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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Study: How mobiles are influencing moms

Over the past year mobile has begun influencing moms more. According to a recent BabyCenter study the impact of mobile devices on moms' purchases has increased by more than 25%. According to moms the availability of mobile coupons is one of the biggest factors for mobile influence. >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Is free enterprise search a game-changer?

Enterprise search technology is uniquely suited to conquering this is roadblock to personalization. It enables companies to analyze all of their customer engagement channels and enterprise knowledge streams in real-time, and from this analysis gain a "contextual profile" for each customer at any precise moment. This type of real-time contextual awareness - informed by automated analysis of activity and communications across all channels - is the only path to true personalization. >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Prediction: Programmatic to push content marketing spend

Look for more dollars to be pushed into the programmatic space. That is the takeaway from a new PulsePoint study which indicates most marketers believe programmatic will be pushing content marketing within the next two years. >>

Monday, November 24, 2014

Netflix dominates U.S. peak Internet traffic

While Amazon may have doubled its share of video streaming over the past 18 months, Netflix is now the main driver of US web traffic responsible for over a third of broadband data, according to a new report from Sandvine. >>

Friday, November 21, 2014

Top 3 tips for effective native ad campaigns

Native ads have been shown to increase engagement, but according to some native ads are blurring the line between content and advertising too much. It's imperative that advertisers label their ads as advertisements using easy to understand language, a proper sized font and continue to disclose throughout the sales process. >>

Friday, November 21, 2014

Top 3 email tips for the 2014 holidays

No two brands are alike and no two recipients are the same. We're in the age of hyper-personalization--emails should be as unique as the people that read them. Don't assume that what worked in the past will work in the future, experiment with segments and the best times to reach them and then turn that into better cycles and iterations of your campaigns. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Studies: Shoppers want connection

Moxie Software has released a new study which indicates retailers may be missing out on online sales because they lack the personal touch. According to researchers nearly three-quarters (72%) of shoppers are looking to brands to give them product information and other content, and they want that content to be based on shoppers' on-site habits. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brands: What to prep now for Thanksgiving Weekend

Let's put it this way, the holidays are stressful. Most companies are resource strapped as it is. The Adaptive Email Network does the hard work of optimizing delivery for you--as a result, you can focus on your product and core technology. >>

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Study: Consumers find driving need to be always on

It is no secret that consumers around the globe are finding more reasons to be online and more ways to stay connected - mobile and gaming devices, computers and tablets are all ways about half of people surveyed in a recent A.T. Kearney report find to be connected 24/7. >>

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Study: Shoppers more likely to webroom

Tulip Retail has released a new study that indicates shoppers are more likely to webroom than showroom; the study makes the case for more associates to have mobile devices so that they can better answer shoppers' questions from the floor. >>

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Expert: Native ads are under fire

The online ad space is changing faster than ever. There are mobile and social options, traditional banners, ad networks and now native advertising options that have been shown to increase engagement by boosting relevance. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

comScore: Expect 16% retail growth over 2014 holidays

Retailers should expect significant ecommerce growth over the 2014 holidays. That is the takeaway from a new comScore forecast which predicts the 2014 online holiday spend will exceed $60 billion. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top 3 tips for strong LBS campaigns

Geo-location, iBeacon technology and the like are great tools for engaged customers, but many consumers are still oblivious to geo-location based messaging from an app. Still, mobile is expected to have a huge impact on the 2014 holiday seasons, here are one experts top 3 tips to create a solid location based strategy for mobile. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Expert IDs trends to watch for 2015

According to some experts native advertising is going to see huge growth over the coming year. Both publishers and advertising platforms are just beginning to adapt their ad formats to work well within a native environment. As a result, achieving scale can still be challenging. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mobile RoundUp: Studies find targeting is key

In the mobile space targeting is everything. That's the takeaway from two new reports which indicate a majority of consumers would engage and interact with ads targeted to them via their mobile device. >>

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