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  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Retail] Twitter Phasing Out Buy Button?
    eCommerce Twitter amazon Applications apps BigCommerce Brody Berson Buy Buy Button Buy Now Demandware Donate Donate Button Donate Now Facebook Facebook Messenger Fancy Gumroad Ingrid Lunden messenger Musictoday Pinterest retailers Shopify Stripe TechcrunchTwitter appears to be waving bye-bye to its buy button.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Retail] I Want To See Ads!
    It''s not the brand that is the advertiser of these ads, it''s the online retailer that''s doing a lot of this retargeting. And, is this retailer, now doing co-op advertising and charging the brand for all of this? The ability for a brand (or retailer) to follow, track and engage with a consumer across multiple media properties seems like advertising panacea, but it has to be done strategically, and in a compelling and valuable proposition for the consumer. online retailer.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [Retail] Smarts Brands Will Create Their Own Digital Products And Services
    Let's say you're a retailer. With that, if you are a retailer - and you have put some kind of digital commerce model in place - why would you not start developing and selling adjunct digital products and services? This was a brilliant play for Amazon and a sign of what's to come at retail and for brands. . retail. retailer. Marketing is so much more than advertising.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Retail] The Impact of Reviews and Other Social Media Content on Shopper Purchase
    Along the path to making a purchase, nearly Click to read more » social media strategy google haul videos mobile marketing online retailers SEO social recommendations ZMOTIn April of this year Google published an eBook dedicated to a fairly recent marketing concept called ZMOT (Zero Moment of Truth).
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Retail] The Impact of Reviews and Other Social Media Content on Shopper Purchase
    Along the path to making a purchase, nearly Click to read more » social media strategy google haul videos mobile marketing online retailers SEO social recommendations ZMOTIn April of this year Google published an eBook dedicated to a fairly recent marketing concept called ZMOT (Zero Moment of Truth).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Retail] The Problem With The Status Quo
    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. retail. advertising amazon author bookpublisher bookpublishing data ebook ipad iphonekindleapp josephjaffe kindle kindlesingle lifeafterthe30secondspot literaryagent retail richardcurtis stephenking technology thematrix thenewyorktimes theterminator webanalytics
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Retail] Adapt Or Die
    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. retail. Do you like the saying, "adapt or die" ? There are days when it is the soundtrack of my life and then there are days when I shake my head at what the connotation truly means.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Retail] The Customer Is (Not) Always Right
    If you're in line at your favorite retailer and you're wondering why they don't open up a second cash register, you're just a tweet away from holding that company responsible for their store policies. retail. There's an ongoing business axiom that defines customer service: "the customer is always right." " Publicly, this may be the proper posture.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Retail] 3 Things About Facebook
    Facebook Will Be 50% Of Online Retail By 2015: Infographic. retail. amazon apple business charlierose content economy facebook fastcompany future google infographic markzuckerberg marketing media microsoft mobilestrategy onlinesocialnetwork purchasingdecision retail sherylsandberg socialcircle strategyFacebook continues to grow, change, add, adapt and connect us all (whether you like it or not).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Retail] The End Of Privacy. The Beginning Of Personalization
    retail. Marketers are at a precarious crossroads (whether they know it or not). In my latest business book, CTRL ALT Delete , I lay out five movements that have fundamentally changed the brand forever (that most businesses are doing little - to nothing - about).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Retail] The Complexity Of Simplicity
    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. Nobody said it was easy.
  • ADAM COHEN  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Retail] 10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media
    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. Adam has over 15 years of experience leveraging technology to drive and sustain business value for clients in the Consumer Product, Retail, High Tech, Healthcare and Financial Services industries.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Retail] The Bright Side Of Black Friday
    Those who get the deals camp out for hours on end on unforgiving cement, and those who don't get the deals wind up trying to pick the retail shelves dry while muttering their disdain for the retailer under their breathe. If the sole purpose of Black Friday is for the retailers to clean their shelves or to get a whole whack of people into their stores, they can ignore the past five hundred words that I've written. retail. retail brand. retailer.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Retail] Scenes From The Frontlines
    retail. boxingday brand brandecosystem businesstravel communitymanager customerengagement customerservice digitalmarketing facebook frontlineworkers luggage pr publicrelations retail socialmedia traditionaladvertising travel twitter yelp youtubeA post Christmas story that is worthy of your attention. I was in the market for luggage. Not the usual business travel, but a luggage set for the family. We decided that we were looking to invest to get something of quality.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    [Retail] 9 Things to Note Before Launching a Facebook Coupon Offers Campaign
    Advertising/Marketing Facebook A/B testing analytics Applications apps Bookmarks brand awareness ChameleonJohn Coupons Customer Loyalty Digital Strategy Consulting e-Commerce Email Engagement Holiday Shopping Season influencer marketing Influencers Insights Kohl's Landing Pages Laurynas Skupas Likes Load Times Loyalty measurement Metrics mobile Offers Post Scheduling retailers Scheduled Posts Shares smartphones Technomic User-Generated Content
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Retail] Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads
    Clicking again brings users to the retailers’ websites, where they can purchase the products featured in the ads. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers VideosFacebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Retail] Twitter and the Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)
    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. Twitter shared the infographic below with information on how its users research and shop via the social network, and highlights include: Ready to spend: Twitter shoppers spent an average of $811 during the holidays in 2015. They have higher budgets and shop online more frequently.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Retail] Building A Better Business By Thinking Like Amazon
    Retailers might not like to hear this, but it is true. retail. retailer. amazon apple avinashkaushik businessinsider businessthinking customerservice fieldnotes futureofamazon futureofbusiness google hardware henrybloodroot ignition innovation jeffbezos retail retailer software Don''t try to be like Amazon. Amazon is a business like no other.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Retail] 70% Of Users Visit Pinterest For Inspiration On What To Buy
    Pinterest is also “a stronger vehicle for brand association:” 43% of users say they “associate with retailers or brands with which I identify” on Pinterest, vs. less than one-quarter (24%) of Facebook users. A similar gap exists between those visiting the social networking platforms looking for special offers from retailers or brands: 39% of Pinterest users do so vs. 26% of Facebook users.
  • AKAMAI MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
    [Retail] Case Study and Lessons Learned: Increasing Foot Traffic for Retail Using Social Media and Event 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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Retail] The Gift Of Facebook
    The majority of retailers are struggling to find the best e-commerce experience on the browser-based Web, and few of them are pushing full-steam ahead into mobile commerce. retail. Let me be clear: I am still bullish on Facebook. I am not bullish on advertising as Facebook's main revenue model. In March of 2011, I wrote a blog post titled, F-Commerce - Rise Of The Facebook Consumer. I never liked Facebook as an advertising platform.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Retail] Amazon's Ever-Growing Long Tail
    This is just another shift in the ever-changing and constantly evolving retail channel. retail. retail channel. amazon blockbuster business chrisanderson content internet manfromatlantis massmarket massmerchant movies neverbeforeondvd onlinevideo retail retailchannel sonypictures television thelongtail waltdisneystudios warnerbrosThis is less about the tail making more money than the head.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Retail] Living In A Shopping Mall
    There's no denying that the digitization and e-commerce evolution has radically changed the retail landscape. As retail continues to tinker with models to encourage people to come down to their physical stores, it's hard not be overwhelmed by everything that brands like Amazon are doing (see here: When Real Time Becomes Really Real Time ) and how things like showrooming and smartphones are playing a major part in retail's struggle to keep pace and relevance. retail.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Retail] Three F-Commerce Techniques That Actually Work
    If you’ve been following the latest f-commerce news about retailers experimenting with social storefronts on Facebook, you’ll already know that the media are labeling the retailer efforts a failure following the shuttering of Facebook storefronts run by Gap, J.C. But in truth, it’s very possible that the way these retailers were thinking about Facebook as a commerce platform was wrong from the starting line.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
    [Retail] Shocking Shopping Experiences At The Mall
    The news that I read would have you believe that this is the end of retail as we have known it. With that, I am a retail rat. . I was, literally, brought up in the retail environment. I just love the smell of retail in the morning. It turns out, that the mall that we're visiting is 2,700,000 square feet with over 300 retailers. There is a ton of data to support the notion that physical retail is challenged in a digital age. retail. retail rat.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Retail] On Death And Dying Brands
    I bet Klein could have never imagined a retail experience like Selfridges & Co. What's most unique about this sea of tranquility in the storm of a retail environment is The Quiet Shop. retail. The new art of branding. How many painters do you know in your city or town? Not the kind with dropsheets and white overalls who will refresh your old basement bathroom with a splashy buckland blue over a long weekend, but the true artist.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Retail] Best brands think differently
    When Sao Paulo was thinking about how to get people to come to shopping malls.they didn't look at retail management, they thought about what places looked like when people wanted to spend time there. They didn't think about the mall as a retail space , they saw it as a space to create a place people wanted to spend time, a place people wanted to visit. brand leisure social media brand experience retail management sao paulo monocle brand experience best brands
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Retail] The Marketing Agency Of The Future
    They're not the same consumers when they're reading consumer reviews as they are when they are in a physical retail location. retail. Is there a future for the advertising agency as we have known it to date? In recent months, there has been a slew of articles about advertising agencies and their future/fate in a world that is so dramatically changing when it comes to the marketing of brands.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Retail] F-Commerce - Rise Of The Facebook Consumer
    Gift cards are big business these days and many retailers are getting in on the action. The challenge was in figuring out the analytics to link those social acts back to a sale in order to create a semblance of proper retail attribution. retail. retail attribution. What the Facebook? While visiting Florida last October, I noticed a wall of gift cards near one of the checkout counters at a Target store.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Retail] What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle
    She explained that, while retailers fawn over the latest glitzy gadget, hoping it'll catch on as the next big thing, people just want to buy stuff as quickly and easily as possible.". So, while retailers, brands, agencies and the media talk about building better omnichannel experiences for customers, and while those conversations also lay into retailers for being so behind, when it comes to technology, it turns out that consumers want what they have always wanted from brands: Be brilliant.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Retail] Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers
    in returns, or even higher if you are in the food, retail or travel industry (2015, The Shelf ). SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS adidas brand advocates brand ambassadors cathay pacific chanel Gap image recognition technology influencer management influencer marketing kristen stewart Luxury Quay retail social listening social media analytics travel visual analytics visual influencers visual listening visual mentions visual storytellingYou should have already heard this statistic: over 1.8
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Retail] Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date
    Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin worldwide in October. Oculus said in an email to SocialTimes that Rift demos will be available in more than 600 retail locations in the U.S.,
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Retail] 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. Transform the retail experience. One third of smartphone users have shared their location with a retail company using a check-in-service like Foursquare.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Retail] The Pending Implosion Of Daily Deal Sites
    percent of deal users are returning for full-price purchases at restaurants, bars, salons, and other retailers. retail. advertising businessmodel clickz dailydealsite deal51 groupon ipo localmerchant marketing metasearchengine promotion retail wallstreetjournalBe careful if you're thinking that you can replicate the success of Groupon.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Retail] Users Can Finally Touch the Oculus Touch
    The virtual reality controller launched with 54 gaming and experience titles , and it can be test-driven at more than 500 retailers in the U.S., Facebook Virtual Reality Canada France games Gaming Germany Oculus Avatars Oculus Touch Oculus VR retailers U.K.The long-awaited Oculus Touch controller was released online and in stores Tuesday. Canada, France, Germany and the U.K.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Retail] Podcast 385 - How to Deliver Insanely Great Customer Service
    Carmine Gallo , a former reporter and anchor for CNN and CBS who has sat down with many of the most dynamic and respected business leaders of our time, including Steve Jobs , joins Anna Farmery to discuss how to deliver insanely great customer service, based on his insights into the Apple Experience at retail. How the genius bar and one to one programs are about creating customer loyalty.but its not upselling, it is about creating an ongoing retail experience.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Retail] The Next Great Marketing Disruption
    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.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Retail] SortPrice Store Facebook Application Tops 1000 Retailers
    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. SortPrice was one of the first to offer a virtual storefront for retailers on the Facebook Platform when it introduced the Merchant Store application a little over a year ago.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Retail] The Power Of Direct Relationships
    On one hand, we're happy when retailers that we like provide us with discounts and bonuses because we're valued customers and, on the other hand, we're willfully sharing (some might argue over-sharing) so much information via social media that we're simply more comfortable there. The majority of survey respondents (55%) responded that they are 'mostly willing' to provide shopping preferences to trusted retailers in exchange for an enhanced shopping experience. retailer.
  • PAMORAMA  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Retail] Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks
    They rank blogs as the third most influential digital resource (31%) when it comes to making purchase decisions, following retail sites (56%) and brand sites (34%). Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. A new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Retail] Attention All Robot Shoppers
    Recently, a new kind of retail experience has entered the fray that is attempting to cater to both kinds of shoppers (the lovers and the haters) by creating an experience that is both digital and physical. Is this the future of retail or just a parlor trick? future of retail. retail. retail experience. retail technology. digitalshopping futureofretail hointer jeans retail retailexperience retailtechnology robots shopper shopping shoppingmall technology
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Retail] Great Marketing Is Utilitarian
    Through their seventy-five years, the family-owned business has seen dramatic changes in their retail experience. and all of those will take care of you, just like a family," sounds earnest enough, but in a world where supercenters and mass retailers are becoming grocers, and local farmer's markets are seeing a resurgence, the pressure to stay competitive and relevant at the local level is intense. mass retailer. retail. retail experience.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Retail] Copying Apple
    retail. advertising android apple applefanboi blackberry blackberry10 brand businessstrategy consumerelectronics digitalservices influence iphone loyalty mac media merchandising microsoft microsoftstore pc perception retail smartphone stevejobs wallstreet windows windowsmobileIt's like an itch that you just can't scratch. Something has been bothering me, lately. It's not overt. It's not obvious. it's there.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Retail] A Twitch In Time
    Some may not be able to see the direct correlation between what the world''s largest online retailer is hunting for, but deals like this make perfect sense. online retailer. retail. Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right?
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Retail] Show 460 - How Music Can Provide a Hit Brand
    The science of music in retail. Pod Casts in marketing marketing Hit Brands engaging brand podcast social marketing business ideas brand marketing marketing tips promote a brand branding create community copywriting music in marketing music + retail The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips has a new episode. Anna Farmery speaks with Richard Jankovich about how sonic branding is helping leading brands.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Retail] Snapchat Discover, Meet Facebook Collections?
    The social network began testing a feature called Collections in October 2012 , in which select retailers were able to add “collect” and “want” options and buy links to images of products. Facebook once again tested Collections in December of that year with a mix of some of the retailers from the first test and some new partners, but the social network announced that it was shelving the feature in February 2014.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Retail] No Turkey For You
    Many retailers are opening tomorrow to give stuffed families the opportunity to walk off their tryptophan induced comas in the store aisles. Some retailers are receiving negative backlash for opening on Thanksgiving. But most turkey-blind retailers will be rewarded. “An estimated 33 million people, or 23 percent of those surveyed by the retail federation, say Thanksgiving will find them in stores at some point,” according to this USA Today article.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Retail] Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar. And A Kindle
    As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always paid when the virtual store does something physical. Every so often, rumors crop-up that the online retailer (that has a market cap of over $157 billion) is about to open up physical retail locations or is providing delivery lockers (known as Amazon Locker ) or some other unique way to change the retail experience.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Retail] Black Friday Education
    Brick-and-mortar retailers certainly did well for themselves, but the move towards online is becoming increasingly evident with each passing year. Internet retailers, marketers and mobile providers must be flexible to deal with the incredible surge in traffic alone, never mind secure transactions. Cyber Monday 2009 saw retailers clock in 4 million sales per minute.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Retail] How Lowe’s is Cutting Through the Digital (and Non-Digital) Noise
    Another unique characteristic of this content evangelism is the integration of social and digital content in a physical retail location. Social Media Case Studies lowe's lowes fix in six omnichannel retail social media campaign social media case study vineSometimes a brand creates content so compelling that it spans far beyond its digital and social media channels. Such is the case with the popular Lowe’s “Fix In Six” Vine campaign.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Retail] 3 Ways to Improve Your Life
    The ditigal world offers not technology for technology's sake.but it allows us to give people an enhanced relationship from the ordinary retail reality. brand Social Media digital world technology retail social media social media customer services customer servicesTechnology is an enhancement for marketers, not a replacement.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Retail] Apple Is Laughing All The Way To The Bank
    retail. apple applewatch atari atari800 blackberry brand computer cultofmac gadget ibm ibmclones iphone lego luxurygoods macbook macbookair magazine media mobiledevice mobilephone modem netbook pc personalcomputer planetofthephones radioshack retail shopping shoppingmall smartphone startrek technology theeconomist tv videogame I went from a non-believer to a believer. I love Apple. There, I said it.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Retail] We Should All "Pull A Kardashian" On Twitter (It's Not What You Think)
    I thought brick and mortar retailers were struggling in the Amazon world. retail. amazon chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook guestcontributor heatherbackman jwalterthompson jackdorsey jwt kimkardashian mirum mirumagency montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb radiosegment radiostation retail socialmedia soundcloud spyglass technology terrydimonte twitter walmart wpp
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Retail] Where to Find Affordable Apple Parts and Accessories
    You can easily buy them from Apple’s retail stores. When you can buy used power cords in good condition from certified third-party Apple sales retailers for $35 or less, you have no reason to pay $70 at an Apple store for a new power cord. Buy From Certified Retailers or Repair Centers. Actually, this is safer than buying from third-party retailers. Certified retailers may charge slightly higher prices than third-party retailers.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Retail] Why I Hate Black Friday
    When I was a kid, I used to take catalogs of the big brand retailers, and play this game, where I had to choose one thing from every page. What I''m trying to say, is that I''m a retail nerd. I know what you''re thinking, if you hang on to the receipt and bring it back to the store with you, most retailers are fine with bridging the gap by either paying you back the difference or with a gift card, but who has the time? retail. retail nerd. retailer.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Retail] Reengineering Retail With Doug Stephens - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast
    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. He is the author of two business books: The Retail Revival - Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism and his latest, Reengineering Retail - The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World.
  • VISUALLY SM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Retail] Five questions your marketing team should be asking about location-based technology
    Retail/mail order (including online retail: 40%. Meanwhile, Motorola intends to dispatch Bluetooth-powered sensors to its retailers, The Washington Post reports. In turn, retailers can use the devices to deliver deals to customers in-store and gather data for analysis of customer behavior. Finally, Macy’s is just one more example of a retailer that will play off of Apple’s iBeacon technology to deliver deals, reports Clickz.com.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
    [Retail] 4 Quotes That Show Facebook’s New Touchy-Feely Intentions
    Most online retailers talk only about themselves on Facebook. According to research compiled by data-driven social media marketing company Argyle Social (a sponsor of this blog, and the software that we use for social communication), 65-66% of 566 online retailers surveyed only post content about their own company on their Facebook pages. In fact, as the infographic below suggests, two-thirds of online retailers on Facebook are almost purely promotional.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Retail] Good service, bad service and social media
    A comparison of three retail and social media experience sum it up nicely: Store 1: Uniqlo: I’ve heard various things about Uniqlo and browsed their stores, but this was the first time I’ve intended to make a purchase, having seen numerous mentions of their selvage jeans ( Selvage refers to the method of stitching, if you’re not a denim geek). customer service ecommerce social media marketing ed's easy diner marketing retail social business soletrader uniqlo
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Retail] Show 434 - What is innovation?
    Can retail layout be applied to office design to create engagement? Pod Casts brand podcast social marketing business ideas brand marketing thomas wedell innovation retail engagement The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips has a new episode but before we start.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! -
  • PIXLEE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Retail] The 2017 Internet Trends that Brands Need to Know
    There’s a seeming contradiction: Retail store closing may break a 20-year record, yet Amazon and digitally native brands are opening more brick-and-mortar locations. In-store retail experiences are changing to better reflect the wants and needs of today’s consumers. The Internet as a retail distribution continues to become more powerful. Mary Meeker is ready with her 2017 internet trends report , which she delivered at this year’s Code Conference in California.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011
    [Retail] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #53
    Every retailer now looks to Apple as the gold standard for what a retail experience should be. Apple is still a relative newbie when it comes to retail experience, but they started with two core concepts that this article hardly mentions: 1. They didn't spend much time thinking about the revenue per square inch like most other retailers do. I don't know why retailers scratch their heads at the success of Apple's retail ventures. retail.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Retail] Katie Couric Will Give Us The Internet That We Deserve
    Sure, Amazon is one of the world''s largest retailers, but they''ve also just announced more original programming like Betas and Alpha House (kind of like their own, little cable network). retailer. What kind of Internet do we want? Some might consider this a vague, daunting and even ambiguous question, but it begs for an answer. Anyone who has been online for a long time knows how interesting, diverse and different the Internet - as a medium - was (and can still be).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Retail] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #63
    Local Rules: The Death (and Rebirth) of Retail - City of Sound. "Australian designer/thinker Dan Hill writes a brilliant piece about digital, retail, and how cities work." retail. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Retail] Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses
    Most of the focus of the season goes to the big-box retailers, who manage to sell flat screen TVs for $10, or so it seems. Photo Courtesy of Houston Style MagazineThe rampant use of the internet has changed where retailers should be focusing when it comes to holiday advertising. Instead of paper copies of the Target Black Friday ad or the Toys R Us Big Toy Book, most retailers are offering PDF downloads or just posting advertising directly on their own websites.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Retail] Expinion Social Pros
    And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. yz (Hidden) Podcast Page Sponsors
  • MELTWATER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Retail] 10 Fashion Brands Nailing Their Snapchat Content Strategy
    There’s no shortage of inspiring content from fashion brands and retailers on Snapchat these days—from… Read More.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Retail] The New Convergence
    Because of this, the concept of opening up a local retail outlet seems counterintuitive. retail. This is not about media convergence. It''s about something bigger. Things change. Things change so fast that sometimes, it''s hard to see it. We tend to think about our businesses and our lives in terms of keeping up with change. This creates a metal imagery of a mouse running on a wheel, doesn''t it? At some point you''re just chasing your own tail.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Retail] Expion – Top 50 Brands Social Media Report
    And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. yz (Hidden) Blog Sponsors yz (Hidden) Podcast Sponsors
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Retail] The Mobile Revolution is Here Now [Infographic]
    52% of retailers do not have a mobile website experience (You’re not alone!). For the past 5 years or so, research has predicted that mobile devices would overtake personal computers when it comes to internet usage. The infographic in this blog post pulls together data that shows that the turning point is here now.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Retail] Amazon Is Eating Retail, Uber Is In Hot Water (Again) And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM
    Hudson's Bay Company didn't mince words about their retail challenges last week, and Bloomberg is reporting that we could see over 50 retailers file for bankruptcy this year alone. . retail. retailer. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media.
  • DAVE FLEET  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Retail] Smart Location-Based Marketing By Home Depot
    Just saw this photo on my friend Ben Lucier’s Posterous site – hardware retailer Home Depot reserved a parking spot for him at his local store in the “Pro&# parking section. Because he was the mayor. Smart way to reward their most loyal customer (well, the most loyal customer using Foursquare, anyway) with something that has zero cost to Home Depot but a nice benefit for the customer, all the while encouraging other people to compete for that benefit.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013
    [Retail] 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. Email marketing wins more online customers than Facebook and Twitter, but it lags behind organic search. The customer acquisition landscape is constantly in flux.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014
    [Retail] Be Kind To Brands
    retail. blog blogging boxingday brand brandimperative brandloyalty branding capitalism collaboration consumer consumerism corporatepolicy customer customerservice democracy engagement equality goodwill holiday holidaywish lordoftheflies loyalty marketing retail shopping thecluetrainmanifesto twitter zoomeddino My holiday wish: be kind to brands. I know what you''re thinking. For some, it''s a holy day.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Retail] Welcome To The Video Generation
    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. Done right, influencer marketing and video content is proven to have impact throughout the funnel by driving greater awareness, retail traffic, sales conversion and loyalty. Content For Retail.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Retail] How Marketers Can Get Back to Modern Marketing
    His post looked at the whole “back to school” process and mindset from a retail perspective. He took us along as he, like so many of us, made the trek to their favorite retailers to load up their children with all the necessary and obligatory supplies and apparel. Not long ago, Eric Swayne wrote a piece entitled Back to School 2014: A Social AND Shopping Occasion.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Retail] Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year
    The data (collected from Adobe AdLens and Adobe Social solutions) for this report comes from over 260 billion impressions for 338 companies in the automotive, CPG, financial services, media and entertainment, and retail industries and the activity of 70 million fans. A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Retail] Don't Throw Good Brand Money After Bad
    I was in Orlando this morning, presenting to the Retail Industry Leaders Association. I grabbed a coffee with an old friend, who is now running marketing for a major retailer in the United States. Back to where the retailer was before their predecessor took over? This brand was much bigger than winning some advertising and retail awards. major retailer. retail. retail award. retail industry. retail industry leaders association.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Retail] Firebelly Showcase: HerRoom Video Infographic
    Firebelly created this infographic for our client HerRoom, an online lingerie retailer, to help promote the Bra Fitting Secrets series of videos their founder, Tomima Edmark, created to help educate women about obtaining a proper bra fit. Blog Video
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Retail] Black Friday & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
    Black Friday: Top US Retailers Battle for Social Media Attention By Mihaela Lica Butler In the case of the world’s biggest retailers competing for revenues this Black Friday, while social word of mouth is not necessarily indicative of financial. Learn everything you need to know about Black Friday and social media in these five must-reads.
  • ADAM COHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Retail] Social Media Success is About The Customers, Stupid
    10 Quick Tips for Retailers to Engage in Social Media Right Now (44). How do you define success with leveraging social media? With each passing conference and industry event, the perennial mainstays of social media case studies tend to remain the same: Dell, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks. All deservedly so, mind you – each of these companies embraced personalized approaches to engaging customers and building long term relationships. “Yadda yadda yadda,&# you say.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Retail] The Fantabulous Lists of Social Media Case Studies
    110 Ways Retailers are Using Social Media Marketing by ( [link] ). I’ve been browsing through the lists of top social media case studies and I thought I am going to share some of the top sites with you: Casestudiesonline.com by Tod Maffin. A List of Social Media Marketing Examples by ( [link] ). Social media case studies by ([link] ). Social Brand Index by ( [link] ). WOMMA’s Case Study Library by ( [link] ). The Association Social Media Wiki’s List by ( [link] ).
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Retail] Social Commerce IQ 2012 [Report]
    Data from the report was gathered during the period from August to October this year, where 475 companies based on the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500 and Second 500 were involved. The industry has witnessed the rise of a new phase of social commerce where innovative retailers have begun deeply integrating social shopping into their websites rather than relying on social network websites for engagement.”.
  • ATOM THOUGHT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Retail] 3 guidelines to empower your local marketing
    That statement was by a FMCG/Retail executive who stated that consumers’ tastes and preferences vary every few hundred kilometers. I was reading a recent issue of Forbes India where they enlightened readers on the FDI and one of the statements caught my eye. Infact there is a sea-change of difference between consumers of Pune and. Digital Insight
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Retail] And Then Foursquare Entered Adulthood: Promoted Updates
    Click on your “Explore” tab today and you will see retailers as well as other relevant locations nearby, depending on the category you search in. Giving immediate retailers the chance of reaching out to new customers with special check-in offers. Naturally, promoting products and retailers through the social network will have to be, as with everything else in social media, relevant to the receiver in order to be successful.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Retail] Social Networking Accounts for 1 in 4 Minutes Spent Online in Europe
    Other popular online activities among European consumers include: 3 in 4 visited a retail site. The average European consumer spends more than a day (25.9 hours) online every month, according to a new report by comScore. For those 397 million Europeans, social networking now accounts for 1 in 4 minutes spent online. 62% visited a games site. 50% visited sports sites and newspaper sites.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Retail] What Is Apple Up To? Can Walmart Catch Amazon? And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM
    Walmart is one of the few retailers that can compete with Amazon in the retail space. retail. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7
  • WIKI.BEINGPETERKIM.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Retail] Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?
    Whittemore Wiggly Wigglers Wiggly Podcast Podcasting Retail United Kingdom C.B. Whittemore Wiggly Wigglers Wiggly Wigglers Blog Blog / Blogging Retail United Kingdom C.B.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Retail] The End Of The Dial Tone
    You have your social media fully integrated into your website, which matches up to the retail experience and beyond. When a consumer is in the parking lot of a retailer, looking to find out what time the store opens at, or what''s on sale on their iPhone or Android device, and they''re suddenly faced with an non-responsive experience, that''s the failure of omnichannel. retail. retail experience. Things change quicker than most of us realize.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Retail] Finally – A Promising Buzz in the Social Media Marketing Atmosphere
    In his ebook, Groupon: Why Deep Discounts are Bad for Business , Bob Phibbs (“The Retail Doctor”) relates stories of Groupon disasters. Retailers might offer an $80 product or service for $40 but after their cut with Groupon they receive $20 for an $80 value. FreebeeCards.com.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [Retail] Big Can Often Be Much Better
    Putting aside their market capitalization, their stunning technology tools and retail environments, there are many people who struggle with their products and services. retail. retail experience. How many times a day do you read about a brand messing up? It's a sport at this point. Some people make a living by showing brands just how much other businesses are screwing up, as some kind of warning/lesson.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Retail] Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity
    When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. Wal-Mart has the significant advantage of already having 10,000 retail locations—something Amazon can’t currently compete with. Retailers now have the technology to go far beyond these persona/segment-based tools. Posted in Commerce eCommerce Strategy.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Retail] 10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013
    And bricks-and-mortar retailers will scramble to keep pace with a digitally driven world. Retailers Start to Love Loyalty Programs - It’s not just for frequent fliers anymore. Now businesses across industries (retail, finance, etc.) Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media.
  • SOCIAL EMAIL MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Retail] Why user-generated reviews matter in online retail
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Retail] Should You Buy Facebook Fans? - Social Media
    Lets look at a different scenario: Imagine there is a retail outlet in the brick and mortar world. The retailer buys some 10000 people to just come to the retail outlet. We hear one or all of the below: Buy Facebook Fans Want Facebook Fans Link Exchanges I Fan You And You Fan Me Do you think that outright purchasing Fans solves your marketing concern? Who perhaps could be looking at this?
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Retail] How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy
    Whether you’re in healthcare, retail, hospitality, financial services or another industry, this marketing campaign can offer a personal way to engage with your customers, patients or clients. The top five industries benefiting the most from mobile search ads include retail, financial services, automotive, telecom and leisure travel. How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy. Have you considered mobile marketing as part of your advertising strategy?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Retail] Digitize The Physical To Win At Business
    Let's say that you're a retail brand. They are digital, but will launch a POS system to bridge that and remove friction at the retail level. retail. retail brand. Should we even call anything "digital" anymore? Senior marketing professionals love writing op-ed pieces calling for the death of using the word "digital" in front of anything. Let's not call it Digital Marketing anymore." The sentiment is a pragmatic one: "everything is digital!"
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Retail] Back to School on Social in 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]
    “Back to School” is a major event for retailers, especially those with young target demographics. According to the National Retail Federation, . Back-to-school and college spending ranks as the second biggest shopping season for retailers, after the winter holidays. But how is this retail event playing out on social? Some other need-to-know Back to School facts, care of NRF: Total spending for K-12 and college is expected to reach $75.8
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Retail] 5 Must-Reads On Social Media & Cyber Monday
    By Nick Trenchard Facebook is gearing up for the holiday season and expanding its roster of online retailers to help the social media giant transition into the world of e-commerce. A new IBM analysis of real-time sales data from Black Friday shows that Facebook and Twitter aren’t about to become the revenue freeway for retailers. Take a look at the impact (or lack thereof) social media has on Cyber Monday in today’s must-reads.
  • ATOM THOUGHT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Retail] ebay X.Commerce & If Indian eCommerce has Missed the Bus?
    lac retailers onboard. Over 90,000 retailers onboard. ebay is gradually but steadily& seriously working towards becoming the dominant ecommerce player if the world. After having been beaten by Taobao in China and observing the surge of Amazon as a cloud-marketplace, it’s not unnatural for ebay to initiate what it calls X.Commerce.
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