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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Should marketers personalize content by age?

Personalization continues to be a huge part of marketeering campaigns, but new data indicates that there is one area within personalization that is falling short. That of tailoring - or personalizing - content according to age. New data out from Yes Lifecycle Marketing finds that only about half of markers are personalizing content based on consumers' ages. >>

Monday, January 15, 2018

Consumer expenditure via voice assistants to rise significantly

Voice is the new keyboard, the new click. Recent research shows that user spending through voice assistants could increase sixfold in the next three years and those who already use voice assistants are using their smartphones less. >>

Monday, January 15, 2018

Experts weigh in on Facebook's 'no ad' announcement

On Friday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg announced a change that has many small and large business owners scratching their heads. The big change? That social networkers will see more content from friends and family and less content from businesses and marketers. >>

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mobile struggling with stalled growth

Although mobile continues to be a beacon in terms of consumers' product research, two new reports underline some growth issues for the sector. Primarily in the areas of app installs and push notifications. >>

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Travel firms introduce facial recognition destination searching

Marketers can't read consumers' minds - yet - but advances in facial recognition technology can let them read your face. Read on to find out how facial recognition technology has already begun to make an impact in the travel industry. >>

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Should you really be jumping on new tech bandwagons?

I am sure you have been reading all the New Year articles about what new technologies marketers can harness to delight and acquire new customers and keep existing customers happy. But, new research suggests that hopping on the new technology bandwagon is less important to consumers than improving existing services. >>

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Experts weigh in: Why attribution matters more than ever

Connected devices are all over our homes. According to some experts, there are at least 13 connected devices in the average household - tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, gaming systems, etc. With so many touch points, attribution is set to change how marketers approach advertising and analytics. Five experts explain why attribution should change marketers' approach. >>

Friday, January 05, 2018

SVOD subscriptions rising but consumer experience suffering

Subscription video on demand (SVOD) subscriber numbers have been steadily rising over the past couple of years, and so have revenues. But, according to new data from IBM Cloud Video (formerly Ustream), the user experience is suffering. >>

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Expert: Why marketers must prep for CPV, Location Intelligence, and BlockChain now

2017 saw three interesting developments gain steam: locational intelligence, the cost-per-visit (CPV) model, and the emergence of blockchain. According to one expert, these three elements will have a big impact on marketers through 2018, as well. >>

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Expert: How AI, ABM will affect 2018

The calendar has turned to a new year, but some of the same challenges top marketers' lists. Things like how to best utilize AI for their brand, or how ABM could impact their teams. One expert offers insight into how these trends could impact 2018 business. >>

Thursday, December 28, 2017

How marketers can make the most of Amazon deal features

Amazon's Deal of the Day features are helping many brands, third party sellers, and other marketers capitalize on merchandise sell-through. The key is knowing how to snag a deal of the day, and how to prepare once a deal is offered. Here's how brands can get ready. >>

Monday, December 25, 2017

Top 3 CRM trends to watch

More brands are adding 'relationship' to their marketing stack, trying to create more connections with their customers. While this is an admirable goal, many are also still struggling with how to create better customer relationships without over-connecting and turning the customer off. Here are three trends marketers should consider in their strategies. >>

Friday, December 22, 2017

Chatbots, shoppable media key to engagement

Last year, much of the marketing talk was about virtual/augmented reality, and consumers' ability to 'touch' or 'see' products in their homes thanks to digital content. This year, it became clear that while VR is a fun product, most consumers still associate it with gaming. That, says one expert, is why marketers need to pull away from VR as a marketing channel. So, what's next? Here are two suggestions. >>

Thursday, December 21, 2017

AI to Partnerships, how B2Bers can prep for New Year

From mobile optimization to email subject lines, a new year means a new strategy. We've asked a B2B expert for his opinion on how B2B brands can make the most of 2018. >>

Monday, December 18, 2017

Vicarious viewing pushes up popularity of unboxing videos

Lewis Hilsenteger earns a lot of money spending a lot of time opening boxes for his 10 million-strong YouTube subscriber base. Six-year-old Ryan has earned $11 million this year opening toys. Such unboxing videos are a huge category in online video and some products are now being designed with unboxing in mind. >>

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