New Report Looks At Email Engagement Across 3.5 Billion Commercial Messages

Return Path released a new email engagement benchmark report called The Hidden Metrics of Email Deliverability, which gives readers sector-specific results for email metrics including read rate, forward reate, and complaint rate. These, the company says, collectively reveal a lot…

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your…

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will…

People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on…

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24%

It’s Election Day in the US, and Facebook is reminding everyone to vote with a giant banner at the top of the news feed which asks people to share the vote with friends. By the looks of my news feed,…

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets…

Fab Shutting Down? CEO Calls Report ‘Bullsh*t Hate’

Though e-commerce and “everyday design” website Fab has in fact gone through multiple layoff periods over the last year or so, the company’s CEO is saying that the report of its death was an exaggeration– in so many words. Valleywag’s…

New E-Commerce Benchmark Study Out

MarketingSherpa and eBay’s Magento have a new E-commerce Benchmark Study out, which utilized data from 3,000 hours of research, survey responses from 4,346 marketers, interviews with “key e-commerce leaders,” and a review of academic works related to e-commerce. It has…

Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years

Mobile local ad revenues in the U.S. are expected to hit $4.5 billion this year, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. That would be a massive increase over last year, which saw $2.9 billion. And that’s really just the…

Two Out Of Five Salespeople Aren’t Meeting Their Quotas [Report]

Qvidian has some new research out finding that only 63% of salespeople are making their quotas. As a result, improving overall quota attainment is one of the top goals of executive managers. The report, based on data from CSO Insights,…