Online Marketing

California's New Consumer Privacy Law Facing Backlash From Retailers
July 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

California’s new consumer privacy law is facing a backlash from businesses, including retailers, across the U.S. that contend the law will hurt their businesses, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 grants consumers more control over and insight into the spread of their personal information online, creating one…

E-Commerce Communities Forcing Brands to Rethink Go-To-Market Strategies
June 29, 2018 at 11:45 am

Without a doubt, the retail landscape is changing. Large, global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace by bringing together vast numbers of buyers and sellers in frictionless transactional environments. Inspired by their success, brand marketers are rethinking go-to-market strategies to better integrate digital advertising with personalized shopper engagement and more effective conversion programs. In…

What Retailers Need to Know About Google’s Ad Blocker
April 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm

One of the surefire ways to annoy your website visitors is to expose them to an aggressive barrage of pop-ups and banner ads. This is especially true for e-commerce sites, where any unwanted disruption to your carefully planned online journey frustrates shoppers and leads to lost conversions. Google recently introduced ad blocking in its Chrome…

Godiva Sweetens the Customer Experience With Technology
April 16, 2018 at 10:49 am

In episode 140 of Total Retail Talks, Anthoula Madden, chief digital officer of pladis Global, parent company of Godiva, discusses how the gourmet chocolate brand is using technology to help it become more customer-centric, particularly in regards to personalizing marketing campaigns. Madden also shares her advice for other retailers working to become truly customer-centric organizations.

Google Launches Shopping Actions to Help Retailers Compete With Amazon
March 20, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Google announced yesterday a new service designed to help retailers take on Amazon — and give Google a cut of their sales in the process. The service, Shopping Actions (formerly known as Google Express), gives consumers an easy way to shop for retailers’ products on the Google Assistant app and search via Google Search with…

Location Still No. 1 When it Comes to Digital Marketing Spend
March 9, 2018 at 10:28 am

JPMorgan Chase is a big company and a household name. Last year, it learned that only 3 percent of websites it was placing ads on were leading to activity beyond impressions. JPMorgan Chase was running ads on 400,000 websites; now it's down to just 5,000 and it's seeing the same results. But how, and why?…

5 Tips to Optimize Your Influencer Marketing Strategy
February 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm

People look for role models to follow. For this reason, popular students in colleges and universities often act as unintentional advertisers. E-commerce marketers picked up the idea and turned the phenomenon into an effective ad technique — influencer marketing. Rated as the fastest-growing online customer acquisition channel, influencer marketing has beaten such e-commerce marketing strategies as organic…

eBay Partners With Mashable to Launch ‘Shoppable’ Images
February 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm

eBay announced last week a collaboration with media and entertainment company Mashable to create “shoppable” stories across the U.K. and U.S. According to a post on the eBay blog, the pilot partnership lets Mashable’s audience use eBay to shop, browse and purchase products matching those featured on the news site without ever leaving the Mashable site. More…

A Digital Marketing Plan for 2018
January 24, 2018 at 9:41 am

Every year, we ask, “What are the next big trends in e-commerce marketing?” While there have been some constants in recent years, the list for 2018 is long and diverse. Should you focus on artificial intelligence? What about marketing automation? Is your website optimized for all devices? Are your emails properly segmented, personalized and focused…