5 Tips for Improving Loyalty

A well-designed, innovative loyalty program can help you surprise and delight your customers with engaging and rewarding experiences. Technology is fast changing customer expectations, so it’s vital to refresh and reimagine the possibilities. To jumpstart your efforts, here are five concrete ideas.

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Sponsor: Stellar Loyalty




Staying Secure with Parallel Networks

Parallel Networks allow retailers, financial institutions and branch offices to incorporate digital signage into their marketing efforts without risking sensitive customer information.

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Sponsor: Cradlepoint




5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

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Sponsor: Networld Press


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Does Walmart really have a shot against the Amazon juggernaut?

Chris Petersen believes true innovation demands a willingness to take the risks to fail faster. Companies that don't embrace failure as a part of innovation risk becoming irrelevant with fewer options to survive.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

Why it's time for retailers to serve customers some 'vacation cereal'

Chip Bell discusses how, in an era where waste reduction and expense control are bread and butter, retailers can cost justify encounters that are, by definition, extravagant. While a steady diet of "vacation cereal" can lead to an unhealthy bottom line there are ways to make it work.

How brick-and-mortar retailers can benefit from shoppers' e-commerce habits

Growth in e-commerce does not mean the death of bricks-and-mortar retail. Yet, that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar retailers can ignore the impact of e-commerce on the way consumers shop.

Picturing a more dynamic approach to digital back-to-school sales

Imgix CEO Chris Zacharias explains why retailers need to carefully consider the use and editing of images to improve the user experience and why beleaguered back-to-school shoppers will be thankful.

Be a marketing valedictorian: 5 tips to prepare for back-to-school season

Erika Jolly Brookes, CMO at Springbot, maps out the steps an online retailer should take to capture the committed and uncommitted online shopper for back-to-school shopping.

Reimagining the power of your brand

Aimee Becker, VP of strategic services for Daymon, talks about the retail climate and the fact that not all the news is bad. What many may be surprised to learn is that leveraging brand power is making the difference for retailers and brands getting it right.

How to create a more balanced content diet

Coherent Path President and CEO James Glover maps out why marketers need to move away from serving up the same email campaigns and a reliance on heavy discounting to promote products. Marketers need to prioritize what customers are invested in and build a balanced email content "diet" for each consumer.

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.

Solving the mystery of the non-buying consumer

Dan Chester, VP and retail practice leader at ForeSee, explains why it's more important than ever for retailers to improve conversion metrics.

As back-to-school looms: What retailers need to know to be ready year-round

Velocity Worldwide CEO Enda McShane explains why retailers must be conscious of the need to have actionable insights into who customers are, why they shop, and how best to connect with them. The failure to fully understand their own consumers, he says, leads marketers to lose valuable business and potential purchases.

Chris Petersen: Forget the 4Ps … 4Cs are not enough … the new 4Es of retail

Chris Petersen explains how and why raditional retail has transformed from product-centric to people-based.

The time is now for AI in ecommerce

Eldar Sadikov, CEO and co-founder of Jetlore, shares why taking advantage of AI technology is the only way a brand will be able to differentiate itself and win in the hyper-competitive modern retail world.

3 key strategies for driving loyalty enrollment

Jeff Sopko, president of Baesman Insights & Marketing, offers tips and insight on how retailers can hurdle the many barriers to entry for loyalty programs. As he shares, it all starts with the sign-up process.

The human touch: Why mobile can't replace in-store associates

Unlike customer-facing mobile apps and websites, in-store associates and managers have insider knowledge and the ability to use in-store tools to their advantage, according to Logan Rodriguez, director of retail at Square Root. Consumers, he writes, still look to brick and mortar for added personal touch.

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Rare is the retailer that can simply open its doors and the world beats a path. More often, store traffic is the result of careful and deliberate marketing efforts, aimed at making customers want to shop. It's an enormous part of the retail business, and one that requires constant attention and honing.

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