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How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

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Social Pros Podcast brand communities content strategy digital marketing humanization integrated marketing social media Social Media Marketing Social Pros Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be.

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

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We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. The Acquity Group studied the behavior of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Retail Brands and found them lacking on Twitter. Enter Nestivity.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterI travel. A lot. Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. So do I pop into the empty restaurant congratulating myself on finding a seat?

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. She could post and read about cases on this community platform; ask for advice; compare results; brainstorm on solutions; and go as deeply as she wanted into a specialized issue. Retailers also receive training, resources and support.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

From its Model Citizen photo campaign to its  Disco Open Source Project  to its ThinkTank Community Idea Factory, Betabrand has built its brand around customer engagement. Insights Social Media Case Studies Betabrand brand apps brand hack brand hackathon crowdsourcing online retail retailYou don’t own your brand: your customers do. And ”Compensation: pants.”

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Customers who participate, create content and connect with other community members become loyal brand advocates. Now, community managers run WUGspace.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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Interview with Community Manager: Will Long

Social Media Citizens

Will Long currently works as a Freelance Community Manager across a range of clients. You can follow Will on his blog , Twitter and LinkedIn. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? W: I started out working in PR. Initially through music then on to consumer brands such as Sony and Virgin Media. I’d always had an eye on Social Media, managing communities at uni and for other project I was involved in. Pinterest is going from strength to strength, if you’re in retail I’d head there quickly. How engaged is your community is the real gage for success.

Your Brand Is A Learning Space

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brand is not something that sits outside of innovation, culture, traditions and creativity (all of of things that turn us from individuals into communities). Brands are now an important part of our communities and ecosystems. While this may not be pushing itself out to the masses just yet, or those who spend their time at big box retailers, it's becoming a reality. At the retail level, on a mobile application, on Facebook or on YouTube. big box retail. community. retail. retailer. How much more content does the world really need? blogging.

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future?

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Retail, consumerism and how we buy has changed in the past few years, like never before. If you speak to a brand that has retail as one of their primary transactional channels, they are nervous. " It's important to understand the new retail landscape. Online, we tend to shop for the things we've indentified, while retail outlets can suck consumers in by surrounding the products we went to the store for with other opportunities. We can shop online while we're still in the physical retail space. Brands and retailers are going to adapt to this. apple.

How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

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The badge recipient gains a feeling of accomplishment, superiority over peers who have achieved less, and a new sense of community with others who earned the badge. Community building. We talk a lot about the importance of building communities online. In a community, the members know things about each other — their interests and experience. Better crowdsourcing.

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The E-commerce Tipping Point

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Do you feel that it's still a fairly nascent part of the retail experience or do you think that it has matured to the point where it's not only a proven merchandising channel, but a critical function of how people buy? He thought to himself: "this is the what retail looks like in 2012." Retail is, without question, morphing from a physical location (a shopping mall or a busy intersection of a popular city) to a state of digitization. What Amazon started is now being continued by new and fascinating online retailers like Fab. online community. retail.

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Is Your Brand Story Documentary-Worthy (Like Shopify)?

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Now, Harley is the Chief Operating Officer, and he (along with Tobi Lutke - the CEO and founder - and an amazing leadership team) is trying to redefine retail. wanted to become a part of their community. retail. Tell your brand story! How often have you heard someone (usually in marketing) say this in a meeting? The reason for doing this is simple: connection. and it's working.

Influencer Relations and the Target Plus-Sized Win

Spin Sucks

But Target did have another story in the news lately, and this one’s looking like a hit for the mega-retailer: Target scored by using influencer relations to help launch a plus-sized clothing line. Except, if you’re plus-sized, Target has not traditionally been your retail BFF. Miss: Canada. As in, missed the entire country. And it’s not like it’s small! Sorry, Canadians. Whoops.

Building Community: It’s More than Engagement

SocialFish

See what you think of this, from the online retailer perspective. Nice little deck from Jason Falls of CafePress. think the lessons are spot on. Etail East – Jason Falls presentation – 2013 from Jason Falls. ————— ( photo credit ). Case Study From the Trenches Implementation

Where The Consumers Are

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In my first business book, Six Pixels of Separation , I recount the story of a friend who was looking to launch a retail endeavor. The risk associated with a retail location - where you're beholden to issues like foot traffic and weather - seems so unpredictable when compared to the online world. He doesn't have stress over union strikes and other anomalies that can impact a retail store (like construction or even if the stadium decides to move). Since when was a business not about being a true value to the community that it serves? community. retail.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

For each dollar spent on your influencer program, you will generate an average $6.95 in returns,  or even higher if you are in the food, retail or travel industry (2015, The Shelf ). These people have smaller communities (typically just under 10,000 followers, but they can be bigger) but have developed a very focused following that can be swayed by personalized marketing campaigns.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. That is what we saw in the  “Mobilizing the Retail Shopping Experience” research study. If that’s just the scenario on mobile retail sites, just think about all of the e-commerce sites and brands that rely on the Internet to drive traffic, click throughs, newsletter sign-ups and purchases.

Show 460 - How Music Can Provide a Hit Brand

Engaging Brand

How music can help create community. The science of music in retail. How music can help create community. Pod Casts in marketing marketing Hit Brands engaging brand podcast social marketing business ideas brand marketing marketing tips promote a brand branding create community copywriting music in marketing music + retail The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode. Anna Farmery  speaks with Richard Jankovich about how sonic branding is helping leading brands. We talk about.

Case Study Crunch: Retail Social Media Case Studies « The Cube

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Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Case Study Crunch: Retail Social Media Case Studies 08/07/2010 tags: Case Studies , Marketing , Social Media , Social media case studies by Annalisa Morgan In retail, social media is everywhere. million – and counting. Larry Danna). Einstein Bros. Channels: Email, Photo sharing, UGC. what a year!

Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons

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Individuals pay ten dollars to submit their idea to Quirky and the community (that's you and I) choose which are best via their online channel. The community is responsible for truly collaborating and innovating on the products as well. What makes this platform most interesting is the community. should the community agree on the value that you bring to the project.

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Case Study and Lessons Learned: Increasing Foot Traffic for Retail Using Social Media and Event Marketing

Akamai Marketing

Do: We kicked off the campaign with a community, family-focused event which included prizes and give-aways for social media participants. With a newly engaged social media community, we tested the audience with a selfie contest over a heavy shopping weekend. Case Study Facebook Retail case study event marketing marketing measurement social media strategy Case Study #4: Neighborhood Shopping Center. Background: . This client came to me with a desire to raise awareness of their shopping center and the variety of stores and shops within the shopping center. Lessons Learned: .

How Customer Service on Social Media Helps Your Brand [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

35% of retailers actually erased a customer’s question on their Facebook Page. Customer service Social Media Brands communication Community Management customer service InfographicTweet Last week Henriette wrote a blog post about the importance of connecting with your fans on a personal level when brands communicate on social media platforms. Brands that don’t, lose. Infographic].

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Understanding Customer Needs and Wants Customer needs are different than behaviors.  Do your customers have a need for community, convenience, or collaboration?  A customer who is ill needs and wants a safe, effective means to get relief – understanding that need will lead to understanding that customer’s motivation.  That stuff is important to the business, no doubt. 

How Lowe’s is Cutting Through the Digital (and Non-Digital) Noise

Convince & Convert

In an interview with AdAge , VP of Concept and Market Development Jonathan Luster said, “It’s been a great introduction to the community and our introduction to being at the sidewalk. Here, we’re right in the community.” Another unique characteristic of this content evangelism is the integration of social and digital content in a physical retail location. Social Media Case Studies lowe's lowes fix in six omnichannel retail social media campaign social media case study vineSuch is the case with the popular Lowe’s “Fix In Six” Vine campaign.

Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s a landslide: Community creates results. The Harlem Shake depended on community. User-generated content is far better at creating that community. 2. Retail companies the world over are taking to holistic commerce and everything it brings to the table. Disclaimer: Pic-n-Post is a client of RedShift Writers. Hello, WUL readers! Remember me? via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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The Gift Of Facebook

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On top of that, this type of social shopping experience creates a more direct relationship with Facebook and their community members. The majority of retailers are struggling to find the best e-commerce experience on the browser-based Web, and few of them are pushing full-steam ahead into mobile commerce. retail. Let me be clear: I am still bullish on Facebook. I am not bullish on advertising as Facebook's main revenue model. In March of 2011, I wrote a blog post titled, F-Commerce - Rise Of The Facebook Consumer. never liked Facebook as an advertising platform. adwords.

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Can CMOs Master The Customer Experience For Hispanic Shoppers?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Communities Mobile Personalization Testing Web Design. As a result, buying habits and patterns may vary significantly depending on their country of origin and local community. Advertising Behavioral Targeting Communities Mobile Personalization Testing Web Design CMO CMOs Hispanic Responsive Design Website Design According to the  U.S.

The Marketing Agency Of The Future

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It is not uncommon for internal marketing teams to have senior chops in the areas of creative development and analytics down to community management, loyalty program management and even the day-to-day handling of certain media activities (like search engine marketing, affiliate marketing and more). They're not the same consumers when they're reading consumer reviews as they are when they are in a physical retail location. community management. retail. Is there a future for the advertising agency as we have known it to date? What's an agency to do? Nothing more.

The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report]

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value. Tweet The Following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our CEO, Jonas Klit Nielsen.

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Pamorama

Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. A new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something. They rank blogs as the third most influential digital resource (31%) when it comes to making purchase decisions, following retail sites (56%) and brand sites (34%). But it [.].

Interview with Community Manager: Joel Windels from Brandwatch

Social Media Citizens

Joel is Community Manager at Brandwatch , Europe’s leading social media monitoring tool. As well as spending much of his time in the social media sphere, Joel’s background has been in the computer games industry, spanning development, usability, marketing, journalism and community management. Community Managers Interviews Brandwatch.

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How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Customer reviews, questions and answers, internet forums and user-generated videos are the social and community tools that influence consumers the most.

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Living In A Shopping Mall

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There's no denying that the digitization and e-commerce evolution has radically changed the retail landscape. As retail continues to tinker with models to encourage people to come down to their physical stores, it's hard not be overwhelmed by everything that brands like Amazon are doing (see here: When Real Time Becomes Really Real Time ) and how things like showrooming and smartphones are playing a major part in retail's struggle to keep pace and relevance. What retail should do. retail. retail experience. retail landscape. the future of retail.

Scenes From The Frontlines

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We can talk about community managers and a better Facebook or Twitter presence as much as we want, but when the cash is in hand and the people who interact with the consumer don't align with everything else, you may as well go back to having minimum wage employees prowl the streets wearing sandwichboards. community manager. retail. boxingday brand brandecosystem businesstravel communitymanager customerengagement customerservice digitalmarketing facebook frontlineworkers luggage pr publicrelations retail socialmedia traditionaladvertising travel twitter yelp youtube

Gamification: Why Play?

Mindjumpers

Users can claim mayorships, unlock badges, receive special offers and rewards such as discounts to specific retailers while also competing against friends via a leaderboard. Facebook Marketing & Communication Social Media brand community engagement Engagement Foursquare gamification Involvement social media marketingLast week, I wrote a blog post about Facebook’s new app center.

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A Twitch In Time

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In the past half-decade, massive online communities have been created for people who like to sit back and simply watch others play and comment on their games. And Twitch is the eight-hundred pound gorilla of the video game watching and streaming community. Some may not be able to see the direct correlation between what the world''s largest online retailer is hunting for, but deals like this make perfect sense. online community. online retailer. retail. Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right?