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  • Eliminate Tedious Tasks With Marketing Automation in Research Brief on 03/04/2015

    ... 59% of companies surveyed currently use marketing automation to some extent. 45% of all companies surveyed, say the most challenging obstacle to marketing automation success is the lack of an effective strategy.

  • Are You Ready For 3-D Printing? in Research Brief on 03/03/2015

    Systems for additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing as it's better known, represent just a fraction of the $70 billion traditional machine-tool market worldwide. Yet given the likelihood that this technology will start to realize its promise over the next five to ten years, many leading companies seem surprisingly unaware of its potential, and poorly organized to reap the benefits, says the report.

  • Smartwatches On The Move in Research Brief on 03/02/2015

    According to a summary of research sources by Bill Siwicki at Internet Retailer, manufacturers shipped more than 4.6 million wearables in 2014, according to new data from Canalys. 16%, or 720,000 of those devices, run the Android mobile operating system.

  • TV Gets Most Ad Spend; Digital Format Grows Fastest; Print Slips More in Research Brief on 02/27/2015

    According to the latest Advertising Forecast from Strategy Analytics, advertising spend in the U.S. is predicted to grow 3.2% in 2015 to $186.6 billion, driven by digital, the fastest growing ad format (up 13.0% year-on-year,) followed by outdoor and cinema advertising.

  • Marketing Morphing From Expense to Revenue; Measured on ROI in Research Brief on 02/26/2015

    According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's survey of high-level marketing executives worldwide, more than 80% say they need to restructure marketing to better support the business. And 29% believe the need for change is urgent.

  • Smartphone Dependence Passes Laptop For Millennial Moms in Research Brief on 02/25/2015

    According to the Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB,) and the BabyCenter study "2015 State of Modern Motherhood: Mobile and Media in the Lives of Moms," millennial moms' ownership of Smartphones in the U.S. outpaces ownership of laptop and desktop computers for the first time, and they are spending 35% more time online via their Smartphones than online via laptop or desktop computers.

  • Challenges To Email List Growth in Research Brief on 02/24/2015

    According to a new study, the Email List Growth Survey from Ascend2 and BlueHornet with marketing, sales and business professionals from around the world, 68% of B2C companies consider email list growth very important to the overall success of their marketing program. Email list growth is felt to be not important to only 5% of consumer marketing programs.

  • African-Americans Top Media Users in Research Brief on 02/23/2015

    According to a custom survey by Nielsen with Essence, African-Americans consume more content, engage and connect, than other groups on all fronts, through various mainstream and niche media outlets and platforms. In a consumer marketplace cluttered with options, African-Americans choose the best-fit media outlets for news gathering and entertainment purposes.

  • The CMO And The CIO Getting Closer in Research Brief on 02/20/2015

    According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) FutureScape: Worldwide CMO / Customer Experience 2015 Predictions Web conference, highlighting the predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report, 25% of high-tech Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) will be replaced every year through 2018.

  • Big Data Collection Good; Access Not So Good in Research Brief on 02/19/2015

    According to a new study from Teradata, the 2015 Global Data-Driven Marketing Survey, data-driven marketing is the process of collecting and connecting large amounts of online data, and, with traditional offline data, rapidly analyzing and gaining cross-channel insights about customers, and then bringing that insight to market via a highly personalized marketing campaign tailored to the customer at his/her point of need.

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