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5 Creative Ways eCommerce Brands Have Improved Holiday Sales

For eCommerce brands, the holiday season is often the most important time of the year. Your success in the months of November and December play a huge role in your ability to hit revenue goals for the year. Today we are still seeing huge growth in eCommerce sales during the holiday season. Between …

Jennifer Gimson | Oct 26, 2017

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Strategies Digital Retailers Can Use to Cater to Short Attention Spans

Millennial’s shorter attention spans is an oft-cited fact.  But the attention spans of many users is short, and to rise above the competition you must be able to cater to that group. There are a number of steps that digital retailers can take to cater to younger generations. Ultimately …

Jennifer Gimson | Oct 24, 2017

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What is the Amazon Effect and What Do eCommerce Companies Need to Know About It?

Amazon has reshaped the way that retailers and eCommerce companies do business. With each passing year, the brand becomes more entrenched in the lives of consumers and grows its thumbprint across new industries. You’d be hard-pressed to find a retailer that hasn’t felt the “Amazon …

Jennifer Gimson | Oct 10, 2017

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CMOs Need New Model For Retail Advertising Success

There is always dissonance between the capabilities that are discussed in trade business coverage and the day-to-day realities that exist on the ground for marketers, behind their own four company walls. Nowhere is this more evident than in the routine way that large corporate retail giants choose …

Andreas Reiffen | Oct 10, 2017

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Online trends and new technologies will drive in-store innovations

The retail industry at large and specifically retail merchandising has seen rapid changes due to innovations in tech. As the internet becomes more ingrained in our daily lives, the expectations of customers shift. Retailers are now expected to not only embrace innovative tech but have it integrated …

Jennifer Gimson | Sep 27, 2017

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Getting OmniChannel Right – Pairing Online and Offline Strategies to Maximize Sales

  In business magazines and online publications, there has been a lot of doom and gloom regarding the retail industry in recent years. You hear stories of large retailers closing, malls emptying, and earnings slipping for some of the most well-known brands in the world. Despite the negative …

Jennifer Gimson | Sep 20, 2017

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eCommerce Café: Paul Shapiro

Paul is considered one of today’s most notable experts in the SEO world, and as Director of Strategy and Innovation at Catalyst, he regularly shares his key findings at events, webinars, and his blog. We were lucky to catch him at SMX Advanced and hear how he is leveraging data to surge ahead …

Mallory Chen | Jul 21, 2017

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Five Questions to Help You Navigate the Social Trifecta

If you’re in digital marketing, you know about it. If you’re a marketing diva, you probably named it. The Social Trifecta. Cue the lights! And the trumpet players. The social trifecta is the convergence of three entities within Social Media: Owned, Paid, and Earned. To be clear, this …

Mallory Chen | Jul 21, 2017

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eCommerce Café: Andy Taylor

At SMX Advanced, we spoke with Merkle’s Assistant Director of Research Andy Taylor, who also spoke on the Mad Scientist panel with our founder Andreas. Catch the full interview behind the scenes, where Andy weighs in on the future of Google’s roadmap, KPIs to prioritize, and the reality …

Mallory Chen | Jul 17, 2017