Canadian consumers are searching for, and finding, products and services through local searches on major search engines. This trend has lead to effective online marketing strategies that increase foot traffic for local businesses. “When we asked marketers in the 2013 Marketing Sherpa SEO Marketing Benchmark Survey about which types of search had the biggest impact […]
Peering inside professional marketing minds to get a glimpse of their strategies can help Canadian businesses identify key elements to base their own marketing strategy on. We can pinpoint trends, while also determining where it would be best to colour outside the lines to maintain originality. Marketing data validates our plans, inspires new strategies, and […]
Approximately 85% of adult (18+) Canadians are now online, making it a huge target market for brands and businesses. ExactTarget has released a report summarizing how online consumers in this country interact with brands online, based on a survey of 1382 Canadians. The Digital North report, resulting from research conducted in March, 2013, is part […]
The 2013 Bank of Montreal Father’s Day Survey and the Father’s Day Trend Survey conducted by Research Management Group for Walmart, focused on Father’s Day in Canada. The results are applicable to both online and offline retailers. The Father’s Day Trend Survey specifically included online shopping.
Statistics Canada has released its Digital Technology and Internet Use statistics for 2012. This is the first update of similar statistical data since 2007. The statistics are based on a sample of approximately 17,000 private Canadian enterprises of all sizes. The survey classifies business size as small (0-19 employees), medium (20-99 employees) and large (100+ […]
Who wouldn’t love to have wealthy Canadians visiting our online business and spending without care? What it takes to attract them, let alone make them buy, may surprise you. They can be a very tricky target market to serve. The biggest misconception about the wealthy is they love to spend copious amounts of money just […]
More than 50% (12.1 million) of Canadian mobile users will have a SmartPhone by the end of this year, according to eMarketer predictions. 17.7 million Canadian mobile users are expected to have SmartPhones by 2017. The 2013 global SmartPhone penetration rate among mobile users is estimated to remain just under one-third, approaching the halfway point […]
Affiliate marketing in Canada has become increasingly popular as Canadians explore ways to make money online, and Canadian businesses diversify their income sources. It’s difficult to find affiliate marketing data to guide their efforts, however, which inspired the organizers of Affiliate Summit to survey attendees. The 2013 Affiliate Summit AffStat report includes survey results from […]
Selling eBooks and other electronic publications can be a lucrative online business in itself, or as part of a niche business. Virtually everyone has advanced expertise in something and often a business can be built around that knowledge. Blogs provide the perfect foundation for niche publications, but there’s also potential for them in niche retail. […]
An Ipsos survey for RBC has concluded that Canadians are becoming more frugal when it comes to buying food. 84% of those surveyed believe food prices are increasing and 91% are tightening their food budget.