Category for "Tips & Trends"

Amazon Did Well on Prime Day … But How About Everyone Else?

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The first Amazon Prime Day was three years ago. Ever since then, the shopping holiday, characterized by very deep discounts and limited time offers, has grown in size. Last year was a banner year for Prime Day, with little-known brands getting catapulted into the spotlight with sales success beyond their wildest dreams. But what happened… Continue Reading »

Gamification is More than Fun and Games

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There are five generations of consumers in the marketplace right now: the Silent Generation – parents of the Baby Boomers, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and the youngest shoppers, Gen Z. We’ve discussed how Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z have all played video games throughout their lives. Now it’s a good time to talk… Continue Reading »

Be Willing to Question Everything – Even Your Essentials

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One of the things I really enjoyed about presenting “Decoding Your Data” at JCK Las Vegas was the opportunity to tell my favorite story about Victoria’s Secret. It’s a powerful tale for business owners that illustrates that you have to be willing to examine every aspect of your operation – even those things that could… Continue Reading »

The Value of Understanding in Building Customer Relationships

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Understanding is a two-way street. To run a great business, you need to understand your customers. That’s why we focus so much attention on collecting data and creating customer journey maps. It’s also really good when your customers understand your business. Storytelling is one of the tools we can use to create that understanding. Deepening… Continue Reading »