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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. >>

Monday, May 21, 2018

What Google's changes to political advertising rules mean for businesses

With Primary season in full swing in the US, many brands are noticing some changes to the rules surrounding political advertising. Google has rolled out changes into how they verify political advertisers, in the hopes that the new transparency will help to repair consumers' trust. We asked a digital expert how these changes will impact businesses. >>

Friday, May 18, 2018

Amazon, Google key for shoppers 'just looking'

Not all online shoppers are looking for a specific product with a specific ship date. Some are 'just looking' and for these browsing customers, Amazon and Google are key to their engagement. That's the word from new Avionos data which found that one-third of shoppers who are browsing begin their digital shopping 'trip' in either Amazon or Google. >>

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Expert IDs lessons merchants can learn from Toys "R" Us closure

With the closure of Toys "R" Us, as well as the shuttering of many Sears and Macy's stores, many merchants are asking - how can I protect my business from this kind of happening? We asked a digital commerce expert how retailers can prepare now to better serve customers. >>

Monday, May 14, 2018

Report: Ecomm important for B2B brands

While many still consider business to business (B2B) buying to be the domain of traditional retail commerce, new data out from Avionos indicates that more and more B2B buys are made online. >>

Friday, May 11, 2018

How Yahoo!'s email updates will impact email marketers

Tis the season for email changes. Recently, Yahoo announced changes to their platform - one of the largest email platforms in the world - and we asked SendGrid's Len Shneyder how these changes might affect campaigns. >>

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Report: As ecommerce grows, so does digital fraud

Last year, American shoppers spent just over $450 billion online, an increase of 16% YoY. But, along with that increase in shopping came an increase in ecommerce fraud that is hitting merchants in the wallet. In fact, according to some experts, ecommerce fraud could offset the increase in digital spending for merchants who aren't protected. >>

Friday, May 04, 2018

Forecast: App spending to top $150b mark

For the next four years, experts believe consumers will spend at least $156 billion in mobile app stores - that is a 92% increase from what consumers spent in 2017. In 2018, alone, the app spend is expected to skyrocket to just over $106 billion. >>

Friday, April 27, 2018

Top 3 tips to a better subscription strategy

Subscription commerce continues to show large strides, especially amongst younger customers. But, how can a business ensure their strategy is appealing to the right customers while not alienating those uninterested in subscribing? Here are three tips. >>

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Expert IDs mistakes SMBs make about privacy

Data privacy is top of mind for most businesses these days, but some common misconceptions about just what data privacy is - and isn't - may be leaving small businesses open to problems. We asked an expert to explain. >>

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Study: Digital security remains complicated

Two factor authentication, increasing password strength, network firewall protection. These are all security measures most businesses and merchants have in their arsenal, and yet digital threats remain high. In fact, the overall security landscape remains quite complicated for brands, according to new data out from Akamai. >>

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