Social Commerce

Your customers are talking about your brand and your products everywhere and every day. Social commerce is the strategy that facilitates and turns participation and user-generated content about your products or services into results that directly impact the P&L and integrate with other marketing programs. Join us for a deep dive into the newest strategies and case studies for using the customer voice to transform your business and positively impact your bottom line.

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A Single-Minded Approach to Online Sales in China

Nov 23, 2014 - Alibaba's Singles Day on November 11 was a boon for brands and retailers in China – but what are the long-term benefits for the rest of the year? Comments

Snapchat Partners With Square for Peer-to-Peer Payments

snapchat-logo Nov 18, 2014 - To allow users to snap money to each other, Snapchat has partnered with another company to create a feature for the first time, though some experts question the pairing. Comments

Alibaba Proves Itself on Singles Day, Again

20nov14-singles-day-andyradovic-alibaba-pic Nov 17, 2014 - Alibaba netted $9.3 billion on this year's Singles Day on November 11, and mobile was a key point of sale. Comments

Indonesia and Instagram: Ready For E-Commerce Takeoff

instagram-collage Nov 6, 2014 - Indonesia is a country with a passion for social media, and Instagram is the latest platform being embraced by online retailers to market their wares. Comments

Hai Tao: Chinese Shopping Goes Global

e-commerce-china-shutterstock-183290903 Nov 4, 2014 - China's overseas shopping movement is set to take off – but online payment options for Chinese shoppers remains the biggest obstacle. Comments

Software, Social Media, and E-Commerce: The Digital Rise Continues in the East

china-technology-shutterstock-189055118 Oct 23, 2014 - Asia has a thriving and innovative digital landscape that goes well beyond the traditional social media and e-commerce platforms of the West. Comments

Thailand's Digital Landscape

thailand-digital-shutterstock-199213379 Oct 15, 2014 - Thailand might be best known for its beaches, but it also has a rich and innovative digital marketing space. Comments

5 Ways to Improve Social Commerce

improve-social-commerce Oct 15, 2014 - These strategies can help you harness the power of social media to boost your sales, especially during the holiday season. Comments

BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

blackberry-indonesia-shutterstock-145212790 Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

E-Commerce in China: Alibaba Is Just the Beginning

03oct14-andy-radovic-shutterstock-149807798 Oct 5, 2014 - Alibaba has attracted global attention with its recent IPO, but it scratches the surface when it comes to other innovative e-commerce platforms coming out of China. Comments

The WeChat Revolution

stephen-hay-wechat-revolution-jpeg Sep 10, 2014 - Any business serious about digital marketing in China should be using WeChat. Here are some tips for how to use the platform effectively. Comments

Twitter and Apple Are Changing the Way We Shop

mobile commerce Sep 10, 2014 - Twitter's new Buy button and Apple's new Apple Pay are revolutionizing the social commerce industry, and will give marketers a host of new marketing opportunities for this holiday season. Comments

Twitter Delves Further Into E-Commerce With Buy Button

Twitter Money Sep 8, 2014 - Following a summer of social commerce initiatives, Twitter is taking the opposite of Facebook's approach and testing its new Buy button on accounts with large followings. Comments

Saks Beefs Up Social Commerce With the Shoppable Selfie

saksstyle Sep 4, 2014 - The department store launched #SaksStyle, a shoppable hub curated by customers who contribute their pictures from social media sites. Comments

Like2Buy Simplifies Shopping on Instagram

instagram-icon-large Sep 4, 2014 - The new platform makes Instagram shopability easier for companies and consumers alike, but is one link enough? Comments

Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

groupon-logo Sep 3, 2014 - Groupon's time-based booking allows businesses to offer deals that act as reservations, allowing merchants to fill off-peak hours and lure new customers. Comments

Twitter Unveils Objective-Based Ad Campaigns

shutterstock-154181867 Aug 8, 2014 - The social platform says its new tools will allow advertisers to select objectives and see recommended formats, as well as only pay for actions aligned to their objectives. Comments

The Next Revolution in Social Commerce Is Still a Taboo

bag-and-hands Aug 5, 2014 - As social media giants like Facebook and Twitter experiment further with e-commerce, services like Venmo appear more and more to be the future of digital and mobile commerce. How should marketers take advantage of this trend? Comments

Pinterest Ramps Up E-Commerce Features

pinterest-log-in Jul 21, 2014 - The image-based discovery platform is rolling out pins for specific interests, another feature that will benefit online businesses. So how can marketers best use Pinterest for e-commerce? Comments

Facebook Experiments With Buy Button

facebook-brand Jul 21, 2014 - The new feature will allow users to purchase items without ever leaving Facebook, and perhaps alludes to the broader future of e-commerce. Comments

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