How Smartphones Will Influence the Future of Visual Merchandising and Store Design

It has been over a decade since the iPhone was first introduced to the world. In that time, smartphone use has skyrocketed. In fact, Deloitte expects smartphone penetration to approach 90 percent in the United States, with much of the growth being fueled by increased smartphone usage among older Americans. … “How Smartphones Will Influence the Future of Visual Merchandising and Store Design”

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The Importance of Photo-Worthy Visual Merchandising and Store Design

For years, retailers have obsessed over every detail of the brick-and-mortar store, with the goal of optimizing the shopping experience to get customers to spend more money. Store designers would examine the design and placement of the signs that are found throughout the store, where the shopping carts are located, what … “The Importance of Photo-Worthy Visual Merchandising and Store Design”

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HubSpot Training Teaches That There’s More to Email Marketing Than Just Clicking Send

If you are like me, your email inbox is filled with so many emails that every once in a while you need to set aside some time to the hit the delete button without even bothering to read most of them. Given all the competition for a person’s attention, it … “HubSpot Training Teaches That There’s More to Email Marketing Than Just Clicking Send”

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Instagram Stories Might Be Good for Snapchat and Great for Marketers

As I pointed out in a post last month, Snapchat has been experiencing healthy growth and has become a major player in the competition to get the most users and, ultimately, more marketing dollars invested in the app. However, after Instagram copied some of the features that make Snapchat unique, … “Instagram Stories Might Be Good for Snapchat and Great for Marketers”

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Macy’s Is Moving Toward the Future of Retail With RFID and Artificial Intelligence

Macy’s is once again leading the charge into the future of retail. Earlier this year, Macy’s announced that it was expanding its use of item-level RFID technology to increase the accuracy of its inventory management system, thus making it easier for the retailer to sell more items both in its … “Macy’s Is Moving Toward the Future of Retail With RFID and Artificial Intelligence”

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Businesses Are Realizing That Snapchat Isn’t Going to Disappear Anytime Soon

For a while now, marketers have debated about whether or not it is a good idea to use Snapchat to market a brand’s products or services. However, in recent months, the app that is known for its disappearing content seems to have more vocal fans than detractors. At the very … “Businesses Are Realizing That Snapchat Isn’t Going to Disappear Anytime Soon”

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A Few Ways to Use Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Other AR Games to Promote Your Business

By now, you have probably heard about the new location-based augmented reality (AR) game from Niantic. According to USA Today, “The mobile game Pokémon Go topped 15 million downloads on Apple’s App Store and Google Play, according to estimates from research firm SensorTower.” “Pokémon Go is also among the most heavily used apps on a … “A Few Ways to Use Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Other AR Games to Promote Your Business”

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Smart Marketers Know When to Zig While Others Zag (and Vice Versa)

A 2013 Fast Company article has some insight that marketers could benefit from. “Disruptive strategies begin with the courage to zag where others zig,” writes Kaihan Krippendorff. “If your competitors are all starting to turn left, you look right. It is actually not that hard to do. It takes no … “Smart Marketers Know When to Zig While Others Zag (and Vice Versa)”

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Product Packaging—Valuable Real Estate in a Mobile World

The package that a product is sold in is valuable. In fact, sometimes it can actually be the reason why a customer chooses one product over another. Malcolm Gladwell highlighted this in his book, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” In the book, Gladwell talked about Louis Cheskin’s work … “Product Packaging—Valuable Real Estate in a Mobile World”

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Added to the Watch List: Dynamic Pricing in Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Price, along with product, promotion, and place is one of the parts of marketing that E. Jerome McCarthy included on the list of four P’s that he used when he expanded on what Neil Borden coined as the “Marketing Mix.” While it is a very important part of marketing, price … “Added to the Watch List: Dynamic Pricing in Brick-and-Mortar Stores”

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