holidays retail

These Data Visualizations Show What Was Hot on Facebook and Instagram Over the Holidays

Unsurprisingly, Facebook and Instagram chatter revolved around the holidays in December, with Christmas and New Year's topping the list of hot topics. But there were a few surprises: for one, Christmas sweaters popped big-time on Instagram. 

Here’s How Much Engagement Holiday Retailers Are Getting in Social Media So Far

Since Nov. 1, Origami Logic has been tracking 125 brands across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to gauge the level of engagement holiday-focused marketers are achieving.

Update: Cyber Monday Sales Totaled $3.45 Billion, Which Set a New Ecommerce Record

Cyber Monday is on track to set a new record with $3.39 billion spent online in the U.S., a 10.2 percent increase year-over-year, according to data released by Adobe tonight. That figure will represent the largest online sales day in history, per the software giant, narrowly edging last week's Black Friday total of $3.34 billion.

Amazon Has a Great Strategy to Lure Consumers to Echo: Exclusive Holiday Deals

Amazon just gave a preview on how it's bringing voice-recognition deals to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Is Omnichannel Marketing Finally Going From Retail Dream to Reality?

There's been a flurry of recent developments that suggest retailers this holiday season may summon the nerve to reboot their omnichannel marketing efforts, tapping into Big Data tactics that in years past may have seemed more like

How Retailers Can Keep Christmas Music From Driving Shoppers Crazy

Danny Turner has a pretty cool job. As global senior vp of programming and production for Mood Media, he spends much of his time listening to music, thinking about music and, most importantly, figuring out the best music for his retail clients to play.

Lena Dunham Wore the Same Outfit 3 Days in a Row, and Ann Taylor’s Loft Is Psyched

Loft has been courting millennials for months, and it just won over the generation's queen—Lena Dunham. The Girls star published a lengthy Instagram post this week about loving a Loft outfit so much, she wore it for 72 hours straight.

15 Holiday Retail Stats That Every Marketer Needs to See

If you see family members tapping away at their smartphones or tablets during Thanksgiving dinner, they could easily be sneaking in their first holiday purchases.

Christmas Shopping Starts in October for 26% of Shoppers

Google’s new Holiday Shopper Intentions survey finds that 26 percent of all shoppers start searching for gift deals not in the days leading up to Thanksgiving—but before Halloween.

Amazon Will Open a Pop-Up Store in New York City

Amazon, a longtime foe of brick-and-mortar stores, is hanging out a real sign of its own in a planned New York City outlet. The e-tailer plans to set up a pop-up shop in the Big Apple in time for the holidays.