February 24, 2015

3 Tips to Beat the Creep Factor

One of my favorite brands has been coming on a bit too strong, and it’s starting to creep me out.

I recently made a few home improvements and have spent more time at the big-box home improvement stores than …


In Automation, Blog

April 12, 2015

Consumers View Security Breaches as Online Concerns

It’s funny how consumers react to the news of retail security breaches. And we can look at this example Razorfish GVP of Commerce Strategy Jason Goldberg (a.k.a. @retailgeek) brought up during his keynote at ChannelAdvisor Catalyst on March 31.


In Blog, Ecommerce


February 23, 2015

Walmart to Raise In-Store Pay

Walmart announced it would make comprehensive changes to its hiring, training, compensation and scheduling programs, according to this infographic by Walmart.  In-store employees will have the opportunities to get pay raises based on performance.


In Infographics, Omnichannel

July 19, 2010

MCM Awards: L.L. Bean Wins with Kids and Parents Alike

Catalogers that sell children’s products sometimes find themselves struggling to appeal to both the end users (the kids) and the folks footing the bill (the parents). The judges felt that with its Back to School 2009 edition, L.L. Bean …


In Uncategorized

May 27, 2010

Live From RMC: How to Be a Social Media Superstar

If you want to build a following using social media, don’t try to sell on Facebook and Twitter–just be yourself. That’s helped Paul Kalemkiarian, owner of continuity marketer Wine of the Month Club, become a social star, which has …


In Ecommerce


May 22, 2013

How to Improve Social Marketing Automation

Using social media as a marketing strategy is important for both B2B and B2C companies.  Without a social media manager, social marketing can become a challenge, according to blog post on    According to the blog post, …


In Marketing, Must Reads


April 8, 2015

What Are You Waiting For? Hurry Up and Get That Second Purchase

Although the main reason the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 was to change the date of Easter, it also forever changed the way we measured days, weeks, months and years. Overall, an obviously wonderful and useful thing, but I’d …


In Blog, Email

Amazon, Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Flex, Uber, Postmates, FedEx, on demand economy, contract drivers, ecommerce fulfillment

February 19, 2015

Amazon Expands Prime Now Same-Day Delivery to All of Manhattan

Amazon announced it has expanded its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service to include all of Manhattan. The service began as a trial in one area of Manhattan near Penn Station in mid-December, with orders fulfilled through its leased …


In Ecommerce, marketplaces

April 20, 2006

From Bricks to Clicks (and Back) with the Aid of Search

Chicago’s geography and settlement have given it a long history of making and selling furniture. Easy access to the lumber of Wisconsin and Michigan, a large contingent of Old-World cabinetmakers from Germany and Scandinavia, and even the abundance of …


In Channel Integration, WEB CHANNEL: SEO/SEM


April 7, 2015

How a Healthy Affiliate Program Can Improve SEO and PPC

Silos have always been a problem in the digital marketing world, limiting the ability of marketers to understand the full scope of the customer’s journey.  This is why now more than ever before companies are investing in omnichannel to …


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