Different retailers have different priorities when it comes to their marketing budgets, but the most valuable brands - Amazon and Apple - are banking on search.
Alex and Ani demonstrates how today's businesses must operate like silo-less ecommerce brands, avoiding friction between different departments.
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday now behind us, what can marketers and retailers predict based on consumers' behavior during this major shopping weekend?
Social media isn't known for being the best driver of ROI, but it's still played a big role in the success of Cyber Monday - the biggest online shopping day ever in the U.S.
Though marketers have access to a wealth of consumer data, many of them leverage the most basic data sets, such as birthdays and purchase histories, for the best email campaigns.
Shortly after Instagram launched carousel ads, which give advertisers more flexibility on the platform, brands like Banana Republic, Showtime, and L'Oreal are driving users to product pages.
Buffalo Wild Wings is joining in on World Cup fever and using Instagram Direct to reward select fans. That makes it one of only a handful of brands to employ the one-to-one communication platform.
Gap's "Back to Blue" fall campaign includes an initiative that will own all of Tumblr's mobile ads for one day.
Cathay Pacific, Changi Airport, and Starbucks are capitalizing on the niche network to roll out photo contests.
Holiday campaigns like the ones from J. Crew, Gap, and OfficeMax are a surefire way to entertain and engage consumers.