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‘Tis the season…for “shopping hell.” Yes, that’s what the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is referred to, and for good reason. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the shopping frenzy isn’t a joke: Holiday sales represent up to 30% of annual retail sales each year.  As a small business, it’s important to capitalize on all of the sales holidays, not just the major ones. Let’s go over a few lesser-known holidays and how to profit…

For some retailers, holiday sales can make up 30% of their total revenue for the year. That’s great for the bottom line, but not so great for marketers’ stress levels. With so many revenue goals dependent on sales during this time of year, all of that pressure can squeeze out creativity — leaving a brand scrambling to come up with a holiday campaign that is fresh, original, and eye-catching. The good news is, you don’t have…

A skate shop, perhaps the most successful skate shop in the history of the world, owned by a man who doesn’t skate and doesn’t care much for the sport. A brand that doesn’t classify anything as limited, but only releases short runs and never re-releases product. A fashion icon that swears it’s not a fashion brand. Supreme is an intriguing, tangled web of contradictions. Maybe that’s why the brand was able to rise to such cultural significance: in…

From witches and black cats to costumes and candy, Halloween is here, and it’s the spookiest time of the year. When the clock strikes tonight’s witching hour and All Hallow’s Eve lays to rest, November will come creeping out from under the bed. Soon, a madness will take hold of shoppers everywhere as they begin their hunt for the best Cyber Monday deals.  Last year, the Monday after Thanksgiving raked in $7.9 billion in online…

John F. Kennedy famously said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” To the digital marketer, change is not only the law of life but the law of success. It isn’t without a keen eye on the future, and the thoughtful application of forward-thinking strategies that a marketer can address the rapidly-changing needs of the digitally connected customer and stay…

In the book “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein writes about how in the most complex and unpredictable fields (marketing, anyone?), generalists are more prone to thrive than specialists. His extensive research shows that exploring topics outside of someone’s main area of focus can create a more well-rounded skill set and be vital for career development and growth. Soccer great, Abby Wambach, agrees. In a podcast interview, she spoke openly on how playing…

When The Terminator debuted in 1984, it presented the world with a very tactile and very simple vision for the coming battle between humanity and the machines. For those not well-versed in ‘80s sci-fi thrillers, the film series focuses on military AI that gains self-awareness and sets out to exterminate humanity using all sorts of robots, cyborgs, and automated drones. Here in 2019, 22 years after Skynet gained self-awareness in the fictional universe, humanity seems…

Digital marketing is all about targeting specific audiences and building relationships. Most businesses already use remarketing ads to show relevant products or promotions to people who visited the website or made a purchase. However, If you’re determined to build and maintain a competitive edge, you should include dynamic remarketing in your digital marketing toolbox. Taking Remarketing to the Next Level Dynamic remarketing personalizes promotional experiences more than remarketing — it allows your ads to show the specific…