Jacob Ajwani

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2014 predictions from the New York tech community

2013 turned out to be a monumental year for ecommerce.

Twitter, Rocket Fuel and Criteo IPOed. Online sales closed at record highs, with more and more transactions taking place by consumers on smartphones and tablets.

Overstock.com committed to become one of the early adaptors of Bitcoin as a method of payment. And in an economy traditionally dominated by finance and real estate, tech has become New York City’s second largest sector, cementing its status as Silicon Alley.

So what’s new for 2014? I asked my friends in New York’s digital community to share their predictions of how the marketers’ world may be affected as it relates to global ecommerce trends, mobile’s continued prowess, and emerging acquisition strategies. Here’s what they had to say.

How Hugo Boss and Virgin Atlantic can improve their retargeting

Most marketers are sitting on a gold mine of big data that goes unused.

In January, I kicked off a series outlining how to construct agnostic marketing strategies around dormant data, specifically about personalizing the onsite experience based on purchase patterns.  

This installment evaluates two brands I’m very fond of, Hugo Boss and Virgin Atlantic, and outlines opportunities their retargeting programs are not capitalizing on.