1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the opportunities, risks and the required investment of time, effort and budget […]
Many commentators were already referring to the state of retail returns as a ‘crisis’ before Covid-19 brought about an unprecedented shift to online channels. What now for returns?
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is impacting every part of our lives, from the places we can go to the way we spend our time, to the priorities we have and the way we spend our money.
In the Mideast and Asia, mall operators at the mercy of the pandemic are rethinking how they serve retail tenants and consumers.
The easing of lockdown restrictions means that the majority of retail stores are re-opening again, but the coronavirus pandemic has left a lasting impact on the industry.
As we enter the second half of 2020, Dan Barker examines the key trends that are set to shape ecommerce, and how retailers can respond to them.
Google is to let retailers list products in the search results for free, according to an announcement made by the company on Monday. The change will roll out in the US on mobile, followed by desktop.
Nike’s experience demonstrates just how challenging the current environment is for even the strongest of brands and offers a sobering reminder of how even top retail digital performers are still often highly dependent on physical retail.
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Chi Evi-Parker is a senior marketing and digital leader who was previously Ecommerce Director at Monica Vinader, and before that the Director of Central Marketing at Travelex. We caught up with Evi-Parker to ask her about the shift to selling online during the pandemic, and what it might mean for the future.
The premium homeware brand works with BounceX to re-engage high-intent customers, helping it create a more seamless customer journey and increasing visitor recognition across devices, sessions and browsers by about 300%.
Social Chain works with ASOS and Nike to promote the app #FindItWithNike, which used image recognition to help fashion fans discover new looks, reaching 20 million people and achieving more than 6,000 email sign ups.
The clothing label worked with underground creative influencers in a social content campaign, This Is The Jacket, that shifted perceptions of the brand, particularly among 16-24s.
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