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IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today a major three-year agreement with L’Oreal USA for expert procurement services using an advanced cloud analytics solution that will transform the way L’Oreal USA buys from its network of North American suppliers. The new services will enable the company to bring beauty products to consumers more quickly and efficiently.
Making business decisions that are based on gut-instinct rather than data is like trying to pick stocks based on how you like a shirt you bought at a some store back in February.
Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and Just.me, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]
Pinterest, a social networking site known for its popularity with sharing information through imagery with its “pinning” strategy went a step further this week when they introduced their web analytics tool for businesses that own websites.
Mobile is not a single channel for marketers, it involves email, web, social media, direct messaging and location-based marketing, said Blair Reeves Product Marketing Manager for IBM during a recent webinar.
In the age of big data and big data analytics, the way towards better utilizing transaction data lies in narrowing the lens from a period of years and days, down to seconds. If we know when people tend to make purchases or how much they are spending at a given time of day, than we can better coordinate email promotions to reach more potential buyers with higher value. Here’s why a well-timed email can encourage a customer to spend more, convince a customer teetering on the edge to click “buy,” or convince someone to buy from you, rather than a competitor.
The modern day merchant must have an intimate understanding of the importance of online and mobile commerce, access to a vast array of customer data, and a strategy for transforming this analytical data into winning online experiences. The question is: who inside the company can embody these traits and help the CEO rule the roost?
Ten thousand Facebook fans are not translating into 10,000 eager customers. And 50,000 Twitter followers don’t necessarily mean a ready supply of buyers. The hard truth is that most retailers haven’t a clue about the bottom-line impact of social marketing. Meanwhile, efforts to acquire fans and followers aren’t getting any cheaper.
RTP-based Triangle Angel Partners (TAP) was the newest funding group to join existing investors, including Idea Fund Partners and Bruce Boehm, formerly of US Venture Partners, in Windsor Circle’s Series A funding round, which includes $685,000 of funds recently raised, plus the conversion of a Convertible Note of $405,000.
Offering a loyalty program for consumers who shop with you online or in a traditional store is not the only way to engage with your customers and gain additional sales. It can also happen when shoppers visit your site through apps. Take a look at how some companies gained a boost in conversions after taking part in a loyalty program with the CoffeeTable app.
by Ian Goldman
Posted 19 hours ago
Posted 20 hours ago