Top five: holiday retail trends to the fore

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media must-know news stories feature important retail trends for the run up to the holidays. Google My Business, Snapchat, blended retail, Facebook and Google Assistant all feature.

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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.

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Fashion Retailer, Altar’d State, Named Finalist at Social Media Buzz Awards

Ignite Social Media

That’s why we’re pleased to announce that our client, Altar’d State, is a finalist in the Best Retail/E-commerce Social Media Strategy/Campaign category. Best Retail & E-commerce Social Media Strategy. Finalist for Social Media Buzz Awards.

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Black Friday: 3 Big Box Retailers Social Media Approach

Meltwater

Every year after Thanksgiving, millions of eager shoppers swarm retailers to take advantage of one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday.For retailers, the importance of Black Friday… Read More >>>.

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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 retail

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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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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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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”.

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The New Retail Economy

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Retail is in more trouble than they care to admit. or is there some innovation that retailers are missing? No retailers carried anything remotely close to it. Retailers can't beat Amazon. Retailers may not be able to beat Amazon, but to be clueless about these products or pretend like they don't even exist, is what creates the most friction. We all need more empathy for these retailers. This is a moment of power at the retail level. retail.

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.

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.

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What Services Do You Need to Start a Retail Website?

The Realtime Report

What Services Do You Need to Start a Retail Website? For many entrepreneurs, the idea of starting a retail website seems like a fairly simple proposition. Starting an Internet retail business is exciting, and it is also a lot of hard work.

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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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[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail

SocialFish

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 Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales

Firebelly

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?

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‘Tis the season: Retailers can expect 32% more social messages this holiday season

Sprout Social

This prolonged and hyper-social holiday shopping season means it’s more important than ever for retailers to be ready for the influx of messages this time of year will bring. billion messages across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out how retailers fared in previous holiday shopping seasons and what brands can expect for 2018. Consumers want to talk to retailers of all sizes during the holiday season.

3 New Trends in Retail Customer Acquisition

Pixlee

The way that retailers acquire customers online has changed significantly over the last decade. Perhaps even more importantly, retailers will likely find that their savviest competitors find ways to thrive by tapping into the growing online market. Considering that Facebook had more than 2 billion active users and Instagram had about 800 million monthly active users by the end of 2017, it’s practically impossible for retailers to remain successful without using social media.

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. This is powerful retail technology and a very clever use of smartphones for tracking purposes.

Black Friday’s Retail Losers and Winners [Infographic]

Meltwater

We’re well into the holiday season, and in the States, Black Friday and its accompanying… Read More.

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Do You Need Multiple Retail Channels?

Small Business Mavericks

Unfortunately, in today’s fast moving retail environment, no, it’s not enough. Customers are looking for a more complete experience in retail. How Do You Achieve Multiple Online Retail Channels? When you think about all the possible online retail channels where you could be selling your products, it’s easy to just think about those channels you can control. Another thing that many small retailers overlook is their own website.

The Best Drape and Blind Software for Retailer and Manufactures

Social Media Marketing

This software is beneficial for both retailers as well as manufacturer. Drape and blind software for retailer The customer will require quotation about their window drape and blind to be placed at home. They will definitely approach the retailer for this.

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

Firebelly

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.

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Local Retail Needs To Step Up

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This does not happen with major retailers. Recently, I was recommended to a local retailer for some home furnishings. Local retailers don't have to like the effect that big box stores or online merchants have had on their general business, but price transparency and ease of return are, simply, table stakes in business today. While establishing retail policies of the store, make it as easy as possible for the customer to do business with you as they operate online.

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. retail. retailer.

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.

Infographic: Black Friday’s Retail and Brand Competition

Meltwater

The 2017 holiday season is in full swing and while we’re still in the midst… Read More.

The Next Generation of Retail Experiences: Leading Retailer Launches Interactive In-Store Touchscreens with UGC from Social Media

Pixlee

UGC content is incredibly valuable to a brand, because of that authenticity, and being able to reliably update material that shoppers respect and trust-instore, without adding additional work or complexity for the retailer, is the real magic of this integrated service ,” says Stuart Armstrong, Group President of ComQi, a global leader in in-store shopper engagement technology.

It’s Time For Retailers To Raise Their Games-Five Quick Reminders

Direct Marketing Observations

According to a study from Accenture , comScore , and dunnhumbyUSA aimed at helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketers, visitors to CPG brand websites buy 37% more in retail stores than non-visitors to the brand site. The study also concluded, that to maximize impact, website content needs to be updated regularly and contain brand value messaging that both engages visitors while also providing compelling reasons for them to purchase the brand at retail.

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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.

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The Modern Guide to Social Media for Retail

Sprout Social

It might feel counterintuitive, but 90% of shoppers turn to social media for retail and often look for help with buying decisions. With that shift, consumers paved a new purchase journey for retailers to follow. Here are six tips to help you grow your retail business on social media: 1.

Digging Into Drop Culture: Evolving A Roaring Retail Ritual

Forbes Social Media

This month Burberry launched its first 24hrs only streetwear style product drop, under new commander Riccardo Tisci. It’s a tactic primed for a resales-loving youth market but there are other ways to capitalize on an entrenching drop shop culture - virtual, social and with a quieter long-form spin

Case Study and Lessons Learned: Increasing Foot Traffic for Retail Using Social Media and Event Marketing

Akamai Marketing

Case Study Facebook Retail case study event marketing marketing measurement social media strategy Case Study #4: Neighborhood Shopping Center. Background: . This client came to me with a desire to raise awareness of their shopping center and the variety of stores and shops within the shopping center. The shopping center itself is in a very urban area, but provides services and shopping to a family-oriented clientele.

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.

Halal Branding: New Book Probes The Sticky Intersections Between Retail, Religion & Pop Culture

Forbes Social Media

New book Halal Branding examines how a theatre of identity politics is playing out in brand land for young Muslim consumers - a group growing globally in numbers, networks & cultural/spending clout. A springboard for debate and new opportunities, there’s thinking for brands of all denominations

How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

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.

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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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5 Social Media Innovations Retailers Need To Try!

Stay N' Alive

Polyvore allows you to create collages of products from different retailers, and shares details as well as a link to purchase! The post 5 Social Media Innovations Retailers Need To Try! Over 84% of American smartphone users look up products online before purchasing!

Ecommerce Retailers: To Pay Per Click or Not to Pay Per Click

Idaconcpts

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.

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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?

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. Please continue reading How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

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SortPrice Store Facebook Application Tops 1000 Retailers

Bill Hartzer

Proving yet again a real commitment to opening new avenues of success for online merchants everywhere, comparison shopping engine SortPrice.com has now built virtual stores for more than 1,000 retailers through its Merchant Store application on Facebook.

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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Hunting for Social Media at the OSRM09 (Outdoor Retailer Summer.

Josh S Peters

The ORSM ( Outdoor Retailer Summer Market ) is a yearly event here in Salt Lake City and is a huge draw for outdoor enthusiasts and retailers alike.

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