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. Plus you can grab their free retail report: The Future Of Retail 2016. Look at the state of retail. big box retailer. retail.

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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How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

I was taught that the area closest to door handles was more valuable then retail space on 5th Avenue. I’m thankful that I am no longer in the beer industry. Please continue reading How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts and leave a comment if inspired.

The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

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This has been the question that has kept me motivated to be in this industry for over twenty years. 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.

The Most Engaging Industries on Facebook and What to Learn from Them

Mindjumpers

But maybe there are in fact certain industries where we can be sure to always get an answer? The most socially devoted industry next after telecommunications is airlines followed by finance, retail and fashion.

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

“ Your genuine interest, curiosity, and passion for social media, your industry, and the company that you represent will totally shine through your work. Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

If the financial services industry is to keep up, it needs to: embrace and acquiesce to the new customer mindset. Digital is Turning the Industry on its Head. I come from the financial industry. This is, by far, the most onerous hurdle for one of the oldest regulated industries.

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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For over a decade, Gary has been a leader in the mobile industry. 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. He is CEO of Impact Mobile (offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc.),

The Real Retail Apocalypse (It's Not What You Think)

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Much has been written about the demise of retail. You will find a lot of articles with super-scary headlines ( The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America , Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace , Amid Retail Funk, Macy's Says 'We're Not Dead' , etc.). A lack of interest in traditionally strong retail brands? So, what, exactly is going on when it comes to retail today?

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here are some simple tips that should be kept in mind regardless of your business or industry. In my professional opinion, most companies, industries and organizations can benefit from a Facebook page. Example Social Media / Online Marketing Strategies Based on Industry.

The Amazon That You Don't See (That Google And Facebook Are Watching)

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From the piece: "While people wax poetic about the retail prowess and clout of Amazon, I am always quick to point out that they are one of the most fascinating media companies that has ever been created. Not just in retail, but in disruption, innovation and understanding consumer behaviour. online retail. online retailer. retail. retailer. Amazon is a media beast. Amazon is just getting started.

Michael Kors #MKTimeless Contest Leads To 50% Growth in Instagram Followers

The Realtime Report

L2 Think Tank reports that “Instagram, along with Pinterest, is capturing the bulk of the fashion industry growth on social media.” Social Media Case Studies fashion Instagram Instagram contest luxury brand luxury retail Michael Kors retail

The Challenge of Online Selling for CPGs

Idaconcpts

One industry that has a particularly big challenge in turning digital shoppers into digital buyers is the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs). From the graph above, it is easy to see why CPG online retailers believe that it is a simple matter of being a great online marketer.

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How Twitter Users Feel About Their Jobs (Report)

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There are lots of compounding factors that play into how people feel about their jobs, including location, industry and even whether or not they’re part of the emerging gig economy. According to the most recent Gallup data , 70 percent of American workers are disengaged at work.

The Importance of Marketing Diversification

SocialFish

Retail, Frequency, and Monetary (RFM) was king, and you could leverage that to intelligently segment your audience to deliver mail pieces that were more relatable. Implementation Industry InsiderThis is a guest post by Chris Scavo, Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz.

The True Omni-Channel Is Convergence

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" The wake-up of retail. Over the past several months, I have spent a serious (and significant) amount of time presenting to retailers throughout North America. Senior retailers from some of the world''s biggest brands at events for Google and Twitter , to local merchants with unique retail specialty at retail association events. Internally, retailers will say that becoming omni-channel is the true imperative. it''s all retailers). retail.

Consumer Trust Is Not What You Think It Is These Days

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Would you buy from Amazon if the price was more expensive than another online retailer that you had never heard of? We promise to always keep you on the cutting edge with the most up-to-date products in the industry. online retailer. retail. retail store. retailer. What is the number one reason that a customer is loyal to a brand? Some might think that it's all about price.

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When Real Time Becomes Really Real Time

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Amazon is changing retail. That should come as no surprise, but Slate published a fascinating article on July 11th, 2012 titled, I Want It Today , that dissects the next generation of what Amazon is going to do to disrupt retail as we have seen it to date. It's hard to overstate how thoroughly this move will shake up the retail industry. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed." I'm less inclined to believe that this will kill retail.

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How to Know You’re Getting the Best CPC for Your Facebook Campaign

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Whether you’re an online retailer promoting your products or a publisher trying to get your articles in front of the right eyes, we all want to pay as little as we can while driving as much traffic as possible to our sites. We all want more for less.

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The Truth In Digital Advertising

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For years, I (and many others in this industry) have said that this is not true. The retail advertisers spend the most, and they are responsible for 22% of dollars spent. After the retailers, auto and financial services come in, and each accounts for 13% of 2015 revenue. A $60 billion digital advertising industry, in the US alone, with no sign of slowing down. retail. retail advertising. Don't believe every headline that you read.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

60% of people who use three or more digital means of research for product purchases learned about a specific brand or retailer from a social networking site. 48% of these consumers responded to a retailer’s offer posted on Facebook or Twitter. How big is the SEO industry?

9 Things to Note Before Launching a Facebook Coupon Offers Campaign

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Running coupon campaigns on Facebook can be very effective for most industries and has proven to yield results. Facebook Offers campaigns are a great way of promoting your products and/or services. It has been proven that social media campaigns are 60 percent more effective than traditional advertising campaigns. One of the best ways of running promotions on social media is the use of coupon campaigns on the largest social media site, Facebook.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms.

How To Curtail Showrooming: Charge Admission

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There have been a couple on instances in the news this week that highlight the general challenge that retailers face in the age of showrooming. In short, they're getting the full, physical retail experience - which could even include some consultation by the sales associate - only to lose the sale to the online channel or another retailer who is offering a better price. It is (usually) a misguided strategy to make everyone pay for the changes in an industry. retail.

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Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

in returns, or even higher if you are in the food, retail or travel industry (2015, The Shelf ). You should have already heard this statistic: over 1.8 billion pictures are shared online every day.

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? reengineering retail. retail.

Case Study Crunch: Retail Social Media Case Studies « The Cube

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Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Case Study Crunch: Retail Social Media Case Studies 08/07/2010 tags: Case Studies , Marketing , Social Media , Social media case studies by Annalisa Morgan In retail, social media is everywhere.

Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons

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Launched in 2009, Quirky is an industrial design company located in New York that launches two new consumer products each and every week. To date, they have launched close to 230 products with close to 190 retail partners (including Target , Staples , Amazon , Bed Bath & Beyond and more).

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The End Of Privacy. The Beginning Of Personalization

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As an industry, we started calling them display advertising, because of the basic impressions that they could generate (yes, we went back to eyeballs and branding). Imagine, if as an industry, we could get behind this type of solution. retail. Marketers are at a precarious crossroads (whether they know it or not).

Where The Consumers Are

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In my first business book, Six Pixels of Separation , I recount the story of a friend who was looking to launch a retail endeavor. The risk associated with a retail location - where you're beholden to issues like foot traffic and weather - seems so unpredictable when compared to the online world. He doesn't have stress over union strikes and other anomalies that can impact a retail store (like construction or even if the stadium decides to move). retail.

The Complexity Of Simplicity

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As the years wane on and you gather perspectives and insights from your business, your industry and your peers, what you quickly realize is this: nothing is easy. Primarily, I''m a big fan of retail and an enthusiast of the industry. I am fascinated with the changing landscape of retail and even more enthralled with the place of shopping malls in our culture (more on that here: Do Shopping Centers Have A Future? ). apple retail. retail. retail industry.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I’m sure you’ll have a year (or more) of reading to do, but I know it’s worth it to empower you with all this great content that has been written by our industry peers. This is good stuff from the biggest experts in the industry.

Adapt Or Die

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You see, it's easy to be an armchair quarterback and say that the newspaper industry, the music industry, the book publishing industry, the retail industry, a traditional advertising agency. and almost every other industry should adapt or die. music industry. newspaper industry. retail. Do you like the saying, "adapt or die" ?

The Problem With The Status Quo

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It is a striking acceleration of the retailer's fledging publishing program that will place Amazon squarely in competition with the New York houses that are also its most prominent suppliers. Did Amazon outsmart the book publishing industry? Much like the music, film, TV, news and other industries, traditional companies are not victims of technology. I think about our Marketing industry on a constant basis. retail.

4 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry | Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers

One of the fashion industry’s greatest blogger is 13-year-old Tavi (who has already been to a number of the greatest fashion shows and is referred to as one in the “frontline of fashion&# ). Especially fashion retailers – the superficial industry for many ways.

Welcome To The Video Generation

The Realtime Report

Peer to peer influence and video content is impacting retail like never before. Today’s consumers are always on and more selective on what messages they respond to, and forming new affinities with brands and retailers based on authentic storytelling. Content For Retail.

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Content Marketing: Dos and Dont’s [Report]

Mindjumpers

Skyworld’s second white paper aims to share great practical advice, tips and insights shared by industry marketers, who implement, manage and optimize content marketing programs for brands and organizations. Always stay on the lookout for best practices in your industry.

On Death And Dying Brands

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If you thought that your industry had cut-throat margins and lacks compassion in how it churns out individuals, spend some time at a local artist's studio. While that may not be the shiniest and brightest innovation to capture your attention today, it proved to be the beginning instances of a significant movement and building of an entirely new industry (with significant economy) in the space of unbranded items. retail. The new art of branding.

A Twitch In Time

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Like everything else, the video game industry is as exposed to disruption as the most traditional of industries. We all know that video games are a multi-billion dollar industry that has rivaled the movie and music business for some time, but who knew that people watching video games online is also a billion-dollar business? online retailer. retail. video game industry.

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The Next Great Marketing Disruption

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I was in New York speaking at the National Retail Federation ''s Big Show in New York City. Bush , was going to speak and then Costco co-founder, Jim Sinegal , would be awarded a lifetime achievement award during the NRF Retail Industry Awards Luncheon. " Is the next big disruption in marketing, retail and technology the sales receipt? national retail federation. nrf retail industry awards luncheon. retail. retail disruption.