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The Weekly Compete Pulse

Hope you are all having a happy first week of spring! If you’ve been lucky enough to be out enjoying some nice weather–here’s a recap of the most popular internet and marketing stories Compete shared online this week. Twitter turned seven years old. Did you know that Twitter was created during a hackathon at the top of a playground slide? Here are seven things that you didn’t know about Twitter for

Will Weekly Ads Save Retailers Any $$$?

Image from: target weekly ad / thethriftyblonde.com Ecommerce continues to be a growing and competitive retail channel. But the question still remains, what is the best way to reach consumers before, during and after a purchase? According to a BDO.com survey, “with ecommerce accounting for a larger share of overall sales, CFOs report that digital promotions worked well for them over the holiday period. 1 in 3 said that email

Getting the Most Jingle Out of Holiday Promotions

Image from: Holiday Gift / Shutterstock Tis the season for … holiday retail planning.  Just think, four months from now Black Friday and Cyber Monday will have passed us by and retailers will be in the thick of the holiday shopping season.  We thought now would be a good time to look at the resources and tools consumers count on when shopping for the holidays online. We focused our analysis

Circulating the Deals

There has been plenty written in recent months about the imminent demise of the print newspaper as we know it today.  I am one of those in the minority who still thumbs through the pages of at least one paper almost every day, but I am admittedly in the minority. If there is one day that a newspaper still has a loyal following, it is definitely Sundays.  The biggest headline

The Weekly Compete Pulse

This edition of the Weekly Compete Pulse is heavy on social media. We’ve seen a lot of studies recently about how despite the fact that the dollar value of social campaigns hasn’t been established yet, marketers will be spending more than ever on their social efforts. Check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Most of us have

The Future of Daily Deal Sites: Mobile, Niche Markets, LBS-style Check-ins?

We’ve covered Groupon.com and other daily deal sites before on our blog, but we’ve never really offered an opinion about the future of these kinds of sites. Can they keep up with the explosive growth rate they’ve seen over the last year? Can they continue offering deals with small local businesses, or will they focus on offering deals with national companies to emulate the success Groupon saw last year with

Urbanspoils.com

If you’re like me, you’re on e-mail overload. You might feel like Old McDonald, except replace farm for promotional email. Here a promo, there a promo, everywhere a promo promo. When I wake up in the morning I’ve got an e-mail from Groupon, BuyWithMe, Living Social, City Deals, and the list goes on and on and on. While popularity for the discount, coupon, and social shopping websites is growing, when

Getting Into the Groupon Groove

I just paid off last month’s credit card bill, and couldn’t help but notice a slew of new transactions on my wife’s card from "Groupon Inc Chicago." Sure, I know about Groupon, but what I didn’t know was that I’m married to a straight up crazy Groupon addict. In June alone, she managed to gobble up 6 different offers, ranging from tapas to Thai food to day passes at a

Coupons Are Good For the Bottom Line

The Compete Online Shopper Intelligence study provides powerful insight into the complete online shopping experience.  For more consumers insights, please contact Debra Miller at dmiller@compete.com for more information. Coupons have long been a favorite tool of savvy online shoppers.  One-third of online shoppers surveyed in the latest Online Shopper Intelligence™ survey said they generally use coupon sites while shopping online.  In fact, 35 million consumers visited coupon sites in April