2021 Will Be the Biggest Marketing Season Ever. Are You Ready?
November 2, 2021 at 8:54 pm

2020 was full of surprises, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that despite a global recession, a worldwide pandemic, supply chain headaches, and a zillion other headwinds, including giant swarms of locusts, it was also the biggest shopping season ever. That’s right, last year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in…

Tapestry's CDO Noam Paransky on the Dos and Don’ts of Digital Marketing
October 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Noam Paransky, chief digital officer of Tapestry, parent company of brands Kate Spade, Coach, and Stuart Weitzman, gave the opening keynote at CommerceNext IRL last month. He focused on how Tapestry has been adapting customer experience and marketing in response to today’s evolving customer needs. Tapestry recorded $1 billion in digital sales growth in two years and…

How Retailers Can Put the Science Into Marketing Planning
October 25, 2021 at 11:41 am

Increasingly complex market conditions, global operations, and sudden disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, now demand that retail marketers can respond to new realities at a moment’s notice. Furthermore, retail marketers are under enormous pressure to keep up with fast-paced changes in consumer behavior to deliver a great customer experience while turning masses of data…

Businesses Everywhere Are Reinventing the Future of Work. But Are E-Commerce Marketers Ready?
October 21, 2021 at 3:37 pm

E-commerce marketers have been preparing for the future of work for some time now — and it's not simply because they're digital natives. What do e-commerce marketers know that other pros don’t? I’ll unpack that idea by turning to research Sidecar published earlier this year, the 2021 E-commerce Marketer Survey. A key question we asked…

How Can You Reach Holiday Shoppers? Start Early
October 20, 2021 at 4:55 pm

This holiday season already looks different from last year and that’s a really good thing for marketers and brands. Thanks to increased vaccine availability and COVID restrictions easing in many areas, more people are expected to shop and spend on gifts this year. But since the pandemic affected consumer behaviors, marketers will need to shift…

Tips and Trends in Fashion E-Commerce
October 19, 2021 at 8:46 pm

In a digital world with so many choices on where to exert your effort and budget, the question for direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) merchants is really where you should be spending your time and what channels — new or old — can deliver the desired results. Smaller brands cannot be everywhere all the time nor do they…

From Live Builds to Light Bulbs: Radical Change for Experiential Marketing
October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

COVID-19 tested, and continues to test, experiential marketing like no other marketing discipline. “Pivot” was the most frequently used term last year, but in truth, the smartest agencies didn’t pivot so much as elevate into territories where smarter, more strategic insights and thought became the key currency. As we begin to re-enter experiential marketing in…

Foot Locker Using Back-to-School Learnings to Inform Holiday Strategy
October 13, 2021 at 4:03 pm

In episode 319 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jill Feldman, vice president and general manager of Kids Foot Locker, the children's brand under Foot Locker, Inc. Feldman discusses Kids Foot Locker's success during this year's back-to-school season, the target demographic for the retailer, and the dynamic of both parents and children influencing…

The Evolution of Retail Media Networks
October 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm

We’ll discuss key findings from Merkle’s 2020 retail media research and share actionable tips for retailers and brands.