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What’s in the ‘Cards’ for Sharethrough?

Whats in the Cards for Sharethrough 300x276 Whats in the Cards for Sharethrough?Native advertising automation company Sharethrough is talking up its support for Native Cards, a new standard for publishers and brand advertisers to “enable the most immersive advertising experiences. ”

“Native Cards provide an entirely new way for brands to offer information, stories and visuals in a digestible format,” says Rob Fan, the CTO of Sharethrough. “Ultimately, this is about brands and publishers working together to create the best experiences across platforms.”
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INFOGRAPHIC: What Will Be The Hottest Hotel Marketing Trends for 2015?

INFOGRAPHIC What Will Be The Hottest Hotel Marketing Trends for 2015 300x300 INFOGRAPHIC: What Will Be The Hottest Hotel Marketing Trends for 2015?A new infographic from Net Affinity takes a good hard look at hotel marketing in the new year.

With mobile technology now firmly entrenched across the world of hospitality, it comes as no surprise that digital marketing will likely play a major role in the hospitality industry in 2015.

“2015 is set to be a big year in digital marketing for hotels with an explosion of new and exciting marketing tools in a rapidly changing environment,” the firm says. “As leading edge practitioners in digital marketing, the team at Net Affinity have identified 15 Hotel Marketing Trends which they believe will feature prominently in 2015.”
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Google Reveals Top Searches of 2014

Google Reveals Top Searches of 2014 300x168 Google Reveals Top Searches of 2014It’s an annual tradition at Google. Ever year, a new year beckons, the Internet search giant announces the top search trends over the last 12 months.

On Tuesday, Google announced the hottest topic searches of 2014, both globally and domestically. So what were the most in-demand sources of searches this year?

According to Google, here’s the rundown:
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How is Social Data Influencing B2B Sellers and Buyers?

How is Social Data Influening B2B Sells and Buyers 300x166 How is Social Data Influencing B2B Sellers and Buyers?Social data, once a consumer-marketing phenomenon, is now a mainstay of B2B.

Today, social data symbiotically guides the spending of B2B sellers and buyers alike. According to a new infographic from Leadspace:

  • 80% of sellers use social data to create prospect lists.
  • 80% of buyers use social data to inform their buying decisions.
  • Socially-validated, nurtured leads buy almost 50% more.

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Waiting for 5G? Keep Waiting…

Waiting for 5G Keep Waiting... 300x207 Waiting for 5G? Keep Waiting...New market data forecasts from ABI Research aren’t painting a rosy picture of 5G availability for those impatient for its arrival.

According to the projections made, it will take more than 5 years for 5G to reach the 100 million subscriber mark—2 years longer than 4G.

ABI says the reason 4G subscriber growth was much faster than previous generations is because it was fueled by the capabilities of increasingly powerful smartphones and the availability of 4G devices.
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The Future of the Driver’s License May Be Mobile

 The Future of the Drivers License May Be MobileThe state of Iowa may be the first in the nation to launch mobile drivers licenses.

Described as being an app that “co-exist[s] with the traditional plastic card,” officials in Iowa say the iOS and Android compatible platform in question is now in development.

“Despite news reports about a 2015 release,” the WSJ reports, those behind the innovative app won’t confirm the timing of the app’s arrival, largely due to ongoing worries related to privacy and security.

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L’Oreal: 70% of Consumers Are Now Doing Online Research

L’Oreal 70 percent of Consumers Are Now Doing Online Research 300x182 L’Oreal: 70% of Consumers Are Now Doing Online ResearchAccording to a recent study done by the cosmetics company L’Oreal (which has long been the leader in digital marketing among cosmetics companies), 70% of consumers are doing online research before making a purchase. What does that mean for brands and marketers? That digital marketing is now more important than it has ever been before.

According to Mirela Nemtanu, the company’s manager for corporate communication and public affairs in Romania, “The digital plays a major role: in the cosmetic and beauty area, the percentage of those who search online before buying is 70%. That means that social media is a must.”

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