Analysis What Insights Do Retailers Need To Boost Foot Traffic Over The 4th of July Holiday Whether selling lifestyle products, fireworks, cars or gardening services, there are always opportunities to make offers to customers for things hadn't planned to purchase -- especially when they're taking a holiday break, writes Near's Smriti Kataria.
Analysis Blis: 36 Percent Of Consumers Browse Mobile And In-Store Simultaneously "By understanding where and what consumers are browsing via location and behavioral data, brands can create more targeted and highly personalized ads, increasingly the likelihood of conversion," says Gil Larsen, VP Americas at Blis.
Analysis Can Party City Fill The Toys R Us Void With Seasonal ‘Toy City’ Pop-Ups? "The creation of a Toy City concept to complement our temporary seasonal retail strategy is a logical extension of our brand; one that will allow us to leverage our existing pop-up store capabilities and capitalize on the category whitespace that has recently been created,” says Party City CEO James M. Harrison.
Analysis Voice Search Is Here — But Ad Formats Will Need To Evolve 'As search publishers ramp-up voice search and results, there will be a period of testing for the right ad formats within voice content,' says Philip Smolin, chief strategy officer at Amobee. 'It will likely be equivalent to what we experienced with web search.'
Analysis How Kraft Heinz Blended Video Ads, Influencer Marketing To Boost Sales For Kraft Mac & Cheese A Kraft Heinz survey found that 75 percent of Millennial moms said they sometimes swear in front of their kids. "We thought, 'This is such a great, interesting moment, and we can use it to do something that will resonate with her,'" says Michelle St Jacques, Kraft Heinz's head of brand & innovation, in a conversation at Cannes Lions.
Analysis Personalization vs. Privacy: How Marriott can leverage loyalty data to maximize its partnership with Amazon’s Alexa to improve the hospitality experience Consumers are becoming ever more expectant of a seamless yet connected journey, and the travel landscape is evolving to reflect this, blurring the line between traditional travel and modern technology, writes Collinson's Phil Seward.
Analysis How Simpli.Fi Geo-Fenced The NBA Finals Live sporting events such as the NBA Finals are a hot spot for marketers," says Simpli.Fi CEO Frost Prioleau. "Rather than shelling out large budgets to get in front of fans on TV, companies of all sizes [can] leverage mobile location data in order to target fans across devices and at certain locations."
Analysis ‘IHOb’ Buzz Was A Hit With Men, But Shows IHOP Struggling With Women IHOP is looking at a broader strategy than just being recognized for having burgers. The underlying message by promoting burgers is that IHOP wants to be known more more than just breakfast, which is what pancakes can be viewed as an emblem for.