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Setting Up Product Recommendation Quizzes for Success

| Jan Soerensen

Product recommendation quizzes allow merchants to grasp the holy grail — zero-party data — information that customers intentionally share with you. Shoppers will gladly provide their information when your quiz is helpful and respectful. They won’t if it’s too complex or if it stands in the way of their shopping journey.

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Creating a Powerful Digital Shelf to Stand Out Online

| Maria Chatzidakis

Online spending in 2020 accounted for 21.3% of total retail sales, up from 15.8% in 2019 and 14.3% in 2018. These totals far outperform expert predictions. In the ongoing global pandemic, consumer shopping habits have changed, so your brand’s ecommerce strategy must adapt, and that includes amplifying your digital shelf strategy.

Full-Funnel Optimization: Cultivating Success

| Mark Aronoff

Instead of examining their funnel from a sales or marketing-focused perspective, marketing and sales need to work together to examine how both of their activities contribute to conversions. This perspective, called full funnel optimization, is essential to maximizing your business’s revenue.

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Surviving the Retail Recovery: Tips as the World Reopens

| Zee Aganovic

People are returning to work and routines, but what does this mean for the countless merchants that embraced ecommerce to stay afloat? What if you transitioned to DTC and grew because of it? How can you survive the retail recovery? Learn how you can experience the best of both store experiences and ecommerce in the new normal.

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Amazon Associates: Are The 2021 Commissions Worth It?

| Alexy Sysov

The Amazon Associates program has created passive income streams for bloggers, YouTubers, influencers and other social media marketers. But it took a big hit when Amazon changed the payout rates last year. Is it still worth it? First, you need to learn how the program works, to understand what the changing rates are all about.

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Your Brand World Amid Virtual Worlds

| Victoria Kurzweg

The future of brand-building is more than storytelling and design – it’s more about creating a brand world. As our attention moves beyond the screen, stories will become even less linear and more choose-your-own-adventure. Design systems will continue to grow beyond visual elements and into the domains of sound, space and motion.

4 Costly Mobile Marketing Strategy Mistakes Retailers Make

| Molly McFarland

Challenges around mobile marketing can be overwhelming at times, especially when it comes to making the right call on where and when to spend marketing dollars effectively. That’s why it’s key to understand the four common mistakes many retailers make with their mobile marketing strategy, and how they can be remedied.

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Creating Dynamic PPC Ads on Google Shopping

| Rob Van Nuenen

Google Shopping plays a key role for retailers and online advertisers as it is essentially a product search engine for ecommerce stores. As a merchant you sometimes need to create hundreds of PPC ads for every product, aligned with pricing and inventory. Although this may seem overwhelming, it’s simpler than you think – using a data feed.

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Beauty Brands: Personalization Equals Loyalty

| Robin Trickett

How can beauty retailers capitalize on the upswing in loyalty trends, and ensure customers who have adopted ecommerce for the long haul stay loyal? There are a number of personalization best practices to leverage, starting with the first visit, leading to the second purchase, then forging and strengthening a 1:1 loyal relationship. 

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CPG Brands, Know the New Ad Playbook

| Jordan Rost

Long before DTCs and DNVBs rode social, mobile, and ecommerce to steal mindshare and market share, the earliest, largest CPG brands were built with broad reach on television. Ever since, a digital divide has separated winners and losers. Now, with streaming hot, TV has joined the upstarts in the CPG digital marketers’ basket.