Monday, December 22, 2014

Featured Report: Six social networks for the enterprise



ZD Net

Six social networks for the enterprise
Dec,20,2014
by:Eileen Brown
Facebook has recently announced 'Facebook at work' for connecting professional contacts. If you don't want to mix your business and personal lives, have a look at these social networks you can use for work.  There are hundreds of social networks for use in business. Each has some great features that can really benefit workers and corporations. Here, we take a look at six up-and-coming business social networks that you might not have heard about yet.  Read More





The Social CMO Blog

Breaking the E-Commerce Sound Barrier with Matrix Retail!

Dec,18,2014
by: Admin
BOOM!  What was that noise?  Someone just broke the e-commerce sound barrier! 
In the third quarter of 2014 Williams-Sonoma’s e-commerce sales represented 51.5% ($587 million) of total company sales overtaking their store sales ($566 million) for the first time! Even more importantly this increase is not due to offsetting reductions in store sales with the $566 million in store sales representing an increase of 4.8% year over year for the quarter. Indeed Williams-Sonoma are now helping to define a new retail formula, where the sum of e-commerce and in-store sales is greater than the parts, generating competitive advantage for even a 58 year old retailer. This phenomena is something I’m now calling Matrix Retail. Read More



Fierce Wireless

Report: FCC set to fine Sprint $105M for unauthorized third-party services billing
Dec,16,2014
by: Phil Goldstein
Sprint (NYSE: S) could be faced with a whopping $105 million fine from the FCC for knowingly overcharging its customers for third-party services, according to a National Journal report. The report, which cited unnamed FCC officials, said that the enforcement action against Sprint has not yet been finalized. If approved, it would match the record $105 million fine AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) agreed in October to settle an investigation by the FCC, which concluded the carrier billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. The settlement with AT&T is the largest enforcement action in the agency's history.  Read More





Marketing Sherpa Blog

Paid Search: 3 things you should know while running a PPC campaign
Dec,19,2014
by: Jessica Lorenz
“You cannot sit down and wait for shoppers to get to your site,” said Victor Yacaman, Ecommerce Director, Leonisa. Leonisa is the No. 1 provider of underwear in Latin America, with 52% of sales generated from paid search. With the ability to track and measure visitors, it’s no wonder PPC has continued to be widely used by retail marketers, “[which] means you can spend more dollars on the things that are working and less dollars on the things that aren’t working” said Timothy Seward, Founder and CEO, ROI Revolution. Timothy referenced a recent study by Shop.org via Forrester, saying that, on average, “46% of [marketers’] online retail marketing budgets is spent on paid search.”  Read More

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