U.S. Holiday 2017 Trends & Tips to Boost Sales this Season [Infographic]
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U.S. Holiday 2017 Trends & Tips to Boost Sales this Season [Infographic]

Online holiday retail sales will grow by 12% in 2017, accounting for over one-quarter of total U.S. e-commerce sales for the year, according to Forrester’s September 2017 report, “US Holiday 2017 Outlook: Digital Sales Grow, Boosting Total Retail.” But don’t worry, there’s still time to optimize your holiday marketing campaigns and win over customers during...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Hit New Records: Reality Check Digital News
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Hit New Records: Reality Check Digital News

Social Media News In this week’s digital news, more businesses are using Instagram, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales hit new records, and more. Snapchat releases new Promoted Story ad format. Promoted Stories give marketers the same format as the community, but with more targeted reach and placement. Plus, the format is three to 10...

5 Ways to Repurpose Your User-Generated Content
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5 Ways to Repurpose Your User-Generated Content

Yes, the rumors are true – consumers do trust user-generated content (UGC) and reviews more than branded content. Actually, UGC has been around for a long time, but new media platforms have made it more accessible, giving rise to a new digital form of word-of-mouth marketing. User-generated content is content created by consumers and that...

Retargeting: Is your Frequency Too Much or Just Enough?
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Retargeting: Is your Frequency Too Much or Just Enough?

Customers crave personalization. With so many platforms and devices competing for their attention, who can blame them? But the same customers that want to be understood and remembered also often feel uncomfortable with how much the Internet knows about them. For advertisers, it’s a fine line to walk, especially with retargeting campaigns. 3 Steps to...

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3-Point Checklist for Omnichannel Success

Are you multichannel or omnichannel? Don’t know? Well, one thing is certain: You’re definitely not both. Although marketers often use the terms interchangeably, multichannel is not the same as omnichannel. Both strategies use multiple media channels to reach potential customers, but each has different goals. What’s the difference?   Multichannel marketers use various platforms, such...

Snapchat Boosts Discovery With New Snap Map Feature: Reality Check Digital News
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Snapchat Boosts Discovery With New Snap Map Feature: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Snapchat introduces Snap Map, Instagram Stories reaches 250 million daily users, and study shows what marketing optimization tactics are most effective. Social Media News Snapchat introduces Snap Map. Snapchat users can now search Stories by location. The new feature, Snap Map, plots your publicly posted Stories on a map so...

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New Guide to People-Based Advertising: Turbo-Charge Your Cross-Device Ads

How to get bigger results by targeting the most precise audience  There are two types of digital marketers. One type has embraced an effective way to reach the growing number of people who are mobile-first — who use several different devices and live on their smartphones. While the other type is standing by methods from...

Facebook Introduces Value-Based Ad Targeting: Reality Check Digital News
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Facebook Introduces Value-Based Ad Targeting: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Facebook introduces value-based targeting, Twitter adds DM buttons for brands, and new study shows what ad types mobile gamers are most interested in. Social Media News Instagram launches new sponsored tag tool for influencers.   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires influencers to disclose sponsored posts. But, many are not...