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March 6, 2013
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  • Google gears up to compete with Amazon Prime
    Google Shopping Express is being tested in the Bay Area, working with local retailers to sell products online for same-day delivery. The company reportedly is considering subscription pricing for the service, similar to Amazon Prime. TechCrunch (3/4), Reuters (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Online Retail Trends 
  • Are your post-purchase e-mails likely to spur repeat business?
    Online retailers can learn from the experiences of restaurant servers, whose tips go up when they create a more personalized experience and keep diners happy in the gap between the time they order and the time they're served, writes marketer Jim Davidson. Personalizing post-purchase e-mails and making them relevant to both the customer and the product purchased can go a long way toward keeping shoppers coming back, he writes. Multichannel Merchant (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Infographic: The ins and outs of Internet shopping in China
    More than 242 million Chinese citizens shop online, and they're on track to spend about $265 billion this year, according to this infographic. Price is the major factor fueling online buying decisions in China, while fears about product quality and a retailer's credibility are the reasons most cite for not making an online purchase. B2C Marketing Insider (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  New Media & Technology 
  • Location requires context for fully relevant marketing
    Location is important in mobile marketing, but its effectiveness can be enhanced greatly by putting the customer's location in context, taking into account other factors such as events. Speakers at the Mobile World Congress warned that as location data use becomes more common, brands must work to respect consumer privacy. ClickZ (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  Companies in the News 
  • UAE gets first online shopping mall
    Online shopping mall Tejuri has gone live, providing residents in the United Arab Emirates with goods from regional retailers, all of which have been accredited by the Department of Economic Development. The Persian Gulf region's younger population and high Internet penetration are fueling a rapid increase in online retail. Gulf Business online (United Arab Emirates) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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SAS brings the next big thing to Retail's Big Show.
Connect with us and your peers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo - January 11-14, 2015 in NYC. You'll see how SAS is helping retailers solve their toughest challenges. It's The New Retail Powered by SAS, and you don't want to miss it. Find out more.

  Interactive Advertising 
  • Twitter offers survey tool to ad partners
    Citing several proven advantages of its Promoted Tweets for marketers, Twitter is making its Nielsen Brand Effect survey tool available to its ad partners in certain markets. The network says the tool shows that Promoted Tweets increase users' association of a brand's message with its Twitter presence and that a Twitter presence is more effective if continually updated. (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What's driving digital success at Brooks Brothers?
    "We are not good because we are old, but rather, we are old because we are good." Coming from the oldest retailer in America, this statement from Chairman and CEO Claudio Del Vecchio is a succinct way to explain how the iconic brand continuously reinvents its company culture alongside generations of innovation. In a Q&A on the blog, Del Vecchio and Brooks Brothers Executive Vice President for Direct and Omnichannel Ken Seiff explain the brand's top online priorities, review the recent revamp of their online presence and preview what's next. Read more. Blog (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Infographic: Comparing web retargeting and Facebook Exchange
    Both web targeting and Facebook Exchange have their own unique advantages, but each has differences that distinguish it from the other in terms of reaching potential customers. In this new addition to the white paper library, AdRoll breaks down the two platforms by the numbers, including a side-by-side comparison of the differences and analysis of over 400 advertisers running campaigns on both during the last six months of 2012. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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