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Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

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

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. 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

How One Pair of Shoes Can Drive Digital Publishing Success

cbanner-shoes Aug 1, 2014 - When you view a pair of shoes on a retailer's website, but don't purchase them right away, the shoes follow you around the Internet, showing up on nearly every site you visit. Publishers can learn a lot from these shoe retailers' tactics. Comments

The 4 Cs of Customer Engagement: The People Want Content!

four-cs-customer-engagement Jul 29, 2014 - When your goal is to create amazing customer experiences that build engagement and earn loyalty, your data-driven content priorities should become these "four Cs": choice, customization, connect, and communicate. 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

Convergence Growing Pains in TV and Retail Marketing

pyramid-1 Jun 2, 2014 - We need to "invert the pyramid" of a top-down model so that brands are listening and really want to learn what their customers want, instead of relying on analog trend-spotting capabilities. Comments

Fun With Email Fundamentals

email-survey May 6, 2014 - If you don't take the time to make sure these email basics are covered, your more advanced email marketing strategies may suffer. Comments

Publishing Get Ready! The "Wearable Consolidation" Is Coming

wearable-technology-vectors Apr 25, 2014 - The publishing industry needs to prepare itself for the consolidation of wearable tech, as publishers will have a big role in wearables in the near future. Comments

Is Bitcoin the Future of E-Commerce?

bitcoin2-5 Apr 16, 2014 - These days, virtual currencies are the playthings of techies - do they have a mainstream future in e-commerce? Comments

#CZLNY: Amazon’s Performance Secrets

amazon1 Apr 3, 2014 - For years we have paid careful attention to Amazon's successes. This column shares a few secrets about what makes the company so incredibly successful and a formidable competitor to every business out there. Comments

Breaking Down Pinterest’s Updated Policies and What This Means for Marketers

pinterest-logo Apr 3, 2014 - With the changes to Pinterest's Acceptable Use Policy, marketers may have to rethink the way they use the social site. The policy update includes modifications to the rules on compensation, accessing data, and contests. Comments

7 Real-World Lessons From Beacons

estimote Mar 30, 2014 - As with any new technology, beacons' early days are pretty volatile territory, but we wanted to share some insights around the initial promise of beacons, good or bad. Comments

Ted Baker Brings the Circus to Town in #ZolTed

ted-baker-zolted Mar 11, 2014 - The #ZolTed campaign riffs on the circus theme featured in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign and includes a circus character quiz and circus talent video challenge. Comments

2014 Starting Off with Terrible PR for Marketers

An eye in close-up superimposted by a screen of random numbers Jan 28, 2014 - Between data breaches and Congressional hearings, the year has started on a sour note for marketers. What can we do to remedy the situation? Comments

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat: Selling Directly to Consumers on Your Website

shopping-online-ecommerce Jan 14, 2014 - A growing number of companies are realizing they are doing business in a brave new world, where marketing to consumers can't be left to their online retail partners, distributors or affiliates. Comments

Can Digital Finally Drive Offline Sales At Scale?

shopping-data Jan 7, 2014 - Sales are the lifeblood of every business; it's important to remember that while e-commerce sales have climbed every year for over a decade, 94.6 percent of total US retail sales in Q3 2013 occurred offline. Comments

Where Did We Lose the WOW in Retail?

wow Jan 6, 2014 - Have we really fallen so far that simply doing the job puts us in the category of wowing a customer? Columnist Mark Quinn examines the WOW factor in retail. Comments

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