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Nearly 70 percent of online shoppers use Amazon to compare products found on a brand’s website

A new survey from Episerver discovered 24 percent of online shoppers always compare what they find on a brand or retail website to available products on Amazon, with 44 percent often doing the same — making a total of 68 percent who are either always or often cross-referencing products on Amazon. Meanwhile, only 17 percent …

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Data: Retailers that can expect to see Black Friday store visits and those that won’t

Starting tomorrow major retailers are expecting a big uptick in online buying and in-store foot traffic, driven by discounting and the Black Friday shopping frenzy. Gravy Analytics has released data that suggests, based on 2017 data, which stores are likely to see increased foot traffic and which ones will see fewer shoppers in their retail locations. …

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SMB marketing survey finds only 3% use outside agency or vendor

BrandMuscle recently released a “State of Local Marketing” report for 2018. The sprawling document captures marketing and ad-spending trends among US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that participate in co-op or MDF funding programs where brands help subsidize local marketing by their dealers, retailers and affiliates. The report offers a snapshot of tactics and attitudes …

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Amazon gets top net-promoter score among SMB vendors according to survey

There are literally hundreds of companies, publishers and agencies trying to sell digital marketing and other services to US small businesses (SMBs), which represent more than 95 percent of all US businesses. But the market is mostly opaque to these small companies. There’s almost no place that SMBs can turn to get objective information about …

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Most marketers unhappy with localization efforts, but fail to invest in necessary resources

According to a recent report from The CMO Council, 63 percent of marketers said their teams were either “getting better,” “need improvement” or doing “not well at all” at localizing branded content for different markets. At the same time, a wide margin of the marketers — 75 percent — are spending 10 percent or less …

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