ReturnPath Study Shows Keys to Most Effective Trends in Email Marketing

From the moment you press send on an email marketing campaign, email servers are measuring and tracking a wide range of factors to determine whether or not an email gets delivered. ReturnPath recently released its third annual report on email deliverability. The report had several interesting takeaways about how to make email marketing more effective. The third annual “The Hidden Metrics of Email Deliverability” report provides sector-specific results for email marketing metrics including read rate, reply rate, forward rate, and … Continue reading

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Study Shows Lack of Consumer Trust May Be Delaying Online Purchases

A common problem that new businesses run into online is that often, an online ad campaign may generate a lot of traffic, but not lead to any sales. This can be particularly frustrating and confusing for business owners, who can’t understand why a good product is gaining a lot of attention but no sales. A recent study suggests that a lack of consumer confidence in a brand may be delaying people from buying or getting them to shop somewhere else. … Continue reading

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Facebook Clarifies Guidelines and Penalties Related to Branded Content Tool

Authenticity is a big factor in marketing and advertising, even more so in the age of the internet. With so many ways to create and share content through social media, it’s a continuous battle to ensure that business owners or marketers aren’t trying to trick consumers about the source of their content. To this end, Facebook has recently changed its guidelines for how marketers use the Branded Content Tool in the ad creator. In some ways, the term “Branded Content” … Continue reading

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NRF Study Shows Which Business Strategies and Tactics Matter Most to Consumers

As business owner and marketers plan their strategies for 2018, there are a lot of choices for marketing strategies and tactics. However, since marketing budgets are limited, it’s sometimes hard to choose which methods to use and which to avoid. A recent report from the National Retail Federation provides useful insights into what matters most to consumers and which tactics are the most effective. The recently released its quarterly Consumer View report. The report gauges consumer behavior and shopping trends … Continue reading

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83% of Consumers Search for Free Shipping When Shopping Online

Retailers often go all out when it comes to the holidays, making an extra effort to offer the best prices and delivery options. While prices normally return to normal after the new year, consumer expectations may be changed forever. A recent study found that this is the case for shipping and delivery options. An Arvato survey found that delivery speed and cost are critical factors in convincing consumer to make a purchase. Original research by Arvato based on a survey … Continue reading

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Online Holiday Shoppers to Spend 70% More Than In-Store Shoppers in 2017

With the holiday shopping season already starting for many consumers, business owners are wondering about the best way to attract customers. Though online shopping and ecommerce have come a long way, most customers will do their holiday shopping at a traditional store. However, a new study suggests business owners that use online marketing and ecommerce may come out ahead this holiday season. According to a survey of 3,785 individuals by NPD Group, online marketing and ecommerce will play a larger … Continue reading

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Online Marketing has Become the Final Frontier for Grocery Retailers

While the internet and ecommerce have dominated and changed many industries, there are some sectors that have proved harder to break into. However, even in some of these areas, online marketing and sales are starting to make an impact. A recent study focused on the changes happening among grocery retailers and how online marketing has become the final frontier for these stores. PowerReviews recently research paper titled, “Beyond the Supermarket Shelves: How consumers are navigating the grocery shopping experience online … Continue reading

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Survey Suggests Marketers Believe Social Media is More Effective for B2C than B2B

As any builder or mechanic will tell you, it’s important to use the right tools for a certain job. Sure, you can hang a picture on a nail using only a socket wrench, but it’s going to take more time and not work as well. In recent years, social media marketing has become a sort of omni-tool for marketers with just about every business engaged in some form of social media. A new study shows that while social media marketing … Continue reading

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Study Finds Coupons Are the Most Important Deciding Factor for Many Shoppers

It’s September, which means it’s time for business owners and marketers to start planning their holiday marketing plans. While it’s important to have the best products that customers want, this matters less in the age of online shopping since there is probably another online vendor selling the same thing. A recent survey by Valassis examined what matters the most to modern shoppers and how businesses can adjust their tactics accordingly. In a survey of 8,550 consumers, Valassis found that shoppers … Continue reading

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More In-Store Retailers Turn to Mobile Marketing and Social Media to Boost Sales

For a long time, many small and local businesses considered their main technology challenge to be getting a website created. However, with so many businesses with websites, and increased competition from online rivals, business owners have embraced new technology to help their businesses succeed. A new report from RetailMeNot suggests that business owners will increasingly use mobile marketing and social media marketing to expand their in-store businesses in the near future. RetailMeNot recently released a new study titled “How Retailers … Continue reading

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