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Image Credit: TMLsPhotoG / Shutterstock.com As more businesses begin to open around the world, the focus of debate is shifting from the COVID-19 pandemic’s damaging effects on commerce to how global economies will recover from nearly universal devastation across the full industry spectrum. Experts who are experienced and accustomed to predicting economic recoveries are challenged...
Image Credit:  Robert Knescchke / Shutterstock.com For years now we have been told that eCommerce was poised to take over brick and mortar retail. Soon the malls would begin to empty of their retailers, both small and large.  The physical facilities would be laid to waste, to be converted to affordable housing or condominium communities....
Image Credit: Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com With the advent of eCommerce and the online powerhouse Amazon’s explosion into online retail, the retail landscape has experienced a protracted and unprecedented period of disruption. The pace of change in the industry has resulted in many iconic, institutionalized brands going out of existence. Sears Roebuck, once thought to...
Image Credit: TierneyMJ / Shutterstock.com The dust is settling from 2019’s initiation of annual holiday spending and the analysts are busy evaluating and declaring the winners and losers of this year’s big game. For those whose life’s profession is marketing, the results of post-Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday consumer shopping are as...
Image Credit: Poring Studio / Shutterstock.com What follows Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter? If we’re talking about the popularity of holidays the answer is Halloween. Surprised? For generations the last day in October has been a time when children dressed up in their favorite costumes and went door to door collecting candy. It is the most...
Image credit: Jeramey Lende / Shutterstock.com As a youngster it was a concept that brought glee to the hearts of many a child. Christmas in July! What a great idea. The very thought of having another bite of the gift-receiving apple five months early was an idea that seemed too good to be true. And...
Listen to the chatter from consumers as they peruse local shops and malls across America, and you can often hear passive disdain for how early retailers are gearing up selling efforts for the coming holiday season. Most lament “Christmas already” or “it gets earlier and earlier each passing year.” Marketers appear to be deaf to...
Despite early announcements of major store closings and employee furloughs by some of retails largest and most prominent players, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting a growth rate of 3.1 percent in 2016, a performance rate higher than the 10 year average of 2.7 percent. The NRF also predicted non-store retail to grow at...
Historically Black Friday is a term that has been associated with events involving the selling of slaves to attempts by a few misguided investor barons to curb the precious metal market. But the term is most commonly familiar to the one day each year that retailers and hungry holiday consumers get together to change the...
In recent years, companies have been effectively mobilizing clients and colleagues to participate in the marketing conversation. Through this kind of ambassadorship, businesses are more effectively spreading B2B brand messages via various peer-to-peer (P2P) techniques. Because of this trend, as mobile continues to explode, it has been reinvigorating B2B efforts, with more of these brand-carrying...
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