Just one day until the official start of summer. I hope you have great plans to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather – that’s if you have nice weather. Our deepest sympathies go out to those that have experienced the recent wrath of Mother Nature. You are in our hearts and thoughts. For… Read more about Friday Pulse: IBM Saw Glassholes Coming, Facebook Game Changer, Style Bloggers Making a Mint
As marketers move to a more holistic approach to their efforts, it’s more important than ever for retailer to be able to track and identify their best customers as they walk in the door of their brick and mortar stores. The idea is that having that information could allow them to target those shoppers for… Read more about View From the Top: In-Store Shopper IDs Crucial to Online Marketing
Happy early Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. This weekend is likely to be filled with brunches, flowers and lots of love. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to dig into industry issues, so I’ve grabbed some of the best articles from this week to share with you. Happy Reading!!
Currently, there are so many conferences, events, local meetups and seminars taking place that offer a chance to gain knowledge, network and look for new business. It often seems overwhelming. The real trick is weeding out those that don’t provide value and making the most of those that do. Like all other marketing activities, it’s… Read more about View From the Top: Focusing on eCommerce Events
It’s hard to believe that in these times where the Internet is an integral of everyday life, there are still ecommerce sites that are asking the question “Do I really need a blog?” The short answer is “Heck, Yes!!”
If you’re knee-deep in Q4 offers and hustling for the online holiday season, you might need a little break. I’ve gathered a few interesting articles that provide some insight into the overall marketplace. Most articles are big picture but it’s good to get out of the grind every now and then and think about the… Read more about Friday Pulse: Ads Go Native, Hummingbird Impact, Microsoft Tackles Cookies
This is a big week for very interesting reading. I’m fascinated by the digital wallet wars and how security issues will be solved – maybe brain waves? Also loving that Wired is turning 20 and that our wonderful partners at ChannelAdvisor are looking at an IPO. Happy Reading!!
By Durk Price I am intrigued by everything Rakuten. If you don’t live in Japan you might not be very familiar with Rakuten. The company first hit my radar in 2005 when Rakuten acquired New York-based affiliate marketing network LinkShare for $425 Million in cash.
By Durk Price If you only read one thing this week it should be this amazing thread about social ecommerce where some heavy hitters weigh in. I found the comments so enlightening. Happy Reading!!
By Durk Price Last week I attended Internet Retailer Conference & Exposition 2012, held in Chicago. I’ve been to the event in the past and enjoyed it and this time was no exception.