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.

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

The Realtime Report

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.

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Mobile Shopping App Shopkick Adds CVS/pharmacy To Its Lineup Of Retail Partners

The Realtime Report

Mobile shopping app Shopkick , which rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has added CVS/pharmacy as the first pharmacy to join its lineup of retail brands that already includes major names like Macy’s, Target, American Eagle, Mobil, Best Buy and ToysRus.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced two new advertising options for retailers looking to boost in-store sales: dynamic ads for retail, and store visits optimization. Product selection for each ad can be optimized based on people’s online and mobile shopping behavior.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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.

Top Ways to Utilize Mobile Marketing and Payment Options Today

Idaconcpts

Organizations can now make it easy for consumers to purchase at any location by using the best mobile credit card processing , as well as send customers specifically targeted information, rewards, tips and more. If you want to get in on the mobile payments action, now is definitely the time.

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

Gemma Went

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.

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. mobile device. retail.

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?

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail

SocialFish

This includes traffic that comes from desktop as well as mobile. Online retailers are raking it in as a result of social, in fact in 2014, the top 500 retailers had revenues of $3.3

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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 see merchants show off what social networks they are on and what mobile technologies you can use inside the store. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

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Facebook Pages are getting mobile friendly

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook has just announced that business pages are getting a whole lot more mobile friendly thanks to new features and functions designed with hand-held devices in mind. Facebook Featured Headline Marketing Uncategorized mobile

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The Mobile Revolution is Here Now [Infographic]

Cody Ward

For the past 5 years or so, research has predicted that mobile devices would overtake personal computers when it comes to internet usage. ” In another recent post of mine, I’ve identified why your business should go mobile and the best practices around it. Mobile Marketing

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Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. population are avid mobile Internet users, according to 2011 U.S.

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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.

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UK Mobile Ad Spend Grows 126% in 2013

The Realtime Report

The latest estimates from eMarketer show staggering growth in UK mobile advertising. Mobile ad spend for 2013 will total over £1 billion (around $1.89 Previously, eMarketer forecasted 90% growth in mobile advertising from 2012; now, an upward revision expects 126% growth.

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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. Mobile commerce (mcommerce) is turning to social influencers to drive sales and engagement online. Strategy 2: Optimize Your Site for Mobile.

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. This is great for retailers who are trying to find new customers and show off their products.

Facebook And Walmart Team Up for Black Friday Mobile-Ad Blitz

The Realtime Report

On Black Friday, Facebook and Walmart launched the social network’s largest mobile advertising campaign ever. Walmart had pre-purchased the ads, “edging out” other retailers for exposure at the start of the holiday season, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum

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For years, I've been on a "mobile-first" rant. In short: your mobile experience should be better than your desktop experience (think about Instagram , Snapchat , Tinder , Uber and beyond). It also means that your mobile experience should not be a less-than experience from your desktop. The argument against mobile-first. Too many brands believe that mobile traffic is not significant enough for them to make the full-on mobile-first leap. mobile.

The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011

Mindjumpers

Mobile marketing is becoming increasingly important. In case you are not convinced: according to Morgan Stanley, within five years the number of mobile Internet users will surpass the number of desktop Internet users. And, according to the TNS Digital Life report, mobile users spend 3.1

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You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Facebook Places : Use your mobile phone to “check in” and review the restaurant. Foursquare Check-in : Similar to Places, Foursquare has 20 million users with mobile phones checking into restaurants, hairdressing salons and doctors’ surgeries. I travel. A lot.

6 mobile app trends to watch in 2017

Socialmedia.biz

W ith the first few weeks of 2017 behind us, now feels like the best time to look at how mobile apps are going to change throughout the year. Small business owners are especially skeptical of mobile apps because of the assumed high price for these business tools.

Mobile Commerce On The Rise… Fast

Dave Fleet

Electronics marketplace Retrevo this week released a new study suggesting that mobile shoppers have doubled since February. According to the company, 20 per cent of US consumers have purchased something from a retailer using their cell phone.

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How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

But smartphones aren’t far behind, with 48% of smartphone owners worldwide saying they’d use their mobile device to follow the action. Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly.

Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

Are we about to finally crack the mobile marketing code? The way an Apple iBeacon works is that a store, a retailer, a hotel or resort, has a little device that sends out offers to your smartphone if you have the appropriate app installed. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Dunkin’ Donuts Promotes New Mobile Payment App With Halloween Contest on Twitter, Instagram

The Realtime Report

Dunkin’ Donuts new mobile campaign engages consumers with a Halloween-themed contest and mobile gift cards, making use of mobile and social platforms Instagram and Twitter.

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7 Mobile Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Convince & Convert

Mobile marketing is the future. Any marketer, or marketing firm worth their weight in invoices knows that the key to future success is adapting to and optimizing for the mobile market. Mobile users are shoppers, and we’ve got data to prove it. Mobile users are on the go.

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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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. 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.

3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Reward Customer Loyalty

The Realtime Report

More and more, online retailers are offering a variety of rewards that encourage customers to continue shopping with them. Point collection is quickly becoming a popular way for mobile apps to encouraging return business, especially with younger generations.

Spotzot Launches SpotAds, Claims Realtime Mobile Offers Get CTRs Up To 70%

The Realtime Report

As of a year ago, only 40% of mobile ad campaigns involved some kind of targeting. Many companies are working to change that ratio–making it easier for advertisers to target mobile consumers based on their demographics, location and previous behavior.

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How To Think About Mobile Advertising

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Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. As a consumer, how often have you clicked on a mobile ad. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. Does this make any sense for mobile? This fails dramatically when it comes to mobile devices. They''re not staring at a computer screen, they''re flicking their way through a mobile experience.

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. How mobile and digital trends are affecting purchasing decision-making. 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.

Why Mobile Moments Are Mandatory for Every Business

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Start thinking about your customer’s mobile moment. jbernoff Tweet This Defining Mobile Moments Josh started as a researcher at Forrester 19 years ago. Recently, his research has focused increasingly on mobile use.

Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution

Bill Hartzer

Have you been looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers? Now can now turn your mobile website into a brand consistent, fully functional m-commerce destinations without losing control or profits to third parties — regardless of the type of cell phone or carrier your customers use.

Why Mobile Content Strategy is Important to PR

Proactive Report

Seems like every year we hear this year is going to be the year of mobile. In June, at the State of the Internet Webinar, comScore presented data indicating mobile users would surpass desktop users in 2014. Take a look at what people are viewing on their mobile devices.

Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores

The Realtime Report

How can a retailer effectively reach consumers in-store and educate them about deals that might be of particular interest? Using iBeacon, the mobile app delivers personal information to users based on their current location in-store.

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A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Mobile ad revenue soared 70 percent year-over-year to $5.73 billion, and mobile represented 84 percent of total ad revenue in the third quarter of 2016, up from 78 percent in the year-earlier period. Mobile MAUs were up 20 percent versus the third quarter of 2015, to 1.66

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Twitter and the Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

SocialTimes Twitter

Infographics Twitter e-Commerce halloween Holiday Shopping Season mobile retailersYou may still be munching on Halloween candy , but the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A Clearer View Of Augmented And Virtual Reality

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Next week is the National Retail Federation and Shop.org 's Digital Summit In Dallas. Augmented reality and virtual reality are on a collision course with retail, and Joel was willing to offer a few thoughts in advance of his keynote session next week at Retail's Digital Summit, a Shop.org event in Dallas. For retailers, this is huge because stores can -- literally -- look and feel like they are no longer limited by location and square footage." mobile. retail.