March Madness – These Cities Lead in Online Streaming

Posted on Mar 16 2012 by

Thanks to simulcast streaming of games online and via mobile apps, die-hards are better equipped to keep track of multiple games at once. Those who stream games online live in every corner of the country, but some locales are more likely to log on for their March Madness fix than others.

Urban lifestyles gain renewed favor by wealthier adults

Posted on Mar 14 2012 by

Jet Set Urbanites are in-town sophisticates who are an affluent mix of singles and childless couples pursuing high-rise living and fashionable lifestyles in urban neighborhoods. This segment represents a subpopulation of aging Baby Boomers looking for the perks that can be found in a city landscape.

Driving customer loyalty with better data management

Posted on Mar 13 2012 by

It costs less money to keep existing customers than to find new ones. As the economy continues to struggle, emphasis remains on customer retention and engagement. Unfortunately, for many organizations, poor data quality has led to decreased service levels and an inaccurate customer view. According to a recent Experian QAS study, 83% of companies currently […]

Temptation Towns: Where do Apple’s Most Loyal Customers Live?

Posted on Mar 07 2012 by

Experian Simmons analyzed ownership of core Apple products in over 100 U.S. Designated Market Areas (DMAs) with adult populations over 500,000. Specifically, the analysis included the percent of local adults who own at least one of the following: iPhone, Mac computer or iPod.

Four steps multi-channel marketers can use to run an addressable advertising campaign

Posted on Mar 07 2012 by

Now, with the advent of data-driven online display advertising, multi-channel marketers can convey the same tailored offline message through any digital channel, whether online, television, mobile, tablet or social. This discipline is often referred to as “addressable advertising.”

Three categories of Facebook data to enhance customer insight and user experience

Posted on Mar 01 2012 by

The key to accessing this customer data on Facebook is the request for permission opt-in authorization process of Facebook Connect. This Facebook Connect button can be placed on a Facebook Fan Page, in an application or on a Website, and establishes permission to access some or all of the data that is associated with a Facebook user’s account.

The Oscar goes to . . . the Advertisers

Posted on Feb 24 2012 by

The 84th Academy Awards could draw in the neighborhood of 35 to 40 million television viewers. That’s only one-third of the total viewing audience for the Super Bowl but still a sizeable enough chunk of consumers to attract the likes of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and American Express as major brand advertisers. You’d think any event entering […]

Downton Abbey Season 2 Drives Surge in Searches

Posted on Feb 23 2012 by

Whilst this season of “Downton Abbey” brought on fevers throughout the Abbey in the form of the Spanish Flu, the US has been rocked by a severe case of “Downton” fever. Interest in the program has grown by over 1400% during season two versus last year’s season one airing (defined by volume of searches YoY). Not only are people searching for a higher volume of searches for variations of “Downton”, but they are also seeking out information about a broader variety of “Downton” topics. In fact, the breadth of variants for “Downton” is almost ten times larger than the same time last year.

Four tactics for smarter email segmentation

Posted on Feb 22 2012 by

The 2012 Digital Marketer is almost here. There’s so much good information that we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here’s a preview of four major ways to approach making the most of the data you have to communicate with customers based on their unique wants and needs…

Super PACs: Colbert Drives Interest in Political Process

Posted on Feb 16 2012 by

“The positive impact of “The Colbert Bump” has been bestowed upon the political process this election cycle. In launching “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” (May/June 2011), the 501(c)(4) organization “The Colbert Super PAC S.H.H.”(September 2011) and his exploratory committee to become “The President of the United States of South Carolina” (January 2012), Stephen Colbert has created an outstanding growth in online interest in PACs. Search traffic for variations of “Super PAC” directly correlates with major milestones in Mr. Colbert’s efforts.