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IT spending stays flat but cloud sees more acceleration

Enterprises are tightening the purse strings in the fourth quarter of 2019, with spending on information technology infrastructure set to remain flat from a year ago. That’s according to the latest forecast from Enterprise Technology Research. Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE sister market research firm Wikibon and co-host of theCUBE, ran down the details …

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Gartner CMO Spend Survey: Martech and agency spending down, in-house resources rise

In recent years, marketing technology has increasingly been eating up more of the CMO’s budget. This year, however, Gartner’s annual CMO survey paints a slightly different picture: martech spending is down this year with a decrease of nearly ten percent. Agency spending is also down for the fourth consecutive year. Shrinking martech investment may not …

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Seattle progressives fired up over Amazon’s $1.45M spending on local elections – GeekWire

Councilmember Kshama Sawant holds a press conference at City Hall in 2017 during a debate over a new tax on big business. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Amazon’s $1 million political contribution announced Tuesday — on top of $450,000 the company previously spent on elections in its hometown — struck a nerve with Seattle progressives worried about …

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Americans Spending More on Halloween in 2019 Than Last Year

Halloween is around the corner and beside the ghouls and goblins, candy is another thing which is synonymous with the celebration. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the total spend in 2018 for candy on Halloween was an astounding $2.6 billion. 2019 Halloween Spending With billions being spent on candy, the next obvious question …

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Amazon 1-day shipping could have big impact on retail competitors, ad spending

During Amazon’s Q1 earnings call earlier this year, CFO Brian T. Olsavsky announced that the company would be “evolving” two-day free shipping for Prime members to one-day shipping. He added that Amazon would spend $800 million to do so, although now it’s probably going to cost more. One-day shipping = $24 billion in revenue. According …

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Ask Doug & Polly: Before spending money on marketing, owners need to focus on the business plan and offer something different | Learning Center

QUESTION: I’ve been spinning my wheels trying to market my small counseling practice. I’ve done some AdWords and Facebook campaigns with little return on investment. The world of search engine optimization has gotten far more complex than I can fathom or have time for. Do you have a recommendation for marketing my business online? ANSWER: …

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Booking.com is shifting some of its Google spending to TV ads

Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings  Olivia Michael | CNBC Booking Holdings, the parent of Booking.com, Priceline and Kayak, has long counted on Google for traffic, spending billions of dollars a year on ads and search engine optimization. But the company is trying to diversify away from Google as it looks to build its brand …

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