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Jul 19 2018

5 Easy Ways to Keep Customers Loyal

Amanda Chomicz

Consumer shopping behavior has changed significantly over the years, and smarter brands have adapted with them by evolving communication to better meet customer needs. Brands need to be hyper-focused on their customer and leverage data to speak directly to shoppers in unique and beneficial ways. Here are 5 ways brands can develop loyalty by getting a little more personal.

Filed Under: Digital, Retail, Social Media

Jul 17 2018

Infographic: Amazon Prime by the Numbers 2018

Amanda Chomicz

Believe it or not, there are still people who shop on Amazon without a Prime membership, which can seem baffling to users who enjoy the perks that come with Prime. And there are a lot of them: Amazon Prime has surpassed 100 million members globally, with enormous year over year growth, proving just how influential a loyalty program can be. For brands, it’s increasingly critical to understand the Amazon Prime population, why they are there, and what keeps their loyalty. 

Filed Under: Digital, Amazon, Retail

Jul 11 2018

Will Instagram Win the Video Game with IGTV?

Amanda Chomicz

Instagram is the go-to social platform for consumers to see how a product looks or works without leaving their house to sample it themselves. Users follow brand pages and watch the how-to tutorials and trials by their favorite influencers. They can view Stories, swipe up for more information and purchase products without leaving the app. With over one billion users and a massive number of influencers, Instagram sounds like a brand’s dream for product integration, right?

Filed Under: Industry News, Digital, Social Media

Jul 3 2018

As Google Streamlines its Ad Products, Partners Gear Up for an Even Bigger Data Battle

Amanda Chomicz

Google is undergoing a major rebranding slated for mid-July, with an emphasis on major.

 AdWords and DoubleClick have been Google’s flagship advertising products for two decades (it’s been 22 years since DoubleClick arrived on the scene). The products debuted with a clear goal: to connect consumers to businesses online, in an easy way. It gave brands a new advertising opportunity: if a consumer was searching for an “out-there” product or service, ads for a relevant or equally “out-there” brand would pop up, giving them what they need in the moment. Suddenly, smaller, emerging brands were given the opportunity to reach their target consumers in a time of need, thus allowing them to grow their business.

Filed Under: Media, Industry News, Digital

Jun 11 2018

Infographic: American Consumer Sentiment and Spending 2018

Marlea Clark

American consumers are feeling cautiously optimistic about the economy, but more important, they are feeling upbeat about their own financial situation. One third of Millennials and more than a quarter of Gen X’ers believe they will be financially better off a year from now—an increase of 14% and 4% respectively in just one year. When consumers are feeling secure about their financial situation, they are more likely to splurge. In our infographic, we look at how these trends are impacting consumers, how they plan to spend their extra income, what they’re willing to spend money on – and what they’re not.

Filed Under: Digital, Retail

Jun 4 2018

Infographic: Amazon Shopping Statistics

Marlea Clark

Amazon has forever changed the retail landscape. Today, 37% of Americans say they shop less often at a retail store due to Amazon and 85% of Prime members visit the site at least once a week—in fact, 10% of those consumers say they only shop on the e-commerce platform. In our infographic, we look at how consumers discover brands on Amazon and why having an optimized search strategy is essential.

Filed Under: Digital, Amazon

May 28 2018

Push Boundaries for Social Media Success

Marlea Clark

One of the first rules of content marketing is to look at what your audience responds to and give them more of it. Likes, clicks, shares, and other metrics are indicators that your content is resonating with your community. But do these metrics lull marketers into a sense of complacency? While there’s nothing wrong with creating content that marketers know their audience will like, it doesn’t necessarily lead to growth.

Filed Under: Media, Digital

May 21 2018

Infographic: Digital Shopping Habits of Men and Women

Marlea Clark

While men and women are sharing more of the shopping responsibilities than ever before, their shopping habits are very different. While women typically plan and research products, men are more likely to be impulse buyers. In our infographic, we look at the differences in how each gender shops so marketers can make smarter decisions when trying to reach them.

Filed Under: Digital, Retail

May 7 2018

Infographic: Understanding the Beauty Consumer 2018

Marlea Clark

Experimenting with beauty products is an enjoyable pastime for women regardless of their age, but 69% say they sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of options available. In-store sampling, demonstrations, and other events can help consumers navigate the wide array of products, colors, and formats and better understand what works best for them.  In our infographic, we explore the attitudes and mindset of this consumer to understand the role makeup plays in her life.

Filed Under: Beauty, Digital

Apr 30 2018

Infographic: Amazon Shopping Statistics

Marlea Clark

Amazon has forever changed the retail landscape. Today, 37% of Americans say they shop less often at a retail store due to Amazon and 85% of Prime members visit the site at least once a week—in fact, 10% of those consumers say they only shop on the e-commerce platform. In our infographic, we look at how consumers discover brands on Amazon and why having an optimized search strategy is essential.

Filed Under: Digital, Amazon