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Rise Above The Noise With Advanced Social Media Sharing Tactics

It’s a jungle out there. Social networks are littered with people and pages clambering for attention. For your page to draw a crowd <i>and</i> a response, …

Survey: Few National Retailers Take Apple Pay Or Intend To This Year

Most retailers are notoriously conservative, even lethargic when it comes to adopting new technologies. There’s also a herd mentality in the industry …

Five ways social media data can help you gain new customers

Social media is one of the most effective means of collecting information about current and potential clients. Companies have free public access to information that is uncensored, and customers want to be heard through the channels they enjoy using most.<p>Here are the five ways companies can use data …

German Retail Blog » Letters from Mike Dawson, Editor of Lebensmittel Zeitung

May 10, 2018<p>Sing along with Mike<p>You don't have to look very far to be amused in retailing. The proposed mega-merger with Asda in the UK has thrust …

8 Easy SEO Tools Everyone Should Use

Who doesn’t love a free tool, especially when it also happens to be awesome?<p><b>1. Google Analytics</b>: The gold standard for analytics tools. Odds are, …

How to Get More From Every Ad Dollar You Spend on Facebook

It's harder than ever to get your brand noticed on social media. Here's what you need to do to make sure you get sufficient return on your advertising budget.<p>In the past week, have you written a blog post, published a branded resource such as a PDF or ebook, or shared a Facebook post on behalf of …

Social Media

Drones, Augmented Reality, No Lines: A Glimpse Into the Future of Retail

Shopping can be fun, not a chore. Make it an experience. Your customers will appreciate and acknowledge your efforts.<p>You get a text message from the Toys R Us drone that's on its way to deliver that birthday present for the birthday party this afternoon. In the store you try on every outfit without …

eCommerce

3 Simple Steps to Understand Your Customers

How to learn from the data you already have.<p>How much do you know about your customers? If you're like most businesses the answer is "not enough," according to Alan Trefler, founder and CEO of business software provider Pegasystems and author of <i>Build for Change</i>. Trefler is on a one-man mission to …

Customers

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

10 Types of Images to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

As a writer by trade, it's not easy for me to utter these words, but I'm not going to lie: On social media, a picture is worth a thousand words.<br>It's …

Fullscreen New Trend in Web Design Industry | Website Designing

Fullscreen websites using photography, video backgrounds as a slideshow no matter what the screen resolution is. The new trend of fullscreen big …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

UI Design

Adshel rebrand, one year on: internal reactions, metrics and the 'no dickhead' policy

Outdoor media owner Adshel’s dramatic rebrand aimed to be a reflection of the fun and innovative culture that Adshel has had all along – they just …

Retailers: Your Surveys Are Making Customers Suffer

If you’ve shopped anywhere within the last few years, you’ve certainly had this happen. A cashier presents you with a receipt that would give a roll of toilet paper a run for its money. Then, they point out how, if you just go online and “just take a moment” to fill out the retailer’s survey, …

How Retail Is Evolving In An On-Demand Economy

It’s been widely discussed that Amazon plans to enter the brick-and-mortar retail game. This is ironic because it is Amazon that put many brick-and-mortar retailers out of business in the first place. Circuit City, Borders and Blockbuster all succumbed to the dynamics of e-commerce and companies …

Designing the future retail customer experience | Marketing Magazine

The retail environment is quickly being turned upside down. The barriers between in-store and online channels have broken down. For many retailers …

How Social Media Moves Consumers From 'Sharing' To 'Purchase'

Vision Critical’s recently published study, <i>From Social to Sale</i> provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation in Twitter, …

6 Keys to Excellent Content Marketing

High-impact content is the best tool for moving customers through the sales process. If it's done right.<p>Most companies don’t do a particularly good job of selling their products. Rather than figure out which sales and marketing tactics are best suited to attract and influence their ideal customers, …

Marketing

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

How To Launch Anything

Starting From Scratch<p>In July 2012, my blog had 100 subscribers. Two months later, I made $12,500 in sales in just one day. It turns out that you can …

Mobile POS could transform the American shopping experience

Dongles are a serious business. They are transforming the point-of-sale industry as higher rates of mobile penetration, the growth of e-commerce, and advancements in digital payments lead to a much-needed overhaul.<p>Today, Javelin Strategy and Research released a report that found mobile …

9 Ways to Become a Better Facebook Community Manager

Shares 5K<p>Would you like to have a thriving Facebook community?<p>Are you looking for tips to improve your community?<p>In this article I’ll share <b>9 tips to</b> …

How Facebook Uses Your Personal Data To Target Ads, Even Offline

If you feel like Facebook has more ads than usual, you aren't imagining it. Facebook has been inundating us with more and more ads lately, and using …