How promotional merchandise magic can make the difference in your marketing campaigns


Promotional merchandise is one of the oldest types of promotions. Even in today’s digital world, promotional products and branded merchandise really do make a big impact on marketing campaigns. 7 in 10 marketers use promotional merchandise to raise brand awareness.

Thought Leadership Merchandising: Rising Above the Noise

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Merchandising Strategy Precedes Content Development. Thought Leadership Programs Must be Accountable for Business Outcomes. Thought Leadership is one of the most widely used terms in B2B marketing.

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What promotional products are on your desk? [survey results]


To help us understand how effective promotional products and branded merchandise really is, the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) often commissions surveys to illustrate how well promotional giveaways really work.

Promotional products: making them effective branding tools for your business


It is called the British Promotional Merchandise Association. They periodically survey recipients of promotional merchandise to evaluate their effectiveness and see what works best. Just because you spend more on promotional merchandise doesn’t mean it will be effective.

How brands use promotional clothing [infographic]


The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) often surveys people who have received promotional products to gauge their effectiveness! Their research helps to show businesses how well-branded merchandise can help promote your brand and increase sales.

Stop the Insanity. Fire Your PR Firm in 2014.

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It’s All About Merchandising. The attribution is unsupported, but Albert Einstein is often credited with the quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

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9 Must-Attend Retail Trade Shows for 2015

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Why they say to attend: “ASD Las Vegas (h eld twice annually) brings the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods trade show that’s as easy to shop as it is to love. ” World Alliance Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference April 25 – 28, 2015 San Antonio, TX.

The 12 Hottest Tools for Content Promotion

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There are a lot of people furiously writing great blog posts, spending hours a day, hoping that an insane amount of new customers will magically find their content and purchase their app, solution, merchandise or something else. Content marketing is nothing without good promotion.

Even Merchandisers Must Be Customer-Centric

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But one—it happened to be about business intelligence systems—highlighted the importance of merchandise managers. This isn’t news to me: merchandisers are the kings and queens in most retail organizations, for the excellent reason that nothing else matters if people don’t want to buy what a store is selling. Traditional merchandise analysis is certainly not customer-based. For no particular reason, I’ve been reading a lot of retail white papers recently.

5 ways Marketers can help Sales Reps find content


Merchandise “the goods” so they are easy to find and easy to use. 5 ways Marketers can help Sales Reps find content. Has anyone from your sales team ever asked you to email a report, a slide deck or PDF that is already in your content repository?

Are you ready for Return On Influence?

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The most powerful of these new “Citizen Influencers” are rewarded by the world’s biggest brands with trips, merchandise, and luxury cars. We are on the cusp of a marketing revolution. And it is being led by YOU.

The evolution of social media analytics

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Disclosure: I have never received any payment or merchandise from Dell. Disclosure: I have never received any payment or merchandise from Dell. Click here if you cannot see my video interview with Shree Dandekar of Dell.

10 things you need to know NOW about OmniChannel Marketing

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As the illustration depicts, traditional marketing, advertising and merchandising co-exists with these layers, and increasingly pervades them. There are implications for the organizational structure, external partnerships, fulfillment, merchandising — almost every aspect of the process.

Why This Holiday Email Campaign Misses the Mark

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There’s literally no other detail mentioned – nothing about what I’ll learn, perhaps about ecommerce trends or security best practices or Web merchandising – that communicates the benefit of downloading the paper.

4 Ways to Turn Marketing Ideas Into Engaged Customers

Modern Marketing

“What makes a stellar head of marketing today is someone who not only has the marketing skill-set, but who can also flex across technology and product/merchandising. Having engaged customers is, of course, the holy grail for marketers.

Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail and E-commerce at Facebook: How to Combine Digital and Traditional Retail Marketing Channels [Podcast]

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Keeping Customers: Loyalty—the third key component of digital merchandising, says Nicolas—is about re-engaging existing customers, 70% of whom will never read a brand’s email communications.

The Rise of Virtual Reality and What It Means for B2B Marketers


Tesco, a British supermarket chain, used VR to help the company better understand how the company can merchandise shelves faster, and redesign and improve store layout. It wasn’t long ago that virtual reality felt like pure fiction.

Modern Consumer Behavior in an Omni-Channel World [Infographic]


In today’s omni-channel world, brands must be strategic about merchandising on their various channels and need to fully understand why or why not their customers are clicking the buy button –– no matter where it appears. There have been plenty of predictions for the commerce industry in 2016.

How to Make Money Blogging:Yes – You Can Still Make Money Blogging!

Writing on the Web

Products and/or Merchandise – As the blogging stratosphere expanded, and readership grew, so did opportunities for merchandising. Can you still make money blogging ? Or is it too late to get in to the game?

The 100 Year History Lesson On Marketing Operations and MarTech


I n these conditions the advertising and merchandising becomes a science. "There is a science to advertising. Experienced advertisers have watched and recorded, tested and logged, and left records of countless campaigns.

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The 3 Things Retailers Need To Know About In Store Holiday Shoppers

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Merchandise Selection/Variety. This past holiday shopping season, Oracle Marketing Cloud and Edison Research conducted a two-part holiday research study.

Five steps to establish a content-creating company culture

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One company maintains a leader board of bloggers who reach certain milestones and then rewards the top contributors with special events and company merchandise.

Predictive Analytics: Should Automated Content Selection Work by Segment or Individual?

Customer Experience Matrix

The individual-level approach makes the most sense when there are many content choices to consider, as with retail merchandise or entertainment (books, music, movies, etc.). Two vendors made the same point with me this week, which is reason enough for a blog post in mid-July.

10 Nonprofits That Are Totally Nailing Pinterest Marketing


3) The Trevor Project: Promotes Merchandise. Merchandise is a great tool for brand awareness. There are many reasons why visual content is becoming more widely used in online marketing, including these 19 statistics.

The Future of Advertising Is Native Social Commerce


It resulted in $125,000 of merchandise sales. Another strategy is to relate sponsored tweets to an event-based keyword or hashtag which offers a special price or limited-time discounts on merchandise.

Chicago unveils digital innovation and entrepreneurship center

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Located in an expansive space in the downtown Merchandise Mart. Click here if you can’t see Mark Schaefer’s interview with Una Pipic of Chicago’s 1871 Center. I had the chance to be a guest speaker at Chicago’s rocking new digital innovation center, 1871.

20 Amazing Examples Of Brand Content Marketing Hubs

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This site essentially re-imagines the way they merchandise their talent by focusing on the best stories and curating interesting and popular shops and shop owners. Lesson for brands: think outside the traditional merchandising box and imagine how to highlight the stories behind what you sell.

Image Recognition technology is a goldmine for marketers

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I notice that Facebook starts to show me ads for Angry Birds games and merchandise. I notice that Facebook starts to show me ads for Angry Birds games and merchandise. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist. I am admiring a stranger’s purse.

Is Your B2B Firm REALLY Marketing…Or Simply Making Tactical Soup?

Marketing Craftmanship

For the firm to benefit from the credibility associated with publication of its partner’s life sciences expertise, it would need to proactively merchandise this inherent 3rd party endorsement. Is Your B2B Marketing a Tactical Hodge Podge?

Sailthru Offers End-to-End Omnichannel Personalization for B2C Marketers

Customer Experience Matrix

It can do similar tracking based on merchandise category tags from ecommerce systems. I know this is blasphemy, but I’m beginning to have doubts about solution selling – the idea that marketers should describe the customer problems they solve, not the features of their products.

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How to Tailor Content Distribution Throughout the Fashion Life Cycle

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Every season, your forecasting and merchandising teams have to find the best new styles in the hottest colors and then guide those products through the four fashion life cycle stages: Introduction. As a retailer, you live the fashion life cycle.

The Ultimate Holiday Marketing Giveaway [All Entries Receive a Free Domain]

Vertical Response

The grand prize winner also receives a premium Google domain, printed business cards, letterhead, and envelopes, a rollup banner, and other branded merchandise. Looking to launch a new business in 2016? Or, maybe your brand is ready for a major boost?

The Biggest Lesson I Learned in 2016: Talk About Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t

Modern B2B Marketing

Costco says it is “a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise.” Author: Janet Dulsky The new year is upon us which means that it’s time to make our New Year’s resolutions.

How Your Content Marketing Can Get an Extra Lift From Influencers

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Merchandise? Author: Ellen Gomes Every industry has influencers—people who have the ability, because of their power or knowledge (real or perceived), to influence purchase decisions. Hollywood has celebrities, fashion has models, and business has its moguls. The internet is no different.

Want Hordes of Raving Fans? 7 Content Best Practices to Follow


If you can’t give stuff away, you can sell it -- and fans probably won’t mind opening their wallets to buy fan merchandise. The fans are there -- and so is a medley of merchandise for sale. When Evernote was barely emerging, they started selling branded merchandise.

5 great resources for social marketers, and one bad one

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The book’s basic theme is that mass marketing and merchandising are dead. However, he also says that the efficiency of mass marketing and merchandising is the very thing enabling the wealth to purchase expensive niche market goods.

Case Study: Denny’s flips its audience with a sassy social media strategy

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“We created merchandising, digital ads and even three real mobile game remixes of classic Atari titles – all with a Denny’s spin, of course.”

Lessons Learned and Unanswered Questions from Content Marketing World 2017—Day 1

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” The Star Wars Merchandise Story. Back in 1976, Fox Studios thought Star Wars would be a flop, so they let George Lucas pass up a massive chunk of his director’s fee in exchange for merchandising rights.

Building an Audience Is Not a Chore: 5 Brands That Began with Content

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sold over $12 billion in toys and merchandise, according to Forbes , and that’s just products. What is Star Wars, truly? Is it a film franchise? Or a great marketing and content strategy? The answer depends on whom you ask.

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An End to B2B Social Media Madness

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But if you are unable or unwilling to generate meaningful content on a consistent basis (at least twice a month), or to merchandise your blog content properly (which means taking specific steps to promote the content with target audiences), then do not start a blog.