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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Study: Phishers becoming more sophisticated in attacks

New data out from Barracuda should serve as a warning to businesses to properly educate workers on how to spot phishing attacks. This because during their recent study 1 in 7 organizations they observed experienced email account takeover and later phishing attacks and more than half experienced 'multiple' compromised email accounts. >>

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How to use SMS to reactivate abandoned shopping carts

Texting a shopper who left a full shopping cart could bring in a wealth of new sales. That is a key takeaway from new SlickText data which found that, on average, merchants and retailers were able to recover about 20% of abandoned carts simply by texting the shopper who left the purchases unfinished. >>

Monday, August 19, 2019

Study finds larger creative more likely to engage

According to new data, size does matter where advertising is concerned. but, is simply having oversized ads enough? We asked a digital expert to weigh in on how size matters - but so do other aspects of a campaign. >>

Friday, August 16, 2019

Study finds reputation key to inbox placement

New data out from Return Path underlines the importance of your business reputation. their data shows that for marketers using email, 'highly reputable' senders have at least a 90% inbox placement while those with less reputable reputations are placed in the inbox less than 70% of the time. >>

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Study: It's human, not consumer, experience that matters

While customer experience may remain a phrase buzzing around many agencies and businesses, one new report cautions businesses and marketers against treating their customers too much like, well, customers. That, because new data is showing that brands that are more attuned to the wants and needs of people are growing at faster rates than those treating people like consumers first and people second. >>

Monday, August 12, 2019

How the FedEx/Amazon split could impact ecommerce

Last week FedEx announced they wouldn't renew their contract with ecommerce megastore Amazon. The move opens FedEx to delivering for competing retailers including big box stores like Walmart or Target, and it also puts Amazon in need of a new package delivery partner. But, what does it mean for consumers and even third-party sellers using Amazon to reach shoppers? >>

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Study finds mobile ads influential in buying

Ads on mobile may be a bigger part of the conversion funnel that merchants and marketers realize. That is a key takeaway from new AdColony data; researchers with their Back to School Shopping Survey found that just over half (53%) of consumers have made a purchase on their mobile device based on an ad seen on the same device. >>

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Report: Ecommerce ad spend pushes up

More marketers are pushing ad dollars into the digital space, as has been true for nearly every quarter over the past decade. But, according to Marin Software's new report, a growing number of those ad dollars are now being earmarked for social. >>

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Study breaks down hot categories for online, in-store shopping

With billions of dollars being spent online during summer and winter holidays, it can be easy to believe that everyone is shopping for everything online. But, according to new data out from Signs, there are certain products that lead people online - and into stores. >>

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Reports: More worry about cyber threats as tactics evolve

More and more businesses are worried about the security of their email. That is a key takeaway from a new Barracuda Networks report. According to the research nearly all (93%) of businesses polled are worked about the security of their email, phishing and other email hijacking attacks. >>

Friday, July 26, 2019

Reports: Experience key to engagement

Two new reports are an indicator that brands need to be focused on the customer experience. According to researchers, connection and personalization are key for customer engagement, as if the quality of the ad environment. >>

Thursday, July 25, 2019

As ad spend grows, brands zero in on consumers

The bulk of the travel ad spend being spent by brands in four specific areas: Travel Agents/Bookers (32%), Airlines (22%), Hotels/Resorts/Casinos (20%) and Tourism (10%), and that spending continues to grow. According to new Eyeota data these advertisers are are spending between $3000 and $10,000 per audience targeting campaign.   >>

Monday, July 22, 2019

Expert: What brands need to know about PSD2

A year after GDPR was put in place in the EU the conversation around consumer data and privacy continues, and now there is another aspect to that conversation where businesses are concerned. That aspect is PSD2, which will rely on stronger customer authentication to increase the security of payments and payment data. Here's what brands need to know. >>

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reports: Amazon wins Prime Day

It should come as no surprise, as Prime Day is Amazon's sales event, but Amazon did win day 1. However, big retailers including Walmart and Target joined the fray with their competing sales this year, as did electronics go-to Best Buy and online auction site Ebay. And still Amazon took 88% of the marketshare for the sales event. >>

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

How to unlock the value of data

As the digital space becomes more fractured, and consumers turn to disparate places to find information, it is also becoming harder for brands and marketers to get the right messages to the right consumers are the right time. We asked a digital expert how brands can unlock the value of their data. >>

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