Every organization is now a tech organization; every industry has been disrupted. To stay relevant and thrive, evolving enterprise organizations must surrender their best practices, their
organizational structures and even their understanding of their product or service. How can you be a digital change agent in your organization, no matter your level or tech budget? Young Life's
Digital Transformation Chief, R. Scott Harris, will share principles and life hacks to encourage you in a balanced people, process, platform and performance approach. It takes all of one's influence,
tenacity and patience, but digital transformation is worth it for your career and your organization.
As their consumers returned to IRL shopping last summer, Lively brought its full-funnel approach to re-engaging their community. WearLIVELY's Senior Manager of Lifecycle Marketing, Hayley Squire,
walks us through a month-long tour of the brand hitting the road: coordinating partnerships, social, local influencers, retail, SMS and email (even swag bags) into a community-based surround-sound
messaging model. What did she learn about the discrete and integrated impact of so many syncopated channels?
New research from Saks finds that well-heeled shoppers are increasingly upbeat about their finances, ready to splurge again on both fashion and travel.
The direct-to-consumer acquisition landscape is not what it used to be. It's not enough to only focus on how to acquire customers efficiently, brands need to also focus on how to make the most out of
the customers they already have. Driving customer retention is key. Adore Me's Channel Marketing Manager, Marina Addams, discusses how her team tackles this through offering customers multiple ways to
experience their brand by building three distinct shopping models; Pay As You Go, VIP, and Elite. As a result, Adore Me has successfully catered to specific customer needs while also emphasizing
retention and membership.
Despite economic pressures on families with school-age kids, the National Retail Federation's annual survey forecasts solid spending increases.
That predicted decline -- the first in almost a decade -- means parents are cutting back on both apparel and tech.
Kia America is notably the only automaker on the list doing business in the United States. It falls under the "Innovators" category.
Messages about economic forecasts are mixed and muddled this year. Third-party data and research companies have divergent views on how consumers will spend money. McKinsey & Associates released data
in June that suggests "optimism is trending upward, but spending isn't."
People are cutting back on apparel to spend more on food, impacting fashion sales at every income level. Here's how fashion and retail brands can buck that trend.
Delivery trucks and buggies may have been the original OOH vehicle. Goodlife apparel reshuffled the idea with branded office trucks tagged with tracking beacons. The truly innovative model allowed the
brand to retarget street level viewers with digital e-commerce promotions. How did this novel use of old school signage and new school activation not only drive digital traffic but explode social
awareness? Goodlife Clothing's VP of Growth, Jesse Miller, brings us inside the great delivery truck caper.
Piper Sandler's semiannual survey also sees a shake-up in footwear. And the Willow Project is intensifying environmental concerns.
"Ad environments that fall into grey areas require careful judgment calls be made by brands and their agencies," notes Joshua Lowcock, global chief media officer at UM.
Spending on Google search ads overall grew 15% year-over-year in Q3 2022, slowing from 18% growth in the prior quarter for advertisers working with Tinuiti. Google faces a slowdown due to the
uncertain macroeconomic environment, but growth stabilized in Q3 to near pre-pandemic levels.
Food and beverage brands make up half of Gen Z's top 40.
The ad marketplace contracted 12.7% in July vs. the same month a year ago, marking its first double-digit rate of decline since July 2020.
Ecommerce experienced price deflation for the first time in more than two years, but consumers spent less in July 2022 vs. June, according to the Adobe Digital Price Index, which identified deflation
driven by electronics, apparel, and toys. Food costs remain high.
"With rising consumer prices, discount store marketers sought the attention of value shoppers. The sector quadrupled investment year-over-year, countering declines across all other retail
Instead of their standard search shopping campaigns, Tecovas digital team launched Google Smart Shopping on their product feed with huge success. Tecovas' Performance Marketing Manager, Paige Malloy,
will share the implementation requirements for their testing; which resulted in greater efficiency, more revenue volume, and better ROAS for the western boots and apparel retailer.
Shoppers who are familiar with fashion brands are most likely to seek out those brands' websites, even when they don't have a product in mind.
Smarter search optimization and tactics can sell items in stock, according to Lucidworks' data. Mismatched recommendations aren't the only reason shoppers leave the site without making a purchase.
Some 15% of shoppers said they usually end up on a "no results" page when an item they look for is out of stock, rather than the site making a recommendation.
Changes in the way Americans work out will lead to major brand upheavals in the year ahead, according to NPD Group's new forecast.
Full-year data also reveals an erratic recovery in terms of various media and key advertising categories.
IBM Watson Advertising today announced the availability of data from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Exchange.
Brand Keys research shows massive shift in how consumers arrive at brand loyalty, with decisions based more on emotions than rational consideration.
Bain forecasts that personal luxury good sales will finish out the year 29% higher than last year, at $324.3 billion.
A report is linking some huge brands to Cambodia’s disappearing forest. The biggest offenders over the past three years, based on data gleaned from the Open Apparel Registry,
included Bestseller, C&A, Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, Next, Ralph Lauren and Sainsbury’s-owned Tu.
Ad spending in the major English-speaking markets -- the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- expanded 25% during the first half, including a 52% spurt during Q2, the first quarter to
reflect year-over-year comparisons with the COVID-19 ad recession of 2020, which began in March and lasted through July (based on U.S. data).
Transportation and tourism, one of the categories most severely disrupted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, is showing the greatest recovery in 2021 and 2022, according to key category growth
estimates published by WARC as part of its global ad forecast revisions. Like most of Madison Avenue's big agency forecasting units, and a variety of other independent consultants, WARC predicts
strong aggregate growth for the ad industry's recovery, with worldwide ad spending projected to expand 17.8% in 2021.
Researcher: "In times of uncertainty, people are less likely to go out on a fashion limb as they express themselves."
While spending on clothing has fallen 24% in the last 15 years, manly footwear is a persistent anomaly.