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Friday, October 24, 2014

Study: Retailers aren't ready for next-gen tech

Retailers aren't ready for the next generation of shopping technology. That's the takeaway from new data out from Mozu which indicates nearly three-quarters (69%) of retailers aren't integrated with omni-channel solutions; about one-third say they haven't even considered such integration. >>

Friday, October 24, 2014

Expert Advice: Invest in Near Field Communications

On Black Friday both on and offline retailers will experience a huge spike in traffic - there will be buyers for everything from new jeans to new cars. The key is for retailers to market correctly before shoppers enter their doors, and according to one expert Near Field Communications is one way to push those traffic and conversion numbers. >>

Friday, October 24, 2014

Top struggles for email marketers

A new study out from FOLIO and sponsored by Lyris indicates email marketers continue to struggle - not with advanced segmentation or targeting, but with basic email practices like building lists. >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Campaigner suggests marketers reset campaigns not just clocks

In just over a week many of us in the US will be re-setting our clocks to end Daylight Savings time for another season. In addition to resetting the clocks and changing out the batteries in smoke detectors, as we've been instructed by fire departments, Campaigner is adding something new to the list that is specific to online marketers: reset your campaigns. >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Brands: How to use in-memory tech to increase personalization

Personalization is part of the new frontier of the Internet. Brands are looking for new ways to personalize and make relevant not only their products, but the content surrounding their content. According to one expert in-memory technology is one way to do this. >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Does Facebook really pose a threat to YouTube?

Does Facebook pose a threat to YouTube? Research from media analytics firm Socialbakers certainly seems to point in that direction. >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adobe: More online TV watched on smartphones than tablets

Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report reveals the hefty rise in online media streaming with smartphone overtaking tablets for the first time as the device on which to watch streaming content. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zendesk: Brand promoters talk less, detractors talk more

Brand promoters and detractors are almost equally as likely interact with brands via social media or websites, but according to new research out from Zendesk brand promoters will talk less than detractors. The data shows promoters are most likely to write messages like 'you're the best' while detractors are more likely to leave long and detailed messages or comments about the brand. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ad Roundup: Launches to increase mobile, social capabilities

The mobile and social spaces are heating up this month; three new product launches could set brands up to increase their mobile and social reach in time for the holiday season. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spending up but enthusiasm down for Halloween celebrations in the UK

Spending on Halloween may be up in the UK, but research from Webloyalty found that celebrating the spooky occasion isn't as popular among Brits as it once was, and half of those surveyed won't even be answering the door to trick or treaters. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 3 tips to create a solid cross-device strategy

There are two main goals of a cross-channel approach: to recognize the same people as they engage with social media, video, display and mobile ads from screen to screen to screen and to use the information from the interactions on any one screen, in real-time, to improve the interactions on all other screens. Achieving these goals will improve advertising results, eliminate waste, decrease advertising costs and drive greater return on ad spend. >>

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Multitasking activity during TV viewing has little to do with the show being watched

Multitasking on other devices while watching television is a well-known phenomenon but, according to new data released by TiVo, the activities being conducted on mobile devices and laptops have little to do with the television program being watched. >>

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Report: Product placements can recoup commercial losses

New data out from INFORMS shows product placements can curb audience loss during commercial breaks by up to 10%. According to researchers product placements reduce the amount of time television viewers 'turn away' from programming during commercial breaks. >>

Monday, October 20, 2014

Study finds the moments ads will most likely garner attention

Turns out there is an exact moment when, if an ad is delivered, it has a better chance of engaging the consumer. What's better a new study had identified just when the timing is most likely to result in customer engagement. >>

Monday, October 20, 2014

Brands: Why you need to connect social and cross-platform marketing objectives

For the consumer, well-targeted ads can provide opportunities for discounts, promotions, gift ideas and new inspiration for things like travel destinations. Inaccurate data coming from their usage patterns often leads to ads that contradict, fail to reflect past purchase behaviors and misread their tastes and interests. >>

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