• MARKETING: CPG
    CPG Needs Experiential ... And Here's Why
    Experiential marketing is more than just a cool event or handing out samples on the street or at a music festival. It's about creating a moment that can become a movement around a brand.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Fashion Brands That Snub Multi-Brand E-tailing Do So At Their Own Peril
    Once, exclusivity was a viable marketing option for fashion brands. Mono-retail distribution strategies were attractive because they offered companies complete control over how their goods were marketed. Today, however, fashion retailers have little choice but to broaden their distribution strategies if they are to survive.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Holiday Gift Searching Happens All Year Round
    Holiday retail sales during November and December of 2016 increased 4% over 2015 to $658.3 billion, according to a report from the National Retail Federation. While this time period has traditionally been viewed as the most important for sales, consumers are increasingly purchasing holiday gifts throughout the 12 months of the year.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Today's Grocery Retail And George Jetson Utopia
    Digital and e-commerce are surging in the grocery retail industry. We are in the fortunate position to learn from the disruption that digital has already created in other retail verticals. But we are now moving with urgency to keep pace as the forces of digital disruption within grocery retail are accelerating.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Commerce Meets Culture: Why Brands Should Leverage 'Holidays'
    National Watermelon Day, National Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - the list goes on and on. With so many "holidays" being celebrated by the consumer, brands would be remiss to not take advantage of these opportunities, whether it's simply participating or even creating their own. Taking advantage of a holiday is an easy way for brands to create more compelling consumer experiences and outcomes.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    We Be Human
    As data and tech continue to advance, never forget that consumers are, in fact, still people.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Back-to-school Can Mean Multiple Active Carts for Gen X Shoppers
    Colin came home from his first day of second grade armed with a comprehensive list of supplies requested by his teacher. This year, he will need a pencil case that can hold at least six pencils (made of cloth, not plastic or vinyl), a five-subject notebook with visible plastic tabs separating the subjects (wide-ruled, not college-ruled), and a pair of safety scissors with plastic blades. His mother hits her favorite search engine with this list in hand to find all of the items.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Product Sampling Is The 'Anti-Promotion'
    Marketers like to put things into buckets. Are you a digital or a social agency? Does this come out of the trade or the advertising budget? Is this an above- or below-the-line spend? It takes a lot of work to convince a decision-maker that you ARE an expert in a new discipline because once your company is in an industry bucket, it's difficult to get out.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Why E-commerce Will Happen More Quickly Than We Expect
    While the potential for this trend has been suggested in the past, the reality is that in the last five years it has truly become serious and is accelerating.
  • MARKETING: CPG
    Dancing With The Giants: Optimizing Your Digital Presence In The Age Of Amazon
    Many aspects of the digital world are dominated by a single giant: Google dominates search, Facebook dominates social, and of course, Amazon dominates e-commerce. For the vast majority of brands, walking away from the giants simply isn't an option ... so digital success means dancing with these giants more effectively.
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