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Monday, August 07, 2017

What Facebook's Messenger ads mean for social marketers

Facebook is changing their game again, adding to the list of marketers able to buy ads inside their Messenger app; they first opened Messenger to ads in January of 2017, but only in a limited area (Australia and Thailand), and according to the company ad revenues increased 51% in May, alone. >>

Friday, August 04, 2017

Why tailoring the online shopping experience is a must

Back-to-school shopping used to mean heading to the mall, but according to the NRF data nearly half (46%) of consumers plan to shop online for their back-to-school needs this year. To survive in the digital age, retailers will need to make ecommerce their primary channel, creating compelling experiences. Here's how. >>

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Why location analytics are key to retail health

While the number of online and mobile purchases continues to increase, some research shows that nearly two-thirds of mobile shoppers are also visiting physical stores on a weekly basis to try on, touch, or hold products before buying. That, according to some, is why location analysis is crucial to overall retail health. >>

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

TENGs - turn your clothing into a power source

Is the battery life of your mobile holding you back? Do not fear. Researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK are developing technology that will turn your wardrobe into a battery pack. >>

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

AI-powered detection and removal dramatically improves YouTube's fight against extreme content

AI-powered detection and removal tools have proved to be significantly more effective at purging extremist video from their platform, announced YouTube this week, as it strives to clean up the platform and welcome back brands and advertisers that have recently departed. >>

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Google ad blocker becoming reality?

There has been a fresh sighting of Google's proposed native ad blocker, for their Chrome browser. The feature was recently sighted on Canary, an Android developer build. Earlier this summer, Google announced plans for a 'filter' that would block ads within their Chrome browser that didn't offer a good user experience. >>

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Report: Buying by voice to increase

Ecommerce continues to be a hot spot for merchants, but look for mobile and voice to begin making inroads into 'traditional' online shopping. That's the word from a new Walker Sands Report. >>

Monday, July 31, 2017

What mobile payments expansion means for merchants

AndroidPay has launched in Canada, and with the expansion many merchants are wondering just what these expanded mobile payments options mean for them. Here is what one expert has to say. >>

Monday, July 31, 2017

Google identifies and takes action against Play Store app spyware

Two weeks ago more than a thousand zombie apps were found within the Google Play store and just this week Google announced action being taken against 20 Play Store apps found to contain malicious code. >>

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tech has turned UK into Instant Gratification Nation

Our almost total reliance on technology, and expectations of quick responses at the touch of a button, has led to many believing their are far less patient today than five years ago. New research puts some figures to the phenomenon. >>

Friday, July 28, 2017

Top tips to create conversational UX

Conversational UX - the use of voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Home - is only just beginning, but according to some experts it is going to quickly change how consumers research, shop, and review products. Here are our top tips for brands to create a conversational UX that will keep customers happy. >>

Friday, July 28, 2017

Expert: How small businesses and towns can compete for success

Small towns are filled with small businesses, but many SMBs are worried that the advancement of technology - including ecommerce - will kill their way of life. According to one expert, it doesn't have to. Here are some ways to prevent the decline of small and rural communities. >>

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Why email marketers need machine learning

A lot has been said about the potential for machine learning - AI - for display, social, even native ad campaigns. But, according to one expert, the potential benefits for email marketers may be bigger. >>

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Top tips for merchants to cut waste

Cutting wasteful spending is high on many merchants priority list, but knowing where to start continues to be an issue. Do they make cuts in physical stores? What about digital? We asked a digital expert how merchants can make cuts while remaining effective. >>

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New global brand health rankings place Google and YouTube on top

Dodgy content, a huge antitrust fine, and even an inquiry into tax avoidance hasn't stopped Google from achieving the lead in the first ever brand health rankings from YouGov. >>

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