Retail

The retail experience is evolving for marketers and consumers, online and offline. And savvy retailers are integrating their marketing approaches, tapping geo-location services, social shopping, and in-store events to build awareness and get browsers to become customers. ClickZ news journalists and marketing experts discuss how retailers are tapping their knowledge of consumer behaviors and preferences to deliver the right message at the right time during the shopping cycle.

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Fanta Creates All-Vine Comedy Show to Engage Teens

Aug 20, 2014 - The Coca-Cola brand has partnered with influential young Vine comedians to co-create a series of comedic Vine videos for teens and will release one new episode every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Teens can follow the funny at @FantaFun and share the videos with the hashtag #FantaForTheFunny... Comments

Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

botlr-upclose-lr Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

oreo-mini-wonderfilled Aug 13, 2014 - Oreo’s Mini Delivery campaign, in which 500 personalized parcels a day are up for grabs for two weeks, highlights the concept of scarcity as a marketing tool and should generate a small number of highly qualified consumer recipients, experts say. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

Shoppable Levi's Video Tells Fan Stories

levisshop Aug 11, 2014 - Levi’s has unveiled a new campaign, the Live in Levi’s Project, which combines storytelling with social media and e-commerce in an interactive video. Comments

Mobile Coupons to Reach More Than 1 Billion Consumers: Study

shutterstock-154121621 Aug 7, 2014 - British research firm Juniper found that while mobile coupons are already popular, their frequency of use will explode in the next five years. That could mean big opportunities for brands, particularly with geolocation technology. Comments

Touchable Crystal Light Posters Play Music at Miranda Lambert Concerts

crystal-light Aug 6, 2014 - The surprise-and-delight effort gives fans a new way to interact with Lambert’s music and a new way for the brand to engage with women ages 18 to 44. Comments

AutoTrader.com Helps Influencers Find Cars

laina12 Jul 7, 2014 - The campaign, which includes the Internet's Overly Attached Girlfriend and a technology vlogger, underscores the importance of choosing relevant partners and supporting influencer-based activations, insiders say. Comments

Exploring the New Frontier of Digital in-Store Retail

in-store-retail Jul 6, 2014 - The intersection of digital and retail is creating several new trends both globally and in Asia. Here's a look at some of these emerging trends. Comments

The Future of Digital Retail – a Global Perspective

india-online-retail-ecommerce Jul 1, 2014 - As the lines continue to blur between customers' online and offline retail worlds, marketers must up their games and offer customers a "joined-up" multichannel retail experience. Comments

Lincoln Takes Young Car Buyers on an Interactive Dream Ride

2015lincolnmkc-04-hr Jun 30, 2014 - The interactive video campaign will also include content from influencers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Comments

Publicis Launches Luxury Marketing Platform with Google, Conde Nast

lamaison-logo Jun 19, 2014 - Publicis, Google and Conde Nast are teaming up to help luxury brands understand and reach high net worth individuals. Comments

Bitcoin Acceptance Yields Marketing Wins for Expedia

shutterstock-167065787 Jun 19, 2014 - Expedia is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. The move gives the company cost savings and also allows it to market itself as a high-tech, customer-focused e-business. Comments

Wendy’s Teams Up With StubHub for Surprise Digital Discounts

wendy-s-stubhub Jun 13, 2014 - StubHub has partnered with Wendy's to offer digital discounts. The move aims to create excitement and change consumer behavior. Comments

Tesco Taps Fans to Create Social Wine

enaleni-s-dream Jun 13, 2014 - The social effort from the U.K. supermarket chain has resulted in the purchase of more than 80,000 bottles of wine so far. Comments

Jack Daniel’s Second #SummerSwarm Adds User-Friendly Features

jack-daniel-s-summerswarm-ii Jun 9, 2014 - A photo-sharing campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey has returned for a second summer with new elements to make it easier for Millennials of legal drinking age to participate. Comments

Fruit of the Loom Fetes Dad With GIFs

animate-all-day-undie Jun 4, 2014 - The Father’s Day campaign includes short, snackable pieces of content and is a good example of what brands should be doing in content marketing, experts say. Comments

Groupon Gnome Aims to Become Self-Service Marketing Platform

Groupon logo May 22, 2014 - Groupon's new Gnome service is a customer relationship management tool, a point-of-sale system, and, someday, a local ad platform all in one. Comments

More Tactics to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China

china May 14, 2014 - In the final piece of a two-part series, here are four best practices to improve your landing page conversion rate for your Chinese websites. Comments

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