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).

Instagram Allows Retailers to Offer Shoppable Posts

As a social media platform, Instagram is huge. And it’s  still growing. It has well over 800 million subscribers. Yet, until recently, Instagram was not very retailer friendly. Now, this has changed. And the change will benefit both Instagram and … Continue reading

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HubSpot’s Insightful Self-Branding Advice

Insightful Self-Branding Advice. We value this topic as one of our favorites. And make it one of YOURS! Great self-brands lead to great careers. 🙂 How would YOU address these comments: I regularly ask my undergraduate and graduate students: Why … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving. Black Friday Shopping Next?

We wish you Happy Thanksgiving. Now, we ask you a question. Is Black Friday shopping next?     And remember to look at our holiday shopping tips.   Black Friday Shopping Next? Despite many shoppers avoiding Black Friday, millions are … Continue reading

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John Lewis’ Fun Christmas 2017 Ad

John Lewis is a British retailer that operates department stores, home goods stores, supermarkets, and online and catalog businesses. Each year, it starts the Christmas season early. Let’s look at John Lewis’ fun Christmas 2017 ad.   John Lewis’ Fun Christmas 2017 Ad … Continue reading

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Target, American Eagle Offer Free Shopping Day

For retailers such as Amazon, free shipping is a year-round strategy. Free shipping lures millions of shoppers to pay $99 per year for Amazon Prime. They get free two-day shipping, sometimes even on Sundays.   Free Shopping Day To compete, … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Women in Shopper Marketing

Shopper Marketing recently announced its “Women of Excellence 2017″ award winners. The awards were made in four categories: innovation, collaboration, leadership, and rising star. Here are the 12 winners. Clink on the links for the innovation winners to see brief … Continue reading

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