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August 6, 2014




4 Tips to Beat Amazon’s Price Advantage

Ecommerce giant Amazon has put the pressure on every in-store retailer. It’s hard for many brick and mortar stores to compete with Amazon’s convenience and price advantage, but they need to learn that the secret to beating Amazon …

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In Channel Integration, Engagement

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August 5, 2014




Why Geofencing Is a Bust, and How to Drive Real Value from it

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the skinny on geofencing: it’s a WiFi/Bluetooth/telecom radius that will detect consumers’ smartphone or other device (more on that in a minute) once they are in …

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In Blog, Engagement

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August 5, 2014




Can Your Business Pass the Back-to-School Test?

It seems like just yesterday that schools let out for the summer. Summer camps are in full swing, college students are mowing lawns and businesses are already putting out back-to-school merchandise?

Each year, the back-to-school shopping season starts just a …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

August 5, 2014




Why Manufacturers Can No Longer Afford to Wait to Sell Direct to Customer

In 1984, CompuServe became one of the first entities to make online shopping possible with its Electronic Mall. Yet thirty years later, many branded manufacturers are still tiptoeing into the ecommerce waters. Why aren’t more brands diving in?

It is …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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August 4, 2014




Engaging Customers on all Channels

Many online retailers face a similar problem when business starts picking up – they struggle to handle customer requests. Some customers would email, others might take to social media and many might call.

Missing any customer contact on these channels, or …

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In Contact Center, Engagement

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July 29, 2014




How To Survive The Holiday Season: Become Your Customer’s Best Friend

As consumers cash-in on end-of-summer sales, retailers are shifting gears in preparation for the most crucial shopping period of the year – the holidays. Preparing for the holidays is not just about extending store hours and hiring extra retail staffers. Successful …

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In Holiday 2014, Must Reads

November 14, 2011




How to Use Email to Maximize Social Media Engagement

Social media is dream come true for direct marketers. Customers transition from bits and bytes in a database into people with friends, family, and personal preferences. Connecting with them via social platforms improves relationships and morphs into increased sales and …

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In Analytics, Lists & Data - Buisness

November 11, 2011




5 Tips On How Your Business Can Leverage Social Media For Cyber Monday

Last year Cyber Monday was the first billion-dollar day in e-tail. This Cyber Monday is predicted to break the billion-dollar barrier again. As consumers log on ready to spend make sure your deal is top of mind with these strategies:…

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In Ecommerce, Social Media

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July 27, 2014




Collaborating with Customers Can Mean Big Business

It’s no secret customers have a louder, bigger, stronger voice than ever before. With social media rants gaining international press and customer hack sites gaining the following of thousands, brands have to be aware of not only who their …

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In Engagement, Engagement

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June 6, 2013




The Social, Local, and Mobile Mom

‘Social, Local, Mobile’ Changes the way Moms Interact with Brands (via PR Newswire)
Brand.net and Quaker Reveal Media Engagement and Activation Strategies for the ‘SoLoMo’ Mom SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Brand.net, a Valassis (NYSE: VCI) Digital Company, …

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In Content Mgmt, Cross Channel

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