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Digital Marketing News and Trends from Melih Oztalay

ANN ARBOR - The latest Digital Marketing News, Trends, and Updates are presented by Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Marketing in Birmingham, Michigan on our show from Monday, April 26, 2021. Topics discussed over 30 minutes included: Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) CRO has become its own science to help convert traffic coming to the website

By |2021-05-02T21:03:26-04:00April 29th, 2021|Digital Marketing, Internet, mitechtv, Social Media|

Michigan Online Gaming Revenue Gains Momentum

DETROIT - Sports betting in the state of Michigan is now live! The very first sportsbooks started to take in-person bets in March 2020 and online sports betting options launched in January 2021. Since then, the numbers have impressed even those who were initially sceptical, or even unsupportive, of the push to legalize sports betting

By |2021-04-08T15:56:39-04:00April 8th, 2021|Digital, Internet, IoT|

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Make High-Speed Internet Available To All

WASHINGTON DC - A new bill aims to make high-speed internet more accessible everywhere in the US, including far-flung locations and underserved communities. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn has introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (PDF), which will spend $94 billion to ensure that unserved and persistent poverty communities have access to affordable high-speed internet.

By |2021-03-18T19:48:36-04:00March 18th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Work Went Remote. Businesses Now Weigh Whether They Need Offices

ANN ARBOR - After a year of employees working from home, what the office market will look like longer-term — if remote working becomes permanent — is still taking shape. So far, office lease rates are not falling and vacancies are not rising as quickly as feared, while employers weigh the value of spending time

By |2021-03-05T10:27:22-05:00March 5th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Report: 29 Percent Of US Broadband Households Very Likely To Purchase a Connected Health Product in the Next 12 Months

DALLAS – Twenty-nine percent of US broadband households plan to buy a connected health product over the next 23 months a new report indicates. The study, by Parks Associates, also shows US broadband households increased from 15 percent in 2019 to 41 percent in 2020. "The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive increase in telehealth and

By |2021-01-24T18:27:39-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Featured, Internet, Life Sciences|

LinkedIn Live Analysis By SmartFinds Marketing

ANN ARBOR - LinkedIn is adding live video capabilities to its platform. It's not open to every business, says Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Marketing, a digital marketing agency in Birmingham, MI. Rather you must show LinkedIn you have a track record in video production and be accepted into its portfolio. This process requires that

By |2021-05-02T20:18:07-04:00December 11th, 2020|Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurs, Internet, IoT, mitechtv, Social Media, STEM|

Lapeer County Launches New Effort To Expand Broadband Access

LAPEER—The Lapeer County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “We must take immediate action to provide more families and businesses with access to the critical resources and information they need,” said Quentin Bishop, executive director of

By |2020-10-15T16:00:01-04:00October 15th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

SmartFinds Marketing: How to Take Advantage of Amazon Prime Day Marketing

Amazon Prime Day marketing can be successful with Michigan's own digital marketing expert Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Marketing. A Birmingham, Michigan digital marketing agency, Mr. Oztalay talks about how your retail business can work better with Amazon during the pandemic. Amazon and Zoom are two corporations that have thrived since the COVID-19 pandemic forced

By |2020-08-17T15:18:50-04:00August 13th, 2020|Digital Marketing, Internet, mitechtv, Social Media|

How China Uses Facial Recognition To Control Human Behavior

SAN FRANCISCO - Facial recognition supporters in the US often argue that the surveillance technology is reserved for the greatest risks -- to help deal with violent crimes, terrorist threats and human trafficking. And while it's still often used for petty crimes like shoplifting, stealing $12 worth of goods or selling $50 worth of drugs, its use in the US still looks tame

By |2020-08-11T17:06:01-04:00August 11th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

J.D. Power Survey: Wireless Customer Care Satisfaction Remains High

TROY—With a steady flow of calls to wireless customer care representatives, who were moved from call centers to a shelter-in-place situation, great performance and great resolution remain intact during this critical time for wireless carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study—Volume 2. “Just as we saw in our recent

By |2020-08-08T19:35:35-04:00August 5th, 2020|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|