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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Deloitte: Marketers should see significant holiday increases

Merchants and marketers will likely be happy with the upcoming holiday season. According to Deloitte's holiday forecast, sales should increase about 4% overall, with ecommerce sales increasing up to 21%. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2017

How to improve inbox placement

According to data out from Return Path about 20% of marketing emails are no longer reaching consumers' inboxes; this placement problem is not only an immediate problem leading to lost sales, but also a long-term issue because emails landing in spam rather than the inbox can lead to a reduction in sender reputation. Here's how marketers can improve inbox placement. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two steps to help prevent journey hijacking

New data out from Namogoo highlights a growing problem for merchants and marketers: the hijacking of customers' online journey. According to their research customer journey hijacking could cost brands more than $2 billion this holiday season. >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Report underlines struggles with digital ads

While more and more ad dollars are pushing into the digital space, there remains a big problems for many online marketers: not wasting the digital spend. According to new data from The CMO Council, of the $563 billion marketers are spending on digital advertising each year, about 20% is wasted because of fraud. >>

Monday, September 25, 2017

Brand trust: Sweat the small stuff

The advent of social media has led to better informed consumers that are not afraid to act when the behavior of retailers and brands they purchase from leads to trust issues. However, while a bad social media experience can go viral and influence many consumers, existing customers have their own trust issues. >>

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tech key to small biz growth

According to new data out from Deloitte, digitally advanced small business - including online marketers and publishers - are showing up to 4 times higher growth than those who aren't embracing the digital space. Here's how businesses can move ahead. >>

Friday, September 22, 2017

Top 4 habits from top sales teams

Teamwork is becoming a bigger performance key for sales teams, especially in the digital space. Here's what top sales teams are doing, based on new data out from CloudCraze. >>

Thursday, September 21, 2017

More shoppers using bots, here's how marketers can connect

While many online marketers have begun adopting AI tactics to simplify how they build out ad campaigns, that isn't the only area in which bots, voice assistants, and other AI tools can be used. >>

Friday, September 15, 2017

Marketers: How and why you should use AI

While artificial intelligence has been rapidly adopted for gaming and even by some publishers, other marketers have not been as quick to adopt. That, says one expert, could be a mistake. Here's why. >>

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Millennials cutting the cord, here's what they're watching online

Video is becoming an increasingly important piece of the online marketing pie, but as more consumers go online for their favorite shows - both scripted, information, and unscripted - marketers struggle to connect. Limelight's new State of Online Video report sheds light on the subject. >>

Friday, September 08, 2017

Portrait of a travel-minded consumer

There is new data that paints a picture of what consumers are doing online in the days and weeks leading up to travel. This is what marketers need to know. >>

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Friction filled VR turning off consumers

The friction involved in getting consumers interested in and engaging with VR is causing a problem for online and offline marketers. This, despite the fact that once consumers use virtual reality, they're sold on the system. >>

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Lessons CRM pros can learn from Amazon's Prime Day success

The 2017 Amazon Prime Day was the largest sales day in Amazon's history, but the success isn't just for ecommerce brands. One expert explains what customer relationship managers should take away from the numbers. >>

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Why marketers may need less personalization, not more

While personalization is the flavor of the month - or maybe year - for online marketers one expert believes, in some cases, less personalization may mean more customer engagement. >>

Monday, September 04, 2017

Marketers: Combining customer data will give a more holistic view

While once it made since to silo customer data into online and offline interactions, that time is long past. The problem? Many marketers continue looking at siloed customer views. >>

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