Marketing

2013 Cyber Monday Affiliate Sales Increased Dramatically ©

Online merchants were singing holiday tunes this year as sales came rolling in on the biggest Christmas shopping days, American Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Linkshare recently released their online holiday shopping season statistics based on 2013 merchant sales (including Canadians). Rakuten Linkshare manages online performance marketing (affiliate programs) and lead generation for hundreds […]

Increase Holiday Traffic and Conversions with Guest Posting ©

Guest posting is a common practice in which you write a blog post for another blog. Blogs that accept guest posts usually have guidelines on their website. The Benefits of Guest Posting While guest posting for SEO has lost its punch, people seem to have forgotten the other reason for guest posting – exposure – […]

Canadians with an Internet Connection (Statistics) ©

Canadians with an Internet Connection (Statistics) ©

Statistics Canada released its 2012 Canadian connectivity statistics in November, 2013, based on a sample size of about 30,000 households.  If you’ve ever wondered how many of your Canadian customer base or target market are online, these statistics will clarify the big picture for you.  Both Canada as a whole and every province have shown an increase […]

Canadians Spending More Online Than Ever (Stat’s & Infographic) ©

Canadians are some of the most enthusiastic Internet users in the World, but we were always a little more hesitant than other countries when it came to purchasing online.  That’s changing quickly as we get more comfortable with online shopping.  The 2013 eCommerce Special Feature Report just released by Ipsos, indicates Canadians are spending more […]

Book Review: Marketing to Millennials by J. Fromm and C. Garton ©

Book Review: Marketing to Millennials by J. Fromm and C. Garton ©

This is an unsolicited review. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a copy of Marketing to Millennials: Reach the Largest and Most Influential Generation of Consumers Ever, by Jeff Fromm and Christie Garton, from Marketing Sherpa. I was so impressed with the wealth of information, data, insights and strategic tools offered […]

Canadians Have a Huge Influence on Fellow Consumers (Statistics) ©

Canadians Have a Huge Influence on Fellow Consumers (Statistics) ©

A new study conducted by American Express indicates Canadian consumer purchasing is heavily influenced by friends and family, both online and offline.   In fact, three quarters of Canadians participating in the survey consider themselves to be influential in a wide range of persuasion situations. Survey respondents defined the top three characteristics that make someone influential […]

Canadian 2013 Holiday Outlook Statistics: Online Retail (Infographic)

As we’ve seen in other statistics, Deloitte’s annual holiday survey of 2008 Canadians 18+  indicates more will shop online this holiday season.  They’re still not too enthusiastic about using their SmartPhone to shop online, but they are big fans of omnichannel benefits. 73.2% of Canadian consumers will use the Internet to assist in holiday shopping, […]

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

With probably the largest sample size in Canada (approximately 22,615 individuals aged 16+), Statistics Canada’s data provides us with a reasonably accurate look at Internet usage and online shopping. Their Internet usage and eCommerce statistics for 2012 were released October 28th, 2013. The last survey was conducted in 2010. Growth is evident in virtually all […]

How to Sell Content Marketing to Skeptics ©

How to Sell Content Marketing to Skeptics ©

By Emma-Julie Fox The search engine optimization (SEO) community may be abuzz about content marketing today, but not everyone is convinced they should also join the bandwagon. To be fair, it is not easy to pursue such a campaign. It’s almost impossible to do it single-handedly because of the amount of work involved. Unless you’ve […]

More Canadians will do 2013 Holiday Shopping Online (Statistics) ©

The first Canadian statistical predictions for the 2013 online holiday shopping season are beginning to roll in. All statistics this year point to the necessity of an online presence for Canadian businesses, preferably with eCommerce options. While statistics show most Canadians still prefer to shop from their desktop, SmartPhone usage of over 50% of mobile […]

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