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5 Interesting Observations on E-Commerce Media Buying in China

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

Does the Future of Online Shopping Lie in Social?

e-commerce-keyboard-cart-shopping-online May 8, 2014 - With the launch of the new #AmazonCart, it seems more likely than ever that social online shopping services are the future of e-commerce. Comments

Alibaba IPO: What It Means for Marketers

alibaba May 7, 2014 - Let's get you acquainted with the major offerings from China's largest e-commerce giant and explore how it is poised to transform the marketing landscape. Comments

Amazon Teams Up With Twitter for #AmazonCart

amazon-cart May 5, 2014 - Twitter users can now add products to their Amazon shopping carts by replying to tweets with Amazon links with the hashtag #AmazonCart. Comments

Local Misdirection - Would You Give a Customer a Wrong Address?

local-search-marketing May 5, 2014 - While you wouldn't think to give a customer an incorrect physical address, you need to make sure your digital "addresses" are correct, too. Comments

The Internet of Things: The $300 Billion Opportunity for Marketers

internetofthings Apr 29, 2014 - If consumers are going to be inundated with Internet of Things-based products and services, it presents an opportunity for marketers. Consider these examples of how the megatrend is impacting our lives and businesses. Comments

Autonomy and the Free Will to Convert

choice-iw Apr 29, 2014 - Even though it is your goal as a marketer to get customers to complete a conversion action, you must allow them to maintain a sense of control over their decision-making process. Comments

3 Key Trends Emerging From the Growth of Digital Retail in China

china Apr 28, 2014 - China is the world's second largest retail market, with e-commerce growth at 84 percent year-over-year. Consider these three trends and what they mean for brands. Comments

IBM's Watson Invests in Fluid for E-Commerce Play

ecommerce2 Apr 24, 2014 - IBM's Watson and Fluid's first application for North Face will create a virtual shopping assistant. Comments

Lancôme Gives Points for Social Media in New Loyalty Program

lancome-lipsticks-phone Apr 21, 2014 - Lancôme Elite Rewards provides multichannel engagement and gives points for sharing on social media. Comments

Beyond the Like – Using Post-Action Analytics to Create a Better ROI Formula

social-analytics Apr 21, 2014 - Measuring social shares and mentions after the purchase can help marketers develop better bidding models by better understanding the true value of a consumer and the potential after-purchase leads they might generate. Comments

Canada: A Vast, Unspoiled E-Commerce Frontier?

canadian-flag-1 Apr 18, 2014 - Our neighbors to the north have lots of work to do when it come to capitalizing on the many e-commerce opportunities available to them. Comments

Is Bitcoin the Future of E-Commerce?

bitcoin2-5 Apr 16, 2014 - These days, virtual currencies are the playthings of techies - do they have a mainstream future in e-commerce? Comments

Asia’s 8 Digital Truths of 2014

nextbigthing Apr 10, 2014 - Highlighted here are eight core digital trends that will help define the rest of 2014 for us in Asia. Comments

Why You Can't Get Those Numbers Today (and How You Can Tomorrow)

numbers-random Apr 7, 2014 - Why can't you get the numbers? It's not because the measurement application can't do it - it's because developers are busy with other things. If you can coordinate closely with your analytics experts and your developers, you will then be in a position... Comments

VIDEO: Localizing Groupon for Indonesia

groupon-indonesia Apr 2, 2014 - Indonesia's landscape is possibly the most attractive in the world. In this video, the Groupon Indonesia chief executive explains why and how the daily deals site localizes for the country. Comments

Why Heels.com Prefers Polyvore to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Etc.

shoerepublic-calinna Mar 27, 2014 - The online shoe purveyor says it sees better e-commerce results from the fashion discovery site than from bigger social media competitors. Comments

60 Minutes "Amazed and Shocked" by Web Analytics Invasion of Privacy

eye-shutterstock-95308294 Mar 17, 2014 - On a recent episode, "60 Minutes" reported on the invasion of Internet-users' privacy and the notion of "data brokers." Marketers need to aggressively lead and shape the discussion, or risk being buried by the fear mongering of the ill-informed. Comments

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