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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. Your experience is changing. I see merchants show off what social networks they are on and what mobile technologies you can use inside the store. Digital Media 4 – Tangible Products 1. Got a question?

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


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. It Provided Social Proof. Pinterest Social Media MarketingIt Stood Out.

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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.

How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales


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

Five Social Media Trends for 2016

Spin Sucks

It’s the time of the year that everyone talks about their social media trends. I can hardly believe we are here and 2015 is coming to an end. Luckily for me, it exploded this year and I was able to ride the wave. I am excited I was given the opportunity to share what I think will be the hottest social media trends for next year. Social Videos. By Aaron Lee.

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36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

A new report by social customer service software provider Conversocial looks at how social channels are being used to connect with customers, and particularly the rapid growth of customer service on social media. According to the study, ”Consumer demand for social relationships with brands has skyrocketed in 2012.”

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.

Tweet, Pay, Love: The Modern-Day Social Media Pop-up

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Rupa Ganata, co-founder of men’s grooming online retailer Yes Sir ,  and of  Brand us Social  (BUS). From fashion to food, an increasing number of businesses are exchanging goods and services for tweets and Instagram posts in the form of modern day Social Media pop-up shops.

Five Ways to Measure Social Media Efforts

Spin Sucks

explained I had just given the opening keynote at the Retail Packaging Association  trade show on using the web for business growth. He asked if that included social media. said it did and he relayed a story to me about how many cold calls he gets from social media experts wanting to start Facebook and Twitter accounts for his business. said, “Yeah. Leads.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

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. Related posts: Social media in call centres. The ROI of Social Media for Retail Websites.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?


In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today.  I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks. Social media may be free, but think about the value of your time! Social Bookmarking, Local Search and Review Sites.

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

Webbiquity SMM

What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Find the answers to these questions and many others in more than 100 social and online marketing stats from 20+ different sources. Social Fresh ). 7. Social Fresh ). 8. Social Fresh ). 9. 89% of 18-29 year-olds are active on social media, as are 43% of adults 65 and older. Forbes ). 6.

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

The Realtime Report

Burberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2.  Burberry fans on social media have multiple ways to view and engage with the new collection, and the campaign also features an exclusive song – ‘Indigo Home’ – from model/musician Roo Panes on iTunes.

Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing


But a recent report from Custora , maker of a predictive analytics platform, reveals that online retailers are winning new customers via traditional email marketing at quadruple the rate they did four years ago. retailers across 14 industries and tracked the channels from which customers were clicking to e-commerce sites. The customer acquisition landscape is constantly in flux.

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. Could this work for my brand?

How Nike Stole Social Media Gold From Olympic Sponsor Adidas

The Realtime Report

Which brands were the real winners in 2012′s “Social Olympics”? Were Olympic official sponsors – like Adidas – more successful on social media, or did brands like Nike – who sponsored hundreds of individual athletes – steal the show? Social Media Case Studies 2012 Olympics Adidas Nike Olympic sponsor retail

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). 2.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? Social matters in b2b.

IKEA Holiday Catalog Features Online Video, Social Media Integration

The Realtime Report

IKEA just launched their first interactive seasonal catalog, including video clips and integration with the brand’s social media presence on Facebook and Pinterest. Social Media Campaigns catalog IKEA online catalog online retail online shopping online video Pinterest retailin Conshohocken, Pa.told   The New York Times.

How NOT to Run Your Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is a great tool for engaging with consumers. There are some fantastic examples of effective social campaigns and professionally-maintained accounts out there. Social media is very susceptible to human error, things are said in the heat of the moment without enough forward planning, and a large follower base can mean something goes viral in minutes.

Social Media Updates: September


September saw some great social media updates for marketers. Here Here are the most important updates you should be aware of to improve your social media marketing for your business: Facebook. Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use and makes creating images and designs for social media really simple for anyone!

Beware Social Media Faux Pas During The Holidays

Spin Sucks

By Peter LaMotte No business sets out to commit a social media faux pas—especially during the holiday season. But as the following examples illustrate, even big brands fall prey to social media missteps that cost them some holiday goodwill, and even worse, paying customers. Hallmark and Holiday Cheer Hallmark also ran into social media trouble in 2013.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

have a lot of friends in Cairns”: which would be irrelevant except that, in social media terms, everybody knows everybody. 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.

The Rise Of Hispanics On Social Media


Businesses have been turning to social media to connect with their consumers in a new and exciting way. More than ever before, companies can interact with their loyal followers and attract new ones by striking up conversations, tapping into their wants and needs, and portraying their products and services through social channels that can reach millions. Their $1.2

Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute


I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel of fabulous association social media managers at an Association Trends breakfast last month, where results were shared (and we opined on them) from the Association Social Media Benchmark Survey. Here’s a snippet of my conversation with just one of several great association social media folks. What’s next?

Social Media Campaigns Don’t Match When Consumers Are Online

Spin Sucks

What about how many times you should be posting to the social networks? I was just asked this question during a speaking engagement yesterday, “How many times should I be posting to Facebook every day?” EST, which YesMail notes is a “fairly consistently used timeslot for social campaigns.”. Ever wonder how much content you should be producing? and 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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


Tweet Last week Henriette wrote a blog post about the importance of connecting with your fans on a personal level when brands communicate on social media platforms. Today, I’m going to elaborate a bit further on this subject by having a look at some recent statistics about customer service on social channels. Include social media as part of your customer service strategy.

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87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site. Social media fatigue?

Social Media Horror Story With A Happy Ending


We know retailers that monitor complaints for their competitors, then offering those customers immediate help. Imagine if this poor girl was in charge of that local Candlewood Suites social media presence and said something like that? This is a major issue for retailers who have thousands of locations. . Social is a two-way street, not a TV broadcast medium.

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How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Curate UGC from your customers or influencers on your website or social networks. While I’ve talked a lot about social media influencers, blogging is far from dead.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.

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


This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior. In addition, social media continues to reshape the relationship between brands and customers.

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Finally – A Promising Buzz in the Social Media Marketing Atmosphere

Unspoken I’ve watched with a bit of dismay as marketers have tried to figure out the social media environment, working to get consumers to buy products and services purely based on electronic communication. In his ebook, Groupon: Why Deep Discounts are Bad for Business , Bob Phibbs (“The Retail Doctor”) relates stories of Groupon disasters. Digg Digg.

Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015


The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days. WAYS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL MEDIA ROI IN 2015. Here they are.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

Convince & Convert

 . It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut. It turns out social media may be even more influential than we have imagined , just not in the way many of us have envisioned.

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Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. By blocking social media sites, employers are limiting their employees ability to collaborate with others in their industry.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. SMR has developed a sophisticated methodology for continuously tracking the top brands on social media based on reach, satisfaction and other metrics. They expect vendors to use it as well.

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How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be. One of their challenges that social can help overcome comes from expanding to new regions. And of course, there is no shortage of natural food tips, recipes, and photos on Sprouts’ social feeds. ” The Big Two: Dana From What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?