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Omnichannel Spend: Data Backs Up the Hype

Manini Madia |

As retailers close what is shaping up to be a watershed year for eCommerce and mobile shopping, the importance of omnichannel sales and marketing has never been more urgent. In order to move from concept to profitable practice, merchants must define the value of omnichannel shopping to their enterprise as well as to customer spend.
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Inclusion Diary II: Men in Elevators and Lobbies

Alissa Saoutina |

My last post was about my discovery of the uniqueness of Asia’s second biggest “slum” and the opportunity it offers to its inhabitants. Since this was my first visit to India, and first time in Mumbai, I looked forward to travelling around the city. As I entered business offices and private residences, I noticed the
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Financial Inclusion Study Shows Importance Of Payments

Amit Jain |

Last week marked a key an important step in MasterCard’s effort to encourage financial inclusion. Through an $11 million grant over three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we announced the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya. This new initiative seeks to impact more than 100 million people globally by
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A Contrarian View: Mindful Consumption on Black Friday

Manini Madia |

Black Friday is all about chasing the tryptophan from the turkey with a shot of espresso and then booking it over to Best Buy for the midnight door busters At my local Best Buy, the Panasonic 50-inch TV for $199 was sold out by 7 a.m.  My inbox was flooded with offers from Amazon,on Kindles,
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LAC Break Out: Digital Evolution Index

John Gaffney |

When it comes to digital economics, Latin America and the Caribbean are among the most  engaged of regions. Of all the 50 countries measured in our Digital Evolution Index, published last September, Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil are on track to become the success stories of the next five years in terms of eCommerce, mobile
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Words of Apple Pay Wisdom from the Grey Lady

Ted Iacobuzio |

Check out this great post on the New York Times’ Upshot blog about Apple Pay. In fact, it’s the most sensible thing on the subject your agent has seen in the general-interest press. And check out of the sign of the times, as opposed to Times, below: first Apple Pay sticker I’ve seen, this one
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