Social Media Marketing

The 4-Part Evolution of ‘Retail’
January 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Fifteen years ago, when Nike launched a shoe, every retailer received the same kit that included an end-cap, a pedestal, and a banner to market the shoe. Today, a shoe release is augmented by pre-seeded influencer kits, hyperlocal and immersive in-store experiences, and pop-up events that target social celebrities and fans. This example begs the…

Procter & Gamble Acquires Walker & Company
December 13, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Procter & Gamble, the consumer packaged goods company known for such household staples as Tide and Old Spice, will acquire Walker & Company Brands, the company that makes health and beauty products for people of color launched by entrepreneur Tristan Walker five years ago. Walker & Company Brands will operate as a separate and wholly-owned…

A Marketing Guide for Generation Z
November 2, 2018 at 3:12 pm

If you’re still marketing through Facebook, you’re missing the world’s soon-to-be-largest demographic: Generation Z. The post-millennial youth are an entirely different group than their predecessors, and their buying habits are equally unique. Who Are Gen Z? Generation Z is the next moniker in the progression from Generation X and Generation Y, and roughly refers to…

Crate and Barrel is Driving Engagement With Interactive Product Imagery
November 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm

In this special episode of Total Retail Talks, recorded at the recent Total Retail Tech conference, Brian Schultz, senior director, e-commerce and digital product management for Crate and Barrel, gives a presentation on how the furniture and home decor retailer is using computer-generated imagery (CGI) on its website and in marketing materials to cut costs and…

Social Media’s Influence on Packaging Design
October 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

Like everything in our world of rapidly changing technology, packaging design has had to continually evolve to fit a new landscape. Retail, e-commerce and "click and collect" have forced packaging designers to consider new elements in the design phase that allow packaging to serve a growing list of functions. One element that continues to become…

Making the Case for Micro Influencers to Boost Sales
October 5, 2018 at 10:11 am

Influencer marketing is one of the hottest topics for retailers in 2018, and the conversation is sure to extend into 2019. It’s crucial to think about starting an influencer marketing program if you haven’t. And if you already have one, you need to think about how to make it better. Fortunately, you don’t have to do…