Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

Facebook Lets Users Send Businesses Private Messages

facebook-brand Aug 5, 2015 - Facebook is going to give businesses some social customer support power that is usually provided by external management tools. Comments

How SE Asian SMBs Are Leading the Way on Mobile

cross-device-mobile-tablet Jul 13, 2015 - Facebook's Arrow Guo offers these tips to SMBs developing mobile-first social media pages. Comments

Local Optimizations for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch will be available from 29 April May 4, 2015 - Now that the Apple Watch is here, here's how brands and SMBs can make sure their business listings are optimized for the device. Comments

Mobile to Represent More Than 11% of U.S. Local Media Revenue by 2019

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 23, 2015 - A new study from BIA/Kelsey shows that local media spend is steadily shifting toward digital, with mobile representing 11.5 percent of overall ad revenue by 2019. Comments

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads for Indonesian SMBs

twitter-mobile-2015 Apr 22, 2015 - Indonesia joins 31 other global markets with access to Twitter Ads for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a move welcomed by the country’s digital marketing industry. Comments

YP Partners With Uber to Bring Cars to Your Door

yp-logo-big-data Apr 9, 2015 - In the platform's first API integration with a local search site, Uber is now featured on the directory listings in YP's app, allowing users to order a car to the business with one click. Comments

Square Helps SMBs Track Sales With New Email Marketing Tool

square-payments Apr 7, 2015 - The mobile payment brand expands its business to email marketing in an effort to help brick-and-mortar companies track in-store sales. Comments

Reach Customers Where They Are With Mobile

consumers-mobile-reading Mar 18, 2015 - A surprising 53 percent of small businesses don't have a website and their customers have already moved onto mobile devices. Learn the importance of reaching your customers in their favorite places with mobile technology. Comments

Twitter "Quick Promote" Targets SMBs

twitter-quick-promote-small-business-ads Feb 4, 2015 - Twitter's new ad product allows small businesses to promote their highest-performing tweets straight from their analytics dashboards to drive engagement from lookalike users. Comments

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Pay to Unblock Ads

Adblock Plus logo Feb 3, 2015 - The tech giants have reportedly paid Adblock Plus to have their ads unblocked. Comments

How to Drive Conversions and Traffic on Twitter? Website Cards

twitter-logo Nov 19, 2014 - SMBs can use Twitter's Website Cards to help drive traffic to their site through the platform. Here are tips for how to use the feature effectively. Comments

Can Pinterest Make Your Small Business Bigger?

pinterest-alt Oct 24, 2014 - Pinterest's head of online sales and operations has four tips for leveraging the platform to push your brand’s products. Comments

eBay Invites Customers to "Shop the World" for the Holidays

shutterstock-209983411 Oct 13, 2014 - eBay has launched a multiscreen holiday campaign to highlight its diverse relationships with global sellers by connecting inspirational moments with its instantly shoppable inventory. Comments

Square Order Uses Mobile to Offer Coffee on Demand

shutterstock-192636923 Oct 8, 2014 - Square is enabling customers to pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive at the shop. Comments

SMBs Allocate More Budget to Social Than Other Channels

facebook-like Sep 18, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey’s new study shows that small and medium businesses now use social more than any other media platform for business purposes. Comments

SMBs to Represent More Than One-Third of Local Ad Spend in 2015

shutterstock-163296683 Sep 4, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey predicts that SMBs will spend more than $50 billion on local media in 2015. Additionally, they will continue to allocate even more ad dollars to digital. Comments

Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

groupon-logo Sep 3, 2014 - Groupon's time-based booking allows businesses to offer deals that act as reservations, allowing merchants to fill off-peak hours and lure new customers. Comments

Align SEO and Social Marketing Practices Inside Your Company

sales-marketing-alignment Sep 3, 2014 - In today's digital ecosystem, marketers must align their SEO and social marketing practices in order to design an effective overall marketing strategy. Comments

Why MailChimp Is Killing Auto-Responders: The Rise of CRM

MailChimp Aug 25, 2014 - New features in MailChimp's services are making auto-responders things of the past. How? And what does this mean for digital marketers at small businesses? Comments

Marketing Automation Tools for Smaller Tasks

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Aug 21, 2014 - While they may not be looking for advanced solutions, small businesses can benefit from many simple, free marketing automation tools. Here's a look at several of the options available. Comments

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