friday pulse

I hope everyone successfully survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, according to data that is pouring in, you should have not only survived but thrived. The figures were up from last year and no surprise to anyone, mobile lead the way. Here’s the most interesting data from articles this week. And just so you don’t get bored there are some miscellaneous online marketing topics sprinkled in here as well.

Happy Reading!!

Cyber Monday

Mobile Sales Grow Almost 53% on Cyber Monday

Advertisers Pause Campaigns as They Struggle with Billions in Online Sales

Cyber Monday Beat Forecasts with a Record $3.07 Billion in Sales, 26% from Mobile Devices

Advertisers were Prepared for Mobile’s Holiday Boom

Black Friday

Thanksgiving Weekend Online Sales Fatten up by 25%

U.S. Winter Holiday Spend Tracker

Clicks Defeat Bricks During U.S. Retailers’ Black Friday Weekend

Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion

Real Americans Shop with Smartphones

E-Retailers Cash in on Holiday Sales

Black Friday Online Spending Surges; Store Sales Weaken

Local Media, POTUS Boost Small Biz Saturday as Cyber Sales Soar

More Marketing Topics

This is a pretty big deal.  An Investment Firm Acquires MarketLive and Shopatron

Great news. What’s Old is New Again: Why Affiliate Marketing is Growing

Yahoo continues to struggle. Yahoo Board Expected to Weigh ‘Core’ Business Sale, Other Options

Not a huge shocker. Digital Marketers Say Email, Social, Search and Content Leading Tactics

Can anyone dethrone Facebook? Facebook, Twitter Remain Top Social Networks Used by US Companies

Google as your ISP. Google Fiber Forecast to Become Your Next Internet Provider Under New Name