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Who else wants to keep up with news about retail marketing trends? / ProofHQ

by on May 18, 2012 in featured item, Latest News, Nuggets, Retail, Retail News

I found this more than useful article from ProofHQ.

They say ... We have created a list of marketing blogs and news websites that we think are great for keeping up with news about retail marketing trends and technologies.

We have also highlighted some recent articles that we liked from each one to give you a flavor of what they have to offer.


Screenmedia expo 2012 is kicking off this Wednesday 16th May in London

by on May 14, 2012 in Events, Events & Awards, Lead story, Online Video, Special Issue

Businesses are still trying to catch-up with the consumer demand to better connect with brands, and the Screenmedia expo 2012 kicking off this week in London is hoping to help them do just that.
The two-day event, May Wednesday16 and Thursday17, includes educational sessions for those looking to deploy digital signage and kiosks, an awards ceremony and an exhibitor's hall, where some of the industry's biggest players will demo new products.


Pinterest – the next Facebook or unlawful copyright infringement?

by on May 12, 2012 in FaceBook, Lead story, Pinterest, Retail News, Social Media

By David Ashplant, corporate partner at Lester Aldridge ... Pinterest is fast becoming the latest internet phenomenon and growing exponentially. If you’re not already familiar with it, it is a virtual pinboard that allows members to “pin” images and videos they like to their online board. When you click on them they should take you to the website they came from.

The big issue with all this is that reproducing an image taken from the internet is likely to be infringing someone else’s copyright in just the same way it would be if you photocopied it. In the US, there is a view that this falls within fair dealing but that is not thought to be the case in the UK, especially for those in business who might profit from what they are doing.


Mobile marketing and the radically changing face of consumer interaction / Michele Turner / mBlox

by on April 26, 2012 in Lead story, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Mobile/Tablet, Uncategorized

The mobile market isn’t just growing; it’s drastically changing in nature.

Last year saw great developments in the mobile sphere; Gartner, for example, found that 428 million mobile communication devices were sold worldwide in the first quarter of 2011 while, according to IDC, this same timeframe saw the global mobile phone market grow by 19.8%.

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Very pinteresting and why one website kills Facebook’s future

by on April 5, 2012 in FaceBook, Latest News, Mobile/Tablet, Pinterest, Research, Retail News, Rock 'n Roll, Small Business, Social Media, Startups

Dan Newman writes ...Can you guess which independent website reached 10 million monthly visitors the fastest ever? No, not Facebook in its infancy, but a new social photo-sharing site called Pinterest. And it represents exactly why I believe investors should avoid the coming Facebook IPO.

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Facebook has claimed that the website is the ‘centre’ of marketing activity

by on April 2, 2012 in Apps & Software, Gadgets, Mobile, Nuggets, Retail News, Social Media, Websites

Following the news that Joanna Shields (EMEA vice president and managing director) at Facebook has claimed that the website is the 'centre' of marketing activity due to the positive affect it has on sales and brand preference, please see this comment from Richard Britton, managing director at CloudSense, on the true value that social networks provide to marketers


‘Wash Cut Trim – Time for a spot of Spring grooming’ / STIHL

by on March 22, 2012 in Advertising, Latest News, Lead story, Marketing, Retail News

STIHL, is investing £1m in a major seasonal sales promotion campaign for the UK market to drive footfall and sales across its network of over 600 specialist STIHL Dealerships.


Credit card comparisons has taken its toll on Sergei with the Head of IT ending up in hospital

by on March 20, 2012 in Best advertising story, featured item, Media, News you can use, Websites

compare, one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites, is launching the latest instalment of its popular meerkat-themed TV adverts to promote its credit card comparison service. [more…]

Internet Retailing Expo (IRX 2012), taking place at the NEC in Birmingham this week

by on March 20, 2012 in Events, Events & Awards, Lead story, Retail News

Internet Retailing Expo (IRX 2012), taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, 21-22 March, is THE big event in the ecommerce and multichannel retail calendar.


“Some brands are making social video the very heart of their advertising strategy” / Sarah Wood,Unruly Media

by on March 19, 2012 in FaceBook, Gamification, Media, Mobile, News you can use, Rock 'n Roll, Tech, Videos

According to research by Experian Hitwise, UK visits to online video sites grew by 36% between September 2010 and September 2011, and in September 2011 there were over 785 million visits to video sites from the UK internet population, accounting for over 4% of all internet visits.

With smartphones continuing to grow in popularity, viewers watch more than 400 million videos from mobile devices each day.