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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

As the web turns 30, what is coming next?

This year the world wide web turns 30, and while the digital space has definitely caught consumers' attention, there are areas of the web that its creators could never have envisioned. We asked a digital expert to weigh in on the internet at 30. >>

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Report: How bad bots are harming business

Web scraping, competitive data mining, personal data harvesting, data breeches, ad fraud, transaction fraud, spam. All of these - and more - are a problem for businesses and consumers alike, and are becoming more prevalent because of the use of "bad bots" by fraudsters and even legitimate businesses. Just how big is the bad bot problem? >>

Friday, April 05, 2019

Expert: How smaller merchants can compete with large competitors

SMBs are at a disadvantage in the digital space, just as small, mom-and-pop businesses have been at a disadvantage in the brick-and-mortar race. Larger brands can spend more on brand recognition, have better scale with which to offer discounts, and even bargaining power with manufacturers. But, there are changes SMBs can make to better compete. Here are four: >>

Friday, March 29, 2019

Top tips to ensure your brand's digital security

This week marks World Backup Day, a day set aside as a reminder for businesses - and consumers - to back up their data and to ensure that passwords are up to date, and even more secure than they have been in the past. To that end, we asked one expert about her top tips for brands to ensure they're systems are properly backed up. >>

Thursday, March 28, 2019

4 Reasons To Incorporate Donations Into Your Business Model

Are you considering integrating charitable donations into your business model? >>

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

6 Steps to Manage Your Online Reputation

Maintaining a good reputation online is a lot of work. >>

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

5 Tips for Researching a Small Business for Sale

If you hope to own your own business someday (or soon!), you can take any of several paths. The first option is to start your own, of course. And though it may sound appealing, this route entails a variety of challenges you'll have to address. The second choice is to buy an existing business. But if you decide you're more interested in doing that, you'll have to be prepared for all this option entails. >>

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Study finds more traffic fraudulent

Fraudulent traffic has been a problem for more than a decade, but one new report indicates the problem may be even larger than most brands think. According to new data out from CHEQ up to 77% of US traffic is fraudulent; not only that, but this traffic is coming from sophisticated sources which can make it hard to detect. >>

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Report IDs threats to digital security

The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, data breaches at retail giants like Macy's and Saks, even hotel chains like Marriott have suffered data breaches. In fact, according to one report, US retailers led the world in data breaches in 2018. Here are thee security concerns highlighted in new data out from Akamai. >>

Friday, February 15, 2019

'Parent' no longer tops targeting lists

Twenty or even ten years ago, most brands targeting according to lifestyle: parents, non-parents, and sometimes grandparents. But with the development of the internet and more interest-based targeting options, the 'parent' target no longer tops the list of targeting options. >>

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reports ID what brands need to know about Super Bowl viewers

With Super Bowl LIII only a few days away, commercials are finished and most of the buys are completed. But, there is still work that can be done to capitalize on the big game: using digital ads to increase the touchpoint for traditional media buys, stepping into social, and even prepping emails. Here's what brands need to know about the Super Bowl's viewers as they prep to expand the reach of those traditional ads. >>

Friday, January 25, 2019

Expert: Why brands must hone content management

As consumers turn to the Internet for more entertainment, news, and free time, brands and marketers have more chances to engage with these people. Which is why, according to one expert, the time is now for brands, publishers, and marketers to hone their content management skills. >>

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How AI, smart cars, social could impact 2019

As the digital space continues to grow and fragment, many marketers are wondering how and where to invest marketing dollars. AI is interesting, but are consumers ready? Social seems to work for some but is it too packed already? We asked a digital expert what he foresees for 2019. >>

Monday, January 14, 2019

Predictions for the game industry

From console to app-based, and single player to MMORPGs, gaming continues to be a big draw for a large part of the population. What can game developers - and advertisers - expect from gaming in 2019? We asked an expert for his thoughts. >>

Friday, January 11, 2019

Experts ID trends to watch in AI

A big deal just two years ago, artificial intelligence remains a digital factor that hasn't quite reached the heights many believed it would. That doesn't, of course, mean that AI is dead. Rather, digital brands and service providers need to find better ways to reach consumers to engage them in AI. Here are four predicts from experts who believe 2019 will be a game-changer for AI. >>

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