Online Marketing

Marketing in a Pandemic: Riding the Surging Wave of Commerce Advertising, Part 1
October 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

As COVID-19 disrupted world economies, consumer buying behavior began to change. The pandemic has led to an increased shift in buying everyday items online, with some experts stating this crisis pushed e-commerce ahead by nearly four years. Already the fastest-growing channel in digital marketing, commerce advertising hasn’t slowed during the global crisis. Even as many…

How Consumers Have Changed Their Habits Amid COVID-19, and 3 Tips for Retailers to Adapt
October 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm

As the nation continues to endure COVID-19, consumers have shifted their buying behaviors. Consumers have gone digital as a result of the pandemic, and retailers must adapt accordingly. Data from a recently released report from SOCi found that while consumers switched to digital, so did multilocation businesses. It’s important to take a more in-depth look…

How E-Commerce Marketers Pivoted in Response to Changing Consumer Needs Post-COVID
October 6, 2020 at 7:04 pm

“The only constant in life is change,” goes the ancient Greek saying. This sentiment has never been more true for retailers than right now. Even under normal market conditions, marketers in the e-commerce industry are constantly course-correcting their plans based on shifting customer needs and trends. It’s part of the job. This adaptability has served…

Attention Retailers: Digital Ads Must Be Personalized
October 6, 2020 at 5:28 pm

2020 has seen massive shifts in the way that brands must communicate with consumers, not only to break through the noise, but resonate with them. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and with states in various stages of reopening, it has become more important than ever to ensure that advertising is personalized to meet the moment the…

Welcome to the Connecting Print & Digital Directly Blog
October 6, 2020 at 3:26 pm

Our purpose for this blog is to share our direct marketing experience, particularly around direct mail, catalogs, paid search, and website optimization. Since Stephen Lett founded Lett Direct in 1995, retailers and e-tailers across the country have valued its transparency and educational approach to improve their profitability by planning, executing and analyzing their marketing programs.…

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…