SAYING IT SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
[Retail] Is your business easy to find for local and mobile searchers.
eMarketer reports that consumers force retailers to adopt social strategy. Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Is your business easy to find for local and mobile searchers? First an anecdote, then the facts. The other evening I was driving through Baltimore City and decided I’d like to try an Italian deli for dinner. Because it was late, I was only interested in the results that returned with a phone number so that I could call and make sure the establishment was still open. And just who is seeing these listings? link] [.]
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012
[Retail] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #108
"My fascination with retail continues to grow. Yes, Twist Image works with brands like Walmart and watching Amazon is part of the gig, but beyond that, it's hard to not be impressed with how Amazon defines retail. Beyond retail, I think every brand can learn a ton from how Amazon acquires, keeps and engages with their consumers." Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? " (Alistair for Hugh). Watermelon Collisions - ouch - Dot Psychics. And this is a great example. Is this real news?
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
[Retail] A Holiday Gift Idea for Your @SocialEmployee #BlackFriday #socbiz #socialselling
The Social Employee is available to order through a variety of online retailers. Happy Holidays! Well friends, the Holiday Season is upon us once again. The final months of each year represent a time for giving and a chance for each of us to take stock of what we’ve achieved over the past year, to reconnect with family and friends, and to share our love for each other through good food, gifts, and companionship. So with another successful year coming to a close, a little show of appreciation is in order! It goes without saying that a successful employee base is a well-informed one.
ENGAGE | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
[Retail] How to Think About SEO Like a Human
And more recently, as outlined in a story on NYTimes.com , a major retailer manipulated inbound links as a ranking factor , hiring a less than scrupulous firm to build inbound links on low-quality “doorway” websites that gave the impression to Google that the retailer’s site was valuable, since a ton of sites were linking to it. Google has already tweaked the algorithm and for most terms, the retailer has dropped several pages (and less than 6% of users ever go past page 1). Gaming search engines is like lying on your profile on a dating website. The long-term result?
MASHABLE.COM | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
[Retail] First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here
Yahoo is the coffee retailer’s technology partner on the initiative, so it not only developed the site at Starbucks’s behest, but it’s hosting the network, powering the search experience and providing content as well. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Beginning Wednesday, Starbucks customers who use the free Wi-Fi at more than 6,800 U.S. The New York Times has opened up access to its Reader 2.0 Boost and handpicked documentary films provided by SnagFilms.
LOUIS GRAY | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
[Retail] NOOKColor Combines Specialization, Potential & Android
B&N's expertise is in its cultivated lists and access to titles, along with offering WiFi access in every store, along with the ability to preview any book while on their network, just as you could thumb through any book in any retail store. I've been using the NOOKColor as my primary reading device for the last month, and it's easy to see what the product does very well. Electronic book readers are not new, of course. Amazon's Kindle epitomizes the market, while the NOOKColor is B&N's second go at it, after their first generation black and white device claimed 20% share.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
[Retail] Top 10 People Who Influence What Americans Buy
More than three-quarters of Americans shop at Walmart every year, so whether you’re a fan or not, the retailer has influence. When the First Lady donned J.Crew fashions at public appearances such as The Jay Leno Show, it spiked the retailer’s clothing sales, website traffic and brand awareness. As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers are changing the way they shop, becoming more budget-conscious, eco-aware and cause-oriented, while paying greater attention to what, why and from who they are buying. We’re saving more, wasting less, and giving back.. Suze Orman.
TWIST IMAGE | MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
[Retail] LinkedIn Is Still Underrated
We''ve talked about brands and online retailers stalking consumers for months across multiple websites with behavioral targeting. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It''s not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed: Advertising online continues to get creepier and creepier. It cost them close to $1.5 It''s not. chom fm.
PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
[Retail] Live Blog: Lotusphere 2012 Opening Session
“It’s the first end-to-end browser-based retail banking system that solved the connectivity problem between all banking devices,” Dreinhoefer said. Michael J. Fox kicks off as guest speaker, telling about his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 29 and how it sparked his interest in the Internet. “I found out I was part of a community.” ” Web activism has enabled him to raise $270 million to battle Parkinson’s. Fox’s brief speech isn’t very relevant to social business, but the audience receives him well. Content.
JACOB MORGAN | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
[Retail] How to get a Free Copy of my Book, The Collaborative Organization!
The book retails at $35 in stores and was endorsed by leaders such as the former CIO of the USA, CMO of SAP, CEO of Unisys, CMO of Dell, and dozens of others. On September 27th I’m going to be participating in a webinar (you get a free book for attending) with Brian Dirkling from Box, who is their director of enterprise marketing. This event is being hosted by Ping Identity which is a leader in cloud security and identity solutions. critical to-do’s to help with employee adoption of collaboration platforms. The book alone is worth attending!
LOUIS GRAY | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
[Retail] Google Displays Big Numbers at GoogleIO. Is It Better?
As was mentioned to me in a discussion with a small group of Google geeks, in a conference focused on developers, one shouldn't always anticipate the delivery of retail-capable products for end users. The first day of Google I/O 2011 was focused on Android. For Google, focusing on Android and the mobile OS' growth is a real point of strength, with incredible numbers and increased velocity. But there are still open questions as to demonstrable quality leadership that would have people on the other side of the aisle drooling with jealousy. billion installs to date. Don't get me too wrong.
SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS | TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
[Retail] New tool for Social Media Citizens – Social Campaign
According to the company, the CrowdWorksSocial Campaign delivers instant value to marketers, brands, and eCommerce retailers with the key elements to operate new and perpetual social marketing campaigns to drive customer acquisition: • Fast deployment options (less than 10 minutes) • Broad library of social applications and gestures • Highly customizable messages and design to tailor and target marketing • Extensible system to drive ongoing programs across multiple websites and campaigns • Actionable analytics providing social segmentation and ROI data at the click-level. SMC QUOTE “.As
ONE SOCIAL MEDIA | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
[Retail] 5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business
Cafes, retail stores, and even professional services can build their online reputation and increase trust. One of the biggest misconceptions with online marketing is that social media is only for large brands. Truthfully, a small business that invests its time wisely can improve customer (or client) loyalty and traditional word of mouth marketing efforts. Social media is useful for almost every type of business. By taking advantage of social media, businesses can make themselves more accessible, more personable, and maintain long term connections. Share this post.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
[Retail] How This Fashion Brand Found the Sweet Spot in Blogger Relations
Each time Lorna Jane opens a new retail store, Sam identifies and reaches out to bloggers in each city. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Usually, I see brands sit on one of two sides of the fence. Either they work only with blogger networks or agencies, or they own their blogger relationships in-house. After a neat discussion with Sam Zivot of Lorna Jane , I now have an awesome example of how these two tactics actually can be complimentary. In fact, according to this case study, it’s possible a blogger outreach sweet spot may exist in the middle of these two schools of thought. Meet Sam.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
[Retail] What Millennials Want From Your Brand: 5 Insider Secrets
Even though I am a 21-year-old female with a slight addiction to retail, you need me more than I need you. A lady never reveals her age, but I will for the purposes of this post. Hello, my name is Anuli and I am 21 years old (or, young-however you want to see it). Marketers categorize me as a Millennial — one of the approximately 79 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 34. The purchasing power of Millennials is estimated to be $170 billion per year, which makes me someone that you want to know. Here are 5 things to know about marketing to Millennials: 1. image: ChrisL_AK ]. 3.
CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 | FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
[Retail] I See You
also had a request from the person that leads social at a large retailer with a request to include the picture of Melanies "customer of the month" sign in a presentation shes giving next month. Citizen Marketer 2.1 Useful information on how to add "social" into your marketing mix with measurable results. Oh yeah, Ill also talk about new things Im learning too. promise it will be worth your while. The bigger question one might ask is, where the hell is this post going? Okay, Im getting to that part. For those not yet familiar with Jaffe-nese, A.D.I.A. Needless to say, I was ecstatic.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
[Retail] How Gary Vaynerchuk Uses Micro-Content to Drive Social Media Results
And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. Gary Vaynerchuk, author @garyvee. Gary Vaynerchuk – entrepreneur, CEO of VaynerMedia , and author – joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his brand new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World ; how to deal with haters; and making sure to read the room. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Please support them; we couldn’t do it without their help!
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
[Retail] Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011
This practice has been going on for years, and many websites have been benefitting from these links related to discount codes that retailers and other websites offer. The SEO firm was ordered to pay $770,000 because the SEO company “provided marketing and web hosting services was financially responsible for the sale of counterfeit golf clubs by a client e-retailer. It is that time of year, the end of the year where we see all sorts of top 10 lists. have my own lists, like the one that I like to post from Fineman PR about the top 10 Public Relations Blunders of the year.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
[Retail] How to Emulate the World’s Powerful Brands Using Social Media
They are the most popular retailer on Twitter and is a leading example of Twitter’s power to build millions of relationships a single customer at a time. Natalie Sisson is an intrepid traveler and Kiwi entrepreneur who currently lives out of a suitcase. Don’t you just love to hate those big name brands who always seem to be getting right? You know the ones I’m referring to – The Apple gods, the addictive Starbucks and the sensual Victoria’s Secrets ? At the same time you have to love them because they’re doing a great job at furthering their brand reputation and personality.
JACOB MORGAN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
[Retail] The Future of Work Podcast, Episode 3: Deb Acosta – Cities of the Future
billion square meters) of retail and other nonresidential space will be built in the United States alone [source: National Resources Defense Council]. billion square meters) of retail and other nonresidential space will be built in the United States alone [source: National Resources Defense Council] What this episode is about and why you should care In Episode 3 we explore the idea of the “smart city” and the “future city.” Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes. Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed). link]. The one stat you need to know. San Leandro Next.
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
[Retail] 3 Benefits for Small Business Cloud Computing
Comments Comments Related Stories Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts Wondering If Mobile Technology Kills Creativity. This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka of ChamberOfCommerce.com. It is the first in a monthly series whereby she will write for me and I will write for her. hope you enjoy. As an advocate for small businesses, I am always looking for resources and innovations that can help them to compete and succeed. Though you may not be familiar with cloud computing, you’re probably already using it. Lower costs. Innovation and scalability.
MASHABLE.COM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
[Retail] Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing
link] How Social Data and Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience [.] of the importance of getting this right.More Social Media Marketing Resources from Mashable: – Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing – 5 Key Tips for a Successful Social Media Content Strategy – 5 Creative Facebook Places Marketing [.] Have an account? Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily Officially Launching Feb 2?
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
[Retail] Making Magazines More “Pinteresting”: An Interview with Digimarc EVP
Our goal is to try and keep it as simple to pin things from the physical world, magazines, retail outlets and the like, as it is to pin things from a webpage. Pinterest, a visual board of “pinnable” images, has got everyone talking—how to use it, if it’s going to last , and just why pinning recipes and dream outfits is so addicting. While waiting to board his flight, Digimarc’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ed Knudson took some time to chat with me about the new venture, and how he thinks it’ll affect custom publications and the content marketing space. 1.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
[Retail] 1/3 of Young People Would be Happy For Their Employer to Have Access to Their Social Media Profiles
John Harding, human resource services partner at PwC in Manchester, said: “Just as advertisers and retailers are using data from customers’ online and social media activity to tailor their shopping experience, organisations could soon start using workers’ personal data (with their permission) to measure and anticipate performance and retention issues. Research indicates that 92% of children under the age of two already have a digital posting about them. What does that mean for this generation and the next as they grow up? Will they care more or less about privacy?
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
[Retail] Search Engine Optimization: Why Your Web Content Strategy Must Involve Promotion
If you are an ecommerce retailer and you sell products through a shopping cart on your web site, you need to develop a web content strategy whereas you create additional content around those products and link that content back to your web site. Nick Usborne, from WebContentCafe.com , recently wrote a great article about how writing more articles may not be your best web content strategy. He goes on to explain that “The web is being flooded with short, low-quality, optimized articles… and how “Google is catching on…. Where do we fail? Competitive advantage?
LOUIS GRAY | SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
[Retail] For Digg and Other Web Services, 5 Years Can Be a Lifetime
The entrenched retailers trying to stop Apple from adding movies to iTunes. TechCrunch's Sarah Lacy practically writes an epitaph today for Digg following news that the company's cofounder Kevin Rose, the face of the company since its inception, had resigned to pursue a new and unannounced startup. The backdrop of her story is a detailed article she wrote on Rose and the Digg phenomenon back in 2006, when she, then writing for BusinessWeek, placed Kevin on the cover with a youthful grin and headline blaring how he was worth $60 million. Founder of digg.com, wefollow.com." Same people.
T2 SOCIAL | SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
[Retail] 4 Social Business Trends to Watch For in the Second Half of 2014
Recently, a lawsuit was launched by a well-known actress against a well-known retail operation for the use of an image against her consent on Twitter. Social business trends are exciting and evolving, and these are a few to watch for in the latter half of the year. Social business trends are constantly on the move. The field is quickly changing and there are new components emerging constantly. I was recently presenting at the Social Media Strategies Summit in New York on the concepts behind building a social business strategy for B2C brands. Welcome to the Age of Social Advertising.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
[Retail] 2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter
Supply chain expert and social networking pro Jeff Ashcroft is a key thought leader in many fields including retail, supply chain and third party logistics. former eCommerce retail, media and agency CIO/CMO, Lee is a recognized strategist in the social media, analytics and eCommerce worlds. Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. The size of the company or the number of people it employed did not matter. in August 2006.
SOCIALNOMICS | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
[Retail] Social Media Can Drive Sales This Holiday Weekend
Even huge retailers, like Macy’s , are on Pinterest. Prep your business for the holidays by embracing social media. If you own a business on Main Street, your focus is on obtaining new customers. People coming in off of the street may be curious about your goods and, if you’re lucky or prepared enough, they may be in the market for what you have to offer. But, what if there is nobody on the street? How will you get people in through your doors? This is especially important during the upcoming holiday season. Another 140 million people shopped online. You can bet your lease on it. Feedly.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
[Retail] The 3 Social Media Lessons of 2013 – And What’s In Store for 2014
And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. This week, we have a very special Year in Review episode of Social Pros. Jay, Jeffrey, Zena, and Jess Ostroff discuss content, collaboration, free lunches, predictions for 2014, predictions for 2015, and Mark Wahlberg. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this happen. Please support them; we couldn’t do it without their help! Listen Now. Tweetable Moments.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
[Retail] How Scotts Uses Social Media for Maximum Customer Support
In addition to online support and education, Scotts has in-person representatives at major retail stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s so that customers can come in and talk to Scotts professionals about what they should do. Because Scotts brand is sold only in third party retail outlets, they work closely with these retail outlets when they’re coming up with their educational materials so that they can cross-promote. Beth Dockins, Scotts Miracle-Gro @bethdockins. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast.
BILL HARTZER | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
[Retail] Search Engine Optimization Job Openings – Dallas Texas
The sales executive needs to be strategic, analytical and highly independent professional who has dealt with large to midsized internet retailers. From time to time, I post search engine optimization-related job openings in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area, and other current SEO-related job openings. learned of a few open positions for SEO Sales and SEO Project Management positions, both in the Dallas Fort Worth area and in San Francisco. If you are interested in applying for any of these SEO job openings, feel free to contact me and I will pass the contact information on to you.
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
[Retail] Rachio's Smart Sprinkler Controller Brings Intelligence to the Yard
work at Google. I''ve always paid full retail for my Nest products, and happily paid for my Sunrun, Sonos and Rachio equipment too. Most sprinkler systems are pretty dumb, or offer up a near-impossible menu of options with an indecipherable array of buttons, which serve to confuse - usually leading to one of two outcomes: you being the proud owner of a dead lawn, or being the idiot who left his sprinklers on in the rain. haven''t been happy with mine for a long time, but that''s now all changed, with a system from Rachio , my latest move to make my home smarter and more connected.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
[Retail] Track Your #Hashtags More Easily With HashAtIt
It could help specialty retailers predict fads (always a challenge) and give you a good idea on which branding strategies are working and what isn’t. There’s a new social search engine in town: HashAtIt.com says they can make it easy to combine all the metadata tags (those # symbols followed by a word or unspaced phrase) and look them up. This means any trend you want to follow on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter can be monitored on all sites at once. Here’s how it works — you see a #hashtag that catches your attention on any subject at all, anywhere.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
[Retail] Facebook is Helping Make Your Shopping Decisions
In Brazil a retailer by the name of C&A decided to merge technology and fashion with Facebook likes. What determines your choice when purchasing clothing? Is it the style or how many people like the item on Facebook ? It’s called FashionLike. Shoppers will have the option to choose certain items of clothing, measured by how many likes the item has. This new concept can help the undecided shopper by providing a rating system for a particular item. FashionLike also helps clothing designers know what items are popular before people are buying it or not buying it. Share your opinion.
PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
[Retail] American Express Dreams Up a Potential Win-Win-Win
According to a press release, “These events provide online sellers with the opportunity to put their products in front of customers in a traditional retail setting. Here’s an example of a B2B2C initiative that looks like a potential winner for all parties involved. American Express OPEN , the hugely popular community for small businesses sponsored by the credit card company, and Etsy are partnering ahead of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 to encourage small business boutiques to support local Etsy sellers by hosting Trunk Shows. That’s a rare win-win-win.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
[Retail] An Interview with Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager, Frank Drahan
And finally, rebuild: The community can purchase affordable home improvement items at a fraction of retail cost and proceeds from the ReStore support Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing through home construction and rehabilitation. Q. Right now we’re in the middle of our annual Tool Drive supporting the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Since our efforts started in 2010, we’ve found amazing support from our clients, partners, friends and community members. Here’s the conversation: Q. What is your position at Habitat for Humanity? A. I’m the ReStore Manager. Q.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
[Retail] GM and Facebook are Friends Again (but only on mobile)
The announcement coincides with the arrival of Facebook’s new system of targeted advertising “ based on loyalty card uses at grocery stores and elsewhere, based on public records like auto registration, and based on email addresses consumers give out at retail checkout counters.”. The rift between the auto manufacturing giant and the social media titan is temporarily over. The drama began last May, when General Motors (GM) announced that it was pulling paid ads from Facebook , stating that the cost of the ads weren’t worth it. media, knew something that they didn’t. Why the quiet return?
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
[Retail] The Shopper Economy: 5 Questions with Liz Crawford
At this point, I believe that retailers are leading the way, along with financial services. Retailers who are rewarding behavior are reaping the benefits. Many smaller or independent retailers can begin to experiment with incenting behaviors by signing up with one of the platforms already mentioned (Checkpoints, Shopkick, SCVNGR, etc). This means that they will evaluate transactions with brands and retailers with a sharper eye to their own advantage. In anticipation of our Shopper Economy webinar next week , we sat down with Liz for some Q and A. recorded, 2.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
[Retail] Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign
For example, let’s say you’re building a mobile loyalty list to drive customers to retail. We had a cross-functional team that included members from teams responsible for retail, in-store signage, digital creative, email, IT, social media, promotions, the discounts budget, as well as 2 external teams. Image via BigStockPhoto.com If you haven’t started looking for ways to add SMS text message marketing to your marketing mix, now is the time. Yes, I know apps are the craze these days but we’re still at about 65% smartphone penetration in the United States. Yes, that immediate.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
[Retail] How to Use Social Strategies to Drive Business Goals
Finally, Expion has put out an interesting new report called The Fave 50 Social Retail report. Brian Solis, Altimeter Group @briansolis. Brian Solis , principal analyst at Altimeter Group , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the biggest challenge most businesses face when integrating social media and social business, plus his views on narcissism and how it affects businesses’ abilities to reach people. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now . The RSS feed is: [link]. Gvidi.
ARI HERZOG | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
[Retail] Internet Sales Taxes are Coming…
This does not compel any state to join, but those that choose to adopt this system would then have the authority to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes the same way that businesses on local Main Streets do now. While I support equality in the retail industry to ensure online businesses collect the same sales taxes as brick-and-mortar firms, I must side with Internet Merchants Association president Fred Neff who makes a valid point when he spoke to American City & County magazine. North Dakota which set precedent by restricting internet commerce taxation.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012
[Retail] Guest Post: Opportunity Knocks — Starting a Business in Egypt
Retail is the final sector. Despite several international brands launching branches in Egypt, the retail sector is still not saturated. Looking for somewhere unique to set up a business? Egypt is one place to consider. Steps to privatize and deregulate the economy, along with the Central Bank of Egypt’s supervision of local and foreign banks in the country, have allowed Egypt to withstand the international economic turmoil easier than other countries. If you know where the opportunities lie and where to bank, you can capitalize on this to make your business a success. Not at all.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
[Retail] Why the Best Marketers Ask If You Want Fries with That
In a recent survey, senior marketers across a handful of verticals (including automotive, technology, health care, retail and B2B) were asked what skills they thought were most associated with success in today’s marketing landscape. In the modern attention economy, a marketer''s caliber tends to be judged on the ability to discern noise from signal, making sense out of the deluge of data that overwhelms our collective senses and minds of everyone from the C-suite to the ground floor. The soft skills honed while dealing with and learning from all types of customers (i.e.
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
[Retail] When The Going Gets Tough
It's like the running joke when you're in New York City and see those "going out of business" signs at the retail level on stores that have been there for years. "This will be my last day shining your shoes." " I like getting my shoes shined. don't do it often enough, but I do my best to keep my shoes (and yes, even my leather sneakers) as clean and scuff-free as possible. Lump that value system into my own, personal "measure of a man," but to me, dirty shoes is a leading negative indicator (while I'm no snob, I realize this may make me a little vain).
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
[Retail] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Camera Battles
Continuing on the photography trend, this video was brought to my attention by Scott at Scott Wyden Imagery in a post about retail video marketing. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. 10 things I hate about you as a blogger – when it’s time to break up with a blog. Search Engines / SEO.
LOUIS GRAY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
[Retail] The Future of Local Storage Is Practically None At All
Digital media for entertainment, once the province of physical media delivered to your home or picked up at a retailer, is now accessible anywhere on any device. Stand Back or Your Hard Drive Is Going to Get It First they came for our floppy drives. Then, they came for our CDs and our DVD drives. It won't be too long until the concept of a hard drive, or any local storage, beyond that needed for temporary offline use, is itself antiquated. If it can't be reached via web browser, it's probably not worth having. Goodbye Desktop Applications. No Seriously, Have You Seen Pixlr on the Web?
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
[Retail] Where does your brand live?
Whether you have a retail space, office space or work virtually through an extranet – how it first appears to your audience will stick for a long time. …How does your brand come alive? When we talk about a company’s brand, in most cases people’s minds jump immediately to their logo. No argument – a logo is a vital element of how you communicate it. It is the visual representation of who and what you are. But your logo is just the beginning of it. Others might point to your tagline and suggest that’s where your brand lives. Does it feel very corporate and official?
FRESHNETWORKS | TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
[Retail] Our top five posts in March
Examples of online communities in the retail industry. As part of our series of online community examples , we looked at examples from the retail industry. At FreshNetworks we aim to bring you the best posts in social media, online communities and customer engagement online. In case you missed them, find below our most popular posts in March. 1. How to use Twitter for PR. great presentation from Corinne Weisgerber that outlines how brands can use Twitter for PR. From tracking and monitoring, through live-reporting and activism, to public relations and crisis management.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
[Retail] Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!
The owners of public bathrooms like restaurants, retail stores or coffee shops may not want to turn their WCs into an away from home library for their customers. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly. What do you <3 ? most about the blogosphere? For me, friendships that often find their way to digital collaborations are high on the list. When BBF C.B. Congrats! CB on year six of a fun online event. He's take his newspaper (who remembers those?)
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
[Retail] 50 Tweets to Inspire and Motivate Your Digital Strategy from #iStrategy
Some Retailers? If you’re in digital, you probably know about iStrategy. This two-day digital marketing conference brings together all the brains in the industry to discuss the success of their business and what digital strategy that success requires. One attendee has even dubbed the event, “the Lollapalooza of digital marketing conferences.” ” Some attending met friends after 7 years of pure online communication and others, like me, watched the Twitter stream populate with interesting, witty, and funny tweets from the event in Chicago. ” #iStrategy. Maybe.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
[Retail] ANALYSIS: Making Mobile Finance Advertising & Engagement Pay Dividends
New research from independent mobile ad and data platform company Millennial Media and mobile measurement firm comScore shows that finance brands aren’t only the big(gest) spenders in mobile advertising (outranking other sectors including retail, entertainment and automotive). It also draws from consumer surveys and hard data across thousands of mobile ad campaigns (reaching over 300 million unique users globally) to help finance brands understand who their customers are , how they use their mobile devices and where (how) ad campaigns can reach them at scale. Tough questions.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
[Retail] Social Is Bending All the Rules
Every retailer and intermediary should be interested because the promise of the Net for buyers is not an infinite variety of closed silos, but a truly open marketplace where any buyer can do business with any seller — and on the buyer’s terms and not just the seller’s. We hear and read about “shifts created by technology and examples of the influence on markets propagate daily. Marketers jump on these shifts vying for our attention aimed at ultimately “tricking us into a transaction. In other words all things social are bending all the old rules. Advertising In Reverse?
WRITTENT BLOG | MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
[Retail] The 15 Best Facebook Posts Ever Written
Walmart’s battle of the likes versus shares yielded over 300,000 votes for the major retailer. I’m confident that for most social media managers, the path to gaining engagement isn’t always simple. While research is pretty clear that visual content reigns supreme, this rule isn’t always absolute: Image credit: wildfire. Every marketing professional knows what it’s like to pen a brilliant post, create a custom image, source the perfect quote, and…hear crickets. Your fans just don’t see the brilliance behind your post the way you do. Starbucks. Image credit: starbucks. Disney. Aviva.
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
[Retail] When The Definitions Are Wrong
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PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
[Retail] How to Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle
So even if nobody subscribes to your blog via Kindle, you’re getting free publicity and people searching for relevant keywords will surely be tempted to take a look at your blog after seeing it listed on the largest online retailer. On a 70-30 revenue share, the bossy retailer walks away with the lion’s share and the publisher gets the smaller piece for all his hard work. This guest post is by Ali Abbas of thenextgenwriter.com. Have you published your blog on Kindle? If not, you should do it, pronto! It’s easy, it’s productive and it’s free. Is it really worth the effort? Great!
THE WAY OF THE WEB | SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
[Retail] How to kill a cultural icon…
OK, so we should probably be used to this by now, judging by the way this particular story has been used, exploited and hollowed-out for every possible revenue stream, but still… So the character whose entrance into a rebel ship inspired fear and nightmares in generations of people is now a middle-management consultant to a chain of average computer retailers. There’s a classic Bill Hicks routine which states that as soon as you appear in a commercial for a product, you are removed from the artistic cannon forever.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
[Retail] Welcome To The One Screen World
According to a recent survey by Adobe , 45% of marketers still don''t have a mobile presence, and this is happening at the exact same time that eMarketer is reporting that 15% of online retail sales will take place this year via a mobile device (sales will reach nearly $39 billion in 2013, which is up over 56% from 2012). online retail. Channel surfing got weird. There was this episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice this season that revolved around each team''s ability to create a television ad for the consumer electronics company, LG. " Smart in a connected sense. android.
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
[Retail] Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort
And whether you think I''m biased because I work at Google, and can now count the Nest team as colleagues, consider I paid full retail for these devices (including the thermostat), and did so without any knowledge of an impending buy. /via https://twitter.com/louisgray/status/456120763343327232 This morning, my Nexus 5 chirped with a notification I hadn''t seen before. While I was at the office, my Nest application was telling me, in no uncertain terms, that there was an Emergency in the kitchen at home. There was smoke, and the alarm from our Nest Protect smoke alarm was sounding.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
[Retail] Which 5 Social Media Sites Am I Missing Out On?
With Foursquare, when customers check into coffee shops, restaurants, and retail shops, they’re able to receive promotions, rewards, and other deals just by letting others know they’re there. Businesses missing out on social media are also missing out on an opportunity to connect with their audience. Current and potential customers use social media sites everyday to keep in touch with the world, so it’s no surprise that businesses using social media are part of their customers’ world as well. Foursquare. Customer word of mouth is great for local businesses both large and small. LinkedIn.
FRESHNETWORKS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
[Retail] Three digital and mobile trends that will drive growth in the gaming sector in 2014
PlayStation Now , announced earlier this month, will be PS4’s alternative to Steam, while retailer Game is also planning to launch its own on-demand gaming portal. In 2013 we saw the gaming sector grow 7% in revenue , thanks to the launch of two new consoles in November, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 2014 looks to be a further year of growth for one of the most popular entertainment sectors. However, behind the headline numbers of big console sales, the real growth in 2014 will come from developments in digital tools and technologies.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
[Retail] Social Media Offers Business and Consumer the Right Credit Cards
In many cases, a credit card company will team up with a retailer, offering a discount for those individuals open to making purchases at the business using the company’s credit card. It seems that turning to social media can help you find just about anything these days. For those consumers looking for the right credit card offers, they need look no further than Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other major social media venues. Why you may ask? According to data from The Economist , close to 80 percent of U.S. One such way to do that is putting social media to work for their brand.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
[Retail] PROFILE: AdXplore To Disrupt Mobile Advertising With Pull, Not Push
In a nutshell, the chain stores and mega-hypermarkets that are transforming the retail and service industries in the U.S. The MAD ( M obile AD vertising) Movers series profiles the mobile advertising companies high on my radar. It began last month with inMobi and continues today with a look at AdXplore , a local-focused, mobile ad network that has cracked the code for showing people local ads they are likely to appreciate. In practice, AdXPlore’s approach (and own IP in the form of “mobile advertising search engines ) lets people look for offers and establishments nearby.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
[Retail] Why I Don't Like You
Not long ago, a major retailer contacted our agency, Twist Image , because they wanted a strategy around how to get 50,000 people to "like" them on Facebook. Here's a true story about Facebook and the "like" button. I was recently having dinner with a very senior marketing executive when the conversation turned to brands and how they handle themselves in online public forums. In this instance, the senior marketer had a customer service issue that was not being resolved. The senior marketer thought that they were spammed by this brand. Pimping for likes. No joke.
VIPER CHILL | MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
[Retail] How to Get a Footer Link from SoundCloud.com (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)
Unfortunately the latest Google updates have had a huge impact on RMN in the stock market: I’ve heard some rumors that there are some highly profitable hedge funds which do nothing but play the stock market for companies that are highly reliant on SEO (as are Retail Me Not). When I first started out with SEO I was determined to be as “whitehat” as possible. wouldn’t do anything to potentially risk my site being penalised by Google. Later that day I got the link I was hoping for. I’m sure that was the first and last time such a thing will ever happen.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
[Retail] Consumer Activism this Holiday: Online Shopping for Social Good
In 2012, retail e-Commerce spending in the U.S. We live in a society where there is a growing population of socially conscious adults. Nearly six-in-ten (57%) Millennials say that they have volunteered in the past 12 months, which is no higher than the proportion of Gen Xers (54%) who said they had done this. Consumer activism is another way that this population is engaging in social good. Approximately one in three millennials report buying products because they agree with the social or political values of a company. Also, there is a rise in online shopping. Supporting Social Good.
FRESHNETWORKS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
[Retail] Agile Innovation Update – April 2015
Pressing the button triggers an order to be made via your Amazon account which is then delivered to your default address. If the service takes off (and isn’t a joke!) it has the potential to transform retail as we know it. Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at Whatsapp’s rapid growth, Facebook Messenger’s new payments facility and potential new innovations from Amazon. SMS messaging trails behind as 30 billion Whatsapp messages are sent per day. Facebook launches payment facility within Messenger app in the US.
CONVERSTATIONS | MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
[Retail] Always with Your Customers and Prospects in Mind
And eventually, your window display becomes brown butcher paper with a sign saying, “ Retail Space Available.” At your store or office location, you probably don’t set up shop to impress the Chamber, your Merchant’s Association, BNI members, or even the local business journal. It’s for your customers and prospects. If your window display is setup to receive accolades rather than sales, though there may be overlap, you’ll eventually lose sales. Google wants your business to succeed, and they teach small business owners how to become more findable.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
[Retail] The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics
Given many pins’ inherent tie to products, e-commerce, and potential revenue, the category of Pinterest influencer analytics is fascinating and booming. I’m a big fan of Pinfluencer , which provides shockingly valuable data to its e-commerce and retail customers (like Zappos) about which pinners are driving the most re-pins, clicks, and even hard revenue. Big news last week as Klout announced a significant overhaul of its influencer identification platform. Significant increases in transparency, as a new social interactions ticker shows what you published and who it impacted.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
[Retail] Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)
The most social media “active” industry sectors include healthcare, telecomm, retail and automotive, while companies in heavily regulated industries such as financial services, insurance, energy and utilities are among the social media laggards. social media “active” industry sectors include healthcare, telecomm, retail and automotive, while companies in heavily regulated industries. How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter? Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? percent.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
[Retail] MBA Mindset: 8 Simple Online Finance Tools That Save You Time and Money
The company works with Ebay, Amazon, and other large online retailers to make transactions safe and simple. In a society increasingly dominated by economics and financial status, it would appear that an MBA has an advantage in this life. They understand money, and even if they completed an online MBA program instead of going to Harvard, they are poised to rake it in. However, thanks to technology, everyone can bolster their finance knowledge. And with consumer debt hovering dangerously in the mid-$11 trillions (CNN Money), the United States needs all the help it can get.
DIGITAL DIVA | MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
[Retail] Give As You Live - Helping Charities Whilst You Christmas Shop
It doesn’t cost you anything, you download the browser plugin and it then notifies you when you’re shopping with an online retailer that will give a % of the sale to your chosen charity. I’m doing quite a lot of my Christmas shopping online and I’ve found that the vast majority of shops do give to charity if you have this installed. . Lovely Thea (from Leeds Postcards - Satirical, Political & Feminist Cards) recently shared Give As You Live … … and I wanted to share it with all of you!
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
[Retail] Can Social Media Generate Leads?
Or it could be someone who walks into the door of your retail store. Social media has come a long way since the days of Friendster and MySpace. Facebook was a game changer in a big way. But other social media websites have upped the ante in some very real ways. YouTube, for instance, is the second largest search engine on the planet. There is some evidence that Google+ increases search exposure for brands that use it. Pinterest has a very loyal demographic in strong female base. Twitter is notorious for delivering high click-through rates (CTR) and conversions if done well.
JUGNOO | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
[Retail] Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down
Adobe is saying that advertisers are mistakenly using the “last click model” for Facebook, meaning that if a user sees an ad on Facebook, and then buys the item from the retailer website a day later, Facebook does not get the credit. Orginally Facebook promoted their advertising platform as having an algorithm that translated likes into real ad preferences, giving the advertiser the option of laser-targeting marketing campaigns. Facebook also offers retargeting , as well as custom audiences (demographic and interest-based profiling).
THE WAY OF THE WEB | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011
[Retail] It’s Not About You Book Review
It’s out in the UK towards the end of November, in hardcover, e-Book and AudioBook formats, and you can pre-order from various retailers, including Amazon. I’ve been lucky enough to be sent a copy of ‘ It’s Not About You – A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business ‘, which is the new book by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It’s a business parable, following fictional character Ben as he attempts to convince furniture makers Allen & Augustine to agree to a merger, and highlighting important lessons about leadership along the way.
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
[Retail] Social Media Network - Marketing: How To Know If Social Media.
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CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
[Retail] Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?
And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. Paul Haskell, Omaha Steaks @phaskell. Paul Haskell , Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this happen. Listen Now.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
[Retail] Samsung to buy Apple Pay competitor LoopPay
LoopPay could also be attractive to retailers because it means they won’t have to purchase new equipment just to accept Apple Pay. Business Insider reported yesterday that Samsung will buy LoopPay, a mobile payments company. LoopPay’s technology allows mobile payments through traditional magnetic credit card readers. That means it can theoretically work in a lot more places than Apple Pay, which requires special payment pads to work. Samsung did not say how much it’s paying to buy LoopPay. It recently released a case for the iPhone 6. Image from looppay.com.
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
[Retail] Is Your Online Portfolio Social Enough?
For example, if you want to change career paths and become an online retailer, then your work would be the merchandise you’re selling and any selling experience you may have. If you’re trying to take your online portfolio to new heights, social media can help. Whether you’re building your portfolio in order to boost your career search or you just want to increase your online presence, social media is a great place to start. Here are just a few ways social media can help you get your online portfolio on the right track: Polish Your Work. Promote Your Professionalism.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
[Retail] How the Grinch Stole Green Christmas
Holiday presents — consumerism at its best — represent the great opportunity for all retailers. Merchants and product manufacturers seek brisk sales to ensure a profit for the year, thus the naming convention of “Black Friday. Yet, instead of embracing consumerism, which coincidentally drives green product sales, most green bloggers and information outlets engage in Buy Nothing Day , an effort to protest consumerism. The logic lies from a spiritual ethos of abstinence and self-driven worth to the more well-grounded idea of reducing carbon footprints.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
[Retail] How To Think About Mobile Advertising
Clicks on mobile ads are greater than desktop ads, indicating Facebook mobile ads are a great way for a retailer to build brand awareness and reach consumers on mobile devices. Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. Marketers can say whatever they want about advertising. Many brands feel that it is all about the message being consistent across all platforms. Other brands believe that the message should be contextually relevant within the myriad of platforms and channels that their messages now appear. There is a case to be made for both sides. Absolutely not.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
[Retail] Print is Dead; Long Live Print!
870 new magazine titles launched in retail stores in 2012. The old saw, “print is dead,” may be the most overused quotation since Mark Twain famously quipped about the news of his own demise more than a century ago. Yes, reports of print’s so-called death are, as Twain said, “greatly exaggerated.”. According to industry experts at CPR: Create + Publish + Reinvent, a recent magazine conference in New York City, print still is one of the most—if not the most—critical components of their business plans. When James G. But Elliott says there are four things he knows for sure: . Fit to Print.
DEVUMI | FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
[Retail] Where to Find Twitter Trending Topics for your Online Marketing
For a local retailer with one location, well, what’s the point of all this? Marketing with Twitter trending topics is a strategy that combines careful planning, even more careful research, and a bit of dumb luck. The first two aspects are what I will be looking at here. The dumb luck isn’t really luck, it’s just your planning and research striking a particular nerve and going viral. I’m going to show you all of the web resources that are going to help you find Twitter trending topics, and give you examples of what works. know, this is really obvious. Yes, likely every day.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
[Retail] Poke, Poke. Who's There? It's Seth Godin
On top of that, the publishing industry thinks that the customer is the buyer at the big chain retailer and not the reader. I can say all of that, but if I'm sitting around taking advance money and playing games with those folks, I can't be taken seriously. How many difference makers are there in the industry you serve? When it comes to marketing and communications, Seth Godin is - without question - a true game-changer. He currently runs Squidoo.com along with his latest business, The Domino Project , a new/disruptive book publishing company powered by Amazon. " So, that's it?
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
[Retail] Catalogs.com Launches A Flippin' iPad App for Shopping
The application, at launch, comes prepackaged with 30 catalogs from retailers like MacConnection, Petco, Foot Locker and the Home Depot. The iPad has been an unquestioned hit since its unveiling and debut this Spring. Our home alone has a pair, which are seemingly constantly monopolized by my two year old twins, who have made it their primary entertainment device. With millions of the devices sold, application developers are creating new and innovative ways to browse content, play games, and, with some effort, get work done. The app can be found at [link].
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
[Retail] In Conversation With Gary Vaynerchuk
In just a few short years, he's converted a successful local liquor business into both a retail and online sensation ( Wine Library ). Episode #244 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #244 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. You can't help but not like and respect the personal brand that Gary Vaynerchuk has created. His first book, Crush It , was a massive best-seller and his sophomore effort, The Thank You Economy , looks positioned to do the same. Enjoy the conversation. bite size edits.
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
[Retail] Frugalo: Taming the Daily Deals Monster
If there’s a brick-and-mortar retailer that doesn’t send out emails with flash sales, they probably aren’t going to be around for much longer. There are more daily deals sites out there than you could even count. Despite IRL record crowds in stores on Black Friday, online purchases set records, too. It’s nearly paralyzing to make sense of it all if you’re the consumer. That’s where the startup, Frugalo, wants to help. Let me make one thing clear: I haven’t bought a single daily deal yet. It can be completely overwhelming.
GAURAVONOMICS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
[Retail] One/ Two Day Social Web Strategy Masterclass Workshop
Social web strategy in the B2C context. - How can brands use contests to build high-engagement communities? - How can brands use communities to drive retail footfalls? - How can brands create cause-based communities to connect with their stakeholders? I am doing a series of social web strategy masterclass workshops all over Asia in November and December, in Mumbai, Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Tokyo. Here’s the full agenda that I cover in the two-day masterclass workshop – Day One. 1. Pepsi Refresh case study. 4. Dell case study. Day Two. 5.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
[Retail] Slogans that Stick: Why “Three. Words. Rule.”
They say so much with their brand and have built a minor empire with their products being sold in 4500 retail stores, all 50 US states, and 30 countries worldwide. Comfortable. Jeans. Just do it! I’m lovin’ it. Simplicity has a role in marketing. It’s possibly the most important aspect of any message that a company wants to put out there. Some could make a good argument that being memorable is more important than being simple, but it’s a close call either way. Let’s take a look at why a proper 3-word slogan can say and do more than just about any other type.
FRESHNETWORKS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
[Retail] Agile Innovation Update – May 2015
Uber reportedly planning same-day retail delivery service. Tech disruptor, Uber, is rumoured to be planning a same-day retail delivery service. According to TechCrunch, the new service would see Uber drivers and employees of UberRush, the company’s courier service, delivering goods from retailers such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co to customers within a matter of hours. Could the retail and food industries be next? Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This is not the first time that Uber has made a foray into the delivery space.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
[Retail] Is The Era of Loyalty To Consumer Brands Over?
Quinn, a former senior executive with the Bullocks Wilshire department store chain understands the inner workings of the fashion retail industry as well as she does consumer trends, and her conclusion based on what she’s seeing in the marketplace aren’t encouraging for some of America’s oldest brands. Brand loyalty used to mean something in the retail business,” Quinn said. “We are now hardwired to look at paying less than full price. Darlene Quinn knows what it’s like to be loyal to a brand name. The status symbol has become ‘how much did you save?’ Kmart reported a 1.6 percent.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
[Retail] Pre-Order My New Book And Get Tons of Valuable Bonuses!
So just to recap, pre-order a hardcover copy of the book from one of the places below (or any other book retailer) by Sept 2 and email me proof of purchase at “firstname.lastname@example.org” and I’ll send you the bonuses via email, it’s that simple! The Future of Work is coming out on September 2 and I’m giving away a ton of cool stuff to anyone that pre-orders a hardcover copy of my book before that date. The orders must be shipped in the United States and it must be a hardcover copy of the book! You can email be directly to discuss this, Jacob@ChessMediaGroup.com.
PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
[Retail] Attack of the Customers Roundup, July 25, 2013
In the case of customer service, that’s something apparently ignored by many businesses.Only 44 percent of the top 25 online retailers respond to complaints on Facebook within 24 hours according to the data compiled by Desk.com. . Recent stories of customer attacks, bad business behavior online and advice on how to prevent the latter. Don’t ignore customer service on social media. Social media gets discussed ad nauseam as a marketing tool, but it does have other business applications. Open this article. Ever go public online with something your brand will regret later?
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
[Retail] How Social Media Advancements are Altering the Business of Electronic Dance Music
The spread of this new era of music has taken a different approach by also focusing less on the traditional strategy of mass retail consumption. “A lot of the traditional methods of selling albums and labels has been less important for some of the underground EDM artists,” said Yenigun. “I remember back in the day, [promoters] would be like ‘keep driving and when you see this really big rock, make a right, and when you see this crooked tree, make a left’,” Sonabend said. The dollar is losing its value, but in a good way. Like Rainey, Sami Yenigun is a Washington D.C.-based
SAYING IT SOCIAL | TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
[Retail] How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile.
eMarketer reports that consumers force retailers to adopt social strategy. Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile Facebook doesn’t make this easy. You would think that one of the first features Facebook would have added when the hype around creating Facebook Pages for business sprung up would have been a one (or two) click maneuver to easily post a link or a badge to your Facebook Page on your personal profile. Come on Facebook make up your mind already!
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
[Retail] Is There a Digital Divide In Your Family?
My mom worked for PowerSchool, which was part of Apple at one point, and my sister works in Apple Retail as an Apple Genius. Do the Men In Your Family Do Tech Different Than the Ladies? In my family, I have two brothers and two sisters, so our nuclear unit is made up of seven people, four men and three women. It has been interesting to watch how my parents and my brothers and sisters have approached and adopted technology - to see if they are early adopters, fast followers, laggards or simply opt out. In fact, at one point or another, both my mom and sister have worked for Apple.
SAYING IT SOCIAL | THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
[Retail] How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in.
eMarketer reports that consumers force retailers to adopt social strategy. Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in Outlook 1st Ta sk: Downloading the Icons to Your Desktop Go to [link]. Click on the name of the icon you want to download. Choose the size you want by clicking on the size underneath of the icon. The icon will open up by itself in a new window. Right click on it and select Save Image As. Save the icon to your desktop so that it you can find it easily.
VIPER CHILL | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
[Retail] Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions
It’s something that has dramatically increased revenues for online retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Shopzilla, and even greatly affected how many people use Google Maps. My analytical brain is always looking at different ways I can improve the conversions on my websites. From changing page titles, graphics used to entice people to give away email addresses and even the “Buy Now” buttons on sales pages, I know that small changes can have a big impact. For a company pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars every quarter, that’s a huge 1%. seconds to 0.9 4.45s.
WWW.CLICKZ.COM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
[Retail] Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?
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JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
[Retail] 30 Social Media Stats for the C-Suite
percent of online shoppers note that social media influenced them to visit a retailer’s website ( Foresee ). Every month I read countless research reports and blog posts on interesting social media metrics. Instead of having them sit on my desk or in a bookmarks folder in my browser, I wanted to pass them along because social media continues to evolve at a rapid clip and it is very easy to lose sight of key metrics or research data that can help make more informed decisions. 82 percent of 18-29 year olds utilize a form of social networking ( Pew ). Facebook expects to bring n $4.05