Digital banking—customer interactions and transactions that take place via web, mobile and other digital channels—is no longer just a complementary element of retail banking services in the US, according to a new eMarketer report, “Digital Banking Trends: With Consumer Preferences in Flux, Is Omnichannel the Answer?”

As customers add new devices like smartphones and tablets to the spectrum of tools they're using on a daily basis, businesses are learning an important lesson – stop trying to dictate to customers how they should view brands and buying decisions, start sharing a perception of the brand as part of a more comprehensive customer journey.

Imagine what the world would be like if you couldn’t remember anything.

When it comes to interactive video advertising, almost everyone is a newbie. That’s because, according to various rough estimates, only about 10% to 20% of all digital video ads have some kind of interactive component.

A new wave of made-for-web video content has redefined what it means to watch television, according to a new eMarketer report, “Made-for-Web Video Content: The New TV.” eMarketer defines made-for-web video as programming created for digital platforms, including websites, desktop-based streaming apps and mobile apps.

As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.

In a majority of marketing-driven companies today, brand managers typically have the final say on their product’s media plan (take a look at the consumer packaged goods industry, for example).

Buzzwords like “big data” and “data-driven marketing” could make you believe that marketing leadership has been taken over by robots -- logical and dispassionate.

Leading digital buyers are spending 30% of their digital budgets on cross-device campaigns in 2013, according to a major research study released by ValueClick Media and Greystripe.

Consumers are driving the changes in the car buying experience and automakers are adjusting their marketing strategies to influence the decision making process. According to PwC’s Autofacts Analyst Note for August, automakers are investing in new social media and digital campaigns to launch vehicles and engage the next generation of consumers.

Online retailers are putting more dollars to retargeted ads to remind shoppers of the item they once seemed interested in buying.

The world’s digital shoppers are expected to make $1.3 trillion worth of online purchases this year. What makes them tick, and how can marketers better connect with them? This week’s infographic shares insights from a Havas Worldwide study that divides online shoppers into four types.

Personalizing digital ads has become a priority for marketers, as data has made them better able to segment and target their consumer base. And in general, consumers have shown a fair amount of receptivity to these personalized ads. In an August 2012 survey from ChoiceStream, 35% of US internet users said they would like to receive personalized ads or recommendations online.

Teradata Corporation released its Teradata Data-Driven Marketing Survey 2013. The report reveals widespread belief among the world’s marketers that integrating and analyzing all available enterprise data, and applying the real-time insights such analysis delivers, will ultimately drive a better customer experience, stronger brand differentiation and faster growth.

In fact, according to a recent Nielsen study commissioned by Facebook—which has more than 1 billion users globally—for certain age groups, Facebook can contribute significant incremental or duplicated reach to that of major TV networks. This was particularly true for younger demographics.