There are two kinds of companies today: those that have already had a data breach and those who don't know their data has been breached. It's a sad fact of our time that nearly every aspect of our society has been hacked, including education, business and government. The Venable law firm reports that 621 confirmed data breaches occurred in 2012 alone, and retailers represented 21.7 percent of network-based data breach incidents. Is your company ready? What will it cost for it to be ready? Can data breaches be prevented? These were just some of the key questions covered in a recent Direct Marketing Association (DMA) webinar on retailer readiness for data breaches.
Retailers (or any marketer or publisher) seeking higher conversion rates must adopt an “innovation attitude” to guide them amid a fertile landscape for new ideas, advanced technology and customer behavior learnings. So advised speaker after speaker at last week's Shop.org Merchandise Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif.