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Why Customer Support Is Essential to Your Tech Business

Excellent customer support is essential to any type of business, but in the tech industry, it can be particularly beneficial. Since many tech companies offer a service or software, it's much more likely customers will reach out for support. Their first experience after purchasing the product is often with your service team. If your employees aren't fully trained to meet consumer expectations, you risk losing repeat business from those people.

Shift to Technology Platforms and Social Commerce Transforms the Digital Commerce M&A Deal Mix, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Research Reports

London, UK – 13 August 2019. The growth of M&A activity in the ‘platform economy’ and in social commerce are two of the biggest trends identified in the latest E-Commerce and Digital Marketing M&A Market Reports from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor. 

Transaction volume for the digital marketing sector has remained stable since 2011, but in the first half of 2019, marketing application software received more M&A attention, with 95 deals inked and disclosed deal value of $2.06bn, versus 67 deals and deal value of $1.4bn for digital agencies & marketing services providers. 

4 Key Steps in Creating an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

When talking about marketing strategies, social media platforms have become an integral channel form marketing promotions and campaigns. Nowadays, every business that operates in the online market leverages social media networks in one way or another.

That’s not surprising, considering that social media is one of the most efficient ways for companies of all sizes to promote themselves, their offers, as well as reach out to their target audience in a meaningful way. However, social media networks might be convenient and reliable for your marketing campaign, but they are in no way easy to master.

How to Plan an Inbound Marketing Strategy for Ecommerce

Every once in a while, it is good to freshen up your marketing strategy to make sure that your brand’s message is conveyed loud and clear and that you have a steady flow of both revenue and new customers. In this domain, the inbound marketing is taking precedence over the outbound since people are growing tired of being exposed to a huge amount of uninteresting content wrapped in crude calls to buy something they don’t even want.

Twitter and Facebook worst channels for retail customer experience, finds research by Eptica

Study shows fashion and food retailers focus customer service efforts on the web

Reading, UK, 22 May 2019 – Retailers are neglecting social media when it comes to customer service, and are not listening to consumers to drive customer experience improvements, according to the 2019 Eptica Digital Trust Study.

Facebook and web lead the way for UK customer experience - email and Twitter lag behind

Reading, UK, 21 March 2019 – UK brands are undermining consumer trust and risking revenues by failing to deliver consistent, multichannel customer service, according to the 2019 Eptica Digital Trust Study.

While brands answered 69% of all routine queries via the web, email, Facebook and Twitter, this masked wide gaps between different brands, sectors and channels. For example, a bank took 8 days to respond to an email. One fashion retailer answered a tweet about ethical sourcing policies in 17 minutes, yet another took 50 hours.

5 Tools for Analyzing the Market When Expanding Your Business

All data is valuable, yet some data is more valuable than the other. Joke aside, this maxim is well-known in the marketing world.

Without the means to abstract data marketers wouldn’t be able to tell precisely which marketing strategy is actually working and which one is not; the same way a doctor can’t properly diagnose a patient without having sufficient information.

I'm Using Twitter's New Web Interface

A week ago Twitter offered to upgrade my Twitter account (@socpub) to a new design for its Web Interface. For the most part, I've been viewing the revamped interface via the Chrome browser through a Windows 10 PC. After intense use of the new interface this past weekend, I have to say so far so good. In fact, I have no real complaints about the changes Twitter has made...which is highly unusual for me when it comes to social media.

7 Marketing Trends You Should Consider for Q2 and Q3

By the time you hit the second quarter of the year, you should have a clear idea about what marketing tactics work for your company. Now is the time for planning a marketing schedule for the remainder of the year and replacing some of the things that aren't working with the latest marketing trends.

Having a marketing strategy prepares you for a successful year and prevents major mistakes. In a survey of top marketers, researchers found the ones who write out their strategy are 538 percent more successful. Businesses who plan their goals and marketing schedule have a higher chance of success than those who don't.

Bryan Ruby's Last Google Post

Last weekend, I submitted my last Google+ post. From here on out, I won't be actively monitoring the platform given the expected demise of Google+. This is what I posted:

This is likely my last Google+ post but I don't plan to delete my Google+ account until February 28, 2019

Unless something significant happens, I don't plan to post again on Google+. It doesn't seem logical to invest my time and effort to post something we all know will be deleted in a couple months. I may leave a comment here or there on G+ but that's about it.