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.
As marketing shifts further and further into the digital world, having an experienced digital advertising agency and a sound digital strategy is more important than ever. Finding the right digital agency can be challenging, but these five considerations may help you narrow your options and select the digital partner that’s right for your brand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.