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Topic: shopping

Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads

Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance

Anything Google can do Facebook wants to do better. And with the latter's new product ads, it has a data advantage that could lead to big revenue for the social…

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers

Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

Alibaba’s Jack Ma is Adweek’s 2014 Media Visionary

Led China’s e-commerce giant to a $25 billion IPO

A former English teacher, Jack Ma became the richest man in China by leading Alibaba to a $25 billion IPO this year. The e-commerce giant (which appears on this year’s…

Big-Box Stores Like Target Think These New Apps Can Defeat Amazon

Can they stop the showrooming monster?

Not so long ago, retailers struggled mightily to direct shoppers away from browsers and over to their newfangled branded apps without much success. This holiday season, however, might prove to…

Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How We Shop, and Why We Buy

2 p.m. Twitter chat tackles all things retail as the holidays near

Mobile shopping apps and great digital deals may get the buzz, but when it comes to picking out holiday gifts, millions of Americans still want to get in the car…

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…

Tumblr’s Top Draw as a Marketing Platform Is Its Wealthier User Base

Ringing up revenue for retailers

Sure Tumblr has an artsy, hipster appeal, but its users are far from starving. In fact, and perhaps surprisingly, it caters to the wealthiest social media set of any of…

Yahoo Japan's Awesome 50% Off Sale Leaves the Price the Same and Cuts the Product in Half

Left side of a suit, anyone?

Next time you see a sale online, be sure to read the details closely.  Yahoo Shopping's Japanese division is running hilarious ads promoting 50 percent off several items: suits, bicycles and…

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About the Millennial Consumer

They’ve cut every cord—except to mom and dad

No demographic is as appealing to marketers as millennials, those folks born between 1981 and 2000. Many articles and studies have focused on reaching this elusive adult consumer, who has…

Beyond the Grocery Smart Cart, the iBeacon Beckons

New technologies promise no-register checkout and smartphone coupons

Despite e-commerce’s surge, some 90 percent of what people buy still comes out of brick-and-mortar stores. And when it comes to consumer-packaged goods, that figure is even higher. A recent…

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