July 12, 2012




How to Get Started in B-to-B Social Media

One of the most common questions I am asked in business-to-business marketing is how to get started in social media and if social media is really effective for b-to-b.
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July 10, 2012




MCM Outlook 2012-13: B-to-B Merchants are Behind in Social Media

When it comes to participation in social media, business-to-business sellers fall behind all other merchants.

According to a breakdown of MCM Outlook 2012-13 results, less than two-thirds (66%) of merchants who said they cater primarily to a b-to-b audience are marketing …

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In Social Media

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October 14, 2014




‘Tis the Season to Put Your Global Marketing Plan in Place

As the holiday season approaches, you may be wondering how to maximize the annual sales lift this time of year offers. And you may be worried that your global marketing plans aren’t fully baked, leaving opportunity on the well-dressed …

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October 6, 2014




How Williams-Sonoma Finds Success in the Digital Age

Williams-Sonoma continues to move steadfast into the digital age while still having its catalog be its primary driver for sales.

“We’re approaching $5 billion in revenue as a company and we are 50% direct-to-consumer,” said Pat Connolly, chief strategy and business …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

June 5, 2012




4 Tips to Launch a Social Media Customer Service Program in Your Contact Center

The contact center industry has officially entered the next evolution of customer engagement and many are on a mission to figure out how best to implement these new and emerging technologies to service our digital customers. If your contact center …

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In Contact Center, Contact Center Resources

June 1, 2012




Publisher’s Note: The Social Media Honeymoon Is Over

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal honeymoon is just beginning, but the romantic ride (historically granted to game-changing marketing ideas) for Facebook and other social media is coming to an end. Our Ecommerce survey results confirm that social media is rapidly growing …

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In Analytics, Social Media

June 1, 2012




Pinterest Top Social Media Choice to Engage Retailers

Consumers are using Pinterest more than Facebook and Twitter to engage with retailers, according to a joint study by Shop.org, comScore, and The Partnering Group.
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Social media is gaining traction …

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September 30, 2014




What Omnichannel Shoppers Mean for Retailers and Customer Loyalty

If you were to ask a retailer what the most important tool of their customer loyalty efforts was 5 years ago, I bet the majority of them would say traditional loyalty and rewards programs. You know, the old “buy 10 get one …

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In Engagement, Must Reads

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September 29, 2014




How Marketing Technology Bridges Experiences and Operations

Technology-enabled marketing has changed the game for marketing leaders. CMOs are increasingly held accountable for their portion of executive responsibilities, and that means more activities tied to reporting and analytics.

To date, there has been more than $21.8 billion in tracked …

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In Omnichannel, technology

May 8, 2012




5 Questions to Ask About Social Media Customer Support

As more companies incorporate social media into their customer support strategy, implementation managers should consider the following advice to determine the type of customer care strategy they can successfully execute in their contact center.
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In Contact Center Resources, Ecommerce

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