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4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers

Convince & Convert

Time and time again we have heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” In an era where customer service is so important, retailers and business owners must always remember to keep this in mind. Yet, how can retailers make sure that their consumers are not only getting the message they want to send, but also getting a message the consumer actually wants to hear? Keep It Simple.

Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone

Small Business Mavericks

Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement. Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: Euclid installs sensors in retailers’ locations that can measure how many people walked by a store, how many walked in and for how long they stayed based on when their smartphones emit a kind of radar searching for wireless Internet signals. The incredible thing about that is it allows retail store owners an opportunity to use actionable data that, before now, they haven’t had access to. think this is a sublime idea.

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Store visits gives retailers information on the number of people who viewed local awareness ads  on Facebook and then actually visited those stores. Optimize future campaigns.

New Facebook Ad Options Aimed at Sparking Retailers’ In-Store Sales

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced two new advertising options for retailers looking to boost in-store sales: dynamic ads  for retail, and store visits optimization. And when retailers select store visits optimization, Facebook helps them reach users who are most likely to visit their brick-and-mortar locations. For example, U.S.

A Clever Way One Retailer Brings Pinterest From Online To In-Store

Firebelly

This weekend I walked in to World Market, a speciality retailer selling mostly home decor, and walked out with something I wasn’t planning to purchase—all because of Pinterest. I don’t even follow World Market on Pinterest, but while I was perusing the lamps, something caught my eye. Pinterest Social Media MarketingIt Stood Out. It Provided Social Proof.

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The New Retail Experience

Twist Image

There was an old retail paradigm (that still rings true): get them to the store. Many retailers still treat their online store as if it's just another store. There are so many issues and challenges in getting to the point of excellence with e-commerce, that many companies don't even know where to begin (and we're talking about the small, medium and large retailers here). This part is true: never before in the history of business have consumers been this much further ahead of the brands in terms of communications, marketing and connectivity. marketing. retail.

3 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Facebook Location Pages

Ignite Social Media

In an age when buying locally is highly valued, it’s more important than ever for national retailers to communicate with consumers on a local level. On Facebook, this can be easily done through location pages where retailers can create pages for specific storefronts. Here are some key ways retailers can get the most out of Facebook location pages. Display Store Information.

The State of Retail Mobility [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

How have other top retailers responded to the mobile challenge? Marketing Mobile marketing retail mobile social retailBig huge thanks to global IT and business solution provider  Cognizant  for this infographic.

Pinterest leads Facebook in retail customer aquisition

Sherrilynne Starkie

In terms of online shopping audiences, Facebook is much larger than Pinterest by a ratio of almost four to one, however the study found  that Pinterest provides a better experience for shopping discovery, purchase consideration, and deeper engagement with retailer content. Content marketing delivers sales leads. The ROI of Social Media for Retail Websites. Related articles.

5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers

Shift Digital

Here are 5 reasons why heat mapping helps online retailers: Easy to install and even easier to understand. You may even want to consider shifting your marketing budget to focus on those popular areas and reduce the space and focus on any areas that are not as popular. Director of Marketing & Client Relations. Digital MarketingTalk about easy! Detect Flaws.

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. 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. ” and used the answers that Sprouts lovers gave.

3 Social Media Trends in Fashion that Retailers Should Leverage

Ignite Social Media

So with that, here are three social media trends fashion and beauty retailers should leverage. Last year, London Fashion Week and Zappos created successful campaigns using the #OOTD hashtag, and online boutique retailers like Lulus used it well throughout daily content. When social media shakes up the fashion industry , what do you do? Also known as Outfit of the Day.

Show 442 - Internet of things - changing the retail experience?

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first. Anna Farmery  discusses Converge with Ray Velez of Razorfish - the convergence of marketing, creativity and technology. Hasn''t marketing, technology and creativity always been converging? Has market segmentation changed to micro segmentation?

Peeking Into The Future Of Retail

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He has been called "one of the world''s foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and smoke it!). For over twenty years, Doug Stephens has worked with some of the world''s biggest brands, agencies and retailers helping them to achieve the success that they demand today with a keen eye on how quickly the world of retail continues to evolve. Currently, he is the founder of Retail Prophet and the author of the book, The Retail Revival. How much of an impact does e-commerce have on retail and where is this all headed? retail.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Social media tells you exactly what your customers think, no more guessing games, no more marketing evaluations, no more feedback cards. 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. No way! join the queue. Not publicly available.

Are You Working In Digital Marketing? You Have To Be Drunk Not To Pay Attention To This.

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Galloway has a think tank called L2 and is also a marketing professor at NYU Stern. Amazon needs physical spaces to become a dominant retailer, otherwise they will suffer. . digital marketing. marketing. marketing professor. retail. retailer. Want to understand what the true digital landscape looks like? Last May, I introduced you to Scott Galloway.

Podcast 390 - Sir Terry Leahy on Management and Retailing

Engaging Brand

This week's  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download. Sir Terry Leahy is credited with turning round retailing in the UK. How the 10 Words have come from both his early life and also through the experience of leading a successful retailer. What he learned from writing the book.

Back-to-School Is the Second-Biggest Retail Holiday. Are You Ready? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Simply Measured

“Back to school” is the second-biggest retail holiday in the U.S. How you can leverage this information for better Back to School marketing. Download our Social Marketer’s Guide to ROI below to uncover: How to define what “Social ROI” means for your brand. This year, it’s expected to rake in $828 BILLION! But e-commerce brands are still trying to figure out the magic recipe for generating awareness and sales in such a crowded field on social. This digital infographic guide, care of  The Shelf , can help. Scroll Courtesy of: The Shelf. and so much more.

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Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

Twist Image

digital marketing. marketing podcast. Episode #362 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. While many companies were still lamenting a basic website back in the nineties, Gary Schwartz was already imagining how content, voice and mobility would change how we connect to one another. and the brands that serve us. For over a decade, Gary has been a leader in the mobile industry. He published his first book, The Impulse Economy - Understanding mobile shoppers and what makes them buy , and appeared on this podcast back in 2012.

Report: How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In late June, I wrote about ComScore’s second report called “The Power of Like 2 – How Social Marketing Works” and how it’s not just about getting likes, but rather about creating engagement and interacting with fans. Furthermore, it states that retail was selected primarily because 86 of the Top 100 e-Retailers ranked by ComScore in Europe have a Facebook presence.

Thanksgiving Marketing Statistics You’ll Gobble About

Spin Sucks

What I can do is provide you with some fun-filled Thanksgiving marketing facts to help pass your time with friends and family while celebrating this holiday weekend. How to Use the Thanksgiving Marketing Facts. Steal the last piece of pie as you distract cousin Fred with astounding holiday retail facts. Thanksgiving Marketing Turkey Talk. By Laura Petrolino.

Internet Retailer ranks Vistaprint 27th in highest social media impact for online retailers

Jeff Esposito

About a week or so back, I came across the Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide (top 500 online retailers) and was looking at the areas where Vistaprint ranked. After thumbing through the traditional marketing, I came across the publication’s inaugural list of Retailers with the highest Social Media Impact (full list below). Vistaprint ranked #27 on the Internet Retailer: Retailers with the highest Social Media Impact List in 2012. social media Internet Retailer Vistaprint

Ecommerce Retailers: To Pay Per Click or Not to Pay Per Click

Idaconcpts

Marketing your ecommerce store can be difficult. Since you’re selling things online, it’s best to market yourself online. One of the most common forms of online marketing that ecommerce merchants use is pay per click (PPC) advertising. Your marketing/advertising budget is limited – PPC requires that you spend money each and every day to attract visitors to your site.

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Social Media Campaigns Burberry luxury brand retail social media campaignBurberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2.  YouTube has a series of short films about the collection. Instagram has a selection of campaign images.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Marketing Land ).

Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

Webbiquity SMM

The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however. Campaigns and content that works for one market often doesn’t resonate with another. 

Pinterest Marketing for B2Bs

SocialFish

Traditionally viewed as a hot spot for product retailers for most of its history, Pinterest has been virtually ignored by B2B companies looking to reach their target market. Follow the tips below to increase the potential of your Pinterest B2B marketing strategy. The more visual appeal, the better, especially in the world of B2B marketing. Think Visually. They should be.

Why You Should Tweet on Black Friday

Idaconcpts

Did you know that the first brand on Twitter was a retailer? The social media giant analyzed over 7,600 users and their site visitation and purchase behavior on over 700 retail brand websites during the busy back to school season. Internet users who used Twitter but were not exposed to retailer tweets, and another group who represented the average Internet user.

Just get us the Millennials! #Marketing #Fail

Janet Fouts

“Just get us the millennials” This mind set is short-sighted and mindless old-school marketing at best! Millennial’s are just one demographic in your potential market and you need to think carefully before you focus entire marketing campaigns on them. Simply basing marketing on demographics alone is simplistic and patronizing. They’re social.

The Future of Content Marketing is Now

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. And, when they realize it’s really bad, they’ll decide content marketing doesn’t work—instead of realizing they’re terrible at executing the tactic. Vision.

Affiliate Marketing is Far From Dead

Spin Sucks

Affiliate marketing gets a pretty bad rap. Concerns involve the possible scrupulousness of affiliate marketing companies. There are definitely challenges with affiliate marketing, but they’ve been with the industry since its inception and can be handled with proper controls. Even Apple, the tech giant, has an affiliate marketing program. By Chris Kramer. Wrong. Monitor.

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

The Realtime Report

Its fans are its biggest marketing asset, and the company uses its brand as a platform on which its customers can express themselves. Insights Social Media Case Studies Betabrand brand apps brand hack brand hackathon crowdsourcing online retail retailAsking your customers and fans to hack your brand is about as social as a social business can get. You The mission?

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

In her opening remarks, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg  said: We continue to focus on our three priorities: capitalizing on the shift to mobile; growing the number of marketers using our ad products; and making our ads more relevant and effective. We know that marketing shifts take time. billion monthly active users as of Sept. The company posted revenue of $7.01 billion.

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Mobile Shopping App Shopkick Adds CVS/pharmacy To Its Lineup Of Retail Partners

The Realtime Report

Mobile shopping app   Shopkick , which rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has added CVS/pharmacy as the first pharmacy to join its lineup of retail brands that already includes major names like  Macy’s, Target, American Eagle, Mobil, Best Buy and ToysRus. Mashable ).

Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing

Pamorama

Email marketing wins more online customers than Facebook and Twitter, but it lags behind organic search. The introduction of disruptive technologies and tools over the last few years has spawned enormous changes in online marketing. The good old-fashioned marketing method still provides the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to reaching and retaining high-value customers online.

Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Unspoken

Most of the focus of the season goes to the big-box retailers, who manage to sell flat screen TVs for $10, or so it seems. It only makes sense that businesses should try to make the most of social media as well as other marketing tactics during the holidays. Let’s explore some types of internet marketing that retailers can use during the holidays: · Email.

5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Whether you work in the b2b world, in non-profit marketing or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, you know that having the right online presence can bring even more customers to your organization. While you may have a website and a Facebook page, there is much more to maintaining a successful online marketing presence. Mobile marketing will continue to grow.

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The Challenge of Online Selling for CPGs

Idaconcpts

From the graph above, it is easy to see why CPG online retailers believe that it is a simple matter of being a great online marketer. CPG CPG brands have invested millions of dollars in creating robust brand sites and digital marketing campaigns—all in the interest of engaging loyal buyers. CPGs online retailers must rely on creative strategies to increase direct site sales.

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Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

Spin Sucks

By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. So why the big fuss?

How Marketers Can Get Back to Modern Marketing

Convince & Convert

His post looked at the whole “back to school” process and mindset from a retail perspective. He took us along as he, like so many of us, made the trek to their favorite retailers to load up their children with all the necessary and obligatory supplies and apparel. Marketers Go Back to School, Too.