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October 27, 2014




Five Ways Brands Can Win at Social this Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season just weeks away, retailers will want to start thinking (if they haven’t already) about several areas in which they should have robust preparation.  One area in particular is social media.

Folke Lemaitre, founder and …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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December 26, 2013




FedEx Facebook Posts Prompt Social Media Firestorm

Consumers are lashing out on Facebook at UPS and FedEx because Christmas gifts that were guaranteed to be under the tree did not arrive on time.

UPS’s Facebook posts are protected and cannot be embedded. However, FedEx has not chosen …

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In Blog, Holiday 2013

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December 16, 2013




New Report Reveals Insights into Showrooming, Mobile Technology and Social Media

The act of showrooming is seeing a growth that cuts across a variety of demographic segments, according to the Holidays Retail Trends study by CFI Group.  This is due in part to mobile technology, and practiced by a majority of …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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November 18, 2013




Which Social Media Networks are Your Shoppers On?

Did you know that 67% of brand followers on Twitter will end up buying that brand? This infographic from SocialAnnex will show you how your business can utilize social networks to reach and engage new customers.
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In Infographics, Marketing

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September 22, 2014




Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend

Going into the 2014 holiday shopping season, retailers are spending more on tools focused on data capture (social media, email and SEO) than on mobile, according to a July survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of eBay Enterprise.

The study …

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In Amazon, big data

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April 20, 2015




Target Website Overwhelmed by Lilly Pulitzer Launch

It’s hard to believe (or maybe not) that one brand launching in Target could cause such a commotion.  Well that was the case this past weekend when luxury apparel retailer Lilly Pulitzer launched its products on Target.com and …

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In Blog, News

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August 16, 2014




4 Strategies to Boost SEO Rank Using Social Signals

Samir Palnitkar, President of ShopSocially, and Tim Ahlenius, Senior Digital Strategist at Americaneagle.com, presented a webinar in July showcasing strategies to boost SEO rank using social signals.

Palnitkar and Ahlenius said retailers can unlock the latent power of social …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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April 14, 2015




Wearable Technology: Retailer’s Dream or Security Risk?

Remember how Star Trek characters like the VISOR (Geordi La Forge) and Cyborg machine-turned-human Seven of Nine wore super-cool, futuristic visual aids to boldly go where no man has gone before? Considering the prediction of the Wearable Technology Report that …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

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August 14, 2013




B2B Social Media is Not Dead

Contrary to popular belief, social media in the business-to-business community is not dead.  In fact, to many B2Bers, social media is an excellent tool used for gaining brand awareness, customer acquisition, lead generation, customer loyalty/retention, and thought leadership.

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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