Ecommerce: The Frenemy of Retailers

| Jonathan Abraham

Ecommerce, once the enemy of retail, should be leveraged and treated as the frenemy. There will always be healthy competition for share of wallet. However, the real winners will be those who leverage ecommerce and all the rich data to better serve customers.

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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5 Instagram Posts to Drive SMB Brand Engagement

| Lucy Manole

90% of people on Instagram follow a business, and two-thirds of the people surveyed say Instagram enables interaction with brands. While there are plenty of post formats you can try, here are the best types of Instagram posts to drive better brand engagement (and not just mere double taps).

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The How and Why of Facebook Dynamic Ads

| Burkhard Berger

Facebook is constantly expanding its advertising offerings by creating new features to help advertisers get the most out of the platform. One such feature is Facebook dynamic ads. So, what are they and how do they work? And why you need them to help you meet your marketing goals? Here’s how they work and how you benefit.

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Social Media Keeps Brands Roaring in 2021

| Scott Hirsch

Even if your brand has a good website and a robust email distribution list, social media is still the crest of the mightiest wave. There’s no better way to expand your audience and find new customers. The question is, how do we capitalize on this juggernaut? What’s up for this year and what’s the best way to leverage it?

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Social Commerce: The Time to Start is Now

| Sharon Gee

Social commerce is a great, cost effective way for merchants to expand channels and visibility. 36% of U.S. internet users say social networks have become as important as other information sources for making product choices and 70% of shopping enthusiasts say they turn to Instagram to discover products.

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Shopify Give Sellers Access to Massive TikTok Audience

| Mike O'Brien

In a linkup of major players, ecommerce platform Shopify, with more than 1 million merchants, has partnered with hugely popular Chinese video sharing site TikTok. A new TikTok channel on Shopify lets sellers can set up, manage and track campaigns natively within the platform, accessing a global audience of 800 million users.

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Ecommerce Marketers: Keep Boomers, Gen Z Close But Millennials Closer

| Scott Hirsch

We’ve been talking about “the new normal” since the pandemic began, but it’s hard to put a finger on it. For millennials at least it seems to be ecommerce. The last generation born in the 20th century is a decidedly 21st-century cohort, and you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s how to reach them over the holidays.

Cleanup on Aisle 5: Retail Brands, Tidy Up Your Social Media

| Ashley Cooksley

A recent poll of 60 top global brand managers said their 3 biggest social media fears were a lack of resources vs. the size of the challenge; containing and engaging with consumer content; and having too many channels to manage. But there is some good news and a way forward, if you put the right structure and support in place.