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The latest news, strategies, and tactics from the world of ecommerce.

The C-Suite Gold Medal Game: CIOs Versus CMOs

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi soon get underway, I’m reminded not only of the exciting London games of two years ago, but a report from Gartner around the same time that said by 2017, CMOs would spend...

It's Time to Kick Standard Attributes Up a Notch

Back in September, we took a look at how Reebok planned to use nostalgia to sell more sneakers, an interesting move considering the forward-looking product marketing strategies utilized by most other footwear brands.Well guess what? For me (and...

Is Marketing Even Necessary in Online Banking?

A bank account is an inevitability for most people. And because bank products are often commodities, a common misperception in direct banking is that there’s no need to drop millions of dollars into a marketing budget. But this...

Is Clienteling in Your Future?

When you’re a luxury brand, one of the biggest post-holiday concerns is how to get rid of unsold merchandise without devaluing your brand. Perception is crucial, and a $1,500 handbag on clearance doesn’t really scream cachet.Enter clienteling. By...

Silicon Alley Players Chime in on What 2014 Holds

From Twitter, Rocket Fuel and Criteo IPOs to record-high online sales for the tech community and ecommerce, 2013 turned out to be a huge year. So what does 2014 have in store? I posed the question to New...

What Your Business Can Learn from Iron Maiden

I recently ran across an article about how the heavy metal band Iron Maiden used ‘big data’ to grow their business… err, support its fanbase. It’s a great parallel: Your company is made up of people who you...

Run Away From This Old School Marketing Approach

In today’s fast-moving, data-driven, measured, targeted world, winning companies are recognizing that being customer focused in words alone isn’t cutting it. Action and measurable results are all that matters when putting your customer at the center of your...

Is the Kindle on Fire or Burned Out?

When Jeff Bezos got in front of a national television audience on 60 Minutes the day before Cyber Monday to talk about delivery drones, many people passed it off as a publicity stunt to promote holiday sales. Basically...

It's Time to Think Outside of the KPI Box

My family and I went to Disney World a couple of weeks ago, and to get around, I rented a Camry. But instead of having something really useful like a navigation system (Have you ever trekked around Orlando...

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