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What does the next wave of retail media look like?

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Retail media has really grown up. An eMarketer report showed that ecommerce site advertising grew 38% YOY in 2020—totaling more than $17 billion. Retail media is a true win-win opportunity for smart retailers looking for a high-growth revenue stream and a path for brands to access their first-party audiences.

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What does the next wave of retail media look like?

what-does-the-next-wave-of-retail-media-look-like?

Retail media has really grown up. An eMarketer report showed that ecommerce site advertising grew 38% YOY in 2020—totaling more than $17 billion. Retail media is a true win-win opportunity for smart retailers looking for a high-growth revenue stream and a path for brands to access their first-party audiences.

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New Epsilon consumer sentiment research released: What marketers can learn from holiday 2020

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With the holidays right around the corner, marketers are putting the final touches on their holiday campaigns. During Halloween, we learned that consumer spending in home décor greatly increased, as consumers were looking for ways to create holiday excitement with the modified celebrations and trick-or-treat policies due to COVID. According to the National Retail Federation, consumer household spending on décor increased close to 7% from…

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New Epsilon consumer sentiment research released: What marketers can learn from holiday 2020

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With the holidays right around the corner, marketers are putting the final touches on their holiday campaigns. During Halloween, we learned that consumer spending in home décor greatly increased, as consumers were looking for ways to create holiday excitement with the modified celebrations and trick-or-treat policies due to COVID. According to the National Retail Federation, consumer household spending on décor increased close to 7% from…

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Ask the expert: How can retailers succeed this holiday season?

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When shelter-in-place orders were first instated in March, retailers had to close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, resulting in a steep drop in sales for everyone. While the decline was not totally out of the blue, retailers are still feeling the pressure: according to Epsilon data, consumers across generations still have mixed feelings around when they will return to…

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How retailers are adapting their back-to-school planning

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The back-to-school shopping season is going to be different for all this year – brands, students, teachers, parents and so on. Everything seems different as we continue to adapt to this ‘new norm’. In fact, from our recent research, we learned that over 67% of consumers across generations feel that things are never going to be the same again. With so many ‘unknowns’ and speculation…

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Tushy, Blue Apron, Peloton: How DTC brands adapt as people shop from home

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At the same time that many retail stores have closed their brick-and-mortar locations, many people are spending more time at home and online. The result is a deluge in online shopping and digital consumption. Retail Dive reports that from March 23 to March 30, e-commerce marketplaces saw a 14% increase in volume, and we saw a 350% increase in click-throughs from February to March with…

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How the upcoming presidential election will impact consumer spending

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With election 2020 fast approaching, brands are starting to adjust their marketing plans to prepare for ‘the change in the consumer’s mindset’ to ensure their brand remains front and center. During the presidential election, consumers are distracted. The advertising marketplace is cluttered with campaign advertisements and consumers are constantly monitoring their mobile devices to check for the latest updates. With the election being top of…

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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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Celebrating Moms, Dads & Grads during COVID-19: How marketers can use email to connect with customers

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COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and impacted the way we do almost everything—from working, caring for our families and schooling, to shopping and entertainment. Business as usual has become business as unusual, requiring us to think differently about what customers care about and how to reach them. While many restaurants have closed their dining rooms and are only offering takeout or delivery, and…

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