Competing with Amazon: The Content Advantage

| James Brooke

In the “Amazon era,” retailers with an online presence must constantly fight to keep loyal customers and attract new ones—or watch their business slowly be eaten up by larger competitors. Here is how companies can better utilize something they already have, their visual imagery and online content.

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Risks and Considerations for Branded UGC Campaigns

| Russell Zack

User-generated content has come a long way since 2005, when YouTube was making a splash with product videos. Consumers today watch 1 billion hours of YouTube per day. Consumers today watch 1 billion hours of YouTube per day. By uploading product reviews, how-to content and playful product placement, consumers are given unprecedented access to a brand’s reputation, allowing everyday shoppers to serve as a powerful new breed of brand ambassadors. Here are other ways to user-generated content is being used and how it can help your brand get in front of the customer.

How to Engage the Millennial Shopper

| Dennis Williams

How well do you know your millennial shopper? This generation of shoppers control $600 billion in annual spending and it is expected to multiply going forward. Here is what you need to know about this generation and how you could use the information to your advantage.

Ulta Beauty Launches Referral Program

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to continue the success of its popular loyalty program, which has more than 20 million members, Ulta Beauty developed a referral program to serve its omnichannel customers. See how this program is driving more loyalty from customers to the brand.

How Brands Can Build Trust with Millennials

| Tyler Douglas

Building trust with your millennial shopper is so vital in today’s retail climate. For retail marketers to be successful in reaching them, brands must present their value in an authentic way that meets millennial expectations. Here are ways to not only reach your millennial shopper but gain their trust as well.

Abercrombie to Close 60 Stores as Q2 Sales Decline

| Mike O'Brien

As it struggles to woo more 20-something shoppers and faces fast-fashion competition, Abercrombie & Fitch announced plans to close 60 U.S. locations. Omnichannel and DTC were bright spots in a tough Q2, with DTC now representing 23% of sales. See what executives said about efforts to tweak its brand positioning and improve results.