Personalization

The Youngest Generations Demand Personalization: How Retailers Should Respond
February 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm

In the last decade, the word “personalization” has become a staple in all digital marketers’ dictionaries, especially those in retail organizations. But when it comes to truly implementing personalized strategies, most marketers don’t have a real sense of what consumers desire. To answer this question, we surveyed 900 U.S. consumers aged 18-64 to gauge their…

How Industry West Boosts D-to-C Sales With Online Personalization
February 17, 2020 at 12:42 pm

In episode 234 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ian Leslie, chief marketing officer at Industry West, a modern B-to-B and D-to-C furniture retailer. Listen in as Leslie shares the history of the brand, including its long-standing success in the B-to-B space and it's focusing on growing stronger direct-to-consumer relationships. He discusses how…

6 Techniques to Take E-Commerce Personalization to the Next Level
February 14, 2020 at 10:51 am

Personalized shopping is one of the hottest e-commerce trends in recent years. The thing is, it’s not a new concept. For example, David Meerman Scott, a popular marketing visionary, talked about real-time personalization back in 2010. Why is e-commerce personalization all the rage right now, then? It all makes sense. Customers are tired of sifting through…

How The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Uses Personalization to Shift Focus From Bottles to Customers
February 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (TSMWS) has been at the forefront of premium single cask whiskey production since its inception in 1983. With a new group of ambitious investors, the subscription brand needed to refocus from bottle-driven marketing and creative to a more personalized approach. The brand was working with an outdated web platform that…

The Customer Enigma: How Retailers Can Break Through
February 6, 2020 at 10:55 am

Technology has changed the way consumers shop and relate to brands. As digital channels, platforms and devices continue to evolve, consumer behaviors do too. Consumers today are digitally savvy, and many have become masters at navigating the omnichannel landscape. Accustomed to being everywhere at once, they’ve become channel agnostic, turning upside down the traditional concepts…

La-Z-Boy Gets Comfortable With Customer Data, Custom Products, In-Store Experts and More
January 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

In episode 230 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Eli Winkler, chief marketing officer at La-Z-Boy, a leading home furniture manufacturer and retailer. Listen in as Winkler discusses the furniture retailer's history, how the business has adjusted to consumers' changing behaviors, and the technology enhancements La-Z-Boy offers shoppers in its stores and…

What Retailers Get Wrong About Millennials
January 15, 2020 at 9:36 am

The notion that millennials are harbingers of the retail apocalypse is, in fact, a myth. New data from Accenture quashes this misconception, having found 82 percent of millennials prefer shopping in brick-and-mortar stores. The fact that millennials haven’t simply abandoned brick-and-mortar retail in favor of online shopping is a testament to the power of a smart, unified…

Building and Breaking Brand Equity: Delivering a Valuable Customer Experience
January 6, 2020 at 10:58 am

2020 is the year we all envisioned we would be driving flying cars, riding hover boards and walking around with smart contact lenses, all while communicating with our virtual personal assistant. Well … we’re still stuck in traffic, virtual reality is still a gimmick, and Alexa truly can tell the weather, play the music you…

Make Consumer Holiday Wishes Come True With Personalized Engagement
November 26, 2019 at 10:47 am

Whether you anxiously wait all year or dread the first sign of festive decorations, it’s inevitable: the holiday season is approaching and with it, the shopping rush. As consumer preferences and behaviors continue to evolve, brands and retailers need to work harder to keep up — constantly adapting marketing strategies to win over shoppers. So,…