Promotional Excellence: Monitor Promotions for Future Decisions

| Shikha Jain

Promotions are everywhere nowadays, and it can be hard for retailers to escape them. In fact, those that do not run promotions at all are outliers. While in the past promotions were mostly limited to specific seasons and holidays, today’s consumers have come to rely on them, and many will delay a purchase in the endless search for the best deal.

How Consumer Demands and Technology Are Evolving Customer Experience

| Alan Finlay

Technology is shifting how merchants interact with customers more rapidly than ever before. Trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices and new approaches to knowledge management mean that merchants have a lot on their plates when it comes to evolving consumer expectations. Here is how retailers can win in the ever-changing retail environment.

Why Growth Teams Are Imperative In the Age of Ecommerce

| Jon Corwin

Retail is a crowded market, especially with the emergence of ecommerce in the past two decades. As it has become increasingly more difficult for brands to capture the attention of potential customers, growth teams have become an invaluable asset for the companies they serve. Find out how your company can implement a growth team that produces successful results.

Sephora Ranks Highest in Study on Personalization and Video

| Daniela Forte

Sephora was ranked highest among retailers for both personalization and use of video, followed by Amazon in both categories, according to a study by SundaySky. Walmart earned a 12th place ranking in both, while Target is listed among the top five retailers. Here are how other brands ranked in the study.

Promotional Excellence: Run Effective Campaigns

| Shikha Jain

Consumers are becoming increasingly jaded when it comes to promotions. With discounts and deals around every corner, retailers are struggling to make their offers stand out. Here are five best practices for successfully applying your promotions so that everyone sees the benefits.

How Vineyard Vines Uses Data to Become a Customer-Centric Brand

| Daniela Forte

Utilizing newly revealed data has enabled Vineyard Vines to put the customer first, enabling the brand to uncover how they interact in different channels. In the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Vineyard Vines and CCG Analytics discuss how the apparel brand has found success putting the customer at the forefront of everything it does.

Promotional Excellence: Planning the Perfect Campaign

| Shikha Jain

When it comes to promotions, without the right planning it can kill profits and attract segments that will damage your brand image. Even some of the best companies can flop if they fail to plan their promotions properly. Here are six basic questions you need to ask in order to plan a solid campaign.

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