All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holidays’

Tina Fey On Holidays And Body Hair

Tina Fey is not one to shy away from disclosing her true feelings on an issue, whether that would be comedy, life or body hair. The latter being the most important, of course. To Tina Fey, body hair should be left alone until it becomes an absolute necessity to address. Tina Fey recently opened up about the issue, saying, “Remove …

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Yelp Analyzes Calls Made to Businesses On Holidays

Yelp Analyzes Calls Made to Businesses On Holidays

Yelp shared some new findings about the calls people to make to businesses during the holiday season. It says consumers call businesses more than a thousand times on holidays. Specifically, the company looked at calls made to businesses surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. Calls to businesses in the nightlife category increased by 272% on Thanksgiving Day and 393% on …

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Salesforce Infographic Looks at Holiday Marketing Trends

Salesforce Infographic Looks at Holiday Marketing Trends

Another day, another interesting infographic from Salesforce. Earlier this week, we looked at one the company released about the state of customer service based on its new 2015 State of Service Report. This one looks at holiday marketing and how to sell more stuff. “Digital influencers are more important than ever before,” says Salesforce’s Lauren Jung. “With approximately 200M people …

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Amazon Claims Record Weekend For Its Devices

Amazon Claims Record Weekend For Its Devices

Amazon says it had a record holiday shopping weekend for sales of its devices. While the company didn’t reveal any hard numbers, it says it sold “millions of devices” and 3x over last year. The top-selling products across all of the products available on Amazon.com on Black Friday were Amazon devices. #1 was Fire and #2 was Fire TV Stick. …

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A Timely Glimpse At Ecommerce Habits And Numbers

A Timely Glimpse At Ecommerce Habits And Numbers

It’s the time of year when people are using a lot of their hard-earned dollars to get things for the people they care about. In other words, it’s the best time of year for ecommerce businesses. Now that it’s the Tuesday after the big weekend, let’s check in and see how things have been going. What are your thoughts about …

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Google Reveals Gift Search Trends

Google Reveals Gift Search Trends

Last week, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Google shared a look at related trending searches. Now, with Black Friday over and half way into Cyber Monday, the company is giving us a look at trending gift searches. “If your holiday shopping plan this season involves grabbing a spare minute on your phone to hunt for presents while you’re standing in …

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Google Shares Thanksgiving Search Trends

Google Shares Thanksgiving Search Trends

As Thanksgiving approaches, Google is sharing some searches that have been trending throughout the United States leading up to the holiday. As of Wednesday, the top Thanksgiving questions were as follows: “Gratitude may be in the name, but food is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving,” says Google’s Emily Wood. “For weeks now people have been searching for recipes to wow their …

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Google Shares ‘Surprising’ Black Friday Findings

Google Shares ‘Surprising’ Black Friday Findings

Google is sharing some research it conducted about foot traffic patterns in stores across the United States during Black Friday last year. The company says it uncovered some “surprising” findings that should help businesses better connect with shoppers in and near their stores. “Contrary to the notion that most people head to stores in the morning, we found that Black …

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2 Million People Have Pinned Black Friday & Cyber Monday Content On Pinterest

2 Million People Have Pinned Black Friday & Cyber Monday Content On Pinterest

Well, it’s just about that time. The biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – are less than a week away (not to mention Small Business Saturday). Pinterest is sharing some statistics about how its users prepare for these events. Two million people have already saved pins about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it says, …

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Google Introduces Text Message Subscription Ads

Google Introduces Text Message Subscription Ads

Google is testing a new ad format that delivers brand offers and updates to consumers’ phones via text message. The company is enabling users to subscribe to a Google service that tailors promotional messages to products they’re interested in. Once the user subscribes, Google says their phone numbers will remain private and they’ll be able to opt out. Here’s what …

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Facebook And Instagram Stats To Consider This Holiday Season

Facebook And Instagram Stats To Consider This Holiday Season

Facebook is sharing some new research from FBIQ about how people are shopping online for the holidays these days. Naturally, they’re also reminding businesses that they have various ads and marketing tools that can help them take advantage of these habits. Do you expect Facebook and/or Instagram to play a significant role in your holiday efforts this year? What specific …

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Mobile And Reviews To Be Big Factors In Shopping This Season?

Mobile And Reviews To Be Big Factors In Shopping This Season?

Social Media Link released some interesting findings based on a survey of 21,000 active social media users. It finds that this holiday season, peer-to-peer online reviews will influence what goes on shoppers’ lists. How big of a role do reviews play in driving your sales? Discuss. 83% of those polled said they discover new products on a monthly basis through …

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Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Opens For Business

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Opens For Business

Halloween is over and November has begun, so that can only mean one thing. Black Friday is getting closer, and Amazon has launched its Black Friday Deals Store and Electronics Holiday Gift Guide. “Shoppers come to Amazon to discover the best deals on the best gifts and this year, we’re pulling out all of the stops,” said Steve Shure, Vice …

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Black Friday Emails, Social Posts Work Better Earlier In The Week

Black Friday Emails, Social Posts Work Better Earlier In The Week

Yesmail is sharing new data indicating that retailers benefit from sending Black Friday promotions earlier rather than the day of. The firm found that open rates of Black Friday-themed emails were highest on the Monday and Tuesday leading up to the day (15.66 and 15.43 percent respectively). Based on the data, it looks like Wednesday is by far the worst …

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Google Shopping Guide To The Holidays In 3 Videos

Google Shopping Guide To The Holidays In 3 Videos

Well, it’s almost November, so if you haven’t started getting your holiday shopping campaigns ready, you better get your butt in gear. If you’re looking to reach shoppers through Google Shopping this holiday season, it’s a good time to take a look at some best practices. With that in mind, Google just released a trio of videos to give you …

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With Holidays Coming, It’s Time To Get Serious About Pinterest Marketing

With Holidays Coming, It’s Time To Get Serious About Pinterest Marketing

If you haven’t already started your holiday marketing or at least started planning it, you better get in gear, because it’s that time. Social media played a less significant role in holiday ecommerce last year than other channels like search and email, but things are evolving on the social commerce front, and technically, Pinterest is more about search than social …

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Facebook Gets Retailers Prepared For The Holidays

Facebook Gets Retailers Prepared For The Holidays

Facebook is advising retail marketers about how to prepare for the holiday season. Yes, it’s August, but according to the company, that means it’s time to start doing some serious planning. The company laid out eight tips for holiday advertising prep. In a nutshell, these include: refresh your audience profile; identify your key audience segments; add the Facebook pixel and …

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Study: Email Fatigue Not An Issue In Q4

Return Path has a new study out looking at consumer email behavior in Q4 2014. Its main finding is that instead of experiencing “email fatigue” during the holiday season, consumers welcomed more messages from retailers. This “contradicts common theories about email overload,” a spokesperson for Return Path said. The study found that the average consumer inbox received fewer than ten …

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Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report]

Email marketing and search (both organic and paid) were the dominant marketing channels over the holiday season according to new research from Custora. The firm released its new 2014 Holiday Recap. According to that, ecommerce revenue in the U.S. was up 15.6% compared to 2013’s holidays season. This continues a four-year streak of mid-teen growth. Black Friday and Cyber Monday …

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Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays

This has been Amazon’s 20th holiday shopping season, if you can believe that. The company announced that it also saw record growth for Amazon Prime memberships. Over 10 million new members tried Prime for the first time, and Amazon’s Prime and Free Shipping offerings saved customers over $2 billion in shipping fees this holiday season, according to the company. “We …

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‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner with the word Google at the top. It’s animated: When you click the Doodle, it takes you to search results …

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Netflix Plugs BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

Now is the time of year when many of us are taking in as many holiday specials of our favorite television shows as possible until the big day gets here. Then it’s on to figuring out how we’re going to better our lives in the coming year. But for now, by all means, consume as many holiday episodes as possible. …

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Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers

Facebook announced some lighthearted, holiday-themed updates for its Messenger app, which actually includes a new standalone app for stickers to be sent through Messenger. “The holidays are an important time for people to be connected with their friends and family and Messenger is an easy way to coordinate activities and keep in touch,” Facebook says. One update is a “festive …

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Diabetes: Tips For Managing Diabetes Around The Holidays

Dealing with diabetes can be hard any time of year, but especially around the holidays. Most people celebrate the holidays with feasts and special treats and regardless of how well you try, it can be hard to avoid overeating or indulging in sweets and carbs. Here are some tips to help you avoid losing control. Snack Before you show up …

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Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend

Groupon announced that it experienced a record-breaking holiday weekend for deal sales in North America. The company says it had the most successful four days ever in its six-year history. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically were the two biggest days in Groupon’s North American history. For the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend, Groupon’s North American sales were …

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Cyber Monday Sales Up 16% According To Adobe

Last week, we asked if Cyber Monday was losing its luster, as various reports and studies were finding that interest in the online shopping holiday seemed go be on the decline, as the holiday shopping period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday becomes just more of constant buying stretch. Some indicated that the deals on Cyber Monday weren’t as good as …

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Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads

Television and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix announced the top 10 highest scoring holiday ads heading into Thanksgiving. “As is true throughout the year, advertisers develop ads based on a variety of creative strategies. During the holiday season, however, it is even more challenging to break through the clutter and to grab the attention of increasingly distracted consumers,” said …

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Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster?

There’s always a lot of hype around Cyber Monday this time of year, but various sources seem to paint a less than exciting picture about the alleged biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Do you plan to do some Cyber Monday shopping this year? Let us know in the comments. Last year, Cyber Monday sales hit a new record. …

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Holiday Decorations: The Coolest And The Craziest Christmas Decorations

Even if people skip on holiday decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s usually a sure bet that an effort will be made for Christmas. But some people go above and beyond on decorations when it comes to winter holidays. If you’re hoping to get in on the holiday fun, but aren’t quite sure what look to go for, let these …

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Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten Americans intend to shop local for the holidays this year. To come up with the top 20 list, Yelp says …

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