Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

2012 Holiday Shopping Season-To-Date – Infographic

Chase Paymentech aggregates payment processing data from 50 of their largest e-commerce merchants. This isn’t survey or polling data, it’s real, live purchasing data from US e-commerce merchants, providing the daily percentage of growth, year over year, in dollar sales and transaction counts.

Source: Chase Paymentech (PDF), Visual.ly


B2B Content Marketing On The Rise – Infographic

Our friends over at MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released The State of B2B Content Marketing in North America. It’s a fascinating report revealing insights into how B2B marketers are using content marketing techniques and the biggest challenges they face. The results reveal that B2B marketers are spending more, using more tactics, and distributing their content on more social networks than they have in the past. Another standout from the survey found that 90% of respondents are doing some form of content marketing, but are not necessarily doing it correctly. The following infographic provides a visual interpretation of the most revealing stats from the report. It clearly shows us that content marketing is not a fad and will continue to be a driving force for marketers, while at the same time indicating that the majority are still struggling to find a process that works for them and are having trouble garnering buy in from the C-suites.

Source: Marketo Blog, Visual.ly


Email Marketing: Most Emails Are Opened On Mobile Devices – Infographic

When Return Path released our last mobile study in April 2012, the number emails opened on smartphones was about to overtake opens from both desktop clients and webmail.

Seven months later, our newest study finds that users in the U.S. and Canada largely check email from their phones. We also find that people prefer to open retail emails on their smartphones, while banking emails–perhaps due to mistrust from phishing–are mostly opened from desktop email clients like Outlook.

The key takeaway for marketers? While the best mobile strategy depends largely on your own data, industry and region, your email marketing efforts should be optimized for both mobile and the desktop to ensure maximum campaign ROI.

Click on the image to the right to view the full infographic. You’ll learn:

  • The percentage of users in North America, Brazil,
    France and Germany that open emails on mobile devices
  • The percentage of email opened by industry, such as
    retail and banking
  • How Apple devices appear to dominate emails opens,
    and why this may not be the full story
  • If and how often people make purchases using

Source: Return Path, Visual.ly


The Hidden Value Of Long Tail SEO – Infographic

Long Tail SEO goes somewhat unnoticed. This graphic highlights the benefits to Long Tail keywords.

Source: Visual.ly



New York City Impressions – December, 12th, 2012

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Beautiful People – Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli is considered by many the most beautiful woman on earth. Check the pictures below and let us know your opinion in the comments. Enjoy the information and the pictures.

Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model and occasional actress. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was voted #1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012.

Bar was born into an Israeli Jewish family in Hod HaSharon, Israel. Her parents, Rafael and Tzipi, own a horse ranch. Her mother was a successful Israeli model in the 1970s under her maiden name, Tzipi Levine.[3][4] Refaeli has three brothers. She began a modeling career at the age of eight months, appearing in commercials.[5] Refaeli had to wear braces in her early years, interrupting her modeling until age 15, when she returned to modeling with the representation of Irene Marie ModelsRead More on Wikipedia

Pictures: Reuters, AssociatedPress – Info: Wikipedia

See also: Bar Refaeli – The Hottest Woman On Earth – Video

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