Target has launched an online catalog with products completely curated from Pinterest, taking its relationship with the image-focused social media site to a new level in online shopping. According to a report on InternetRetailer.com, the Target Awesome Shop is a Pinterest-powered site being tested by the retailer, featuring the “best-reviewed” and “most-pinned” items from Target.com. […]
Yesterday Twitter was in an uproar over tweaks to the block system due to system changes. Today, Twitter should be back in good graces as they’ve quickly rescinded the functionality. The change to the blocking system allowed those users who’ve been blocked to view Tweets from the Blocker. Before this initial change, users weren’t able […]
Don’t be surprised if Marketing Land’s coverage of next year’s Google I/O conference, or perhaps coverage of our upcoming SMX West conference, involves some live blogging … from Google Glass. Yep. There’s a new WordPress plugin that makes it possible to shoot photos and video on Google Glass and publish them almost immediately to a […]
Recent work has led me down the path to finding out when traffic is hitting a website, and tying that traffic to the customer service my small business clients are providing. As I’ve been slicing and dicing date and time data, I’ve found some valuable pieces of information that are applicable across quite a few […]
As we close in on the end of the year, it is helpful for us marketers to think ahead to what the coming year will offer. While I plan to do another “trends” post in early January (see what I had to say for 2013), in this post, I’ve asked several of my mobile-savvy colleagues […]
Like so many online shoppers, we sometimes have trouble making buying decisions here at Conversion Sciences. However, most online shoppers don’t have access to the special tools we have here in the lab. This is a story about how we used our optimization tools to tell us which website we should buy from. There are […]
What’s the one thing that makes social media marketing different from all other kinds of marketing? Social media marketing is the only kind that invites a conversation. It creates an opportunity to speak directly to customers and potential customers, right where they are. By now, most of us who work in social media know how […]
Whether you’re the CMO of a Fortune 500 company or the webmaster of your burgeoning startup’s website, social media efforts will be critical to your business in 2014. Increasingly, marketers are tasked with launching ever more interactive (and expensive) social media campaigns — but CMOs are still challenged to provide more than the most basic ROI metrics […]
Christmas comes round every year and so, it seems, do discussions about whether or not Facebook is still cool and/or whether it is being abandoned by teens. On a recent earnings call, Facebook’s Chief Financial Officer, David Ebersman, seemed to suggest that maybe younger audiences had started to tire of the social network: We are […]
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