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Guide the Customer Journey With Personalized, Moments-Based Marketing
May 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

Consumers are bombarded with sales messaging from dozens (or even hundreds or thousands) of brands across multiple channels throughout the day. The only way to cut through the noise is with meaningful interaction. And the only way to do that is to understand the customer’s needs and where he/she is in their journey, a unique…

D-to-Cs Proved Resilient in 2020. Here’s How They Can Sustain That Momentum.
April 22, 2021 at 8:22 pm

We've recently passed the one-year mark for the pandemic economy, with all of its volatility, uncertainty and disruptions. Among the most emphatic takeaways is that direct to consumer (D-to-C) has proven incredibly resilient through these changes. In some sense, it seems obvious in retrospect, that brands built on the potent combination of direct distribution, online…

Set Your Brand Apart With Immersive Customer Experiences
April 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Customer experience (CX) was gaining importance as a competitive differentiator well before the pandemic. Now, after a year of retailers and brands pivoting to vie for consumers’ attention and dollars online, there's a new definition of great customer experience — one forged by 2020’s drastic shifts in the way we buy and sell. One result…

Why Your Brand Needs to Deliver a Unified Customer Experience
April 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm

To reach consumers, brands need omnichannel strategies that deliver a consistent customer experience at every touchpoint. Yet today’s technical and business conversations about omnichannel are often too limited in scope to achieve what’s ultimately possible. Brands typically only focus on customer interactions across one or two channels or fail to break up the many information…

Consumer Communication: Online Retail’s Real Challenge Post-Lockdown
April 19, 2021 at 7:01 pm

2020 presented challenge after challenge for the retail industry. While COVID-related online shopping resulted in an estimated revenue boost of $175 billion, the industry itself took a loss, with total sales dropping 10.5 percent — a number not seen since 2016. This unique combination created new challenges for retailers and brands of every shape and size,…

What’s Next for Retail Once the Pandemic is Over?
April 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm

COVID-19 has changed the way retailers do business now and into the future. Today’s consumer essentially has three core demands: make my life easier, make my life better, and make my life more fulfilling. Retailers are responding to these consumer requirements with more urgency in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic-induced shift to much higher…

5 Things Your E-Commerce Company Can Do to Build Customer Trust
April 6, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Since the onset of COVID-19, consumers appear to have re-assessed their priorities when they’re shopping online. Today, consumers are expecting higher levels of authenticity, seeking out brands they can trust will deliver on promises and that also align with their own values. In fact, 52 percent of respondents from Euromonitor’s Lifestyle Survey in 2020 agreed…

Conversational Marketing is Key for Retailers in 2021
April 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm

It has never been clearer that mobile channels are where customers are. In 2020, consumers spent an average of 4.2 hours per day on their phones. At the same time, conversion rates for e-commerce hit a record, reaching 3.5 percent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this past year. While that is way up from…

Pandemic Creates Ultimate Stress Test for Retail Brands
March 22, 2021 at 10:13 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed two severe stress tests on retailers, according to Brand Keys 25th annual 2021 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index®, a national survey of 75,000-plus consumers conducted by the New York-based brand engagement and customer loyalty research consultancy. The survey found rigors created by the 2020 marketplace produced two loyalty challenges for retailers: to…