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Four Ways Retailers Turn Away Customers

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

If you take a company that is already delivering a great customer experience and add time to the equation, what do you get?

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Getting Personal with Data as a Service

Posted by Thomas Brence on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Last week, I spent three days at Retail's Big Show hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) in New York City. This annual event gives retailers the opportunity to network with their colleagues from all over the world. In addition, they get the chance to interact with technology vendors that can help them improve their business.

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Keep the Ring, Get Me an iPad: Emotional Vs Rational Marketing

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

The holidays that just passed weren’t the only thing to celebrate, according to historical trends. As we moved from December into 2015, how many of you were seeing a lot more engagement announcements on Facebook, or even became engaged yourself?

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Data as a Service will ensure that 2015 will be known as "The Year of the Customer"!

Posted by Thomas Brence on Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Not so long ago, customers were simply faceless names and transactions understood through disjointed sales data and potentially inaccurate contact information.

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Marketers Can Use Big Data By Applying Their Strength: Storytelling

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Wed, Dec 17, 2014

What do all marketers have in common? Marketing guru Seth Godin famously said that all marketers are storytellers. Stories, not features and benefits, sell.

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Take These Steps to Avoid Wasting Your Marketing Technology Budget

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

This year, the irresistible pull of digital marketing met an unstoppable force: Girl Scout cookies. It's an $800 million-a-year fundraiser that is only expected to increase with a newly announced addition of digital sales.

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What Would Retail Peak Season Be Like Without Address Data Quality?

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Reliable shipping is something customers take for granted, and never more so than during the holidays.

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For Marketers, is Thanksgiving the Most Data-Driven Holiday?

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie… and lots and lots of data on the side. Thanksgiving has to be the most data-driven holiday we have. After Black Friday, we will see a slew of reports and headlines describing how the retail industry’s sales performed.

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Raised Expectations & New Discoveries with Great Customer Data

Posted by Nik Williams on Fri, Nov 14, 2014

We have a landing! On November 12, 2014, the Rosetta probe arrived at its destination, a comet 300 million miles away from Earth.

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An Easy Way to Keep Up with Changes in the Email Marketing Industry at #AAeM14

Posted by Nik Williams on Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Email has come a long way since its beginning. Two years after the U.S. launched a rocket to the moon, programmer Raymond Tomlinson launched the first email, a message that read “QWERTYUIOP” in 1971.

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Halloween's Shocking Spending Growth Points to Hair-Raising Retail Holiday Peak Season

Posted by Nik Williams on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

We’re all familiar with Halloween, the grand fall celebration that comes on October 31st, and includes spooky costumes, creepy decorations, and a terrifying overconsumption of candy corn.

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Proximity Marketing: The New Way to Make Busy Shoppers Drop Everything for Your Deal

Posted by Nik Williams on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Imagine walking through a mall during your weekend shopping binge. Your arms are full of shopping bags, and you believe you’ve had your fill of purchases for the day.

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Amazing Discoveries About Your Customers, from the Caves of Indonesia, to #DF14, to Today

Posted by Nik Williams on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

An amazing discovery was made in Indonesia earlier this month in the country’s central island, Sulawesi. Perhaps I should refer to this study as more of a rediscovery. The ancient paintings in the caves of Indonesia I’m going to describe to you were found over 50 years ago.

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The Four Steps to Know if You Should Use (or Lose) an Old Email Contact List

Posted by Cheyanne Ritz on Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Just a few days ago, a crowd of people who were gathered around a cornerstone of a building in Brooklyn could barely contain their excitement.

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Brick and Mortar Retail Sales Decline Further – What it Means for Upcoming Peak Season

Posted by Nik Williams on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

At mini-malls and shopping centers around the country, the brick-and-mortar ways of old are seeing even less foot traffic these days.

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