Vertical Retail

Data is still king for post-pandemic retail marketing

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TL;DR: Here are the key retail marketing focus areas we heard at early 2022 events:   Succeeding in a cookie-less world to retain and engage customers long term  Growing importance of organizing and collecting first-party data to provide personalized omnichannel experiences  Increased need be responsive, offer convenience, and frictionless experiences to meet customer expectations 

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Today’s retail customer expects seamless, customized experiences. Here’s how to do that.

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Roughly one year ago, I discovered the holy grail of holiday shopping experiences: Buy online, pick up outside store. For those who didn’t experience this brilliant innovation, let me take you back to November 2020. During last year’s holiday season, I remember I wanted to interact with as few humans as possible (as was the case for many). So, I took advantage of a process…

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No cookies this holiday season—how retailers can succeed without them

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Retail marketers have contended with numerous roadblocks in recent months. Just as eCommerce skyrocketed in the wake of COVID-19, third-party identifiers (3PIDs) like cookies and Apple’s IDFA began deprecating. The effect made it more difficult for marketers to reach targeted consumers, as well as to confirm when—or if—an engagement was achieved for subsequent measurement and insights.

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What big brands can learn from DTCs: How Blondery perfected the recipe for a personalized customer experience

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Refining and perfecting a recipe is a baker’s Everest. Working through two, three, four iterations of a recipe take time and dedication—a passion (and ability) shared by few. Auzerais Bellamy, owner of Blondery, is one of the few.

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Digital marketing bolstered Idahoan’s Foods’ ability to meet demand throughout the pandemic

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Some CPG brands found themselves with the long end of the stick in 2020 (if there was a long end to be had). Makers of canned tomatoes and toilet paper, for example, were dealing with stock-outs rather than disappearing demand. And shelf-stable packaged potatoes were one of these hot-ticket items.

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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?

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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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