The Canadian portion of the Total Retail: Global Survey of Online Shoppers report provides valuable insight about online shopping in Canada. Probably the most important take-away for marketers is in regards to Personalization VS Privacy. Canadians love the idea of personalization, a fact that has been demonstrated by other studies as well. However, we aren’t […]
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 […]
I prefer to shop online so I’ve been on the receiving end of many customer support scenarios. I’ve never once dealt with a small business that wouldn’t bend over backwards to make me happy, not only to get that particular sale but also to ensure future sales. It works every time. I’ll gladly pay a […]
French-speaking Canadians living in Quebec are overall less likely than other Canadians to participate in social media, according to a survey conducted by CEFRIO. It is probable that a lack of French content on social networks is to blame. This information can benefit Canadian businesses that include Quebec in their geographical target market.
There are still too many Canadian businesses that dismiss social media as a marketing and public relations strategy. The most common reasoning I’ve heard is the claim that they’ve tried social media and it didn’t result in sales. Frankly, if you can’t increase sales with an audience of people at your disposal, who have enough […]
Statistics show Canadian small and micro businesses are missing out on lucrative online opportunities to grow their business. From eCommerce to blogging and social media, many small business owners, the self-employed, sales professionals, authors, etc., are simply not equipped to go there. They’re often not in the position to hire someone with a degree, yet […]
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+ […]
I firmly believe that virtually every website should publish a newsletter (eZine). There is still no better way to increase sales and keep visitors coming back for more. We often focus on getting more subscribers to our newsletters and eZines, which is certainly important. Just as critical, however, is hanging onto those subscribers.
ComScore has released it’s 2013 Digital Future in Focus statistics, including social media use in Canada by citizens and businesses. It’s packed with useful information for Canadians marketing online. We’re covering it in segments over the next week, enhanced by tips and guidance for how to utilize this information in 2013. This series begins with […]
If you’re marketing to Canadian Moms, the social Web is where you should be, according to the “Canadian Digital Mom 2012 Report” published this month by Mom Central Consulting. The survey indicates the most popular activity for online Canadian Moms is social networking and related online activities.