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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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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Showrooming, Webrooming, and the New Reality of Omni-Channel Retail

A few years ago, some retail experts speculated that mobile phones and online retailers would put many brick-and-mortar stores out of business. They thought that these brick-and-mortar stores would become nothing more than showrooms where customers would go to check out and try on merchandise, only to purchase the items … “Showrooming, Webrooming, and the New Reality of Omni-Channel Retail”

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Customers Love Coupons, but Hate the Fine Print

There is a lot of evidence out there that coupons help drive sales. This is partially due to the fact that customers like coupons. In fact, I’d even go as far as to say that customers love coupons. They love to receive them and the love to use them. This … “Customers Love Coupons, but Hate the Fine Print”

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User-Generated Content Is Fuel for Recommendation Engines

By now, most business leaders have heard that word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family play a large role in the decision making process for many consumers. With this in mind, many of these same business leaders have also accepted that social media should be leveraged, and have thus established a … “User-Generated Content Is Fuel for Recommendation Engines”

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Local Inventory Ads: A Key Ingredient for Mobile Marketing Success (Case Study)

In the short term, having the ability to confidently tell a customer that you have the exact product in stock at a nearby brick-and-mortar store directly within a mobile ad or even on your website is going to give retailers a huge competitive advantage. However, before you know it, this … “Local Inventory Ads: A Key Ingredient for Mobile Marketing Success (Case Study)”

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Sometimes It’s What a Brand Doesn’t Do That Loses the Sale

In almost every instance where a business is trying to sell a product or service, it takes multiple positive interactions before a prospect becomes a paying customer. The average number of positive interactions, or touches at various touchpoints, required typically varies by the type of product or service being sold. Furthermore, … “Sometimes It’s What a Brand Doesn’t Do That Loses the Sale”

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Luxury Shopping Bags: Status Symbols and Social Media Props

People love to shop and they love to let people know about it. Therefore, it’s not surprising that for many years luxury retailers have given their customers the ability to let their friends, neighbors, and just about anyone else know that they have just spent some of their hard-earned money … “Luxury Shopping Bags: Status Symbols and Social Media Props”

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Five Basic Things Retailers Can Do to Integrate Social Media into the Offline Shopping Experience

A majority of consumers in the United States own a smartphone. That means that they have the ability to research products, compare prices, and share their experiences on social networking sites while they shop in a retailer’s brick-and-mortar store. While there are retailers out there that are doing some very … “Five Basic Things Retailers Can Do to Integrate Social Media into the Offline Shopping Experience”

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