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CVS Sets Example For Social Media Strategy

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5, 2014, CVS, one of the nation’s leading retail pharmacies, announced they would end sales of all tobacco in their 7,600 stores by Oct. On Feb. 1, 2014.

How to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Efforts – Part I

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Measuring Social Media ROI for Retail (or Business-to-Consumer Sales). Many people suggest that social media is not measurable – we’d beg to differ. The old saying, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” has never been more true than in social media.

Why Social Media Marketing for Business Isn’t Optional Any More

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More people prefer Pinterest to Facebook when associating with retailers or brands. Social media marketing is no longer optional for business. Last November, Huffington Post published 100 social media statistics that shouldn’t be ignored. Among these include. 80 percent of social media users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook. 77 percent of B2C companies and 43 percent of B2B companies acquired new customers from Facebook. 32 percent of all Internet users use Twitter.

5 Keys to Managing Your Business Online Reputation

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If you have a retail location, post a “suggestion” box or provide a survey with every transaction. We used to say that one happy customer will tell 10 of their friends; one unhappy customer will tell 100. This concept is magnified in the age of social media, where anyone can post anything, any time, anywhere. Are online reviews a bad thing? “If

5 Keys to Managing Your Business Online Reputation

The Social Media Incubator

If you have a retail location, post a “suggestion” box or provide a survey with every transaction. We used to say that one happy customer will tell 10 of their friends; one unhappy customer will tell 100. This concept is magnified in the age of social media, where anyone can post anything, any time, anywhere. Are online reviews a bad thing? “If

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.

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.

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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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.

How Millennials Are Changing Retail Patterns

Meltwater

Retail moves at the speed of culture, which means players sometimes quickly come and go.… … Read More.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

[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

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.

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.

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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5 Reasons Heat Mapping Helps Online Retailers

Shift Digital

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!

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

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.

Reengineering Retail With Doug Stephens - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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Doug Stephens is one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists. His work and thinking has influenced some of the world's best-known retailers, agencies and brands. Prior to founding Retail Prophet , Doug spent over 20 years as a professional in the retail industry. 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.

Show 442 - Internet of things - changing the retail experience?

Engaging Brand

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.

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.

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.

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.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

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.

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.

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. 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.

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Podcast 390 - Sir Terry Leahy on Management and Retailing

Engaging Brand

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.

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

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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.),

Internet Retailer ranks Vistaprint 27th in highest social media impact for online retailers

Jeff Esposito

About a week or so back, I came across the Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide (top 500 online retailers) and was looking at the areas where Vistaprint ranked. After thumbing through the traditional marketing, I came across the publication’s inaugural list of Retailers with the highest Social Media Impact (full list below). Vistaprint ranked #27 on the Internet Retailer: Retailers with the highest Social Media Impact List in 2012.

The future of print is in the hands of small retailers

The Way of the Web

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.

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

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

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

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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.

Why You Should Tweet on Black Friday

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Did you know that the first brand on Twitter was a retailer? The social media giant analyzed over 7,600 users and their site visitation and purchase behavior on over 700 retail brand websites during the busy back to school season.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

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Insights Social Media Case Studies Betabrand brand apps brand hack brand hackathon crowdsourcing online retail retail

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”.

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.