5 Ways Retail Benefits from Hyperlocal Social Monitoring

Retail firms are competing with online retail giants like Amazon and Zappos. Retail brick-and-mortar stores are aiming to provide the best experience to their customers. Foot traffic is a measure of customer motivation and interest (why did the individual prefer to come to the store to purchase when the option of online purchase is available). The competitive advantage any retailer has over an online store is that the consumer is nearby and ready to make

Marketing Buzzwords from Mashable

The folks at Mashable have put together this infographic on 30 days of Marketing Buzzwords. As a guy who can’t stand marketing speak, I always appreciate when we take a good look at marketing BS. I’ll be honest, though, and admit that I think this infographic just may be full of it. Terms like agile marketing, infographic and gamification aren’t marketing buzzwords, they’re actual terms that every marketer needs to fully understand. And my biggest

The Retailer’s Guide to SoLoMo

Social, Local, Mobile. The nickname for that is SoLoMo and it’s a strategy that’s securing a lot of growth in the industry. Social drives traffic through promotion and sharing, local drives action while users search for retailers in their region, and mobile is driving the purchase decision in and outside the retail location. Although retail conversion rates are low for smartphone users, those statistics don’t tell the whole story, as mobile devices are heavily influencing

Predicting Readership

If I don’t have anything to write about on my blog, I usually do some browsing and find some incredible links and share those instead. If you’re taking the time to return to my site or subscribe to my feed, I want to ensure I don’t waste your time by half-assing a blog post. Despite my efforts, some of my posts are stinkers and others get a ton of attention. After blogging for years now,