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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QVC Launches Social Shopping Site ToGather

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

Creating a Brand Drumbeat in Social Media

drumbeat Sep 11, 2013 - A good brand drumbeat can live seamlessly within the variety and diversity of opportunistic social content and not necessarily restrict you from deviating from it. Comments

Social E-Commerce and the Customer Network

ecommerce Aug 27, 2013 - There's been a shift in commerce toward quality over notoriety; and this shift is what makes social marketing a viable strategy, allowing smaller competitors with no marketing department to compete globally. Comments

Average Facebook Engagement Metrics: How Does Your Brand Stack Up?

Percent of Storytellers by Industry Aug 23, 2013 - AgoraPulse released its monthly "barometer" measuring Facebook page metrics, which showed the average engagement on posts for pages with less than 10,000 fans is 6.1 percent, while the average for pages that have 100,000 fans or more is 4.9 percent. Comments

Changing the Way You Think of Reaching Consumers in Social Streams

facebookmobile Aug 20, 2013 - From this moment forward, you must plan to integrate all of your amazing creative and media resources with the potential power of social networks to reach and engage key audiences. Comments

Barclaycard US Asks Fans What They #LiketoLove

barclaycard Aug 16, 2013 - Barclaycard US has launched its first socially driven campaign on Facebook asking fans what they #LiketoLove. Comments

Yelp Adds Mobile Reviews

Yelp Consumer Alert Aug 16, 2013 - Yelp now lets users leave reviews for businesses via their smartphones. Comments

StubHub Integrates Seat Maps and Tickets Into Dynamic ESPN Ad

stubhub Aug 13, 2013 - ESPN and its long-time advertising partner StubHub created a new interactive ad that could take some of the guesswork and research out of a ticket-buying process. Comments

Pinterest Becomes E-Commerce Contender With Introduction of Price Drop Alerts

pinterest-pricealerts Aug 2, 2013 - Pinterest is adding a new feature that alerts users when prices on pinned items drop. Comments

Groupon Opens Premium Channel to Mobile

groupon-reserve Jul 31, 2013 - Groupon has extended its new channel for high-end, discounted restaurant reservations to iPhone, with other mobiles soon to follow. Comments

Hotels and Resorts - Isolated Experiences in Need of Social Awakening

hotels Jul 30, 2013 - Hospitality-based social networking provides an effective way to disseminate massive amounts of information by leveraging the guest community, and builds a far more valuable customer. Comments

2 Fundamental Truths About Digital Marketing You Need to Embrace Immediately

digital-advertising Jul 23, 2013 - Every new day we continue to push back on the complexities of our marketplace we limit our ability to iterate quickly and to capitalize on the expertise and tools around us. Comments

Foursquare Post Check-in Ads Launch With Captain Morgan

foursquare-post-check-in-ad-captain-morgan Jul 18, 2013 - Foursquare has begun rolling out a new style of advertisement which is displayed once users check-in at specific locations. Captain Morgan is one of the first brands to sign up for the new advertisements, which will be running for 4-6 weeks. Comments

7 Tactics for Social Lead Generation

social-media-passion-asia Jul 16, 2013 - A closer look at some tactics that can help add lead generation and actual measurable results into the mix of your social program. Comments

Lead With Purpose, Not With a Pitch

customers Jul 10, 2013 - Rather than coming straight out of the gate with a sales message, determine a genuine, authentic purpose that is consistent with your brand, contributes to the greater good, and promotes the welfare of others. Comments

Making WeChat Work for Brands

starbroadcastingwechat Jul 3, 2013 - It's tricky to predict what WeChat will be in the future, but here are some pointers on how to make the best use of its current format. Comments

Why Amazon Is the Most Social, Least Social-Friendly Commerce Platform

amazon Jul 2, 2013 - Over the last decade, as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others have redefined the term social beyond commerce-related commentary, Amazon has remained relatively quiet. Comments

Islands in the Stream, That Is What We Are

rogers-and-parton Jun 25, 2013 - Strategic digital marketing advice from Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Comments

Tweets Worth $20.37 on Average

sumall-1 Jun 13, 2013 - While companies plough resources into expansive social media bureaus, SumAll has found that, at least for etailers, tweets don't contribute much to the bottom line. Comments

Barclaycard UK Rivals Groupon With New ‘Bespoke Offers’ Service

barclaysbespoke Jun 12, 2013 - New personalised shopping service from Barclaycard could save Britons up to £2,100 per household Comments

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