How GaelSong’s Sales Rose 14.2% in November

| Tim Parry

GaelSong had a successful November. The multichannel Celtic gifts and apparel seller finished the month with its sales up 14.2%, with just a 3% lift in catalog circulation. And that sales boost came on top of a 15.1% sales lift in November 2010.

IBM: Cyber Monday Spending Increases 33%

| MCM staff

The U.S. online retail sector delivered strong growth on Cyber Monday 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to cloud-based analytics findings by IBM, based on findings from IBM’s fourth annual Cyber Monday Benchmark.

Demystifying the Myths of SEO

| Stephan Spencer

Every day a new search engine optimization myth is born; unfortunately, not every day does an old myth die off. The net result is a growing population of myths. These are nearly impossible to squash because snake-oil salesmen keep perpetuating …

How to Use Email to Maximize Social Media Engagement

| Debra Ellis

The problem with most social media strategies is that they focus on attracting prospects instead of engaging customers. It is easier to create an acquisition strategy because all you have to do is open an account on the platforms of choice, add some branding images, and start posting content. The build it and they will come approach is intriguing, reminiscent of

How Business Intelligence Can Help You Understand Consumer Behavior

| MCM staff

Business intelligence makes the complex marketing campaign management process manageable. BI solutions aggregate information and provide retailers easy access to data for business reporting, analysis, planning and decision support. By transforming data into actionable information, BI helps retailers make faster fact-based decisions before, during, and after campaigns.

5 2011 Holiday Tips to Spark 2012 Sales

| Debra Ellis

The holiday sales season is the make or break period for many merchants. When so much is riding on a short period of time, focusing on the immediate instead of the future is understandable. But if processes are put in place prior to the rush, short and long term benefits can be gained. Here are five tips for keeping the 2011 holiday sales spirit going in the 2012.