Database Marketing

Proposition 24: The Impact of California’s New Consumer Privacy Law on Retail Businesses
January 14, 2021 at 4:56 pm

California’s Proposition 24, which expands the state’s consumer privacy law, was passed by voters on Nov. 3, 2020. Starting January 2023, the new law, called the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (“CCPRA”) will take effect and allow consumers more control over how businesses collect and use their personal information. Today, advancements in technology allow retailers…

What Will Catalog Marketing Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World?
October 26, 2020 at 11:16 am

The coronavirus has been a life-changing event. We've never experienced anything like this before. Baby Boomers were young when polio was nearly eradicated with the Salk vaccine in 1955. At that time, very little was known about polio, which paralyzed and often killed young children. Science has greatly advanced since then. Even so, until we…

Retail Recovery Will Require a Revolution in Curated Data
August 31, 2020 at 12:26 pm

The retail industry has ridden its share of economic waves over time, but no sudden downturn has unleashed quite the level of uncertainty — and urgent need for adaptation — as the current COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing crisis has laid bare the vulnerabilities of many brands’ current data strategies and highlighted the need for a…

Traditional Fashion and Apparel Brands Play Catch Up to D-to-Cs
March 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

Direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) businesses exploded in 2019. There are now almost 400 D-to-C brands in the apparel and accessory market alone. As D-to-C momentum reaches full swing, traditional retail fashion brands like Nike are jumping on board in a big way. For example, Nike estimates that its D-to-C sales will reach $16 billion in 2020. Other…

Challenging the Data Discussion: Why User-Based Targeting Isn’t the Answer
March 5, 2020 at 12:07 pm

With 2020 in full swing, there has been a lot of talk about the shift away from user-based targeting. With CCPA and GDPR in full effect, it's no wonder marketers are re-evaluating the use of cookies and personal data to reach new customers. Third-party cookies are crumbling fast: browser-level changes and privacy regulations have spotlighted…

Retailers Can Use AI to Unlock — and Capitalize on — Their Treasure Trove of Data
February 21, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Data is the oil that’s lubricating the sales machines at huge online retailers like Amazon.com and is exploring user behavior for tech giants like Google and Facebook. According to Amazon Web Services (AWS), its payments data engineering team alone is responsible for data ingestion, transformation and storage of a growing dataset of more than 750…