News

Social Media Takeover: Connecting with the News

Social Media is becoming a pathway to news for a significant portion of the U.S. population. We can clearly see the relationship between news outlets and social media sites growing through multiple avenues.

March’s Top 50: Spring Black Friday, News Sites, and more

March’s Top 50 sites are an interesting array of companies from the web. Fast movers included Home Depot, news sites, and quite a few Microsoft websites as well. Want to know more? Keep reading!

Sunday Series: Theme Parks’ Not-So-Smooth Ride

This week’s mention for March fast movers is hopefully one that will have you thinking about summer vacation. Read up on why the Theme Park category made its way to the top — but also how a variety of reasons can impact online traffic.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

It’s been a weird week for our Boston office, with snow returning for a day. But not to fear! Like postmen (you know, neither rain, snow, sleet, etc), very few things will stop us from reporting the most interesting digital marketing tidbits.

Putting the ‘Star’ in Starbucks: Getting Digital Right

Coffee: the drug of choice for busy professionals, sleep-deprived college students, Twitter bio writers, and me. The caffeinated landscape is filled with brands, brews, and beans — but it’s safe to say that nobody has quite the stronghold over the cafe market than Starbucks. How does Starbucks get digital right? Let’s take a look.

The Compete PRO Success Story Winners Are…

A few weeks ago we launched a “Success Stories” contest, encouraging our clients to share their stories about how Compete PRO has helped them to achieve great things. The submissions we received were fantastic. So after giving this a lot of thought, the winners are:

Sunday Series: March (Monthly Metrics) Madness!

Like the flowers of spring, our March data is out, and with that comes our fast moving categories! It’s no small surprise that College Sports made it as one of our top growing categories. Check out what websites spurred on increased traffic!

The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week was our Digital CMO Summit week — and it’s fitting that our most-favorited articles from the web focus on new trends in digital! Read up on them and tell us what you think in the comments below.

March Data is Now Live – March Madness Wins the Month

Perfect timing—the NCAA basketball championship was last night (congrats, Huskies!) and March data is live in Compete PRO, chock-full of interesting data pertaining to this year’s March Madness. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your awesome Compete PRO success stories submissions! We’ll be announcing the winner soon so stay tuned.

The Compete Weekly Pulse

Happy April! Spring is blooming and we’re excited for the beautiful weather. But we’re also excited about these interesting articles from the web — our followers found these exceptionally intriguing, and so we’re more than thrilled to share them with you.

Subscription Services Shake Up Ecommerce

What’s old is new again in the world of subscription box services.

Subscription box services are relatively new in the retail world, but they have quickly emerged as an innovative and extremely popular way for consumers to sample a variety of products in an affordable, convenient way. Both parties, company and consumer, win… in theory.