From Travelers to Marketers: Advocate Marketing for Hospitality

The desire to travel to the depths and corners of the world exists in almost every person. This is why it makes perfect sense that the travel and hospitality industries are so massive, and still have even more potential. But the first thing that hotels, tour businesses, and other tourism companies will have to do to make full use of Read more...

Two Years After Apple Pay, The Woes of Mobile Payment Use
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 24, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Omni-Channel | 0 comments

Considering the ultra-ubiquitous nature of mobile phones and the ease that mobile payments bring, it was a wise decision by tech giants like Apple, Samsung, and Google to launch Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay, respectively. But now that we're two years out from the launch of Apple Pay, what do marketers have to show for it? Many reports Read more...

The New E-Commerce AI Landscape
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 20, 2016 | Customer Engagement, eCommerce | 0 comments

The comprehensive victory of Google’s artificial intelligence over Go world champion Lee Sedol was more than significant. It was a sort of milestone in the evolution of AI. It was a declaration of the fact that AI has improved a lot…so much so that it has achieved a level to defeat the best human mind in an extremely intuitive game. Naturally, its Read more...

Footwear Marketing Update: Zappos and Aldo Enhance Loyalty, CX
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 13, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Customer Loyalty, eCommerce, Omni-Channel | 0 comments

The shoe industry, in fact, the fashion industry as a whole, is revamping itself to be as close to the needs and requirements of customers as possible. Two of the biggest players in the shoe game are making big changes. Let's take a look at these developments in footwear marketing. Zappos Launched Its First-Ever Loyalty Program  Zappos, an online shoe and clothing Read more...

Eeek! Watch Out for These 5 Conversion Killers!
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 12, 2016 | Best Practices, Customer Engagement, eCommerce, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content | 0 comments

It's almost Halloween, so we need to talk about something spooky! Conversion killers! Generally, the failure of an e-commerce site is the cumulative impact of tons of factors ranging from a lack of marketing leadership to design issues. But I am not interested here in talking about how the slow speed of the website or poor product description damages conversion Read more...

7 Crucial Referral Fraud Prevention Tips
by Eliza Fisher | October 7, 2016 | Best Practices, Customer Engagement, Refer a Friend, Referral Marketing, Sharing and Referrals | 0 comments

Digital fraud is a growing concern for all types of businesses and consumers, and marketers are no exception. If you're working on any kind of program that rewards users for participating, you should keep reading. If you're rewarding your customer base for doing things like connecting on social, writing reviews, referring friends, sharing photos, and so on, then you should Read more...