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Peapod Digital Labs, Quotient Partner on Price/Promotion Tool

| Mike O'Brien

Peapod Digital Labs, a division of Dutch grocery giant Ahold Delhaize, has partnered with Quotient to develop a tool that helps retailers and CPGs reach more shoppers with their discount promotions by targeting programmatic media spend based on real-time analysis of loyalty and pricing data. Ahold has 2,000 stores in the U.S.

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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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Breathing New Life into Retail’s Gift Cards Playbook

| Tom Niedbalski

Today’s leading retailers are using gift cards – their own unique merchant-issued branded currency – to engage customers, drive sales and positively impact the bottom line. It’s clear that gift cards will merit increased attention as retailers grapple with the pandemic and try to move beyond it in 2021. Here are 3 reasons why.

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Holiday Shopping 2020: What October Results Revealed

| Lauren Cooley

It’s been a wild year for retailers. The homestretch of 2020 finds most of them hoping to over-perform and make up for time and money lost to the COVID-19 crisis. Do American consumers have enough left in the tank (and the bank account) to provide a much-needed boost? Let’s examine that question by looking back to October.

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How COVID Will Impact 2020 Holiday Shopping and Impulse Buying

| Dave Cesaro

With store restrictions and the shift to ecommerce, retailers must reorient their strategies to an evolving landscape. As they approach the holiday season, they need to navigate these challenges to maximize profit during the biggest selling season of the year by focusing on timely deals and multichannel visibility to motivate shoppers.

7 Ways to Use Cause Marketing in Your Email Campaigns

| Greg Zakowicz

Retailers who use social causes as part of their brand ethos need to find ways to influence purchase decisions by integrating this messaging into their promotional channels, including email marketing. Here are 7 ways brands can incorporate cause marketing into your email marketing efforts.

2019 Holiday Season Takeaways and Ecommerce Marketing Action Items

| Greg Zakowicz

The 2019 holiday season has concluded, and once again ecommerce experienced record-breaking sales. But what made the 2019 holiday season so successful, and which trends have become the new normal? Analyzing the results does no good unless you implement the lessons learned to further your marketing program.

Identity Marketing Firm SheerID Raises $64 Million

| Douglas P. Clement

SheerID, whose software quickly verifies a person’s status as a member of a particular consumer “tribe,” has raised $64 million in an equity round. It defines identity marketing as a form of personalization focused on winning over consumer tribes that align with the brand’s promise. Clients include Target, Amazon, Lowe’s and Urban Outfitters.

How to Use Free Shipping to Boost the Power of Your Holiday Emails

| Greg Zakowicz

People love free stuff, and that includes free shipping. Shouldn’t you use this powerful incentive to pump up the performance of your holiday emails? When preparing your holiday promotions, you’ll want to make it a staple of your strategy. Here’s how to incorporate free shipping into your email marketing strategy this holiday season.

Promotional Excellence: Monitor Promotions for Future Decisions

| Shikha Jain

Promotions are everywhere and it can be hard for retailers to escape them. In fact, those companies that do not run promotions are outliers. Although promotions have traditionally been 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.