Tag Archives: Instagram

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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Retailers and Instagram

Instagram now has 500 million active users, and it is rapid pulling away from Twitter (whose user base has been rather stagnant). Instagram’s popularity has not gone unnoticed by retailers who have been posting pictures and videos in great numbers. … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Enthusiasts Really Want “Buy” Buttons?

Social media sites are rapidly ramping up their use of “buy” buttons for visitors. With buy buttons, social media users can instantly be linked to a shopping site for an item. But, do people really want buy buttons? According to … Continue reading

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Clever Uses of Instagram

Instagram is a rapidly growing social media site, particularly among younger people: It “is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a … Continue reading

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Turning Cell Phone Users into Positive Social Media Commenters

For a long time, many retailers have set strict policies against taking photos in their stores — and they have especially been upset with cell phone users snapping photos. Now, some retailers have recognized that cellphone shots can be turned … Continue reading

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An Interview with Mike Hayes, a Digital Marketer at Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s is a very popular and iconic ice cream company which now has stores around the globe. Mike Hayes is the assistant digital marketing manager who is in charge of Ben & Jerry’s U.S. digital marketing programs. Recently, Hayes was interviewed  … Continue reading

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The Boom in Location Tagging: An Opportunity for Retailers

It is certainly time for retailers to better understand how people are using location tagging via their mobile devices — and to act appropriately in driving more of those people to their stores. As reported by eMarketer: “Mobile audience media … Continue reading

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