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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Study finds fraudulent app numbers skyrocketing

A new report may have brands in the mobile space holding their breath. That, because according to data the number of fraudulent apps available has skyrocketed more than 100% since 2018. Not only is the number of fraudulent apps up, fraud in several other sectors is also up across the mobile space. >>

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? >>

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Expert: How loyalty programs will impact 2019

Loyalty programs have been part of retailers' marketing bags for decades, but in the digital space new options for loyalty programs appear nearly every year. There are programs that are used between brands, miles/points programs that can be redeemed for products, the list goes on. And last year, a number of big names brands - like Kohl's and Nordstrom's - revamped their programs. We asked one expert how he believes loyalty programs will impact 2019. >>

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Study finds local ads preferred by consumers

Local businesses may want to take a harder look at streaming services and ad opportunities there. That, according to new ZypMedia and Harris Poll data which found, among other things, that most (62% Millennial streamers) prefer local to national ads while streaming. >>

Monday, April 15, 2019

Reports: Content disconnect for B2B

Two new reports shed light on areas where the B2B experience online is falling short - and how B2B brands can improve the overall digital experience to capture more buyers' attention. >>

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Top 3 tips for a strong playables strategy

Most of the focus on playables are from game developers and publishers, but according to one expert non-gaming brands have a lot to gain from a strong playables strategy. Here are three tips. >>

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: >>

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Retail Pulse: Retail M-Commerce up 37%

Fashion and Health & Beauty brands will soon have more data at their fingertips. Data that is specific to their segments of the digital space. This week Optimove launched their new Optimove Retail Pulse, and among the more interesting findings is this: fashion shoppers are moving more to mobile. >>

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Top 3 tips to cut back on "friendly fraud"

So-called "friendly" fraud is a thorn in the side of many retailers and merchants because there is little interest, from the consumer side, in learning about what this kind of fraud is. It happens with a consumer orders a product or service, forgets about receiving the product or service, and asks their credit card company to charge-back the retailer. What can merchants do to prevent this type of fraud? Here are three tips. >>

Monday, April 01, 2019

Report: US SMB owners worry about another recession

While the US economy seems to be in good shape, at least according to the stock market, some small businesses aren't so sure. According to a new confidence index, a growing number of SMB owners are worried that a recession could be in the near future. >>

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. >>

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Study: Consumers feel brand marketing "ineffective"

Researchers have a warning for brands: their marketing efforts aren't connecting with consumers. That's a key takeaway from Acquia's new Closing the CX Gap report, which found that most consumers (56%) say brands' messaging is ineffective for them. >>

Monday, March 25, 2019

Top 5 tips to combat ad fraud

The rise of bots to commit ad fraud is a big problem for the digital ad space, for advertisers and publishers and also for merchants. Here are five tips to combat advertising fraud. >>

Friday, March 22, 2019

Expert: Why friendly fraud is costing retailers

Many retailers expect fraudsters to be unknown forces hacking into their computers during off hours. While this type of fraud is, indeed, a big issue for retailers and brands, friendly fraud is growing to be troublesome, as well. >>

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