Christie’s Reinvents Luxury UGC for 250th Anniversary
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 28, 2016 | User Generated Content, Visual Commerce, Visual Galleries | 2 comments

The power of user generated photos lies in their flexibility and diversity. It is not necessary that photos should always feature people wearing your clothes or handling your products. Christie’s, one of the art world's leading businesses, deals with precious art, jewelry, and antiques--definitely not the standard fodder for hashtag campaigns. Still, they just wrapped up a successful luxury UGC campaign. To Read more...

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...

Instagram Live Streaming May Debut Soon
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 24, 2016 | Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, User Generated Content, Visual Commerce | 0 comments

That time is not far away that all social media platforms will look almost identical, if not similar. Snapchat created a ripple by coming up with its one-of-its-kind Stories. Instagram was quick enough to replicate that feature. After the resounding success of live video--first debuted by smaller platforms by scooped up by Twitter and Facebook, everyone is realizing the real 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...

6 Vital Holiday Retail Drivers for 2016
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 11, 2016 | Customer Loyalty, eCommerce, Omni-Channel, Social Media Marketing, User Generated Content, Visual Commerce | 0 comments

The holiday shopping season is just a few weeks away. All retailers, including you, will be immersed in the gigantic preparations to make this holiday season a real treat for your customers. But all those preparations may fail to yield great results if they are not in line with what customers actually want and which trends are expected to hit Read more...

New Amazon Ban on Incentivized Reviews
by Prasad Dhamdhere | October 5, 2016 | Customer Engagement, eCommerce, Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content | 0 comments

Amazon’s rigorous attempt to eradicate fake product reviews is not new. The e-commerce giant recently sued more than 1000 fake reviewers and is working on measures such as ranking trusted reviews and developing algorithms to weed out the fake reviews. Now it's announced that incented reviews--except for books or those coming in through its Vine program--will now be allowed. This Amazon Read more...