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Attracting Visitors to Your Web Store Through Paid Media

Once your website has been optimized for efficiency and you’ve created or added relevant content to attract your desired audience, implementing paid media campaigns can boost conversions and increase ROI. But with so many paid media channel options, where do you start?

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Why Smart Web Design is Essential for Ecommerce

Thinking of your ecommerce site as a digital representation of your retail space is a simple way to ensure your web design represents your brand and products well. 

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Tracking the Customer Journey to Boost Ecommerce Business

By better understanding customer journeys, ecommerce companies can transform site visitors into customers who are open to sharing and promoting their experiences with others.

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Four Retail Marketing Buzzwords You Should Know for 2021

COVID-19’s sudden impact on consumer shopping behaviors forced retail brands to adapt quickly. As the pandemic continues to affect the retail industry, preparing for 2021 is essential for brands to stay relevant to their audience and drive sales. Our digital and retail marketing specialists have identified four key buzzwords that retail brands should consider as they plan for the upcoming year.

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Adapting Your Retail Marketing Strategy for Customer Technology Preferences

Before the era of data-driven marketing campaigns, retail brands needed to work much harder to convince audiences to give them a try or validate their loyalty. In today’s modern retail marketing environment, integrated marketing strategies (including all aspects of paid, organic and owned media) are influenced by customer digital behaviors and preferences. When brands know what customers are doing and where to find them, marketing can be much more personalized.

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Why Is Branding Post-COVID-19 so Important in the Specialty Retail Industry?

As ecommerce jumps years ahead thanks to the shove out of the airplane we call COVID-19, specialty retail looks for the emergency chute. To quote contributing author and retail expert Greg Petro, “retail is not dead, it is evolving.” Evolving indeed.

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Finding the Ideal Meal: Connecting with Pet Owners Earlier

In this second installment of a two-part blog series on pet food nutrition, Trone explores the multi-channel nature of pet owners who are researching their pets’ food.

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Making the Most of Mealtime: Opportunities for Pet Food Brands

What will be the differentiator between pet food brands that find retail success and those that fail to do so? Thriving in this competitive market takes both a solid product strategy and a brand strategy that offers pet owners a way to connect to their own beliefs about food and nutrition.

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Shopify, WooCommerce & Magento: Comparing the Top Ecommerce Platforms

The most popular ecommerce platforms we typically use are Shopify, WooCommerce and Magento. This ecommerce platform comparison will help you better understand the pros, cons and best applications for each.

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Designing Packaging for Digital Display

Ecommerce has changed the packaging paradigm. Traditional packaging is designed for shelf impression, logically. When stocked directly next to similar products competing for the same consumers, well-designed packages will emphasize the benefits that differentiate them from competition.

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Three Ways to Differentiate Your Telecom Marketing Strategy: Product, Brand and Price

Since our earlier blog post about the telecom industry, Trone has taken another look at our Spring 2017 national survey of 980 home internet subscribers to uncover additional insights and ways for smaller, regional internet providers to more efficiently differentiate their marketing efforts from those of larger, national telecom companies. 

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Segmenting Home Internet Subscribers

Last Spring, Trone launched a national internet survey of home internet subscribers to find out how they understand their service, what activities they do online, what makes them frustrated and how they shop. The 980 respondents who completed the survey represented several classes of telecom providers—from the largest national home internet providers to much smaller regional providers.