21 Sessions, Presentations and Workshops You Can’t Miss at IRCE 2018


From workshops and boot camps to hearing from industry leaders you often read about in the news, these are the IRCE 2018 moments that aren’t to be missed. Post-IRCE Workshops. Stay a day later than the crowds and join in on a workshop to help you boost specific areas of your business.

Klaviyo Workshop Alums — Win Free Tickets to Klaviyo:BOS!


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Announcing the Winners of the #KlaviyoWorkshop Video Contest


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NYC Klaviyo Advanced Workshop: Resources for you


This February, more than 50 of Klaviyo’s 5,500 customers attended a day-long Klaviyo Advanced Workshop in Midtown Manhattan. Couldn’t make it to the workshop? Turned out the workshop was so popular we had to add a second day (so that doubled the number of customers could attend).

Consumer Marketing 2018: Build Emotion-Powered Brands With Dipanjan Chatterjee

Forrester eCommerce

I sat as a silent observer at an internal marketing workshop of a multi-billion-dollar consumer brand. WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH BRANDING STRATEGY? They spoke for three hours about being customer-obsessed. They never spoke about the customer. That’s the old way of marketing.

What Might We Do For You Now?

Bryan Eisenberg

We’ve created a short list: Customer Experience Planning : We conduct workshops/ projects where we plan and optimize digital and real world experiences to increase sales, retention, and satisfaction.

ChannelSale Attends IRCE 2018—Pledges To Redefine Online Retail Industry


While the first day of the event was centric to Amazon with ‘Amazon & Me Workshop’ among others, the second day was more about the operation ends of running a successful business.

Upcoming webinar: “Omni-channel is dead. Long live omni-channel.”

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. Please join me next Wednesday February 14th at 1pm US Eastern for a free 30 minute webinar on the future of omni-channel retailing. I’ll be joined by Rob Poratti from IBM Watson Commerce. You can pre-register here.

Why Digital-Native Brands Are Moving In-Store


The space also features workshops and events focusing on topics such as food, wellness, technology, art, music, entrepreneurship, and travel. In the retail industry, 2017 was a record year — but unfortunately not for a reason we should celebrate.

[Infographic] Why Attend Catalyst Americas 2018


Join your fellow e-commerce experts in sunny San Diego, April 17-19th, where you’ll gain valuable insights through intensive workshops, insightful keynote speakers and fun networking events — like the Catalyst party.

Confessions of a Catalyst Addict: “Why I Come to Catalyst Every Year”


How do you decide which breakouts and workshops to attend? Each member will take notes and present to all team members so we all can get insights from many more workshops and breakouts than we can physically attend individually. Quick tip: This year’s Amazon workshop will feature inside tips from the marketplace giant’s senior sales manager for Sponsored Products. Attend the workshops that pertain to your specific needs and ones that will address your future growth.

Why Change Is So Scary For Retailers — And How They Need To Overcome The Fear

Retail TouchPoints

She has shared her expertise and insights at hundreds of workshops. By Andi Simon, Simon Associates You don’t have to look far to see the massive changes that brick-and-mortar retailers face today. The challenges are everywhere.

Don’t Miss These Top Ecommerce Conferences in 2018


Then, come up with a list of sessions and workshops you want to attend, followed by a list of outcomes you expect to achieve by going to the conference. One of the best ways to keep current with trends in the market is by attending ecommerce conferences.

How the Customer Experience is Powering the Fastest Growing Brands


They often choose tangentially related concepts that their target customer is interested in—like a flower arrangement workshop, a skin care workshop, etc. A form of this article originally appeared on Stitch Labs.

Why The 2018 Retail Innovation Conference Should Be On Your Calendar Now

Retail TouchPoints

By Debbie Hauss, Editor-in-Chief The third annual Retail Innovation Conference (RIC18) is now confirmed for Tuesday-Wednesday, May 1-2, 2018 at Convene in New York City.

Singapore eCommerce Hackathon


Engineers, designers and product enthusiasts were given the opportunity to code, attend learning workshops, eat pizza, drink beer, network and most importantly design and present their new creations to win some amazing prizes. From Friday 23rd February until Saturday 24th February, TradeGecko co-hosted the first eCommerce Hackathon at WeWork co-working space in Singapore, with EasyShip, and General Assembly. The event was sold out and proved to be a huge success.

RTP Editors Share Their Top RIC18 Sessions To Watch

Retail TouchPoints

The event’s keynote speeches, breakout sessions and hands-on workshops will give attendees insights, best practices and ideas that they can apply to their own retail business.

Sears: The world’s slowest liquidation sale picks up the pace

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. The Lampert Delusion might be a good name for a Robert Ludlum novel. Unfortunately it is more apropos of the apparent strategy Sears Holdings’ principal shareholder and CEO is employing to try to save the flailing retail chain.

Alexa: Retail’s Next Friend.Or Foe?

Retail TouchPoints

During Aptos’ annual Engage user conference, the team held an in-depth workshop focused on competing against Amazon and had a presentation dedicated solely to Alexa. By Alicia Esposito, Content Strategist “Alexa, what’s the weather like today?” Alexa, add coffee to my shopping list.”

Gain a Competitive Edge at IRCE 2017 with ChannelAdvisor


Expert advice at a special Amazon workshop. Join ChannelAdvisor’s Co-Founder for an Amazon Workshop. Scot Wingo, ChannelAdvisor’s Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, will be hosting this popular workshop when it returns to IRCE on June 6 at 8:45 a.m.

Retail 2018: Now Comes The Real Reckoning

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. There is some dispute over whether more stores opened during 2017 than were closed. IHL says yes. Fung Retail Tech says no. Mostly I say “who cares”? Either way, it’s clear that the retail landscape is changing rapidly, causing some retailers to prune their store counts, shutter locations en masse or liquidate entirely.

It’s just about time for full-on panic at J.C. Penney

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. It’s been a long sad slog for J.C. Penney. In 2011, after more than a decade of (at best) mediocre performance, the company brought in Ron Johnson from Apple as its new CEO.

These brands apparently did not get the ‘retail apocalypse’ memo

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. For a couple of years now pundits, analysts, journalists and various other retail observers have been advancing the “retail apocalypse” narrative. A typical story or opinion piece warns of the “death of the mall,” points out how “e-commerce is eating the world,” and generally suggests that “traditional” retailers are toast.

Despite Amazon tire deal, talk of a Sears turnaround is just hot air

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. Having spent 12 years of my career at Sears, I find it particularly sad to see the once-storied retailer sink slowly into oblivion in what I frequently refer to as the world’s slowest liquidation sale.

56 Experts Uncover the 13 Quickest Ways to Increase Ecommerce Sales


Workshop Your Way to More Sales. Workshop Your Way to More Sales. Tony Robbins said it best: “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”.

Physical retail is not dead. Boring retail is.

Steve Dennis

Check out the speaking tab on this site for more on my keynote speaking and workshops. It may make for intriguing headlines, but physical retail is clearly not dead. Far from it, in fact. But, to be sure, boring, undifferentiated, irrelevant and unremarkable stores are most definitely dead, dying or moving perilously close to the edge of the precipice.

Will Macy’s ignite a new era of legacy retailer innovation?

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. The moderate department store sector has been struggling for some two decades; first losing share to category killers and discount mass merchants, then to off-price retailers and now, increasingly, to Amazon. Since 2008, department stores’ share of total retail has sunk from 2.8% to about 1.7%. Over 1,000 stores have been shuttered during the past few years with more sure to follow.

Is IHOb a big nothing burger?

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. The teasing announcement that IHOP (the brand formerly known as the International House of Pancakes) would change its name to IHOb sent the interwebs wild. In the days leading up to what some seemed to take as earth-shaking, potentially vortex-shifting, news speculation was rife as to what the “b” stood for. Bacon? Breakfast? Burrito? Bohemianism? Blockchain? So many intriguing possibilities!

Can You Laugh Your Way to Better Public Speaking Skills?

Inflow Insights

The workshop was informative for all levels and, most important, hilarious.

6 Tips for Building Your Marketing Career


It’s a two-day event full of networking events, tactical sessions, and innovative workshops. You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the videos. You’re convinced that you belong in marketing. Now, all you have to do is put that resume out there and wait, right?

Holiday 2017: The fault in our stores

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. By all accounts this holiday shopping season looks to be pretty solid overall–perhaps the best since 2010. Aggregate sales will likely be up between 3.5% and 4.0%. E-commerce year-over-year growth will come in around 17%. Retailers’ inventories seem to be generally in good shape, which should allow most to deliver strong gross margin performance.

9 Influencer Marketing Examples & 14 GSD Tactics to Boost Conversion


And they could win the complete Fuji Green Tea product line and a mindfulness workshop. As both the use of ad blockers and the amount of time people spend on social media continues to rise, the effectiveness of traditional advertising has taken a nosedive.

5 big myths and misunderstandings about e-commerce

Steve Dennis

For more on my speaking and workshops go here. Much of what gets written about the retail industry centers on the notion that e-commerce is changing everything and that traditional retailers and malls will soon be obliterated in a tsunami of disruption. Alas quite a bit of this is just flat out wrong or widely misunderstood. The seismic forces being felt throughout most sectors of retail are undeniable.

The Ultimate 2018 Ecommerce Checklist: 31 Experts Prioritize 19 Growth Tactics to Implement Now


Facebook Advertising + Funnel Building Workshop : A 1-hour workshop by yours truly on how to optimize a funnel and drive traffic to fill it via Facebook Advertising.

How to Build a B2B SEO Strategy That Will Put You Ahead of the Competition


Google says, “Keyword Planner is a free AdWords tool for new or experienced advertisers that’s like a workshop for building new Search Network campaigns or expanding existing ones. Your Quick Takeaway.

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ShopTalk 2018: Lessons in hope, reality and denial

Steve Dennis

Check out the speaking tab on this site for more on my keynote speaking and workshops. With my time at the ShopTalk 2018 gathering in Las Vegas now behind me, I decided to forego my original plan to write a more detailed summary of “key” take-aways. For one thing, there are a number of excellent summaries out there already. Like this one. Or this. Or CoreSight’s thorough recap of each day. Also, it’s a fair amount of work. So there’s that.

How to Do Catalyst Americas Like a Pro


Pick your workshops before you arrive. Or it could be that one, single takeaway from a specific workshop you decided to attend ( like what happened to Pandora’s OEM ). Use promo code Blog9946 to save $100, and don’t forget to pre-register for the Amazon workshop. (At Catalyst Americas can be a whirlwind. The two-and-a-half-day event — taking place next week from April 17 through 19 — is jam-packed with e-commerce inspiration, insight and industry networking.

Find Your Catalyst: Take the 30-Second Quiz!


With all of the excitement around Catalyst Americas, you could gather up a thick digital file folders’ worth of infographics , workshop descriptions , speaker Q&As and past attendee testimonials. There are a lot of ways you could convince your company to attend Catalyst Americas.

Catalyst Americas 2018 Recap: Top 6 Highlights from San Diego


The workshops are when everyone rolls up their sleeves and dives into nitty-gritty details of e-commerce. From the opening keynote to the final workshop session (and everything in between), retailers, brands and industry experts from all over the world immersed themselves in everything e-commerce for two and a half days. Another year, another Catalyst in the books.

Department Store Shares Are Up. Your Hopes Shouldn’t Be.

Steve Dennis

For information on keynote speaking and workshops please go here. Amidst reports that holiday spending was up nearly 4.9% , some optimism about the American moderate department store sector has started to creep back in. In fact, right after these reports shares of Macys, Dillards, Kohls and JC Penney spiked. It’s all a bit baffling. On the one hand, if I were a betting person, I expect that these brands will report decent, maybe even objectively good, numbers this quarter.