Consumers in the United States spent $108.2 billion online during the 2017 holiday season, up 14.7% over the same period last year, according to new data from Adobe Analytics. That’s nearly $1 billion dollars more than predicted in its November analysis. And there’s more: A whopping $35.9 billion was spent via mobile devices, which accounts for a record-setting 33.1% of online holiday revenue coming from smartphones or tablets.
Now we’re talking. So says new research from Adobe Digital Insights (ADI), which finds that voice-assistant sales grew 103% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017, a trend that points to a bright future for electronics that listen to our voices. “We’re moving into a direction where consumers won’t always need a screen to interact with their devices,” said Costa Lasiy, senior analyst for ADI.
Digital disruption has had ripple effects on brick-and-mortar retail. That’s no secret. But the store is far from dead. Despite the news of store closures happening all around the country, over 90% of retail sales still happen in the store, according to a 2017 Census Bureau analysis. In order for brick and mortar to flourish in the face of all this disruption, retailers need to view digital as an opportunity rather than a challenge.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".