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Livestream Shopping: Why You Should Buy In

| Brian Cluster

The boredom of ecommerce was first identified 24 years ago when CNET proclaimed, “Ecommerce is getting boring these days, and that’s a good thing.” Enter livestream shopping, which has proven to be a great diversion and option for consumers. It energizes through a mashup of live TV shopping, social media and direct interaction.

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How Brands Can Connect with the Influenced Consumer

| Ericka Podesta McCoy

Brands have always sought to align themselves with media and messaging most likely to prove influential among core audiences. But today, even the way in which consumers are influenced—and to what extent—is proving to be a defining trait of certain groups. Learn how influenced consumers are a group worth paying attention to.

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Carro Drives Cross-Selling, Connects Influencers and Brands

| Mike O'Brien

Carro has created a spin on the traditional dropship model, allowing brands to easily network and cross-sell on other brands sites, while allowing social influencers to create their own marketplaces to further monetize large followings by offering recommended products on their own sites.

Using Micro Influencers to Target Gen Z in 2022

| Austin Rotter

If the pandemic has taught ecommerce brands and retailers anything, it’s that being flexible in creating new avenues to engage with consumers, especially hard-to-reach demos like Gen Z, is mission critical for survival. For any brands targeting Gen Z shoppers, micro influencers will have to play an extremely important role.

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The Cookie Apocalypse: Get Ready with Chat Marketing

| Mike Yan

While the so-called cookie apocalypse, i.e. Google banning the use of third-party cookies, is now pushed off until sometime in 2023, digital marketers still need to adjust their strategy to a model that delivers actionable insights, targeted outreach and revenue opportunities while ensuring compliance and customer privacy.

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Building New Product Buzz With Instagram Videos

| Cristian Stanciu

Nowadays, retail and DTC brands are using visual content such as product demo videos adnd how-to videos to make an entry into consumers’ hearts and minds. So, why should you use Instagram videos and how can they create buzz? Here are some compelling reasons, as well as some best practices for getting attention on Instagram.

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DNVBs: Five Lessons Learned by a Fitness Brand

| Katrin Zimmermann

When COVID hit weeks after AARMY opened its gyms in New York and LA, it had some inherent advantages to successfully adapt to temporarily being a digital brand. To execute, AARMY went into beast mode. Examining AARMY’s transition reveals five lessons it took from DNVBs that were pivotal in maxing out its opportunities.

The Impact of the Brand Influencer

| Daniela Forte

Retailers need to consider brand influencers as part of their marketing strategy. Shoppers today look for authenticity when it comes to product discovery from brands they love. Brand influencers provide shoppers a deeper look not just at products, but into their everyday lives.