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Leveraging Beacons to Create Great In-Store Experiences – 10 Tips

Nov 10, 2014 - Using beacon technology could help marketers create personalized, in-store experiences for consumers this holiday season. Comments

Monty the Penguin Breaks Records, Wins Christmas

sam-and-monty-screenshot Nov 7, 2014 - British department store John Lewis has released its 2014 holiday ad, titled "Monty the Penguin," which beat last year's ad in terms of number of initial shares and caused merchandise to sell out within hours. Comments

JBL Cross-Social Campaign Centers on #CordFail

shutterstock-57189250 Nov 7, 2014 - Audio electronics brand JBL is promoting its wireless headphones by having consumers share their corded headphones mishaps, also known as #CordFail, on Twitter and Vine. Comments

JCPenney Optical Drives More Store Visits With Google Advertising

jcp-optical Nov 7, 2014 - The traditionally offline brand turned to digital display advertising in an effort to boost in-store visits. Comments

Online Shoppers Will Find Best Deals on Thanksgiving Day

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 6, 2014 - According to Adobe's annual holiday shopping predictions, Thanksgiving will have lowest prices and most mobile commerce, while Cyber Monday will still reign supreme for online shopping. 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

Whole Foods' Experiential Campaign Educates and Engages Consumers

shutterstock-189320708 Oct 31, 2014 - SapientNitro's Second Story installed four interactive displays at the newest Whole Foods Market to teach consumers about the food they buy, and about the people who provide it. Comments

From Browsers to Buyers With Payment Technology

epayments-istock-000015237253medium Oct 23, 2014 - There are many payment technologies and functionalities that exist to make consumers' lives easy and encourage them to trust your brand. Make sure you are using these to increase your conversions. Comments

Are Beacons Going to Make the Holidays Brighter?

iBeacon Oct 22, 2014 - The marketing world is buzzing about beacons. Will they improve the shopping experience this holiday season, or should we be worried about the privacy concerns they bring? Comments

Canada Goose Campaign Embraces "Friluftsliv"

canada-goose Oct 21, 2014 - The Canadian outerwear brand centers its first European campaign on a region where it's always been popular: Scandinavia, home of the "friluftsliv" philosophy that represents a love of the outdoors. Comments

Forget Apple Pay: How Apple’s New Handoff Will Revolutionize Multiplatform Shopping

apple-pay-update Oct 21, 2014 - Apple's Handoff feature is surely just the beginning of a trend that will see the seamless blending of mobile, desktop, and offline shopping experiences. Comments

eBay Invites Customers to "Shop the World" for the Holidays

shutterstock-209983411 Oct 13, 2014 - eBay has launched a multiscreen holiday campaign to highlight its diverse relationships with global sellers by connecting inspirational moments with its instantly shoppable inventory. Comments

Amazon to Open Its First Physical Store

unhappy-amazon Oct 10, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly expanding from online to offline with a 34th Street location in Manhattan, right in time for the holidays. It's still being very secretive about the rumors, though. Comments

Square Order Uses Mobile to Offer Coffee on Demand

shutterstock-192636923 Oct 8, 2014 - Square is enabling customers to pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive at the shop. Comments

Spotlight On: Jennifer Kasper, Macy's

shutterstock-153911642 Oct 8, 2014 - The group vice president of digital media and multicultural marketing at Macy's speaks to ClickZ about social media, in-store marketing, and more. Comments

Get in the Halloween Spirit With These Marketing Tricks and Treats

halloween Oct 1, 2014 - Hallowed Halloween traditions can teach marketers a thing or two about best practices for email marketing campaigns. Read on to find out what you can learn from the spooky holiday. Comments

Sears Aims to Boost Business by Keeping Customers at the Curb

shutterstock-189193784 Sep 23, 2014 - Sears' Shop Your Way allows customers to make returns and exchanges from inside their vehicles by integrating the company's website, mobile app, and brick-and-mortar stores. Comments

Digital Tops Marketing Priorities for Retailers This Holiday Season [Study]

in-store-retail Sep 22, 2014 - Only 32 percent of retailers plan to invest in mobile commerce this holiday season, despite it being defined as a "competitive weakness." Comments

Macy's Brings Location-Based Deals Nationwide With Expansion of iBeacon

shutterstock-77841820 Sep 19, 2014 - Implementation of location technology is just one example of Macy's new omni-channel improvements, which also include smart fitting rooms and enhanced apps. Comments

Mobile Commerce in Asia Continues to Zig as the World Zags

shutterstock-169338014-mobile-commerce Sep 18, 2014 - The Asia-Pacific region is set to become the world's largest e-commerce market, with mobile playing a key role. Comments

The Anatomy of a Retail App

elisa-harca-red-ant-mobile-commerce Sep 17, 2014 - Mobile commerce continues to grow exponentially in Asia. For retail marketers, that means they must develop an effective and transactional mobile presence. Comments

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