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Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

The Next Revolution in Social Commerce Is Still a Taboo

bag-and-hands Aug 5, 2014 - As social media giants like Facebook and Twitter experiment further with e-commerce, services like Venmo appear more and more to be the future of digital and mobile commerce. How should marketers take advantage of this trend? Comments

Digital in Asia: Changing Consumers Lives in Health Care

wearable-tech-china Jul 30, 2014 - The health care industry in Asia is being greatly impacted by the digital revolution, particularly due to growth in mobile, search, e-commerce, and wearable tech. Comments

Online Reviews – Even the Bad Ones Are Good for Brands

customer-review Jul 30, 2014 - For all its convenience, online shopping comes with one major drawback: uncertainty. The consumer’s inability to try on an item or sit on a couch can mean the difference between completing a transaction and abandoning the shopping chart. Comments

Clash of the Titans: Tencent, Alibaba, and the Battle for Digital Dominance in China

battle Jul 29, 2014 - While Tencent and Alibaba duke it out to become the dominant digital platform in China, it's really the user that benefits from their creative advances, technical innovation, and new initiatives. Comments

Amazon’s Fire Phone May Add Another Layer to Mobile Marketing

amazon Jul 25, 2014 - Whether or not the phone is a hit with the public remains to be seen, but Amazon's new e-commerce-focused smartphone gives mobile marketers new technology to work with. Comments

Airbnb's Controversial Logo Draws Attention to Company Rebrand

airbnb3 Jul 22, 2014 - The home-sharing site's new logo has earned it a heap of scorn across the Internet for its sexual undertones - but the added publicity could help boost its new rebranding strategy. Comments

Connecting the Dots to Deliver Context

connect-the-dots Jul 22, 2014 - The scattered data "dots" of your email marketing strategy need to be connected and put into action in order to create a successful, contextual email marketing experience. Comments

Pinterest Ramps Up E-Commerce Features

pinterest-log-in Jul 21, 2014 - The image-based discovery platform is rolling out pins for specific interests, another feature that will benefit online businesses. So how can marketers best use Pinterest for e-commerce? Comments

Twitter Dives Deeper Into E-Commerce With CardSpring Acquisition

Twitter Money Jul 18, 2014 - The micro-blogging platform can now use CardSpring’s technology to track redemptions of offers delivered via Twitter Cards, as well as help businesses deliver relevant deals. Comments

Why Are CPM Rates for Ads Falling?

cpm-rate Jul 11, 2014 - This column answers this important marketing question and others publishers may have about making money, such as how to handle "alternative" revenue sources. Comments

Mobile Retail Traffic Spiking, Sales Not So Much

mobile commerce Jul 9, 2014 - While mobile commerce continues to grow, consumers' conversion behavior is still a bit of a mystery to researchers and marketers. Comments

Acing Your Back-to-School Strategy

back-2-school Jul 7, 2014 - The back-to-school season is one of the most popular e-commerce shopping seasons. Although it may seem like summer just started, it's time to prepare for your back-to-school marketing campaigns. Comments

The Future of Digital Retail – a Global Perspective

india-online-retail-ecommerce Jul 1, 2014 - As the lines continue to blur between customers' online and offline retail worlds, marketers must up their games and offer customers a "joined-up" multichannel retail experience. Comments

Group Therapy: Connecting Your E-Commerce and Email Service Providers

connected Jul 1, 2014 - It's time for marketers and their partners to work together to enhance email and e-commerce programs. How can you connect the seemingly separate groups in your work life? Comments

What Is "Rich Media" in a Social Mobile World?

Social Media Jun 24, 2014 - Social media is inherently "rich," but it is more than 75 percent mobile, which presents a slew of new challenges for marketers. How can we embrace social mobile rich media in our marketing efforts? Comments

Bitcoin Acceptance Yields Marketing Wins for Expedia

shutterstock-167065787 Jun 19, 2014 - Expedia is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. The move gives the company cost savings and also allows it to market itself as a high-tech, customer-focused e-business. Comments

5 Interesting Observations on E-Commerce Media Buying in China

e-commerce-keyboard-cart-shopping-online Jun 17, 2014 - E-commerce media buying in China differs greatly from other forms of media buying, such as portals. Here are five thoughts about the state of e-commerce media buying in the Chinese market. Comments

Removing the Inhibitors of Digital Strategy in Today’s Businesses

digital-strategy-roadblock Jun 12, 2014 - Businesses must rid their staff of the fear of adopting digital strategies, or they will continue to experience delays in achieving success in digital commerce and marketing. Comments

PCs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones Each Play a Different Role in Local Search

mixed mobiles Jun 2, 2014 - Marketers must match their content on a specific device to the types of information consumers most often access through that device in order to guarantee the best conversion rate. Comments

More Tactics to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China

china May 14, 2014 - In the final piece of a two-part series, here are four best practices to improve your landing page conversion rate for your Chinese websites. Comments

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