Vertical Retail

FedEx AMEA revamped its loyalty program and membership skyrocketed

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With customers moving toward a digital-first experience across the globe, FedEx Asia Pacific and Middle East, India, South Africa (AMEA) saw a need to modernize its loyalty program, My FedEx Rewards. FedEx AMEA knew it also wanted to connect better with its small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Many big, global clients receive discounts, but SMBs don’t have enough volume. With all this in mind, the brand

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Most retail media spend still belongs to Amazon. What can we do about it?

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Amazon's on-site ads business, in which brands pay the online shopping behemoth to have their products spotlighted, was a masterstroke when it debuted a decade ago. Amazon's website already excelled at sales, and now the ads business folded in an entirely new revenue stream as brands paid for access to coveted audiences—just like they had long bought ads on TV, radio, and media websites.  It

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With a recession looming, brands reconsider their approach to marketing

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For the past several weeks, U.S. consumers have faced an onslaught of financial woes: Inflation is on the rise, interest rates are sky high and the stock market continues to decline. This tumultuous economic climate has many fearing the U.S. is facing another recession. And it has caused many CPG brands to reconsider their marketing strategy on the heels of huge pandemic gains.

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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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