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The Ultimate Instagram Marketing Guide for Ecommerce Stores

BigCommerce

On 9 April 2012, the lives of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were about to change forever. That day is… Branding Strategies

Word Of Mouth Is Less Important For Top-Line Growth Than You Think

Forrester eCommerce

Many companies ask their customers “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?” However, for most brands, advocacy — positive word of mouth — isn’t the key to revenue growth. Retention and enrichment matter much more.

Long B2C Sales Cycle? Use Content to Power Marketing

Zaius

Think about the last time you bought a toothbrush. How long did it take you to decide which toothbrush to buy? Did you research the best toothbrush, read reviews, ask friends and family for their opinion, try the product in-store, and then finally look for the best deal online? Probably not.

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Retired Women: Retail’s Savior?

Retail TouchPoints

By Erica Baird and Karen E. Wagner, Lustre There were more than 2,000 store closings in 2017. And there were more retail bankruptcies than in any year since the 1930s. Economists, sociologists and the media bemoan the economic and social havoc wreaked by retail’s decline.

The Dangers Of Selling On Amazon And Horror Stories From Real Amazon Sellers

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Right now, selling on Amazon is almost too easy. All you have to do is find a product with good margins/demand, list it on Amazon, and it will eventually sell because Amazon’s audience and reach is so vast.

Improved Stacked Bar Charts with Tableau Set Actions

Canonicalized

Stacked bar charts are difficult to interpret more often than not. One thing we can do is to use percentages instead of the actual values. Comparing the top and bottom segments becomes easier, but we lose track of the totals, and we still have difficulties with the middle parts.

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Customer Journey

Rishi Rawat

Nice animated graphic by McKinsey to describe customer journey: Key takeaway: More than half of customers- 58 percent – change brands from one purchase cycle to the next. This means, as marketers, we have plenty of opportunities to acquire new customers. Article Thoughts

Can you improve 2019 looking back at 2018 data?

Bryan Eisenberg

I have been sharing more content on LinkedIn lately, are we connected there yet? Have a great 2019. The post Can you improve 2019 looking back at 2018 data? appeared first on Bryan Eisenberg & Jeffrey Eisenberg. Uncategorized Advertising Personas

‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester eCommerce

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

Five Ways To Plan For B2B Journey Mapping Success

Forrester eCommerce

Journey mapping can be an energizing and eye-opening exercise in customer empathy. As advisors to B2B CX and Marketing Leaders in the Forrester Leadership Boards (FLB), we come along on many journey mapping “journeys”.

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The Complete Guide to Advertising on Facebook: Strategies That Convert [in 2018]

BigCommerce

Why Advertise on Facebook? Facebook ads are the most popular form of online advertising of our time. Reports by Forrester Research and eMarketer show that 25% of total online spending in 2018 will go toward social media.

Bad CX Surveys? Not With This Checklist!

Forrester eCommerce

CX surveys are the butt of jokes in dinner party conversations and comedy sketches. On social media, people gleefully tweet examples of surveys gone wrong. Just type the three words CX, survey, and fail into a Twitter search… But this is no laughing matter if you are in a CX role.

B2C Ad Copy Examples That Convert

Zaius

Writing ad copy is hard. Writing ad copy that’s creative is harder. Writing ad copy that’s creative and converts? That’s an entirely different challenge to tackle.

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Leveling The Retail Analytics Playing Field

Retail TouchPoints

By Anna Arwidi, Axis Data is increasingly at the heart of every business. The ability to collect, analyze and derive actionable insights from multiple sources of data in real time can be the difference between winning a customer or seeing them captured by the competition. And retail is no exception.

227: Email Marketing Takeaways From Klaviyo Con With Austin Brawner And Toni Anderson

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A few weeks ago, I attended Klaviyo’s first ever email marketing conference and it was an amazing event. In this episode I go over some of my key takeaways from day 1 along with Toni Anderson and Austin Brawner of Ecommerce Influence.

Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

Low Budget Videos, High-Quality Marketing

Zmags

Yes, we know the struggle is real. And we also know that your budget isn’t unlimited. When it comes to sacrificing resources having […]. The post Low Budget Videos, High-Quality Marketing appeared first on Zmags.

Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Forrester eCommerce

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. And also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […].

Making Journey Maps Useful: CX Measurement Edition

Forrester eCommerce

Of course you should use journey maps to define CX metrics — it’s the only way to define outside-in CX metrics that: Capture important pain or peak points. Measure the right CX drivers. Align operational metrics with customers’ expectations (e.g., how you measure delivery times).

Join Us To Learn How To Embrace Privacy And Set Your Firm Apart In Your Customers’ Eyes

Forrester eCommerce

We know it: customers are increasingly demanding protection for and control over their data. Firms that meet and exceed these expectations, recognise and treat privacy as a value. They successfully created a business reputation for privacy and security and inspire customer trust. As a result, their customers are more likely to choose and stay loyal […]. age of the customer data security privacy regulations & legislation

Which Super Bowl LII Ads Scored Touchdowns?

Retail TouchPoints

When retailers and brands advertise during the Super Bowl, they need to hit the mark.

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The Results Are In: The 22 Best Ecommerce Website Designs of 2018

BigCommerce

Your owned online site experience is your one chance to prove your brand value to your customers. And to give those customers a reason to keep buying from your ecommerce website channel, and not from your Amazon channel (where you lose out on brand equity and customer lifetime value).

14 Hacks For Your CX Business Case

Forrester eCommerce

Eighty-six percent of CX professionals we recently surveyed say that the ROI of CX isn’t well established in their firm. Yikes! To be fair, building a CX business case can be hard.

How Email Personalization Increases Revenue-Per-Send by 52X

Zaius

Marketing personalization isn’t as simple as it used to be. Today, personalizing an email is a lot more than just saying “Hi, [YOUR NAME]” at the start of the message. Your buyers likely expect that, and you have to step up your game to the next level.

Good Things Come In Small Packages: Why Micro Influencers Are Better For Your Brand

Retail TouchPoints

By Derek Bryce, NUVI Social media has been one of the biggest catalysts in the marketplace, and among sales teams. The rise of social has given way to an entirely new array of marketing tools, strategies and practices.

3 Life Lessons On Perseverance, Business Success And Asian Parenting

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I always get crazy looks whenever I tell people that I started studying for the SATs in 4th grade. Or when I attended nerd camp in the 7th grade and completed Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry in the span of 3 weeks. “Man, you must have had the worst childhood ever.

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The Empowered Marketer: Branding the Cannabis Industry

Zaius

Branding can be tough to define. It’s the sum of everything that helps you stand out in a crowded market. It creates a personality and helps your buyers connect on a more personal level with your company.

Video marketing

Zmags

You *clap* need *clap* to *clap* start *clap* recording *clap* *clap* *clap* Listen, 48% of millennial watch videos only on their mobile device. […]. The post Video marketing appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices ecommerce marketing technology mobile retail marketing

Live and Die by Your Repeat Purchase Rate

Zaius

You might’ve read the title to this post and thought, “Wow guys, don’t you think a statement like this is a bit much?”. Ok, we’re perhaps being a tad overdramatic (not to mention giving Liam Neeson ideas for the title of his next action flick).

The Empowered Marketer: Catering to the High Fashion Buyer

Zaius

High fashion is a highly competitive space. Between powerful legacy brands and new, upstart ecommerce companies, it can be hard to reach picky, high-end customers. But Aneesha Rao has fashion buyers down to a science.

Why Weird Ecommerce Ads Kill It on Facebook

Zaius

You may have noticed something strange happening on Facebook lately. And I’m not talking about your high school classmate’s obsession with their cat.). It’s the ads. The weird ones. Facebook is suddenly full of sponsored ad campaigns for ecommerce brands that are, to put it mildly, a bit odd.

Forrester 2018 Mobile Banking Industry Wave™: BBVA Offers World-Class Mobile Banking Services

Forrester eCommerce

Digital banks are not eating the incumbent banks’ lunch (yet!) but they’re certainly demonstrating voracious appetite. In the UK, Monzo recently hit the one million customer mark, whilst Revolut has almost tripled its customers to 2.8 million in a year.

The State of Ecommerce Platforms in 2018: Cloud Commerce, Open SaaS and The API Economy

BigCommerce

Meeting your business objectives isn’t easy – no matter how many Inc., Entrepreneur, Fast Company or Medium posts go viral within the executive community explaining why this or that strategy produced hockey stick growth.

From Backyard to Business: The Empowered Marketer Goes to the Maker’s Mixer

Zaius

Last week, The Empowered Marketer went to a very special event: the Maker’s Mixer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Unlike big ecommerce events we’ve attended in the past, this was a smaller, more intimate event with some really exciting brands all based in the New England area.