Tag Archives: Vertical Retail

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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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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The role of data within machine learning and the benefits to retailers

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Machine learning has certainly been a “buzz word” within the marketing landscape over the past three-plus years. The difference today is that several brands are implementing machine learning strategies and are seeing positive results. In fact, the overall global artificial intelligence revenues will see a massive growth from just 643.7 million in 2016 to an excess of 36.8 billion in 2025.

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Key action items for your loyalty program relaunch/refresh

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The time for change is now. Consumer expectations are constantly evolving and the digital, hyper-personalized world we live in is complex. The true meaning of customer loyalty has shifted from a transactional brand relationship to one that now communicates on a 1:You level. And, the opportunity for program expansion has become a reality.

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