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Why Are Retailers Hesitant to Explore Omnichannel Opportunities?

Stephanie Miles

Why Are Retailers Hesitant to Explore Omnichannel Opportunities?

More than 90% of shoppers combine digital and physical channels on the path to purchase, and four in 10 online shoppers are using buy-online, pick-up-in-store (BOPIS) checkout options. But the big news coming out of the 2018 holiday season isn’t how many shoppers are taking advantage of online-to-offline fulfillment. It’s how few retailers are offering it.

Review Strategy Is Key to Restaurant Success, Says TripAdvisor Restaurants Marketing Leader

Anna Kramer

Review Strategy Is Key to Restaurant Success, Says TripAdvisor Restaurants Marketing Leader

What’s one of the secrets to a coveted top spot on a TripAdvisor Restaurants list? Respond to every review within 24 hours, said Mark Goloboy, the marketing leader for TripAdvisor Restaurants, at a panel during Brandify’s 2018 conference. Responding to reviews effectively can make the difference between showing up on the first and fourth pages of the site.

Causal IQ Reimagines Role of Programmatic Solutions Provider, Leveraging Intimate Influencers

Stephanie Miles

Causal IQ Reimagines Role of Programmatic Solutions Provider, Leveraging Intimate Influencers

Since its launch, Causal IQ has worked quickly to reimagine the role that programmatic solutions providers play in today’s environment. That involves using data and relying heavily on “everyday influencers”—like parents, colleagues, and friends—to authentically reach consumers in target markets.

Annie Selke Uses Offline Tactics to Drive Online Buyers

Stephanie Miles

Annie Selke Uses Offline Tactics to Drive Online Buyers

The high-end furnishings brand Annie Selke uses direct mail catalogs and flyers to tell the company’s story, before ultimately driving most shoppers online to complete their transactions, explains Cindy Marshall, chief marketing officer for the Massachusetts-based brand. It’s also working with 4Cite’s cart-abandonment program and the vendor’s other tools.

Boosted by Fresh Funding, PebblePost Gives Snail Mail a Programmatic Upgrade

Anna Kramer

Boosted by Fresh Funding, PebblePost Gives Snail Mail a Programmatic Upgrade

Programmatic in the digital world promises marketers the right person and message at the right time and price. “We’re taking that technology, and then applying it not to re-serving digital ads through a DSP, but serving ads into a consumer’s mailbox,” said PebblePost Chief Growth Officer Geoff Dodge.

ZypMedia Opens Up Programmatic Video for Local Advertisers, Focusing on OTT

Anna Kramer

ZypMedia Opens Up Programmatic Video for Local Advertisers, Focusing on OTT

For local advertisers looking to access cutting-edge marketing technology, programmatic advertising company ZypMedia promises the full package. Over the last year, the company has set its sights on OTT, which has garnered strong interest from both local advertisers and publishers hoping to capture the attention of streamers.

Indi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space

Stephanie Miles

Indi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space

Consumers have grown weary of synchronized sponsored content flooding their Instagram feeds, and brands are being inundated by requests for freebies from self-proclaimed social media stars. That evolution in the influencer marketing space has created an opening that Indi CEO and founder Neel Grover believes his new platform can fill.

Street Culture: SproutLoud’s Reinvention Requires Collaboration

April Nowicki

Street Culture: SproutLoud’s Reinvention Requires Collaboration

Channel marketing automation company SproutLoud had a circular problem: the turnover was bad, which was bad for employee morale, which was causing more turnover. The company’s internal culture was deteriorating—a point at which many startups have struggled to reset their environments, and a point at which SproutLoud’s leadership team took responsibility.

Brand Battle: The Body Shop vs Bath & Body Works

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Brand Battle: The Body Shop vs Bath & Body Works

Sponsored: To see how two personal care brands—The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works—stacked up in a competitive marketplace, digital marketing company Brandify used its proprietary software to see which marketing and branding areas stood out as strengths and which areas fell short.