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Topic: holidays retail

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

Christmas sweaters trended

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,…

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

Lowe's, Nordstrom and Old Navy are faring well

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. The company, which offers marketing software…

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

Up 12% year-over-year, per Adobe

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.…

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

Santa, meet Alexa

Amazon just gave a preview on how it's bringing voice-recognition deals to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The retail giant today introduced a bevy of discounted holiday offers, which include everything…

Is Omnichannel Marketing Finally Going From Retail Dream to Reality?

Crate and Barrel, Timberland and Macy’s hope so

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…

How Retailers Can Keep Christmas Music From Driving Shoppers Crazy

Experts say less is more

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…

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

Could the brand be ... cool?

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…

15 Holiday Retail Stats That Every Marketer Needs to See

Mobile's huge year marches on

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. Mobile will account for 31 percent…

Christmas Shopping Starts in October for 26% of Shoppers

Stores respond with earlier discounts

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. Retailers are…

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

Hanging sign near Empire State Building

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…

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