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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marketers: Java apps vulnerable to attack

While the mobile space continues to be a hot property for marketers, it may also be a dangerous place. According to new data from Veracode, most (88%) of Java apps are susceptible to security attacks. >>

Friday, October 13, 2017

Expert: Why data silos are killing engagement

There has been an explosion of data into the digital space over the past five to ten years, and while this data could lead to better customer experiences and better brand relationships, one expert believes the way data is currently being accessed is not helping marketers' causes. Here's why. >>

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shoppers actively seeking deals, here's how marketers can engage

While coupon clipping and price comparing is not a new activity for shoppers, it is becoming more and more prevalent with the adoption of smartphones, online coupon hubs, rewards clubs, and mailing list offers. New data shows just how important deals are to shoppers - hint: more than you know - and we offer insight into how marketers can better connect. >>

Monday, October 09, 2017

More marketers turning to AI, here's why

Over the past few years, more and more marketers have pushed budget spend into artificial intelligence. To the point that, according to new data, most marketers are planning on increasing their martech budgets moving forward. The problem? AI is proving to still need human input. >>

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

EMV still a struggle for small businesses, here's why

Nearly two years after the official EMV credit card switchover in the US, many small businesses still struggle to actually accommodate the change. This inaction on accepting - and utilizing - new chip card technology leaves businesses and marketers open to liability issues. >>

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Deloitte: Marketers should see significant holiday increases

Merchants and marketers will likely be happy with the upcoming holiday season. According to Deloitte's holiday forecast, sales should increase about 4% overall, with ecommerce sales increasing up to 21%. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2017

How to improve inbox placement

According to data out from Return Path about 20% of marketing emails are no longer reaching consumers' inboxes; this placement problem is not only an immediate problem leading to lost sales, but also a long-term issue because emails landing in spam rather than the inbox can lead to a reduction in sender reputation. Here's how marketers can improve inbox placement. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two steps to help prevent journey hijacking

New data out from Namogoo highlights a growing problem for merchants and marketers: the hijacking of customers' online journey. According to their research customer journey hijacking could cost brands more than $2 billion this holiday season. >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Report underlines struggles with digital ads

While more and more ad dollars are pushing into the digital space, there remains a big problems for many online marketers: not wasting the digital spend. According to new data from The CMO Council, of the $563 billion marketers are spending on digital advertising each year, about 20% is wasted because of fraud. >>

Monday, September 25, 2017

Brand trust: Sweat the small stuff

The advent of social media has led to better informed consumers that are not afraid to act when the behavior of retailers and brands they purchase from leads to trust issues. However, while a bad social media experience can go viral and influence many consumers, existing customers have their own trust issues. >>

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tech key to small biz growth

According to new data out from Deloitte, digitally advanced small business - including online marketers and publishers - are showing up to 4 times higher growth than those who aren't embracing the digital space. Here's how businesses can move ahead. >>

Friday, September 22, 2017

Top 4 habits from top sales teams

Teamwork is becoming a bigger performance key for sales teams, especially in the digital space. Here's what top sales teams are doing, based on new data out from CloudCraze. >>

Thursday, September 21, 2017

More shoppers using bots, here's how marketers can connect

While many online marketers have begun adopting AI tactics to simplify how they build out ad campaigns, that isn't the only area in which bots, voice assistants, and other AI tools can be used. >>

Friday, September 15, 2017

Marketers: How and why you should use AI

While artificial intelligence has been rapidly adopted for gaming and even by some publishers, other marketers have not been as quick to adopt. That, says one expert, could be a mistake. Here's why. >>

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Millennials cutting the cord, here's what they're watching online

Video is becoming an increasingly important piece of the online marketing pie, but as more consumers go online for their favorite shows - both scripted, information, and unscripted - marketers struggle to connect. Limelight's new State of Online Video report sheds light on the subject. >>

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