Talkable: Build, Track, Test, and Analyze Referral Programs for Ecommerce

According to the Word of Mouth Marketing Association reports that every day in the United States, there are approximately 2.4 billion brand-related conversations. Purchasing behavior has been socially influenced since the beginning of time. Long before social networks like Facebook and Twitter kept you in the virtual loop, your physical network was having an impact on what you bought and where you bought it from. In fact, word of mouth is the most powerful force

Create Your Ebook Directly from a Google Doc

If you’ve gone down the road of writing and publishing an ebook, you know messing with ePub file types, conversions, design and distribution is not for the faint of heart. There’s quite a number of ebook solutions out there that will help you through the process and get your ebook onto Google Play Books, the Kindle and other devices. Ebooks are a fantastic way for companies to position their authority in their space and a

7 Strategies Used in Pricing Intelligence Defined

At the IRCE, I was able to sit down with Mihir Kittur, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ugam, a big data analytics platform that empowers commerce companies to make real-time actions that increase revenue performance. Ugam presented at the event to discuss pricing and how companies could avoid pricing wars. By utilizing consumer demand signals collected online and building them into their clients’ pricing strategies, Ugam has been able to improve category performance by

Free Ebook: Are You Playing the Numbers Game?

We’ve written about how impressed we were with EveryoneSocial to encourage your employees to promote your brand socially. After doing the post, the team there reached out and interviewed me regarding my experience with social media. They took the results of that interview and developed a beautiful ebook that you can download from their site. It’s not beautiful because my mug is on the cover :)… they just did a great job at capturing my

Free Ebook: Listen Up! Social Listening for Smarter Business

Do they really like you? It’s not so hard to find out these days. Social listening is arguably the most significant technology to hit marketing since social media itself. Those of us with a traditional marketing background remember the days when understanding who your customer was and what they thought of you required polls, focus groups, and/or outsourcing tedious research to another firm, all of which took a lot more time and money than we

Pubsoft: Ebook Publishing, Reader Portals and Stores

One of the aspects of the content industry that has been slow to evolve has been publishing. Tools are still fairly difficult to use, there’s no real standard to the publications, and marketing toolsets haven’t been integrated very well. Ebooks, for the most part, are simply books without paper. Pubsoft may have just turned the industry upside down by launching their own cloud platform that allows publishers to build their own stores, convert their own