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The holidays have begun! They’re here. So, how does one stay afloat? If you’re in the business of Ecommerce Advertising, check out ‘3 Holiday PPC Tips for Ecommerce Advertisers With Thousands of Products‘ for some great advice. Also, check out, ‘Why Your PPC Ads Must Meet the True and Positive Needs of Prospects.’ But what about email marketers? How can they connect with their recipients as the holiday rush continues

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Stop the vigils! Stop the eulogies! Email marketing is NOT dead, or so says an MarketingProfs and this stellar infographic. Far from it, actually. In fact, “9 in 10 marketers says email is their primary channel for lead generation.” Additionally, only around 4% of B2B marketers consider email “not very important” in the same sample. According to the infographic, the top objectives of emails, in ranked order, are lead generation,

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Is your SEO Agency any good? How do you know? The truth is that results are just numbers, and it’s hard to define something as a direct result of your agency’s strategy when you have no idea what that strategy is to begin with. Why not just luck, then? The point is you need to assess if your agency is right for you by assessing their methodology, and you can’t

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Did you know that almost 25% of retailers’ emails never reach the inbox? Boston Innovation writes about a recent email study and questions whether email marketing is dead (or at least losing effectiveness). How did your last email marketing campaign go? Who are the real online influencers? According to Mashable’s latest infographic, people are more influenced by people they actually know, rather than brands or celebrities. Lots of time is

It’s getting late, are you gamifying your email marketing?

You use emails to deliver advertisements, contact new prospects, drive sales, build customer loyalty, and increase brand awareness; as an online marketer, you can’t live without some type of email marketing strategy in place. According to a recent report by Forrester Research, American marketers will spend nearly $77B on interactive marketing by 2016 and almost $2.5B of that will be spent on email marketing alone!

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If you aren’t up to your elbows in holiday gifts, then you certainly were not old enough to own a credit card by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For those of us who were, we lucked out on some pretty great deals for our friends and families. According to our retail team, mass merchants, department stores, and electronic retailers experienced a better Black Friday than last year, whereas Apparel and

Don’t delete those emails! Groupon needs you back.

Hyped as one of most anticipated IPOs of the year, Groupon has seen its stock price tumble since going public last month. Traffic to has also been on a steady decline over the past several months, largely as a result of Groupon dramatically slashing its online advertising spend. This past June at seemingly the height of the Groupon frenzy (or fad) the site’s traffic peaked at 33.7 million unique

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With Halloween over, the holiday shopping season has officially kicked into high gear! Our Retail team is prepared to update you every step of the way. Just yesterday, we released our first report: Compete Holiday Insights 2011. Whether you’re making your holiday shopping list, planning a Thanksgiving dinner, or just relaxing with family today, find some time to catch up on articles we found interesting for online marketers this week.

Amazon’s MYHABIT Targets “REAL” Women Via Email

With the popularity of online flash sales, it’s natural to wonder what retail categories are going to be the next big trend. Amazon’s MYHABIT is leading the charge in offering something special for REAL, American women. As you may or may not know, the average dress size of women in the US is 14, so targeting women dress sizes 14+ could potentially be a very smart move. From my personal

Successful Retailers Use Sales and Email Promotions, Free Shipping to Attract Shoppers Online

Kantar Media Compete Online Shopper Intelligence Study Highlights Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Sep 13, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released data indicating that successful retailers are using free shipping, sales and email promotions to attract increasingly budget-conscious consumers. The results, part of Kantar Media Compete’s quarterly Online Shopper Intelligence Study that tracks cross-channel shopping behavior, also show that more than a third of consumers reported that

Airbnb: How to Move from Making News to Making Profits

Image from: Airbnb / Shutterstock Over the last 60 days, has had its ups – like scoring VC funding, and its downs – including a barrage of negative press about customers’ bad experiences. So how does Airbnb go from making news to making profits? For starters, it should keep close tabs on its competitors. Consider, another site focused on vacation rentals, albeit a bit more traditional than Airbnb.