Tag Archives: retailers
July 18, 2012
After contemplating a purchase, you head to the store to check out the item. Then, you buy it at a cheaper price online – from a different vendor. Are you guilty? This common practice, called showrooming, has become a thorn in the side of many brick-and-mortar retailers, and their efforts to reduce the detrimental effects of showrooming have taken many forms.
March 22, 2011
If you spend any time at all on social media marketing, you notice that what’s desirable in real life (IRL) – relationships, conversation and engagement – is also pursued in social media marketing. These results are so prized they have become buzz words…
How do we keep the meaning behind the hype?
March 18, 2011
Walmart makes a big jump on both Facebook and Twitter. Bass Pro Shops, New York & Company, Pottery Barn, Gymboree, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, Macy’s, Bebe, Cabela’s, CVS, Banana Republic and Bed Bath & Beyond also show strong 2011 growth. Meanwhile, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Lowe’s, Walgreens and J. Crew flatline.
It took a bit of work to separate wheat from chaff for the January-to-March update to the Media Logic Retail Marketing Report. Most tracked brands experienced a slowdown in fan acquisition after the holidays.
But 15 retailers defied the general trend and posted continued fan base growth into the first months of 2011. What did they do? And what can we learn?
Gain access to the full article to discover what retail sectors and social marketing strategies are yielding the greatest growth on Facebook. Plus, view the complete Liker growth chart for the 100 surveyed retail brands.
brand loyalty, conversation management, department/discount brands, engagement, Facebook, fan feedback, Media Logic Retail Marketing Report, media value, recreation brands, retail marketing, retailers, return on investment, social growth, Social Promotions, specialty apparel brands, specialty hardlines brands, Twitter, user-generated content
February 4, 2011
In our recent review of metrics on social media, we were struck by the huge disparity in fan base and followers between retailers, even within the same category. Some large retailers command hundreds of thousands of fans – even millions – while others, of competitive stature and digital presence, have only a few thousand. Not only that, the rate of fan growth varies greatly as well. Why?