Online Marketing

Why Social Engagement With Consumers is More Important Than Ever
August 12, 2020 at 6:29 pm

As shelter-in-place rules continue to change across the country, it’s an important time for brands to stay connected with consumers. Social media is a tool that makes this possible, and a spike in impression inventory across paid media campaigns underscores its success in doing so. In fact, according to internal reporting data from my company,…

4 Ways to Optimize Amazon Advertising for Your Brand
June 15, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Way back in 1995, Amazon.com made its first-ever customer sale. Within two short months, Amazon was generating $20,000 per week in the U.S. and countries around the world. Today, Amazon has become the go-to marketplace for more than 310 million customers, with over 54 percent of all product searches occurring on Amazon. In other words, Amazon…

Top Performing Ad Elements: How Brands Can Boost Creative in 2020
June 1, 2020 at 2:49 pm

What if you didn’t have to guess the winning lottery numbers? What if you didn’t have to guess which horse wins the race? What if you didn’t have to guess if your advertisement would be successful? It’s 2020, and there’s no need to guess anymore. Well, at least in advertising. We measured more than 150…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Data, Employment Info., and Fun Stuff
May 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources blog post, a curated list of the best content and resources I've seen over the past week that I hope will help you navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This week I offer information about leadership, interesting data, employment information, and fun stuff that will hopefully help improve your spirits!…

Sears’ New Logo Gets Mixed Reviews
May 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Sears unveiled a new logo earlier this month on its social media channels, and it's generating mixed reviews from consumers. In addition to the logo, Sears debuted a new slogan as well: "making moments matter." The new slogan was featured in a video the company published on Facebook in late April. Sears said the new logo was…

OPEN SESAME! Email Subject Lines That Work Like Magic
April 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Many retail brands assume that social media is the future of online marketing, and that marketing via email is a dead end. However, this assumption couldn't be further from the truth! Even in the age of social media, email marketing campaigns are still generating results. In fact, here are some stats to prove it: 73…

Report: Amazon Tested Private-Label Pop-Up Ads on Product Pages
March 18, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Amazon.com recently tested a feature in its mobile app that showed products on other sellers’ product pages for lower-priced items, often from Amazon's own private labels, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. For example, if someone was searching for AAA batteries on Amazon and got a sponsored link for Energizer, they would click on the…

What Anheuser-Busch InBev is Doing to Grow Digital Awareness, Sales
March 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm

In episode 186 of Total Retail Talks, Total Retail Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Carolyn Littlefield, senior director of e-commerce at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Listen in as they discuss the steps AB InBev is taking to grow its digital business, including the role content plays in that initiative. This episode was recorded live at Groceryshop in…

4 Strategies for Effectively Advertising on Google, Facebook, and Amazon
March 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

There's now a more distinct line separating Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com advertising strategies based on what stage of the purchase cycle a customer belongs to. When it comes to e-commerce, Amazon is one of the highest-intent, lowest-funnel forms of advertising you can have in your media mix. Think about it: 100 percent of people go…

3 Trends That Will Impact Online Retailers in 2019
January 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan shares three of his favorite industry trends that will impact online retailers in 2019. You can find these tips and more in Total Retail's article Forecasting 2019: 10 Trends in Retail and E-Commerce by Alessandro Armillotta, CEO of e-commerce technology startup NeWants.