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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Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

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

What Is "Rich Media" in a Social Mobile World?

Social Media Jun 24, 2014 - Social media is inherently "rich," but it is more than 75 percent mobile, which presents a slew of new challenges for marketers. How can we embrace social mobile rich media in our marketing efforts? Comments

10 Ways to Build a Social Media Audience

social-media-audience Jun 17, 2014 - These 10 tips can help your brand grow its social media audience, and in turn likely increase engagement, return on investment, and conversions as well. Comments

Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins Premiere on Pinterest

pick-a-pin-pinterest Jun 9, 2014 - Pinterest is testing do-it-yourself promoted pins on a small group of businesses. Improved analytics for business accounts are also being rolled out slowly. Comments

Organic Reach Is Temporary: 4 Big Insights Shaping 2014

2014 May 27, 2014 - There have already been big changes in this first half of 2014, including an increased focus on mobile and agencies scrambling in the industry. Comments

How Brands Tweeted About the 2014 Boston Marathon

2014bostonmarathon May 20, 2014 - The emotional 2014 Boston Marathon was embraced by brands on Twitter. See how a selection of brands chose to engage with consumers on this day in April. Comments

When Social Strategies Can Optimize Business Processes

Social Media Puzzle May 6, 2014 - Surprisingly or not, social media can provide legitimate business potential for brands who strategically embed the technology into their operational processes. Comments

Amazon Teams Up With Twitter for #AmazonCart

amazon-cart May 5, 2014 - Twitter users can now add products to their Amazon shopping carts by replying to tweets with Amazon links with the hashtag #AmazonCart. Comments

Social Is the Next Great Direct Response Channel

direct-marketing Apr 29, 2014 - Mobile and social are the most important user trends in our world and as such, are where the next great direct response opportunities are emerging. Comments

10 Types of Visuals to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

social-mediaw Apr 22, 2014 - Photos and videos have been proven to boost engagement with social media posts, so here are 10 different ways you can incorporate them into your brand's next post. Comments

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons to Its Freebie Offers

groupon-macy-s Apr 11, 2014 - Groupon says the addition of in-store coupons will bring 1,100 coupons from more than 250 retailers across 245,000 locations. Comments

Give Me Mobile-First or Give Me Death

mobileads Apr 1, 2014 - Although it might seem obvious, as mobile ad spend continues to grow, marketers must quickly make the transition to mobile-first thinking, as it requires a new set of strategies and expertise. Comments

Smile, You’re on Social Media

ellen-oscars-selfie Mar 25, 2014 - Brands and businesses need to lighten up on social media. If you want to be a success on social media, you can't afford not to be extemporaneous and extroverted, transparent and true to who you are in real life. Comments

Quick Guide to Retargeting on Facebook Website Custom Audiences

custom-audience-targeting Mar 16, 2014 - An overview of how direct response marketers can optimize Facebook's new custom audience features to improve conversions. Comments

Pinterest Highlights Products for Sale in Gifts Feed

pinterest-gifts Mar 14, 2014 - The new feed showcases only Product Pins, or Rich Pins with information about pricing and availability, and includes everything from books to clothing to decorations. Comments

Why Second-Screen Media Experiences Need to Be Social

mixed mobiles Mar 11, 2014 - The second screen is no longer just a trend - it is now an integral aspect of media experiences in 2014 - and some of the largest players in media are taking the second-screen experience very seriously. Comments

E-Commerce Meets Hashtags With Chirpify’s #Actiontags

chirpify-tv-2 Mar 6, 2014 - Chirpify's #Actiontags allow consumers to respond, opt-in, and buy with social posts wherever they find brand messaging, including TV, print, in-venue, and online. Comments

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