In 2016, online spending topped in-store shopping for the first time ever. That trend continued in 2017, with Adobe Digital Insights reporting that 2017 holiday sales surpassed $91.7 billion, marking 11% YoY growth. Peak season offers peak opportunities for experimentation programs. Increased traffic and conversion rates open the door for higher velocity, shorter durations, and lower minimum […]
Beginning last October, Brooks Bell and Irrational Labs teamed up to tackle the topic of Behavioral Economics through a six-part blog series exploring the basics of behavioral economics and providing tips to help you apply it in your experimentation program. In this final blog, we’re going to revisit some of the big takeaways from each […]
Thanks for joining us on this four-part series designed to tell you everything you need to know when considering mobile web or native app experimentation. So far, we’ve gone over the top mobile stats that illustrate how mobile-obsessed consumers are, we’ve outlined the primary differences between native app and mobile web, and we shared what you need to know about native apps. In this post, our concluding piece, we’ll dive into mobile web and how experimentation fits.
Did you know that you may be crafting a solution for a problem that a behavioral scientist has already researched? There are decades of behavioral science experiments at your fingertips that can be leveraged to better inform your digital experiments.
Thanks for joining us on this four-part series designed to tell you everything you need to know when considering mobile web or native app experimentation. So far, we’ve gone over the top mobile stats that illustrate how mobile-obsessed consumers are and we’ve outlined the primary differences between native app and mobile web. In this post, we’ll build on that foundation with more detail and we’ll go over how experimentation works on native apps. (Psst: We’re including some tips from the pros at the end, so don’t miss them!)
There’s no shortage of dialogue around the ethical code of digital experimentation. Flashback to the Facebook experiment that was socialized years ago. As you may recall, Facebook ran an experiment where they tested the display of positive news feed content vs. the display of negative news feed content to see how it impacted user sentiment and interaction. It caused quite an uproar and people questioned the ethics behind (quite literally) playing with people’s’ emotions for the sake of research.
The fuel driving mobile’s relentless growth is primarily app usage, which alone makes up a majority of total digital engagement at 52 percent, according to comScore’s “U.S. Mobile App Report.” But confusion still exists within the industry. For nearly a decade consumers have jumbled native apps and mobile web by bundling them into the all encompassing “mobile.”
Over my past six years in optimization, I’ve seen a shift in the way experimentation strategies are created. First, it was all gut and intuition. Next, it was all about best practices. Today, it’s all about quantitative and qualitative data. But more advanced experimentation programs laying the foundation for tomorrow’s testing are integrating behavioral economics (BE) into their ideation process. Wondering how this works?
It’s a mobile-first world. If your company is not embracing mobile technology, you’re missing opportunities, and that means revenue. But leveraging mobile technologies is more complicated than it seems, especially when you need to improve users’ experiences, increase consumer loyalty, enhance engagement, make employees more productive and boost revenue.
In our last post of our brand-new series, “Oh, BEhave!,” we announced that Brooks Bell has partnered with Irrational Labs to bring behavioral economics (BE) into your experiment ideation process. Why? There are decades of experiments that your program could be using to inform your strategies! If you missed it, check it out here.