Category Archives: Social Media and Retailing

Retail conversations are increasingly two-way interactions; many blogs have a great impact on given retailers’ performance (and blog messages are not typically controlled by the retailers).

Disconnect Between Consumers and Retailers

Today, there is a big disconnect between consumers and retailers with regard to social media priorities. In fact, consumers most want to read about deals. Yet, many firms place too little emphasis on this. Take a look at these posts … Continue reading

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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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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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Surviving Cancer and Living Well

Dear readers: As you may already know, I am an extremely lucky pancreatic cancer survivor. Fortunately, I am surviving cancer and living well. I have written about that before at this blog. 🙂 I feel a strong need to give … Continue reading

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IHOP Becoming IHOb

Last week, IHOP announced on Twitter that it would be changing its name to IHOb, with an announcement on Monday June 11, 2018 as to what the “b” stood for. It encouraged the media and customers to guess what the … Continue reading

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