Where Black Friday Went Wrong: A Personal Take
by Eliza Fisher | November 28, 2016 | Customer Engagement, eCommerce, Omni-Channel | 0 comments

Hi! I’m Eliza Fisher, Social Annex’s Marketing Strategist and Editor. I live and breathe retail, and I have tons of thoughts about how I, as a female millennial consumer and too-frequent online shopper, should be marketed to. For another blog post from my personal perspective, check out "I'm a Female Millennial and This is How eCom Sites Need to Market Read more...

User Generated Content for Consumer Manufacturing: A Must-Have
by Prasad Dhamdhere | November 22, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Questions and Answers, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content, Visual Commerce | 0 comments

When you consider the products consumers tend to be the most passionate about, home appliances and the like might not come to the top of your mind. But the fact of the matter is that products ranging from coffee makers to dishwashers and more are used daily, so people know what they like and what they don't. Consequently, there's both Read more...

Uber’s Marketing Strategy in 7 Steps, Revisited

Note: Almost a year ago, we published a dissection of the most dynamic and attention-getting tactics among Uber's marketing strategies. Today we're taking a look back at that post with, of course, a lot of new information added in. Uber just announced that riders will be able to give their drivers customized feedback via a feature it calls Compliments. Whether this is Read more...

UGC and Cosmetics: A Vital Partnership
by Prasad Dhamdhere | November 19, 2016 | Customer Engagement, User Generated Content | 0 comments

User Generated Content, as the name suggests, is the content created by users in the form of ratings and reviews, questions and answers, and images while using your products or services. As this content is created by customers themselves and not by brands or ad agencies, it's considered to be 12 times more trustworthy in the eyes of everyday shoppers. The level of Read more...

Samsung Rewards: Embattled Samsung Finally Gets It Right
by Eliza Fisher | November 16, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Customer Loyalty | 0 comments

Samsung has been under intense scrutiny lately. From the recall on Galaxy Note 7 phones to faulty washing machines to political scandals, things haven't been looking bright. But at least in one area--their Samsung Pay mobile payments product--they've made a smart move: introducing Samsung Rewards. Samsung Rewards: The Overview Samsung Rewards is a loyalty program within Samsung Pay to motivate users to make Read more...

Revolutionizing Omni-Channel and eCommerce Segmentation in 2017
by Eliza Fisher | | Best Practices, Customer Engagement, eCommerce, Omni-Channel | 1 comments

As 2016 draws to a close, marketers need to reevaluate how to reach out to and engage their audiences. It’s been clear for a while now that mass emailing is generally unproductive, so we’ve gotten used to contacting current and potential shoppers based on variables like whether or not they’re a new member of our lists, if they’ve abandoned a Read more...