A More Elegant Question About The Future Of Retail

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2017 is starting out with some ugly news on the retail front. On the one hand, there were many disturbing pieces of news on the retail front, about department store giants Sears and Macy's. Let's get up to retail speed with some of the news via Business Insider : A giant wave of store closures is about to hit the US. Inside Sears' death spiral: How an iconic American brand has been driven to the edge of bankruptcy. and why should your brand care? . brand.

4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers

Convince & Convert

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?

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8 Influencer Strategies for Retail Brands to Boost Sales

Simply Measured

The state of retail has evolved. If your business has yet to make social a central part of your retail strategy, your business is not performing at full capacity. A social strategy alone, however, is no longer enough to keep you competitive in the online retail space. Adoption – Influencers create positive brand sentiment as a trusted source to their following. GOAL: Find Influencers That Fit Your Brand.

How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

For years I’ve been exposed to branded product door decals telling me to “Push” or “Pull” an alcohol-branded sign at the checkout counter, or a poster in the window promoting a special. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

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How do the best brands connect with their consumers? 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. retailer.

15 Tips Retailers Need to Be Using on Facebook

Simply Measured

billion monthly active users, Facebook holds powerhouse potential for retailers—that’s more users than Twitter and Instagram combined. Retailers can use Facebook to drive traffic to their website and brick and mortar location, as well as increasing their overall sales. Here are 15 tips that retailers need to be using on Facebook in order to reach maximum potential. SocialBakers found that top brands average one post per day on Facebook. Use Other Brands.

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

The Realtime Report

This led to a series of email exchanges with Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland, who pointed me to a number of other campaigns the brand has done–some of which were created at a series of hackathons that Betabrand hosted this year. You don’t own your brand: your customers do.

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.

Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

According to the study, ”Consumer demand for social relationships with brands has skyrocketed in 2012.” 297% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Facebook and Twitter. 393% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Twitter.

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From Digital to Brick and Mortar: Why Some Brands Are Making the Move to Physical Retail

Meltwater

E-commerce is taking over the way we shop. If you need proof, just look at… Read More.

3 Social Media Trends in Fashion that Retailers Should Leverage

Ignite Social Media

Fashion brands with high levels of engagement on social channels like Instagram, are seeing growth in online sales. Plus, we do some pretty cool work with big name brands. So with that, here are three social media trends fashion and beauty retailers should leverage.

Your Brand Is A Learning Space

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Ads continue to take a back seat in these digital channels, to brands that are creating pieces of content which are augmented with a paid media strategy. The world has changed, but brands have remained (mostly) stagnant. A brand is not something that sits outside of innovation, culture, traditions and creativity (all of of things that turn us from individuals into communities). Brands are now an important part of our communities and ecosystems. it's a brand ethos.

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

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips has a new episode but first. 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! -

3 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Facebook Location Pages

Ignite Social Media

In an age when buying locally is highly valued, it’s more important than ever for national retailers to communicate with consumers on a local level. On Facebook, this can be easily done through location pages where retailers can create pages for specific storefronts.

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. ” Dana leveraged the conversations happening around the brand to create a campaign around the “love” idea. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly.

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.

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

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Tell your brand story! Brands have been trying forever to tell a unique, powerful and emotive story. A brand that can connect its story (attributes, values, benefits, etc.) That's what every brand narrative should do. brand. brand narrative. brand story.

How Your Brand Should Tell A Beautiful Story

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It is called, Worn Wear: a Film About the Stories We Wear, and I do believe that every brand (whether you are B2B or B2C) should watch it, take notes and think about it before they do any kind of digital marketing. brand. brand attributes. retail.

Reengineering Retail With Doug Stephens - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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Doug Stephens is one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists. His work and thinking has influenced some of the world's best-known retailers, agencies and brands. Prior to founding Retail Prophet , Doug spent over 20 years as a professional in the retail industry. The world of retail is facing disruption, innovation and digitization all at once. Is this the end or just the beginning of retail? brand. branding. retail.

Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year

The Realtime Report

A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year. What led to the increase in brand engagement? more effective social marketing by brands. Social Media Statistics Adobe brand engagement mobile

The 2017 Internet Trends that Brands Need to Know

Pixlee

At 350 pages, there’s a ton of data, but here are the five takeaways that all brands need to know. Brands are finding new ways to collaborate with customers to strengthen their marketing. The Internet as a retail distribution continues to become more powerful.

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

The Realtime Report

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.

Podcast 390 - Sir Terry Leahy on Management and Retailing

Engaging Brand

This week's The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download. Sir Terry Leahy is credited with turning round retailing in the UK. How you can listen to The Engaging Brand.

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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and the brands that serve us. brand. advertisingpodcast blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing facebook fastshopperslowstore garyschwartz impactmobile interactiveadvertisingbureau itunes marketingpodcast mobileconsumer mobileentertainmentforum podcast podcasting theimpulseeconomy twitter Episode #362 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

While it made me want to go and drink a pina colada, it didn’t really give a full picture of the restaurant’s brand. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterI travel. A lot.

Smarts Brands Will Create Their Own Digital Products And Services

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Now - because of digital - all brands have the ability to develop and create real and functional tools for their consumers. The greater thought here, was that brands are in the nascent days of being able to create and sell digital products and services to better market themselves, and better connect themselves with consumers. . Let's say you're a retailer. The timing could not be more perfect for brands to have (some kind of) digital products and services in place. .

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. However, brand loyalty online can be much more fleeting than it is offline. That is what we saw in the “Mobilizing the Retail Shopping Experience” research study.

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Could this work for my brand? We’re here to tell you that 1) everything will be okay, and 2) these new ways for brands to use social media are here to add value to your pages and your brand, so while they may seem out of reach at first, don’t be too hesitant to embrace them.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

With over 500 million monthly active users , Instagram has become a prime target for brands trying to reach new audience segments. Adidas is making the most of Instagram’s image-centric format by focusing on the people involved with its brand rather than its specific products.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

And yes, several of these pictures define how entire segments of your audience will perceive your products and your brand as a whole. The companies with the largest numbers of brand advocates are able to get up to 264% more earned impressions compared to other brands (2012, Whitegate ).

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11 Ways to Jumpstart Your Instagram Branding

Sprout Social

Starting your Instagram branding from scratch can seem like a tall order task. Far too often we see brands on Instagram turn their channels into graveyards. Integrating Instagram into your marketing and branding strategy is essential for any business trying to grow their audience.

The Speed Of Brands And Other Stuff

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With that, brands have to understand the implications. Some days, there is a significant discount, other days it is closer to the full retail price. This is what digital does that makes the future of retailing so fascinating. What if every product on the shelves at physical retailers had no prices on them, but just a barcode (or a digital price tag)? What would retail look like? future of retail. retail. retail technology. retailer.

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You’ve Got Brand Ambassadors. Now What?

Convince & Convert

Yesterday I posted a case study on Bhakti Chai and how they have created a successful program of passionate brand ambassadors. I chose this brand because they are a great example of organizing and communicating with a brand’s most powerful influencer relationships —authentic fans!

How to Build Trust in Your Brand Using Video

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In today’s society, the personal connection that a brand can make with a consumer is crucial. Consumers are tired of being placed purely on the receiving end of information and want a chance to give feedback and get involved in brand identity. This is a guest post by Neil Davidson.

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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.

10 Creative Brands Making Instagram Stories Now

Simply Measured

5 Metrics to Measure Brand on Social Download. Here’s what the savviest, most forward-thinking brands are doing with Instagram Stories right off the bat, along with tips on how you can replicate these tactics for your own organization. What Your Brand Can Try: E!

On Death And Dying Brands

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The new art of branding. Have the big brands lost their power over consumers? The time and patience to beat a brand into the zeitgeist of the modern consumer seems to be a trend that is now in direct competition to many new entrants that are producing these customized and personalized - nearly unbranded - products for an ever-growing global consumer-base that is interested less in the label and brand experience and much more in something that can be uniquely "them."

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

Mindjumpers

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”. This is where the importance of brands creating engaging content comes back into the picture.

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. 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. Download our Social Marketer’s Guide to ROI below to uncover: How to define what “Social ROI” means for your brand. This year, it’s expected to rake in $828 BILLION!

How to Win Millennials' Brand Loyalty

Pixlee

Many brands focus on attracting Millennial customers but are finding it difficult to win over Millennial brand loyalty. What is brand loyalty and why is it important? Brand Loyalty Definition. How can your brand build loyalty with its Millennial customer base?