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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…

May 8, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

Only 30 Percent of Brands' Pinterest Engagement Come From Own Pins Based on study by Digitas and Curalate

Marketers may like steering the conversation around their brands, but Facebook and Twitter have upended that strategy. Now it seems Pinterest is putting the brand-driven approach away almost entirely. Seventy percent…

April 30, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

Google Looks to Push Mobile In-Store Shopping, Tablet-First Design SVP Sridhar Ramaswamy discusses intersection of ads and shopping

As Google’s svp of ads and commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy oversees the engineering behind products like Google Shopping’s Product Listing Ads, AdWords’ transition to Enhanced Campaigns and even the test of…

April 29, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

Lego's Consistency Has Been the Key to Its Success Getting girls was the tricky part

Few things are as important to a toy brand like Lego as consistency. No matter how many fancy licensing deals that brand has inked with the latest entertainment franchise (see…

April 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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…

April 12, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT

Facebook Opens Up Ad Targeting to Minivan-Driving, Baby Food-Buying Homemakers Adds third-party audience segments from Acxiom, Datalogix, Epsilon

There was a time when advertisers could only find an audience for their Facebook ads based on users’ Facebook-submitted information like gender, age and whether they like Pages about cooking.…

April 10, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

Nordstrom Launches First Work From Mekanism Fashion retailer hires outside agency for 'Youphoria'

There's no reason not to wear a swank blazer and dress shoes while sawing through a felled tree, according to a new ad from Nordstrom. Stop and think, and you might…

April 9, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

JC Penney Cans Ron Johnson, Brings Mike Ullman Back CEO shake-up at struggling retail brand

JC Penney's board ousted CEO Ron Johnson today and replaced him with his predecessor, Mike Ullman. Johnson, a former Apple exec, took over the struggling retailer's leadership 17 months ago and…

April 8, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

Organic's Thomas Says Context Is King When Analyzing Data Also, QR codes can be a true platform, not just gimmick

As one of marketing’s first digital agencies, Organic is credited with creating the industry’s first banner ad in 1994. Since then, Organic has had its share of ups and downs…

March 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

How Do You Get Dogs to Brush Their Tongues? Hint: It's all in the flavor

Sometimes, it takes a roomful of R&D people to come up with a new product—and sometimes, the idea just licks you in the face. Thanks to the quirky videos on its…

March 4, 2013, 11:38 PM EST

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