Black Friday

How Marketers Can Weather the Storm of New Seasonal Shopping Trends

Christmas is coming. Or, at least, it could be very soon. Last year, Selfridges Oxford Street launched its 2016 Christmas campaign in August. Black …

eCommerce

Mixed fortunes for Walmart and Macy's in the retail war against Amazon

A tale of two retailers as Walmart and Macy’s fend off the onslaught from e-commerce behemoth Amazon, with the former making progress while the …

eCommerce

Why marketers’ approaches to sales shoppers must change

Columnist James Collins dives into data on the behavior of shoppers who are looking for savings and discusses what it means for your marketing …

Marketing

Anti-Valentine's Day ("Singles Day") Is The Largest Retail Sales Day In Asia

What started as an “anti-Valentine’s” celebration concocted by students at Nanjing University in the 1990’s has grown into the <i>single</i> largest shopping day in Asia with sales of $17.8 billion last year. The day, affectionately known in China as “bare sticks holiday” because of how 11.11 looks written …

Business

These PS4 Bundle Deals Are Black Friday Cheap

Forget Valentine's Day. Sony is making February all about gaming.<p>Just days after announcing a temporary PS4 price cut, retailers are offering a …

PlayStation

‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ Was Great, But ‘Black Friday’ Is Easily Anurag Kashyap’s Best Film Yet

Screw<i>Wasseypur</i>. No, seriously. The sheer amount of pop culture references that were born after two-part familial crime saga is enviable. Each time a …

Bulls' 2017 schedule includes Black Friday date at UCF

After a one-year hiatus, the "War on I-4" is headed back to the earlier part of Thanksgiving weekend.<p>USF's annual showdown with UCF will be played on …

Everyone’s favorite Roku TV is back on sale on Amazon

For a very brief period of time during the hectic Black Friday 2016 shopping season, the TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV was on sale for …

Home Theater

Road to IGF: Ink Stories' 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

<i>This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here.</i><p><i>1979 Revolution: Black Friday</i> casts players as Reza, a …

Game Design

Income Disposal: Today’s best deals: Anime sale, Bioshock, and more

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Nintendo Wii

Super Bowl Monday Should Be the New Black Friday - Bloomberg Gadfly

Maybe Kraft Heinz Co. is on to something.<p>The maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer hot dogs decided to give all of its salaried U.S. employees the …

NFL

What It’s Like To Be An Iranian Game Developer In Trump’s America

Navid Khonsari has been a legal resident of the United States for 17 years. He’s worked on games like <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i>, <i>Resident Evil 7</i>, …

Iran

This ridiculous PS4 price cut just kicked in (but you’ll have to act fast)

If you’ve been thinking of picking up a PS4, it would seem now’s the time to strike. Sony has announced that it’s dropping the price on two popular …

PlayStation

Is Target Abandoning — Or Sharpening? — Its Omnichannel Strategy?

Target’s sales during the crucial November and December holiday season were down 1.3 percent in a sign of industry-wide retail struggles, prompting …

eCommerce

The Light ahead: PlayStation's UK boss on why PS4 hasn't peaked

It was a classic rope-a-dope.<p>Last year in the UK, Xbox picked itself off the floor for what would be one of the fiercest fights between PS4 and Xbox …

PlayStation

How to Keep Holiday Cheer From Turning Into Holiday Churn

For most retailers, the holidays are not merely the busiest shopping time; they can also determine just how good (or bad) a year is going to be. The …

eCommerce

Fitbit is laying off 6% of its staff, and its stock is tanking

Wearables industry leader Fitbit is in the midst of a reset.<p>Today the company shared its “preliminary” financial results for the fourth quarter, confirming plans to lay off a significant portion of its staff after selling fewer wearables than expected in 2016.<p>Fitbit says the “reorganization” will …

Technology (India)

Can Your Emails Drive Traffic Every Day?

It’s time to start thinking about the health of your email list, while your budgets are still fresh and your 2017 strategy is still getting off the …

Digital Marketing

Fitbit Announces It Will Cut 6 Percent Of Its Staff

We previously heard a rumor that Fitbit could be cutting up to 10 percent of its staff, the company has now confirmed that it will cut around 6 …

Technology (UK)

How closing borders kills understanding, and censors art

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

The five ecommerce spikes of Christmas - and how to learn from them for 2017

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.<p>The festive period is always a busy one for retailers and 2016 proved to be no different. Once again, …

eCommerce

Pogue’s Basics: Money - Don't buy items when prices are at their peak

Prices fluctuate all the time. Supply, demand, the price of raw materials, the price of gas, location, the economy—all of it affects product …

Shopping

Dixons Carphone says strong Black Friday helps post fifth year of rising Christmas sales

Sales of large screen TV across all of the 11 countries it operates in saw in beat festive forecasts.<p>Consumer electronics giant Dixons Carphone has …

Markets

Holiday Behavior Shows Research Requires Multiple Channels

Conversion rates rose week-over-week from October 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016 by an average of 7.3%, but in December there were 65% more sales …

Media Industry

Sales, awareness of Amazon Echo skyrocket in Q4, analysts say

en_US<p>article<p>Amazon's aggressive marketing push and price discounts appear to be paying …

Amazon

High street hitch: Why retail sales plunged in December

Rising inflation and Black Friday sales saw shoppers keep their hands in their pockets over Christmas.<p>High street sales over Christmas were hit by a …

Human Geography

And yes, ladies, he is single.

“I’ve been traveling so much,” he says. “Every couple weeks I’m in a new place. It’s hard because people question who I am because I have a lot of …

Black Friday Isn't The Appetiser -- It's The Cannibal That Eats Christmas

There are probably bigger things occupying most peoples' minds today as Trump is sworn in, but UK marketers -- particularly those in retail -- got a …

Advertising Industry

Falcons asking entire city of Atlanta to wear red and black Friday

The Atlanta Falcons don't just want their fans to rock the Georgia Dome on Sunday.<p>They want the entire city rocking all weekend.<p>Hosting their first …

Football (U.S.)

Black Friday Mobile Conversions Finally Surpassed Desktop on Facebook

Mobile commerce through Facebook continued its upward dominance of the 2016 holiday shopping season, beating out desktop conversions for the first …

Fortune 500