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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.

5 mins

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.

5 mins

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.

3 mins

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.

3 mins

UX Design: A Process for Solving Problems

At its core, user experience design is about solving problems. But before you can solve a problem effectively it must be properly understood and defined. A good problem statement serves as a guide that both feeds the creative process and helps keep the team on track when exploring new ideas and solutions.

4 mins

Website Copywriting 101: Writing for How People Read Online

Writing user-friendly website content requires you to understand your users, front-load important content, use plain language, check your tone of voice and consider metadata. You need to understand your readers in order to write for them. Most people scan content and those that read, read very little. Users want to find what they need quickly and with minimum effort. 

4 mins

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.

4 mins

Tools to Optimize Customer Engagement

Customer engagement is the connection between customer and brand. It encourages customers to interact and share their experiences with the brands they support. Positive and strong customer engagement can grow a brand substantially, while lackluster or negative customer experiences can potentially deal businesses a fatal blow. 

2 mins

Integrating UX in an Agile World

The Agile methodology provides increased speeds and improved collaboration but wasn't intended for UX. There are still some key areas that will allow UX to flourish within the Agile world.

10 mins

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. 

4 mins

The Uncanny Valley of Chatbot Artificial Intelligence (AI)

One of the biggest tech trends gaining steam in 2018 is the rise of artificially intelligent chatbots. Thankfully, none are hunting Sarah Conner or trying to run over Will Smith just yet, but the technology driving chatbots has made some impressive strides in the last few years.

3 mins

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.