Sales and marketing

SMEs failing to reach local markets online

Three in four small and medium sized enterprises are missing out on local business opportunities by failing to make the most of being online, research commissioned by Bdaily has found.

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Research indicates mobile sites are vital for business

The majority (89 per cent) of retailers believe mobile phone sites and transactions are an essential part of their future business strategy, research from mCommerce has found.

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Open access to consumer data takes a step forward

The Government has highlighted proposals for a ground-breaking programme that will open up personal consumer and transaction data to the wider public.

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Misuse of social media puts customers off

Small businesses that misuse social networking sites could be turning customers away and damaging their reputation, a business group has warned.

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Jubilee celebrations boost sales

UK retailers reported an increase in sales volumes and orders in June, a survey by Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.

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Social media top for finding new customers

Over one third of UK small businesses say they use social media sites to find new customers, research has found.

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Business marketing spending up for third successive quarter

Business marketing budgets were revised up for the first quarter of 2012, marking a third successive quarter of increased spending, a survey by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has found.

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'Deep' concerns over Google's new privacy policy

Google's new privacy policy raises deep concerns over the 'lawfulness' and 'fairness' to its users as it fails to meet EU data protection laws, a European watchdog has warned.

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Modern customers 'expect' digital interaction with companies, says research

The modern social customer now 'expects' to digitally engage with companies, according to new research published today by First Direct and social media consultancy ItsOpen.

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Smartphone sales rise 42% dominated by Android OS

Smartphone sales have increased by 42 per cent year on year, the latest statistics have shown.

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