Tag Archives: online

The State of UX: In-Store and Online

I recently decided to purchase a pair of pants at a high-end retail store in downtown Toronto; as I made my way into the store, the scent of the dark oak wood floors, the sound of ambient music and the sight of soft, colorful clothing felt warm and welcoming. The visceral appeal had already triggered […]

The Impact of E-Commerce on Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Recent years have shown an upward trend in retail e-commerce sales, from less than 1% in 2000 to more than 7% in the most recently published US Census Bureau data. With more consumers shopping – and researching purchases – online each year for their next purchase, what do retail marketers need to know? While point […]

Why Google’s New Customer Match is Great News for B2B Marketers

For more than a decade, paid search has been a go-to channel for digital marketers. It’s not hard to understand why. It’s measurable and accountable. It plays right at the bottom of the funnel where the action happens. It’s flexible and scalable. Last but not least, when executed with even a moderate degree of expertise, it almost […]

Infographic: “Always on Shoppers” Lead the Charge in Global eCommerce #eTailEast

Rapid adoption of digital, specifically mobile, combined with an increase in digital trust and the emergence of the “Buy with Google” button has set the stage for on-the-run mobile commerce. A year ago, Shopify reported mobile’s eclipse of desktop accounting for 50.3% of eCommerce traffic. “Always on shopping” has brands shifting investment. With eCommerce transactions […]

“Don’t Be Stupid!”–Words Of Advice From Avinash Kaushik

Among the standing room only crowd at the SES conference in Toronto last week, Avinash Kaushik, the Google Marketing Evangelist spoke about the things that annoy users and keep businesses from maximizing their online results. There were two points that really stood out. “The obsession businesses have with ranking is stupid,” he said. The primary goal […]

Going Mobile: Smartphone Trends Affecting Your Business

If your business is looking to maximize leads, then it is time to start thinking about how consumers are searching for your business. You should ask yourself “Can our customers easily access our company’s content and contact information from a smartphone?” If not, you could be missing out on potential sales. In the past, it […]

Results of the 2011 DAC Group and Kantar Search Landscape Study

For the third year, we have conducted proprietary research on the online and offline search habits of Canadians and Americans. This three-wave study includes research from Kantar and comScore. DAC Group’s research was then divided along regional and country lines to glean a clear perspective on the trends and commonalities throughout each region and country. […]

Local Marketing: Customers Left Out in the Cold

For businesses, local marketing usually deals with the people that they wish to include: Those living in the target markets served by the business, and those living in markets that the business would like to develop. Time, money and effort is spent understanding who these people are, what they need and want, how to reach […]

Get a grip of your ROI in the Real World

Coming out of the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle earlier this month, a few things stood out to me as patent certainties… Early June in the Pacific North-West rarely delivers consecutive days of sunshine The conference backpacks are getting fancier every year Advertisers and marketers are seeking, more than ever, the magic formula behind understanding […]