SalesForce Partners With IBM To Bring Cognitive AI power of Watson and Einstein Together For SalesForce Customers

Salesforce.com the world’s #1 CRM  has entered a landmark  partnership  with IBM Watson,  the world’s leading AI platform for business  to combine rich customer data  with IBM Watson AI capabilities.  The impact of these two global leaders coming together to create new customer engagement capabilities is huge. A NEW COGNITIVE ERA A new Cognitive Era is emerging […]

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The Power of Social Conversations Is Led By the GenX Population

As marketers we understand the power of conversations. I believe that good marketing is all about starting and engaging in conversations with prospects, clients and  your overall market. This conversation power  is amplified and taken to global levels through Social Media. Social Media is where you can identify and develop brand advocates. We hear a […]

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Mobile Devices Account for 20% of the $84.3 Billion in Q3 2016 US Digital Commerce

Thanks to Comscore, Marketing Charts and the Center For Media Research for sharing the results of a new report from comScore showing  that mobile devices accounted for 20% of the $84.3 billion in US digital commerce spending in Q3 2016. That’s the first time mobile devices have reached that mark, as e-commerce sales continue to […]

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Real Conversations Play Critical Role In Consumer Financial Decisions

Thanks to  Invoca and The Center for Media Research for sharing a new report, the State of the Consumer Banking Experience by Invoca, showing that while financial institutions will spend more than $8 billion on digital advertising in 2016, customers rely heavily on offline interactions when making important financial decisions. When evaluating a loan, respondents […]

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2016 Mobile Search Trends Research

Mobile devices now account for a majority—or near majority—of online searches for almost every major industry. That’s according to an analysis which examined hundreds of millions of online search queries measured by Hitwise across multiple devices, including 3.5 million smartphones and tablets. As marketers it is critical for us to leverage mobile, but as important, […]

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The State of People-Based Marketing

Are you ready to start marketing to real people instead of channels and devices? One of our  technology partners LiveRamp, an Acxiom company is deeply involved with connecting omni-channel data back to individual behavior of people.  Since Facebook first introduced the term “people-based marketing” at Advertising Week 2014, the concept has rapidly taken off. Brand […]

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Site Search Can Make – or Break – the Omnichannel Experience

My team at Rio SEO exhibited at the recent Shop.org in Dallas. During the event RichRelevance released some interesting research from their  survey of 1,006 U.S. shoppers showing that site search is a key factor in driving customer purchase success followed by the importance of having ratings & reviews readily available. The new research that drills […]

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