Topic: E-retail

Why IBM's Retail Clients Just Got More Interested in Facebook Ads

Big Blue's marketing cloud gets more social

Next week, IBM will hold its Amplify event in San Diego and pitch marketers on the possibilities in front of them thanks to the company's first deal with Facebook. Retailers…

By Watching How Customers Shop in the Store, Crate & Barrel Lifts Web Sales 44%

The e-commerce, brick-and-mortar link

Crate & Barrel found a way to increase its Web sales conversion rate by 44 percent—and it wasn't through the meticulous, oft-employed procedure that e-retail wonks call multivariate testing. Instead, the home-decor…

Want a Short-Sleeve Dress Shirt Covered in Poo Emojis? Of Course You Do

Betabrand is producing 800 and starting on a 'poo dress for women'

This is truly a golden age for the poo emoji, that fecund swirl who's become the messaging embodiment of all things odious. For proof, look no further than Betabrand's popular "Poo Emoji…

Retailers Are Using Data-Based Approaches to Fight Showrooming

A ‘call, click or come over’ strategy

Technology has given consumers the ability to be multichannel shoppers, giving rise to the showrooming phenomenon whereby people check out the merchandise in the stores, then go online and buy…

SMG’s Lead on P&G Wants to See a Shift From Social Media to Commerce

A chat with Lisa Hurwitz

Specs Who Lisa Hurwitz Age 37 New gig Evp, managing director, SMG, overseeing the Procter & Gamble North American communications planning business Old gig Evp, group account director, Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide What’s the…

JCPenney Returns to Sales Strategy Online, but Struggles Persist

Retail giant now pitching three deals a day, per researcher

One month after JCPenney fired top exec Ron Johnson and brought Mike Ullman back as CEO, the retailer reportedly says it expects year-over-year Q1 revenues to be down 16 percent…

David's Bridal Gets Mobile Makeover as Traffic Surges

Expects on-the-go shopping to exceed desktop activity

With 50 percent of consumers using banks' mobile websites, per an Interactive Advertising Bureau report yesterday, one can imagine the opportunities retailers in more product-y niches are seeing with on-the-go…

Mobile Boosts Cyber Monday; Facebook and Twitter Not So Much

Sales hit $2 billion as mobile grows 100 percent

Cyber Monday sales grew 17 percent year over year to almost $2 billion as spending by mobile shoppers soared, according to numbers released by Adobe today. At the same time,…