July 28th, 2010

Xbox Slim On Sale

This week marks the release of the Xbox Slim and no doubt demand will be high and many stores will run out of stock very quickly. As we’ve seen in recent months with the new iPhone and iPad, huge surges in demand can play havoc with many retailers stock levels and can leave many shoppers [...]

July 16th, 2010

Continued Search Marketing Growth

Recent search marketing figures released have indicated worldwide spending on internet marketing will reach £40.6 billion pounds, almost a 12% increase on the previous year, according to figures released by eMarketer.
As you may be aware, online advertising has grown to such an extent in recent times that its expenditure outweighs the more traditional forms of [...]

July 9th, 2010

Yahoo Search Marketing And Microsoft Ad Centre Transition

Recently, Microsoft and Yahoo announced their intention to create an ad/sales partnership, involving the transition of advertising customers from Yahoo’s search marketing desktop to Microsoft’s ad centre.
As regular users of both search marketing tools, the team at Gillissa believe this will be effective, fundamentally because it will be easier to manage two desktop tools [...]

February 3rd, 2010

Global Search Continues To Prosper

A recent report by comScore has indicated a tremendous growth for search marketing, perhaps correlating in a significant boost to search engine marketing.
Between the twelve month period of December 2008 and December 2009, the global search market grew by 46%.
In fact, an estimated 131 billion search queries were carried out from the home and at [...]

January 20th, 2010

Search Marketing: An Increasingly Popular Method Of Marketing

There was encouraging news for search marketing as a whole, based on a recent report devised by search marketing firm Efficient Frontier.
The statistical data provided claimed that retail clients spent 17% more on search engine markets in the fourth quarter than in the same period for 2008.
This is probably relative to the fact that Efficient [...]

January 19th, 2010

Online Advertising Prospers In The Recesssion

The recession currently experienced within this country at the moment is undoubtedly having a negative effect on all aspects of the economy.
The consumer is tightening purse strings during the harsh economic climate, meaning that sales figures are generally in decline in comparison with recent years.
Unsurprisingly, this is the case with overall marketing spend; which fell this [...]

January 4th, 2010

Christmas Sales and the VAT rise

Within the previous Gillissa blog post ‘Boxing Day Sales Start on Christmas Eve’, it was mentioned that an online sales surge was expected during the festive period as retailers were introducing their sales as early as Christmas Eve.
Unsurprisingly, the sales figures for the festive period eclipsed the sales figures for the same period last [...]

December 23rd, 2009

Boxing Day Sales Start on Christmas Eve

Within the previous Gillissa blog post: ‘Predicted Sales Patterns This Christmas’, it was mentioned that websites would begin to offer discounts for various products on Christmas Day itself.
This assumption is now considered incorrect, because, retailers are now launching their Boxing Day sales on Christmas Eve!
This effectively means that consumers using the internet have [...]

December 11th, 2009

Shop Safely This Christmas!

According to IMRG, at least 90 percent of internet users will be doing some level of Christmas shopping online, with 70 percent even planning to do more than half of their Christmas shopping using the World Wide Web.
Various predictions like IMRG have stated that for internet retail during this time, Christmas 2009 would mark [...]

December 10th, 2009

Manic Monday?

Monday’s have a tendency to be the busiest day of the week for online retailers.
As outlined in the previous Gillissa blog post ‘Predicted Sales Pattern This Christmas’, Monday the 7th of December was widely expected to be the busiest day in terms of online Christmas shopping.
The 7th of December happened to be the [...]