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Digital River World Payments to Provide European Payments Services for Skullcandy

December 11, 2012

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Press Release MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2012 – Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, announced that it signed a global payments agreement with Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL), a high-growth performance lifestyle audio brand. Skullcandy is using the Digital River World Payments solution to build a localized European e- […]

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Google Profits Down 20% As CPC Plummets 15%

October 22, 2012

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  The day’s big news of Google’s precipitous drop in share price concealed the fact that Google’s average CPC is down 15% from a year ago. This decline in one of Google’s key performance metrics has potentially far more long-term consequences than a silly printer’s mistake. Yesterday’s premature release of Google’s disappointing quarterly earnings caused […]

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Cupid Media Expands Internationally with DirectTrack

September 19, 2012

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Press Release         PITTSBURGH – September 13, 2012 – Direct Response Technologies, a leading provider of global performance marketing solutions, announced that Cupid Media is expanding its global network by incorporating the advanced internationalization features and user-engagement functionality found within the DirectTrack® affiliate marketing platform. Located in Queensland, Australia, Cupid Media operates […]

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The Effects Of Social Media On Brand Reputation Within The Performance Channel

August 20, 2012

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We’ve all seen social media portals dominate the online space over the past few years and develop into a mainstream activity for most businesses. With a reported 532m users on Twitter, 150m business professionals on LinkedIn and over 845m Facebook users worldwide, it becomes increasingly interesting to witness how this phenomenon continues to affect brand […]

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Twitter Might Be The Key To Mobile Performance Advertising

July 12, 2012

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Twitter could change the performance marketing sector if they only made self-serve, auction-priced advertising available. That would open up a massive audience of mobile device users: news-aware, location-aware, product-aware. It could be exactly what is needed to tip performance marketing into the mainstream. With a billion tweets every three days and 140 million active users, […]

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Bigpoint Engages DirectTrack for Increased Analytics and Innovative Technology

July 12, 2012

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  Press Release: DirectTrack powers the Bigpoint affiliate program. PITTSBURGH – July 10, 2012 – Direct Response Technologies, a leading provider of global performance marketing solutions, announced that Bigpoint, a worldwide leader in online games, has chosen DirectTrack to provide advanced tracking and unequaled scalability for the company’s performance marketing initiatives. “As we continue to […]

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Report: Rakuten LinkShare Performance Marketing Study Uncovers Strong Growth Opportunities in $4.5B Industry

June 28, 2012

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Press Release  NEW YORK CITY – June 26, 2012 – Rakuten LinkShare today announced the results of a study it commissioned by Forrester Consulting on the direct and indirect value of affiliate marketing. The report, “Affiliate Marketing – The Direct and Indirect Value that Affiliates Deliver to Advertisers” explores how affiliate marketing sites are meeting […]

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Finally! A Simple Guide To Conversion Rate Optimization

June 28, 2012

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The difference between success and failure in many campaigns these days comes down to how well the conversion process has been optimized. But doing optimization well can feel complex and confusing. SEOgadget has put together a great infographic that takes you through 10 steps to making your next campaign profitable. You can see the full […]

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Business Intelligence: The ‘Better Light Bulb’ for Improved Decision Making

January 1, 2008

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Although some utilities have improved organizational agility by providing high-level executives with real-time visibility into operations, if they’re to be truly effective, these businesses must do more than simply implement CEO-level dashboards. They must provide this kind of visibility to every employee who needs it. To achieve this, utilities need to be able to collect data from many disparate sources and present it in a way that allows people company-wide to access the right information at the right time in the form of easy-to-use and actionable business intelligence (BI).

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