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Bucking a trend seen by b-to-c retailers, poor sales in its direct channels has hurt apparel merchant Frederick’s of Hollywood. Though company chairman and CEO Thomas Lynch attributed a net sales decrease for the second quarter ended Jan. 28 to post-Christmas clearance sales, it was the second straight quarter that direct channels have put Frederick’s sales in the red.
Keeping up with change in digital marketing is never easy, but the emergence of social advertising as a widely accepted marketing tactic, the power of tablets and their users, and the increasing sophistication of search marketers has accelerated change even further. With some powerful trends taking shape over the last year, opportunity abounds for marketers who proactively embrace change to lead the pack. Multichannel merchants should put the following three tips at the top of their priority list.
A big reason for Cooking.com’s is having success with email marketing, director of email marketing Matt Bunn said, is because it’s beginning to treat the tactic as it would its social media channels. That is, Cooking.com wanted to be conversational with its customers, not just throw a deal a day their way.
While ecommerce enterprises spend hours manipulating meta-tags and embedded HTML keywords, the most cost-effective SEO resource goes unnoticed: social media. Contrary to common belief, SEO is not limited to behind-the-scenes maintenance. Here are five, non-coding-experience-required tips for using social media to your SEO advantage.
Gloves and rainwear merchant Totes-Isotoner has more than doubled its conversion rate and revenue per visit after implementing SLI Systems
Depending on your business model, a conversion might be an opt-in, a form completion, a lead inquiry, a customer sale or something else. And whether you optimize for 200 keywords or 20,000, the end result in driving traffic organically from Google is to get people engaged early and have them convert. Here’s how to know if that’s the right approach to improve your SEO ranking.
Etail West is in the books, and thousands of tweets cameout of Palm Springs. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry Storified some of the top tweets of Day 3 here. Miss the Day 1 tweets? Read them here. Day 2 tweets can be found here.
When you formulate your tablet strategy, you really need to think of a tablet as an integral part of your multichannel marketing strategy. Below are the six key strategic considerations when planning a tablet strategy for your cross-channel campaigns.
Day 2 of Etail West is in the book, and thousands of tweets have come out of Palm Springs. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry Storified some of the top tweets of Day 2 here.
Day 1 of Etail West is in the book, and thousands of tweets have come out of Palm Springs. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry Storified some of the top tweets of Day 1 here.