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What marketers can learn from direct-to-consumer brands during COVID

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The “new normal” is a popular term in marketing right now, but the truth is, we’ve dealt with similar seismic shifts before and found our way through them. Following the 2008 recession, direct-to-consumer brands sprung up out of hardships similar to those faced currently during the Covid-19 pandemic: an economic downturn, decreased consumer spending and a decline in job opportunities. Savvy entrepreneurs found smarter, cheaper…

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What marketers can learn from direct-to-consumer brands during COVID

what-marketers-can-learn-from-direct-to-consumer-brands-during-covid

The “new normal” is a popular term in marketing right now, but the truth is, we’ve dealt with similar seismic shifts before and found our way through them. Following the 2008 recession, direct-to-consumer brands sprung up out of hardships similar to those faced currently during the Covid-19 pandemic: an economic downturn, decreased consumer spending and a decline in job opportunities. Savvy entrepreneurs found smarter, cheaper…

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Develop customer trust with meaningful virtual engagement—especially in a down cycle

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Hard-hit retailers are considering the best ways to pivot during this turbulent time. Many traditional specialty and event-based marketing communications have been muted, redirected or downright cancelled. CMOs are erring on the side of caution with reduced promotional activity to avoid inadvertently appearing tone-deaf or insensitively lighthearted.

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The connected, personalized retail experience: eTail West recap

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend eTail West where over a thousand retail-focused marketers gathered to learn about what’s disrupting the industry and discuss a number of key topics, some of which include measurement, how to rebrand your loyalty program, marketing automation, the role of data, best practices for the design of retail, the importance of creating a personalized experience for each consumer…

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Identity: How moments become meaningful customer experiences

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In today’s hyper-connected digital age, consumers are in the driver’s seat. Armed with multiple devices and channels to engage with brands, consumers are conditioned to get the information, products and services they want—instantly and from anywhere. To win them, brands must be prepared to engage at critical decision points along their path to purchase.

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Third-party data isn’t dead

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There’s a myth in the marketplace of how “third-party data is dead,” especially given the significant changes in policies, privacy and compliance requirements. Some brands think third-party data leads to cost inefficiencies, but typically, these brands are leveraging data from an unknown, non-validated source resulting in poor data quality.

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