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April 18, 2011

Retail Continues to Lead in Online Ad Spending

Consumer packaged goods industry ups its share of online spend Retail is the highest-spending industry online, according to eMarketer estimates that break down total US online ad spending by vertical. Retailers will spend $5.73 billion on internet advertising this year, up from $5.16 billion in 2010, accounting for more than one in every five online […]

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April 8, 2011

Social Ads Spur Big Engagement Opportunities

As marketers continue to look for new social media marketing metrics, a broad look at engagement and the cost of social advertising paints a promising picture. According to a comparison of cost and engagement across online ad types by social media advertising firm appssavvy, “social activity” ads outperform static banners and rich media, though not paid […]

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March 28, 2011

Small Businesses Turn to Social Before Search

Social media is the top online marketing channel for small businesses after company websites According to the American Express OPEN and Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)“Small Business Search Marketing Survey”, US small businesses recognize word-of-mouth as the top way their customers find them, followed by the internet and search engines. The reliance on word-of-mouth—likely along with […]

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March 21, 2011

What Consumers Want From Brands Online

Kara Williams has been a loyal Cheerios eater as long as she’s eaten solid foods — some 40 years or more. So when she saw the bright yellow logo float by on Facebook in a friend’s news stream she was compelled to post on its wall. “Wow. Cheerios has a Facebook page. I eat them […]

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March 1, 2011

Social Media Is Not Killing Email

Email remains the top choice for marketing communications among all age groups The latest death knell for email was sounded by data incomScore’s “2010 U.S. Digital Year in Review” report, which noted a decline in time spent with web-based email among all US internet users under 55. Users ages 12 to 17, who have been […]

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February 17, 2011

Seniors Slowly Shift to Digital

 Internet penetration rising faster than average In 2010, seniors ages 65 and older made up 13% of the US population. By 2030, when baby boomers will have aged into the cohort, the US Census Bureau predicts nearly one in five Americans will be seniors—a marketing target that should not be ignored. eMarketer estimates that as of 2011, […]

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February 9, 2011

Email Acquisition via Sweepstakes: Attract the Right Subscribers Fast

According to the Email Experience Council, email marketers can expect to lose one-third of their subscribers annually due to bounces, unsubscribes, or spam complaints1.  If you don’t follow email acquisition, relevancy, and deliverability best practices, your attrition rate can be even higher.  That’s why it’s so important to combat issues that contribute to subscriber churn […]

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February 3, 2011

Where Are Social Media Marketers Seeing the Most Success?

It may surprise you, but the answer isn’t Facebook More companies in the Inc. 500 are using social media as part of their business and marketing strategies, and they are seeing success and viewing social media overall as more valuable. These firms, which include the fastest-growing private companies, have been using a mix of tactics, […]

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January 25, 2011

Website and Email Critical B2B Investments

Time-tested online media to see budget increases According to a survey of business-to-business (B2B) marketers, traditional online tactics remain key to marketing success. Just over half of B2B marketers surveyed told BtoB Magazine their budgets would go up this year, mostly by less than 15%. With a primary marketing goal of customer acquisition (69%), the […]

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January 20, 2011

Facebook Makes a Splash in the Bathroom

January 20, 2011 By Vlad Gorenshteyn, Digital Marketing Manager, AIS Media We’ve all heard about explosive growth figures related to Facebook, social media and mobile usage. So we decided to do our own statistically randomized telephone survey. We contacted 500 Americans and asked them a rather personal question: “Do you ever use Facebook on your mobile device while […]

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