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Amazon: What Does It Take To Win?

Amazon: What Does It Take To Win?

For brands today, Amazon.com is no longer just another retailer for selling products. Its a digital content provider, marketing channel, THE retailer and major starting point for all shopping research. 55% of product research leading up to a sale is now conducted on Amazon vs 28% on traditional search engines (BloomReach Survey—Sept. 2016). Because of…

Shopper Marketing Trends: How Mobile and Digital Keep Changing the Marketing Landscape

Digital and mobile are making the shopping cycle (research, discovery, awareness, and purchase) much shorter and faster than ever before. The growth of digital technology has given consumers access to copious amounts of product information—and they are accessing it. Subscription-based services centered around specific shopper data are delivering an engaging personalized experience, turning shoppers into repeat…

The Changing Face of Online Ads

TPN’s Digital Marketing and Commerce team keep a constant eye on innovation to keep our agency and clients informed. Earlier this summer, we highlighted the latest news and trends surrounding online video ad content and viewing. In an ever-changing shopping landscape where consumers are making more and more purchases outside of the store, it is…

Connecting With Shoppers In-Aisle Via Mobile

  How do brands break through the “cluttered” digital and “uncluttered” retail environment? The concept of a “clean” store has been around for a decade. The idea suggests that consumers, in a desire to have a more pleasurable shopping experience, are a looking for uncluttered, clearly labeled aisles and products. They are looking for promotions…

SXSW: The Importance of Stories & Moments

As I look back on my experience at the 23rd annual SXSW interactive in Austin last week, a common theme struck me across all of the sessions, workshops, and pop-ups: The importance of stories and moments. SXSW Interactive considers itself an incubator of innovation with new technologies and digital creativity, and is definitely a must-attend…

Toshiba celebrates women in tech: Inspiring the next generation of retail

At the inaugural Toshiba RISE – Retail Innovation & Shopper Expertise – Symposium, business and industry leaders gathered to celebrate inspirational women in digital and retail technology. Brands have to evolve from short-term, legacy thinking and take bold steps to bridge the gap between physical and digital worlds to connect with today’s customers. This was…

Jamba Juice Joins The Digital Wallet Party

Looks like we have another retailer joining in letting customers pay with their digital wallet — Jamba Juice. The smoothie retailer is now allowing customers to purchase with Android Pay, making things every faster and more convenient for thirsty consumers. The system also sends promotions and tracks gift cards. What’s particularly smart about Jamba Juice’s activation is that…

A More Digital Grocery Shopping Experience

When it comes to buying groceries, consumers need and want specific experiences. They are always looking for ways to make their shopping easier and more convenient, but it can be difficult to find the right foods and ingredients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For the 15 million Americans with food allergies, or those clean-eaters who…