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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top 3 tips for better channel optimization

No single marketing channel is right for every brand on the planet, although with the right strategy in place, every brand could potentially use all of the available channels with success. Getting the strategy and planning in place to make the most of the channels is the key. >>

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Report: In case of emergency, try cell

In case of emergencies, go straight to the phone. That's the intel from a new CallFire report, which indicates Americans are most responsive to text messaging in cases of emergencies. According to the report about 3 in 5 say they are 'most likely' to pay attention to emergency alerts sent to their phones. >>

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

U.K. ecommerce websites improve delivery options to tap overseas customers

Online retailers in the U.K. are capitalizing on the opportunity to tap international markets and are improving website functionality and customer propositions to attract and service overseas customers. >>

Monday, July 28, 2014

Forecast: More to invest in multi-screen ads

About three-quarters of ad agencies are already investing in multi-screen advertising, but a new forecast out from Jivox indicates multi-screen is about to go even higher. According to a new survey from Jivox 90% of those advertisers plan to increase mobile spending this year; 70% say they'll invest more ad dollars specifically into multi-screen campaigns. >>

Friday, July 25, 2014

Top 3 tips for SMBs using webinars

Webinars are moving out of the training sector and moving into the ad sector, with savvy businesses - both large and small - implementing them as part of larger, on-going campaigns. For example, brands can use the webinar primarily for lead generation purposes, then use different methods (or subsequent webinars) to nurture those leads and move them down the sales funnel. >>

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Air passengers demand constant connectivity and fast in-flight Wi-Fi

People today are accustomed to easy access to Wi-Fi even when out and about in public. New research from Honeywell Aerospace finds that those expectations have expanded to include when travelers are airborne. >>

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Expert: Why SMBs are pushing farther into digital

Large enterprises have proven the ROI of digital marketing, and SMBs have taken notice. Even with limited resources, SMBs are now recognizing the value of digital marketing and allocating their budgets accordingly. >>

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Top 3 challenges facing retailers and how to solve them

While it's true that online retailers have a unique advantage of being open 24x7x365, they're still at the mercy of overall consumer trends and buying behaviors. One expert offers his advice for retailers to cut through the clutter and solve the toughest challenges facing online merchants: >>

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to get past personas and into consumers' interests

Online consumer attention is fleeting and fragmented. As a result, advertisers need to adjust their practices accordingly to recognize what their audiences care about right now. Taykey solution mines data from thousands of online sources, discovers what is trending for specific audiences, delivers ads targeted by those trends and optimizes the results 24/7. >>

Monday, July 21, 2014

Top 3 tips to improve seasonal marketing plans

Whether online or off, the nature of business lends itself to seasonality. No matter what a retailer is selling, there are going to be busier periods than others, so planning for those moments is critical to promote profitability all year long. Here's how online brands can capitalize on seasonality: >>

Monday, July 21, 2014

Twitter preps for new generation of commerce experiences

In the same week that Facebook announced the trial of a 'Buy' button in advertisers' posts and ads, Twitter has announced the acquisition of payments startup Cardspring. >>

Friday, July 18, 2014

iBeacon firm offers free hardware and installation to UK retailers

iBeacon technology is becoming popular with both consumers and businesses. A UK-based iBeacon technology firm is offering free iBeacon installation and deployment to retailers in the run-up to the valuable festive season. >>

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Report: Canadian SMBs behind on CASL

Only about one-third of Canadian small businesses are up to date on CASL - Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation - penalties. That's the word from Constant Contact which surveyed SMBs to determine how in the know they were about the anti-spam legislation. >>

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Millennials emerge as leading spenders on green products and services

Millennials could be pointing the way to how consumer purchasing will shift in years to come as they emerge as the core supporters of green products and services in a survey commissioned by hygiene products manufacturer SCA. >>

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quarter of UK employees fear being laid off in next six months

More than a quarter of UK workers worry they will lose their job in the next six months, according to an Employment Confidence Survey from jobs and career community Glassdoor. >>

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