Author Archives: bermanevansretail

Test YOUR Digital Marketing IQ

Each week, eMarketer runs a five-question quiz. The most recent quiz deals with how digital savvy you are. It involves 5 questions that enable you to test your digital marketing IQ. The quiz takes less than five minutes to complete. … Continue reading

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Chatbots Perceived Effects on Customer Service

As we know, firms regularly look at new ways to enhance the customer experience. One tool growing steadily more popular is the chatbot. Yet, we must better understand chatbots perceived effects on customer service. In other words, how happy are … Continue reading

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MCM Podcast on Seasonal Hiring

Both store-based and online retailers recognize the importance of seasonal employees. Have too few and customers might not be properly serviced. Have too many and operating costs might be too high. Thus, what is the proper balance? Let’s turn to Vermont … Continue reading

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Americans Want GDRP-Style Laws

On May 25, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went effect. Thus, a good topic for discussion involves whether Americans want GDRP-style laws. As Dyfed Loesche wrote for Statista: “Anybody doing business in the digital realm should be able … Continue reading

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Macy’s Social Media Superstars

Obviously, social media greatly affect retailers. And Macy’s social media superstars represent a key way to connect with customers. These prior posts exemplify our coverage of social media: How Social Media Can Energize In-Store Sales  Social Media Video Marketing Tips for Building … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Fascinating Facts

As we posted last year, the Fourth of July holiday remains a big deal. Below are two infographics on Fourth of July fascinating facts. What will YOU do this Year? PLEASE BE SAFE. Drive carefully. Be careful with fireworks. And … Continue reading

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How Many Job Interviews Should Companies Conduct?

As we know, the job search tends to be stressful. And that especially applies to the interview stage of the process. In some cases, firms conduct numerous interviews with their best candidates. We realize that job candidates get frustrated by … Continue reading

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