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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

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August 20, 2013




3 Reasons Why You Need to Get Social in the Contact Center

For many retailers getting a social media strategy in place in the contact center is not a top priority even though a new report has found that 75% of consumers have posted a negative comment on a social media site after …

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In Contact Center, Cross Channel

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September 22, 2014




CASL Could Have Big Effect on U.S. Marketers

U.S.-based businesses that engage in marketing activities directed to Canadian residents – both businesses and individuals – could find themselves on the receiving end of some hefty fines, courtesy of a strict Canadian anti-spam law which went into effect on …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

September 21, 2014




How the Cover of Cosmo Helped Me Build Meaningful, Lasting Customer Relationships

As much as they’d like to believe otherwise, brands don’t interact with people the way likable people interact with people. Brands act like egomaniacs who fixate on themselves, share little and never get too personal. On social media, …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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September 17, 2014




FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations

FedEx today reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, while announcing plans for more than 50,000 seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes, compared with 20,000 announced in 2013. The company ended up hiring twice that many to handle greater-than-expected …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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August 6, 2013




The Children’s Place Goes Social With Apology

Clothing and accessories merchant The Children’s Place apologized on social media this week for what many considered an offensive message on a girls’ t-shirt (See a sampling of tweets from outraged consumers here).

But how did The Children’s …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

July 30, 2013




#47mysteryscrum Helps Clear Merchandise, Build Social Brand

What started in an innocent work-related question to my Facebook followers quickly evolved into the biggest gambling sensation among my friends:

Little did I know a bunch of friends – and friends of friends – would head over to 47 Brand …

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