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Finally – A Promising Buzz in the Social Media Marketing Atmosphere

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In his ebook, Groupon: Why Deep Discounts are Bad for Business , Bob Phibbs (“The Retail Doctor”) relates stories of Groupon disasters. Retailers might offer an $80 product or service for $40 but after their cut with Groupon they receive $20 for an $80 value. FreebeeCards bills itself as “the next generation of daily offers.” Many vouchers go unused. Digg Digg.

Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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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. Photo Courtesy of Houston Style MagazineThe rampant use of the internet has changed where retailers should be focusing when it comes to holiday advertising. It’s official – the holiday season is upon us. Strategic Marketing of Managing Expectations.

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

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The Acquity Group studied the behavior of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Retail Brands and found them lacking on Twitter. 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. But it’s not quite there yet.

Savvy Shoppers Use Cell Phones to Make Buying Decisions

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Some retailers also took advantage of the abundant use of smartphones during the holiday season, by allowing consumers to price match other stores and even some websites right from their phones. Everywhere you go, people you see are glued to their cell phones. It’s undeniable. As a society, we seem to be feeling the need to be more and more connected every day. No related posts.

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Simple and Efficient Marketing

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It can probably be expected that any instrument retailer will have someone on hand for repairs, but if you highlight that fact and say something to the effect of, “We have over 25 years of experience with all types of guitar repairs and modifications,” you’re instilling confidence in people you haven’t even worked with yet. If you market specifically to fly fishing boutiques or online retailers, however, you’ve cut right to the chase and let the right people know about your product. What does it take to be the best? Identify your assets.

Technology Advances: What to Do With Your Old Gadgets

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Amazon – retail giant Amazon has recently joined the fray of electronic buy-back companies. We’ve all been victims at one time or another of becoming behind in technology. While it may sound silly, many people feel the need to buy every new piece of technology that comes out. How often do you update your gadgets? So what do you do? Amazon does everything that they do quite well.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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. ” This is a great example of extending the online Pinterest experience in-store.

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How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

worked for a beer and wine distributor in my first job out of college. I was taught that the area closest to door handles was more valuable then retail space on 5th Avenue. Please continue reading How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool. There is a trend among small business marketing in stores. Need help?

The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

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Hosting over 400 retail marketing professionals from across Europe at their office (which is the largest Google office outside of Mountain View's Googleplex). future of retail. retail. retail at google. retail marketing. retailer. How do the best brands connect with their consumers? It was an amazing day. This is what happened. consumer. ctrl alt delete.

How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales

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The post How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. People approach Pinterest ready to shop more than they do on any other social network. How can you take advantage of this to boost holiday sales? 1. Add the Pin It button to your website. Create holiday gift boards. Promote your boards in-store.

The New Retail Experience

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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). Brands (and retail, in particular) continue to struggle to keep pace. There is no doubt that the biggest opportunity that retailers have is to surprise and delight with a great in-store experience.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail

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Online retailers are raking it in as a result of social, in fact in 2014, the top 500 retailers had revenues of $3.3 Did you know that the social web traffic to e-commerce websites is expanding at a rate that is much faster than the majority of the other referral traffic channels for e-commerce? In fact, almost 2% of all e-commerce traffic in the US is coming from social.

One-Third of Consumers Are Visiting Top Digital Retail Sites Via Mobile Exclusively

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New research from  comScore’s Data Mine  reveals that while the majority of the digital consumers use both desktop and mobile devices, around one-third of consumers are visiting the top digital retail brands  exclusively via mobile  as of September 2013. And those visiting sites via mobile are “behaving very differently” depending on which retailer they are engaging with.

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. The ROI of Social Media for Retail Websites. Pinterest is  the stronger vehicle for brand association.

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. The post 5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers appeared first on SHIFT Digital. Talk about easy! In less than 10 minutes, a developer can embed the html code used for heat mapping onto your website and begin the heat mapping analytics process. Detect Flaws. SHIFT Digital.

Retail and Social Media by the Numbers

Direct Marketing Observations

I’m doing some work in the retail sector right now and thought I would share this great Infographic from  Campalyst. CPG retail social media social retailThough it’s from May of 2012, and we know how quickly things change in the space, it’s still a pretty bangin visual. Infographic by Campalyst.

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

Engaging Brand

How the internet of things is changing the retail experience. The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first. The listener winning an  Engaging Brand  goodie bag - picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the show to say a BIG thank you from me! - is  Alexandre Augusto Mosquim. How you.

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.

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

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Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. With 25 new stores opening this year, this natural food grocery chain has a lot to be excited about. Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be. ” and used the answers that Sprouts lovers gave.

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.

The future of print is in the hands of small retailers

The Way of the Web

One thing we did talk about which I think might have potential for comics in particular is a curated experience which is already being offered by some specialist record retailers. Digital Publishing ecommerce Print Publishing Retail comics ecommerce solutions future of print multi format print publishing retailer websites retailersSo what about the same for comics?

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. 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 Scroll to learn: How dates — from school start dates to peak product purchase times — affect shopping patterns across the U.S. How mobile and digital trends are affecting purchasing decision-making. Courtesy of: The Shelf.

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

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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.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

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 when I’m in a new city and looking for a place to eat, I amble down the street to see what I can find. So do I pop into the empty restaurant congratulating myself on finding a seat? No way!

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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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 is CEO of Impact Mobile (offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc.), is Chair of the Mobile Entertainment Forum and Chair Emeritus of the Mobile Committee for the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Podcast 390 - Sir Terry Leahy on Management and Retailing

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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. Sir Terry Leahy is credited with turning round retailing in the UK. He led Tesco from a struggling business to a global force, through 'simply' putting the customer first.

Social Networking Stats: Amazon Is Top Retailer on Pinterest, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Amazon Is Most Popular Retailer on Pinterest In Terms of Content Shared. Retailers are putting out their best efforts on Pinterest for the 2013 holiday season. Out of the top ten retail sites, web content from Amazon is most shared on Pinterest, followed by Walmart and then Apple. Are you pinning content from retail brands on Pinterest? Facebook: 1.15 via  Facebook.

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

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Business & Marketing Web Analytics ecommerce retailers pay per click ppc reasons to pay per click reasons to ppc why ppcMarketing 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. PPC is instantaneous. Takeaway.

Why You Should Tweet on Black Friday

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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.

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

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Now, I would like to follow up on that post as ComScore has recently released their third report: “The Power of Like Europe – How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands”. The study presented in the report analyses the social marketing efforts of retail fashion brands across the three largest advertising markets in Europe (UK: ASOS and Topshop. Focus of recent study. Key findings.

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

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Insights Social Media Case Studies Betabrand brand apps brand hack brand hackathon crowdsourcing online retail retailWe recently ran a post covering the  Facebook-powered sock insurance program  from Betabrand, maker of geek chic such as the Executive Pinstripe Hoodie  and the Nauseating Holiday Pants. You don’t own your brand: your customers do. And ”Compensation: pants.”

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

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