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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Study: Digital security remains complicated

Two factor authentication, increasing password strength, network firewall protection. These are all security measures most businesses and merchants have in their arsenal, and yet digital threats remain high. In fact, the overall security landscape remains quite complicated for brands, according to new data out from Akamai. >>

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. >>

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top 3 tips for stronger, voice-assist search strategy

AI and voice assistants continue to grow in popularity, both for home use and business, which is leading more marketers into the AI space. But, how can brands ensure their search strategy is optimized for this new tech? Here are three tips. >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What the subscription economy means for marketers

Zuora's recent $100 million IPO filing raised new questions about the future of the subscription economy. Once considered a passing trend, such a robust offering indicates investors are confident subscriptions are here to stay. BizReport asked Jason Nyhus, VP of Global Marketing and Communications at ecommerce leader Digital River, to give his thoughts on the evolution of the subscription economy and what it means for brands entering the subscription landscape. >>

Monday, April 16, 2018

Report: Shoppers want better experiences, now

According to one new report physical retailers must begin adjusting how they approach consumers, starting now. Euclid researchers believe focusing on the experience, and offering in-store shoppers an 'Amazon-like' experience is the key to merchants' success. >>

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Carriers: Top 3 tips to a stronger customer content strategy

Mobile carriers are sitting on a wealth of customer data, and yet many carriers are simply a carrier, rather than a content or entertainment provider for their users. According to one expert, this is a big mistake. Here are three tips for mobile carriers to create a strong customer content and entertainment strategy. >>

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Report: Phishers going mobile

Fraudulent purchases, stealing identities. These are only two of the things phishers are after. And, according to new data, they're using mobile devices to get the data, not only of consumers but potentially of businesses whose employees use mobile devices for work. >>

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Survey finds digital, traditional shopping inextricably linked

While more shoppers are, indeed, buying products online, that hasn't diminished trips to the local mall or calls to local merchants. In fact, according to new data out from the National Retail Federation and Forrester, digital has become merely another touchpoint, underlining the importance of customer service and communication between brands or merchants and consumers. >>

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

SMB experts offer 6 top tips to improve website performance

With the holiday season in the books, and Mother's Day and back to school seasons coming up, now is a great time for small businesses to look at how their websites are performing, and look for ways to improve customer engagement. We spoke with six small business experts to get their advice. >>

Monday, April 02, 2018

Top 3 tips for a stronger behavioral data strategy

As more consumers look online for product information or to connect with brands about issues they are having, more brands are looking for better ways to understand their customers' online habits. Behavioral data is one key metric many brands find useful, but zeroing in on the right data points can be a problem. >>

Friday, March 30, 2018

Survey finds discounts important, as are mistakes

New data out indicates consumers are much less willing to give brands' second chances. In fact, according to Blis, just over half (55%) of consumers say they have a 'one strike and out' rule for brands. >>

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top 4 tips to improve video marketing

From streaming services to user generated content, video continues to be an important piece of strategy for brands. The problem is that many brands don't know how or don't have the tools to use video to its best effect. Here are four tips to improve brands' video strategy. >>

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Survey: Most shoppers want in-store returns

While more and more shoppers are making purchases online, when it comes to returns, they want a physical store. That's the word from new CGS data; their 2018 Retail survey of more than 1,500 US shoppers found that nearly three-quarters (74%) of shoppers who buy online prefer making returns in-store rather than shipping a product back. >>

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Expert: What US SMBs need to know about new tax bill

Tax day is right around the corner, and new tax provisions may catch some small businesses unawares. Here's what business owners need to know. >>

Monday, March 26, 2018

Survey: Amazon shoppers 'don't notice' ads

New survey data indicates Amazon shoppers maybe blinded to ads. But, that doesn't mean marketers should avoid advertising in Amazon's marketplace. That because, although more shoppers within Amazon report not noticing ads, those who do notice are highly engaged. >>

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