that is a 173% increase YoY. >>

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Third of consumers will spend more after positive chatbot experience

Get your chatbot strategy right and consumers will spend more money with you, according to new research from Globant company, PointSource. >>

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Expert: Facebook earnings call signals 'golden age' for video

Facebook's latest earnings call has seen stock prices rebound significantly despite it's users spending less time on the social network. According to company information, consumers are spending less time on-site, but ad prices continue to go up, pushing about 43% higher through Q4 2017. >>

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Experts weigh in on Google Chrome's filtering announcement

Last week, Google announced a 'mute' button, hailed as a way for consumers to take back control of the ads they see online. By muting irrelevant or improperly targeted ads, consumers should see more content of interest, but does it solve the underlying problem of marketers who aren't properly targeting content? We asked two experts to weigh in. >>

Monday, February 05, 2018

Investment plans shine light on future of AI in business docs

This week Innotech Capitals, an international private equity and venture capital fund, is expected to announce it has made a seed investment in Glever.com that uses AI technology to make resume writing as simple as several mouse clicks. But the long play is the automation of all sorts of business documents. I asked the founder, Xiaoxin (Aaron) Yin to tell me more about the future of AI assisted business docs. >>

Friday, February 02, 2018

How marketers can use data better

There is a wealth of customer information available to businesses today, and yet many still struggle with properly collecting, measuring, and using all the data points available. We asked two experts to weigh in on how marketers can better use data. >>

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Amazon Go is open for business, what that means for retailers

Amazon Go is officially a go, and with the first brick-and-mortar store doors open. The 'stores' boast thousands of items, no product on shelves, virtual check-outs, and delivery of the items ordered. One expert offers his take on the new experience. >>

Friday, January 26, 2018

66% of marketers using cloud software suites still unable to meet goals

Ahhh, technology - it makes marketers' lives so much easier, doesn't it? Well, not according to recent research from real-time marketing cloud platform Resulticks the results of which found that, despite investment in technology, marketers still aren't able to meet marketing goals. >>

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Expert: Why marketers should double-down on privacy concerns

Privacy could be the word of the year for 2018. That, according to one expert who believes consumers' worry about data breaches and concerns about personal data will continue to grow throughout the year - especially where children are concerned. >>

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Reports: Customers prefer self-serve options, moral brands

Two new reports indicate a big shift is happening in the branded space. First, in retail more and more consumers are opting out of interacting with sales associates. That's the word from new SOTI data, in which researchers found 66% of shoppers prefer interacting with self-serve customer service tech rather than in-store associates. >>

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