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8 tips to speed up WordPress performance – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: The faster your website, the higher your chances to engage with new visitors and potential customers. The closer a server is to your visitors, the smaller the latency they’ll experience. That’s why it’s key to know where most of your visitors are based to define your server’s proximity. The crucial aspect you need to keep in mind is the flexibility your theme provides: are you able to customize it and even to disable features that you’re not planning…

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Retailers leverage customer data to drive personalized experiences – Marketing Article

30-second summary: Slightly more retailers with centralized customer data are satisfied with their arrangement, compared to those with decentralized data, according to a new report from customer data platform (CDP) Arm Treasure Data and others. But about three-quarters of the respondents expect to get a centralized CDP or already have one. Additionally, the report said, retailers are actively mining their various sources of customer data in order to tailor a more personalized customer experience. More companies are satisfied with centralized…

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Retailers are competing with banks for top spots in credit card search rankings – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: Adthena ranks SEM performance for companies across the credit card search landscape. Each brand’s Search Intelligence Scores were calculated by averaging three categories of SEM success including market leadership, search excellence, and brand ownership.  Bank of America top search results with a composite score of 94. U.S. retailer Kroger, ties with American Express and Chase for 2nd spot on their list. Major Credit card issuers struggle as U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Discover miss out on the top…

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Gartner reporting: Training, system integration and talent could help improve the effectiveness of martech stacks – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: The new Gartner survey on martech finds that this year’s average assessment of martech stacks’ effectiveness is about the same as last year – but both assessments indicate effectiveness has a ways to go. The biggest impediments to effectiveness: training, tech integration and talent recruiting. IT and marketing departments are now often working well together – helping to make tech integration less of an issue for “best-of-breed” solutions. Marketers are only utilizing 58 percent of their marketing tech…

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