How Rod’s Western Palace Gets Its Marketing Strategy Ready for the Holidays

| Daniela Forte

Having a good marketing strategy in place for the holiday season is critical, especially in terms of remaining competitive in pricing and offers. In this latest edition of our MCM CommerceChat podcast, Phil Minix, Executive Vice President of Rod’s Western Palace, talks about his company’s marketing strategy and preparing for the holiday blitz.

Your MarTech Stack is Missing the Mark: How Retailers Can Overcome

| Eric Holtzclaw

The first marketing technology stacks were created to organize, analyze and improve performance. They surfaced in the early 2000’s when three adventurous CMO’s invested in fundamental tools made for superior management of their campaigns and audiences. Here is how the retail marketing industry has come a long way with technology.

Assumptions That May Be Hurting Your Loyalty Program

| Sandra Gudat

Making assumptions related to your loyalty program could hurt everything from customer engagement to ROI. To keep your program performance on track, be sure you’re not making these common (and misleading) assumptions. Here are several tips that will help your loyalty program.

Why It’s Not Too Late for Back-to-School Advertising

| Drew May

In many parts of the country, school starts earlier and earlier—sometimes as early as the first week of August. Plus, the nature of what is categorized as a back-to-school good has evolved—and is continually expanding. Here is what marketers need to know about back-to-school shoppers.

Why Brands Need to Up the Ante to Drive Sales and Loyalty

| Gina Ashe

We live in a time where you can purchase everything from toothpaste to high-end designer handbags online. Consumers, in theory, enjoy the convenience of online shopping. But the numbers don’t add up. Despite the fact that 80% of Americans shop online, 64% still prefer to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Here is why brands need to up the ante to drive sales and loyalty.

5 Basic SEO Principles to Increase Your Website Traffic

| Mary Whitman

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the cornerstone of the modern business. If you are an ecommerce seller, you cannot grow your base of loyal customers if you’re stuck on page 6 in search results. Here are basic SEO principles that will help you increase website traffic going forward.