How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts
AUGUST 30, 2012
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. There is a trend among small business marketing in stores. My background is important. Your experience is changing. Why is this effective?
Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Comments Comments Related Stories How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts Wondering If Mobile Technology Kills Creativity Tips and Tricks for Productive Telecommuting. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story. 2005: Flickr. Do I want to treat Flickr as a serious base for showcasing my photographic works? Or, do I want to use it as a base for experimentation? Maybe.
3 Benefits for Small Business Cloud Computing
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Comments Comments Related Stories Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts Wondering If Mobile Technology Kills Creativity. This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka of ChamberOfCommerce.com. It is the first in a monthly series whereby she will write for me and I will write for her. I hope you enjoy. As an advocate for small businesses, I am always looking for resources and innovations that can help them to compete and succeed. Though you may not be familiar with cloud computing, you’re probably already using it. Lower costs. Ease of access. Feature
How Thanksgiving Lost Its Meaning
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Black Friday, begun in 1924, empowers retailers to offer shopping deals. Thanksgiving, according to President Abraham Lincoln, exists to offer “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” ” That’s hardly true today when most Americans engage in extravagant feasts, march in parades, and watch football games. Why are you thankful?
Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes
MARCH 1, 2012
Depending on the source referenced, the financial services industry takes second or third place when it comes to online ad spending in the US (as you can probably guess, the retail industry always takes the numero uno). This blog post is written by Michael Dolen. But what works and what fails? First, let’s go over three major successes…. Most Muscle = American Express. Features finance
How Municipal Websites Can Engage You
OCTOBER 10, 2012
Despite social acceptance of these behaviors on retail and peer-review sites, there is a general anachronism with local government. If you clicked here to learn how local government websites can engage you, there is something I need to ask you to do first: Please vote for me so I can speak about the subject in April 2013 at the National Conference for Media Reform. The past three years have witnessed unprecedented Internet actions from the White House on their blog and across social media. And yet local governments have a long way to go. Please vote here before October 26. Need help?
A New Tablet Today
DECEMBER 27, 2011
It retails new for $449 and Amazon sells it for 16% less. I waited for the Acer Iconia a500 tablet to arrive, and I unpacked it today. But I bought it much lower from eBay, being the winning bidder at $270 for a manufacturer-refurbished model. I specifically chose this device because it runs the Android [.] Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit A New Tablet Today in your browser. Ari Herzog is a new media explorer. You can join his Facebook blog community here and sign up for his email newsletter. Recent comments Great info Ari….
3 Email Marketing Examples Not to Copy
MAY 13, 2010
ShowStoppers is the perfect display event to intensify business relationships, meet, network and conduct business with journalists, retailers and buyers, said Jens Heithecker, executive director of IFA. I receive a lot of press releases by email — and unlike past actions of deleting them, I have lately replied to my senders and asked simple questions to enlightening responses.
Musing About QR Codes
DECEMBER 6, 2011
I see QR codes everywhere these days, from newspaper classified advertisements to restaurant menus to retail storefront doors. Hold your smartphone up to this image and, if you have Google Goggles or another barcode-reading application active, you can scan this and be shown information about me. With the proliferation of mobile phone sales and applications developed for the phones, it is natural that companies will try to market their products to people on the go. Granted a mere 6.2% They are real people. They include me and maybe you too. Want a QR code of your own? a piece. Musings
Internet Sales Taxes are Coming…
OCTOBER 18, 2010
This does not compel any state to join, but those that choose to adopt this system would then have the authority to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes the same way that businesses on local Main Streets do now. While I support equality in the retail industry to ensure online businesses collect the same sales taxes as brick-and-mortar firms, I must side with Internet Merchants Association president Fred Neff who makes a valid point when he spoke to American City & County magazine. North Dakota which set precedent by restricting internet commerce taxation.
Help Me Find My Next Job?
AUGUST 21, 2010
I’ve applied to several job vacancies over the past week including social media manager at a national retail chain, government affairs director at a pharmaceutical firm, marketing and communications coordinator for an urban affairs organization, communications manager for a health care advocacy organization, and chief of staff to a university president. This blog attests to that statement; and your reading, sharing, and commenting is why I write a breadth of articles about the social web every week. Thanks a lot. -- Thank you for reading Help Me Find My Next Job? at AriWriter.
A More Elegant Question About The Future Of Retail
JANUARY 9, 2017
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. On the other hand, I spent time at many large retail spaces in Florida over the Holiday season, and could not believe the amount people, line-ups, difficulty in finding parking and general happiness of crowds that the local shopping malls, some big box retailers and even some massive outlet campuses were experiencing. Look at the state of retail. big box retailer.
Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone
Small Business Mavericks
MARCH 15, 2013
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. The incredible thing about that is it allows retail store owners an opportunity to use actionable data that, before now, they haven’t had access to. I think this is a sublime idea.
4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
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? Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Yet, marketing to consumers is not as easy as it seems.
Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
JUNE 14, 2016
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. Store visits gives retailers information on the number of people who viewed local awareness ads on Facebook and then actually visited those stores. Optimize future campaigns.
New Facebook Ad Options Aimed at Sparking Retailers’ In-Store Sales
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Facebook Tuesday introduced two new advertising options for retailers looking to boost in-store sales: dynamic ads for retail, and store visits optimization. And when retailers select store visits optimization, Facebook helps them reach users who are most likely to visit their brick-and-mortar locations. For example, U.S.
How Millennials Are Changing Retail Patterns
JANUARY 24, 2017
Retail moves at the speed of culture, which means players sometimes quickly come and go.… … Read More.
A Clever Way One Retailer Brings Pinterest From Online To In-Store
JULY 27, 2015
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. If you’re a retailer, I encourage you to find creative ways to bring a bit of Pinterest (or Instagram or Twitter or Facebook) offline and into your physical locations. It Stood Out. Nope.
The Modern Guide to Social Media for Retail
DECEMBER 14, 2016
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. Social media can be very rewarding for retailers, but you only get what you put into it.
The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World
AUGUST 8, 2015
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. How do the best brands connect with their consumers? It was an amazing day. This is what happened. consumer. ctrl alt delete.
The New Retail Experience
JUNE 4, 2012
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. There is no doubt that the biggest opportunity that retailers have is to surprise and delight with a great in-store experience.
How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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? Add the Pin It button to your website. Create holiday gift boards. Promote your boards in-store.
One-Third of Consumers Are Visiting Top Digital Retail Sites Via Mobile Exclusively
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 11, 2013
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. And those visiting sites via mobile are “behaving very differently” depending on which retailer they are engaging with.
[Cool Infographic Friday] The Rise of Social Retail
MARCH 4, 2016
Online retailers are raking it in as a result of social, in fact in 2014, the top 500 retailers had revenues of $3.3 Did you know that the social web traffic to e-commerce websites is expanding at a rate that is much faster than the majority of the other referral traffic channels for e-commerce? In fact, almost 2% of all e-commerce traffic in the US is coming from social.
The State of Retail Mobility [Infographic]
Direct Marketing Observations
JUNE 7, 2012
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.
Pinterest leads Facebook in retail customer aquisition
OCTOBER 17, 2012
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. The ROI of Social Media for Retail Websites. Pinterest is the stronger vehicle for brand association.
Black Friday’s Retail Losers and Winners [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
We’re well into the holiday season, and in the States, Black Friday and its accompanying… Read More.
5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers
DECEMBER 20, 2012
Here are 5 reasons why heat mapping helps online retailers: Easy to install and even easier to understand. The post 5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers appeared first on SHIFT Digital. Talk about easy! In less than 10 minutes, a developer can embed the html code used for heat mapping onto your website and begin the heat mapping analytics process. Detect Flaws. SHIFT Digital.
Retail and Social Media by the Numbers
Direct Marketing Observations
AUGUST 28, 2012
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 retailThough it’s from May of 2012, and we know how quickly things change in the space, it’s still a pretty bangin visual. Infographic by Campalyst.
3 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Facebook Location Pages
Ignite Social Media
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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. Here are some key ways retailers can get the most out of Facebook location pages. Display Store Information.
Show 442 - Internet of things - changing the retail experience?
JUNE 28, 2013
How the internet of things is changing the retail experience. The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips has a new episode but first. The listener winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag - picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the show to say a BIG thank you from me! - is Alexandre Augusto Mosquim. How you.
3 Social Media Trends in Fashion that Retailers Should Leverage
Ignite Social Media
JULY 8, 2016
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. When social media shakes up the fashion industry , what do you do? Also known as Outfit of the Day.
How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success
Convince & Convert
JUNE 27, 2014
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. Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be. ” and used the answers that Sprouts lovers gave.
Peeking Into The Future Of Retail
JUNE 30, 2013
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. How much of an impact does e-commerce have on retail and where is this all headed? retail.
The future of print is in the hands of small retailers
The Way of the Web
JUNE 14, 2011
One thing we did talk about which I think might have potential for comics in particular is a curated experience which is already being offered by some specialist record retailers. Digital Publishing ecommerce Print Publishing Retail comics ecommerce solutions future of print multi format print publishing retailer websites retailersSo what about the same for comics?
You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterI travel. A lot. Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. So when I’m in a new city and looking for a place to eat, I amble down the street to see what I can find. So do I pop into the empty restaurant congratulating myself on finding a seat? No way!
Social Networking Stats: Amazon Is Top Retailer on Pinterest, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 13, 2013
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. Are you pinning content from retail brands on Pinterest? Facebook: 1.15 via Facebook.
Back-to-School Is the Second-Biggest Retail Holiday. Are You Ready? [INFOGRAPHIC]
AUGUST 8, 2016
“Back to school” is the second-biggest retail holiday in the U.S. 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. Scroll to learn: How dates — from school start dates to peak product purchase times — affect shopping patterns across the U.S. How mobile and digital trends are affecting purchasing decision-making. Courtesy of: The Shelf. and so much more.
Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?
JUNE 16, 2013
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. 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.
Podcast 390 - Sir Terry Leahy on Management and Retailing
JUNE 23, 2012
Sir Terry Leahy is credited with turning round retailing in the UK. How the 10 Words have come from both his early life and also through the experience of leading a successful retailer. Sir Terry Leahy is credited with turning round retailing in the UK. He led Tesco from a struggling business to a global force, through 'simply' putting the customer first.