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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Study: Martech advances won't push humans from jobs

There has been much talk over the past few years of robots taking over more human jobs. But, according to one report, marketers aren't worried about this trend. That's because 56% feel their jobs require a human element to better engage customers. >>

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

How to win with social content

While marketers have long known how to create great content for ad campaigns and email, social media content has proven to be a more difficult sell. One expert sheds light on how marketers can begin updating their social content strategy to better engage consumers. >>

Friday, July 20, 2018

For college ages, in-store key for BTS

There will be no shortage of online shoppers during the back-to-school frenzy of shopping between July and September, but those shoppers are less likely to be looking for items for college-aged children. That, according to Deloitte's 2018 Back To College Study, which found an 11% decreased in intended online shoppers. >>

Monday, July 16, 2018

How merchants can compete with Amazon

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it comes a flood of merchants wondering what they can do to cash in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. According to data from Walker Sanda nearly half of Americans are now receiving at least 1 package from Amazon each week, and for younger consumers (ages 26 - 36) 57% expect 1 to 2 packages from Amazon each week. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Forecast: In-store key for BTS shoppers

While many parents will be researching back to school (BTS) purchases online this summer the bulk of BTS purchases will be made in-store. That is a key takeaway from a new Deloitte forecast which suggests that shoppers will spend $28 billion on BTS goods this year. >>

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Survey: Google, Facebook most influential

Don't turn away from Google or Facebook ads. That is a key takeaway from new data out from Choozle. Researchers for their 2018 Digital Advertising Trend Survey found that about half of consumers continue to list Facebook and Google as the most influential platforms for them. >>

Monday, July 09, 2018

Top 3 strategies for SMBs post net neutrality

The end of net neutrality could have a devastating impact on small businesses which rely on equal access to internet bandwidth in order to deliver their product. And one of the most frustrating aspects of the whole situation is that there is very little they can do about it. Here are three strategies SMBs can follow to remain relevant to customers after the net neutrality changes. >>

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Study finds nearly half of app installs are reinstalls

While most marketers are focused on the number of app installs a new report indicates that more attention needs to be paid to app reinstalls. That's because nearly half of mobile apps being downloaded are actually reinstallation's of apps. >>

Monday, July 02, 2018

Study: Invest in store experience to sway customers

New data suggests that browsing in-store is now the leading way for consumers to find and try new products. This, despite the digital space where many brands are investing large portions of their advertising revenue to on influencer and other digital campaign options. >>

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5 Tips for IT to Better Manage the Customer Experience

Customer experience is no longer just a business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) strategy for winning and retaining customers. Thanks to "consumerization" - where employees are bringing their often-superior personal-life experiences of services, support, and customer service into the workplace - it's also increasingly relevant to internal IT service delivery and support. >>

Friday, June 15, 2018

Expert: Why free isn't free and how publishers can educate consumers

Facebook is rumored to be considering a paid subscription for the world's largest social network, a move that would allow social network users to avoid all the ads that clutter newsfeeds. While this move may be celebrated by consumers, it won't be appreciated by advertisers, and that is why, according to one expert, marketers need to do a better job of explaining now how free isn't always free in the digital space. >>

Monday, June 11, 2018

Survey: Consumers find rewards programs "broken"

While many consumers continue to sign up for rewards programs from their favorite merchants and restaurants, nearly half (43%) say there are too many restrictions put in place as to where or when or how rewards can actually be redeemed. >>

Monday, June 04, 2018

Survey: Truth more important than marketing

According to one new report, consumers are less interested in marketing campaign buzzwords and more interested in the truth of how a product works. Which could mean marketers need to reevaluate how they are trying to reach these shoppers. >>

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Top 3 tips to use online data to influence offline consumers

Collecting data is the easy part of a marketers job, the hard part is putting data in to action. This is made even harder when utilizing both online and offline data. Here are three tips to improve the use of data. >>

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top 4 tips to protect against ecomm fraud

As more consumers turn to ecommerce for impulse and planned purchases, fraudsters are finding more ways to defraud merchants and brands. Here are four tips to help protect against ecommerce fraud. >>

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