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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Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email

Feb 11, 2014 - Given the increase in millennial tech-savvy employees in the corporate world, enterprise social networks, such as Yammer and Chatter, will proliferate in the workplace. Comments

Foursquare Scores Microsoft Double Whammy: Licensing Deal and $15 Million Investment

4sq-deals-rec Feb 5, 2014 - Though somewhat overshadowed by Microsoft's appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO, the news of the company's $15 million investment in Foursquare, alongside a licensing deal, is still a big deal. Comments

The End of Microsites

mobilemarketing Feb 4, 2014 - Digital marketing on desktop is over, and thank goodness. As consumers have moved to mobile, brand marketers have had to adapt digital strategies at every level -- from reaching and engaging to converting all the way to retaining. Comments

VIDEO: China Ahead of Game in Social Commerce - Razorfish Exec Explains Why

razorfish Jan 22, 2014 - Find out from this video as Vincent Digonnet, Razorfish Asia Pacific's executive chairman, explains how brands could navigate in China’s emerging social commerce ecosystem. Comments

How Social Media is Shaping the Evolution of E-Commerce Web Design

wanelohimanshu Jan 14, 2014 - Now that billions of users are on social networks, the usability of such sites creates expectations elsewhere online. Comments

Groupon Pursues Growth Into Flash Fashion With $43M Ideeli Buy

groupon-logo1 Jan 13, 2014 - Groupon is on a buying frenzy and just acquired online flash sales fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash. Comments

No. 7 Most Read Article of 2013: You Don't Need a Million Fans!

facebook-like Dec 28, 2013 - Ten social media marketing tactics that don't rely on Facebook fans. Comments

Apple's Software & Services Set to Improve with Topsy Acquisition

Apple holding page before live streaming event Dec 17, 2013 - Having direct access to one of the largest social media feeds, along with full ownership of Topsy's sentiment analysis engine, just might allow Apple to continue its reputation of remaining ahead of the market curve. Comments

The Evolving Role of Social Media in Healthcare

shutterstock-141856039 Dec 6, 2013 - Doctors and hospitals that maintain a proactive social media presence, can capture and resolve patient issues to increase loyalty and satisfaction. Patients who have transparent access to information on providers could benefit from better health outcomes. Comments

Pinterest Pins Pay Big Dividends for Brands, Says Piqora

martha-stewart-pinterest Nov 21, 2013 - Data coming from social analytics company Piqora said a single pin pays dividends to brands over time - up to several months after it was originally pinned - with the average pin being worth 78 cents in sales for all types of publishers. Comments

New Pinterest Feature Lets Brands Showcase What's Trending on Their Site

zappos-pinterest-page Nov 15, 2013 - Pinterest released a new feature that allows brands to tap into the API and create dedicated pages on their websites that feature the latest trending pins around their brand. Pinterest is working with a handful of brands to test this feature. Comments

2014: The Year of Social Performance Marketing

shutterstock-160417190 Nov 12, 2013 - With the remarkable speed at which social is growing as an advertising channel, 2014 is destined to be a big, big year, not just in revenue growth or media hype but in the channel's ability to deliver real and sustained business value. Here's why. Comments

Encouraging 7 Core Social Media Marketing Behaviors

social-media-marketing Nov 8, 2013 - How do you encourage desired behavior in social media marketing, but, at the same time, not do it in a way that is overly aggressive? Comments

Why a CMS is Crucial for a Social Business

shutterstock-98778119 Oct 30, 2013 - With a CMS, a social brand can ensure their site is constantly updated with fresh content, as well as create specified web pages to expound the success of social campaigns. Comments

Adobe Says Social Media Changing Retail Marketplace

adobe-social-engagement Oct 28, 2013 - Adobe's Social Media Intelligence report says that brands' social media efforts are paying off. Comments

eBay Pins Growth to Curation, Same-Day Delivery

new-ebay-logo Oct 24, 2013 - eBay revealed a more complete look yesterday with a strategy and vision defined by new levels of personalization and another step toward instant gratification. Comments

Social Shopping – A Big Deal for E-Commerce in China?

mogujie Oct 21, 2013 - Social platforms in China are increasingly facilitating e-commerce sales. And what this would mean for brands. Comments

5 Marketing Rules for Better Social Branding

harry-gold-pic-1 Oct 10, 2013 - These constant marketing truths and tactics should be kept in mind when designing and implementing social programs. Comments

Post-IPO Twitter Positioned for eCommerce Dominance

buy-twitter Oct 7, 2013 - While many analysts focus on Twitter's potential as a lucrative ad resource and marketing tool, its potential in eCommerce should not be ignored. Comments

QVC Launches Social Shopping Site ToGather

togather-on-qvc Oct 2, 2013 - Home shopping network QVC has announced a new social shopping platform called ToGather, designed to extend its shopping-as-entertainment ethos to a digital community. Comments

Why is Digital Marketing Success So Elusive?

digital-age Sep 20, 2013 - With decades of experience, thousands of campaigns completed and terabytes of information and insights at our fingertips – why is digital marketing success so elusive? Comments

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