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The Shrinking Gender Gap in Shopper Preferences

| Mike O'Brien

While there may not be as many women buying drills and crosscut saws at Home Depot these days, it appears that men and women have a lot more in common these days in terms of shopping preferences. Rodney Mason, CMO of daVinci Payments, breaks down the implications for marketers in the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast.

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A Look Back and Ahead: Lessons for Brand Marketers

| Udayan Bose

While it’s easy for disruption to feel like an overused buzzword, this is the time that retail marketers need to embrace it. As we near the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdowns, here are 3 tips to help brand marketers innovate in the months ahead, based on lessons learned from the past year.

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4 Strategies to Unlock Opportunities Post COVID for Retailers and Brands

| Ranga Bodla

The pandemic has brought about challenges to every organization, forcing them to reexamine their business models and operations. But it has also shown their resilience. As retailers and brands look to pave the path forward, they need to continually adapt and keep a critical eye on what’s working and what’s not.

6 Instagram Marketing Tactics to Help Nurture Your Ecommerce Store

| Jacques van der Wilt

Instagram has quickly become one of social media’s powerhouse brands and is a hotbed for marketing. Currently, 80% of Instagram users claim they follow at least one brand on the platform, with 60% saying they discovered a new product. Here are key reasons why you need to be on there, and how it can boost your ecommerce sales.

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3 Signs You’re Misappropriating Your Brand’s Marketing Budget

| Joseph Torrillo

With any investment, you have to assess several economic factors before making a decision to pursue it. The same is true with an investment in SEO. However, most brands lack the comprehensive toolset required to understand and accurately quantify the impact of SEO. Here are 3 major signs that your marketing budget is misaligned.

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How to Effectively Managing Your Brand Messaging in a National Crisis

| Mike O'Brien

How should brands be managing their messaging at this sensitive time, expressing empathy without overdoing it?
Deb Gabor, CEO of brand strategy consultancy Sol Marketing, has led brand and crisis strategy engagements for Dell, Microsoft, HomeAway and others. She discusses brand messaging do’s and don’t’s in the days of COVID-19.

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How Augmented Reality Lets Golfers Peek Inside Callaway’s New Club Tech

| Mike O'Brien

Callaway partnered with Groove Jones to create an augmented reality experience at 1,200 retail locations including Dick’s Sporting Goods, PGA Tour Superstore and Worldwide Golf. Pete Avery, director of retail marketing for Callaway, explains how the augmented reality campaign works in this MCM CommerceChat podcast.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Customer Acquisition

| Alon Tvina

Brand marketing is a battlefield. You’re multitasking around the clock to keep all your channels, campaigns and initiatives going, racing to hit deadlines while putting out fires, and working hard on customer acquisition. Here’s a rundown of the likely marketing sinkholes, and how to avoid them to improve acquisition.