Publicis Groupe digital agency Razorfish has named Paul do Forno SVP of multichannel commerce, a newly created position, said Shannon Denton, executive sponsor of commerce and president of Razorfish's central region. Do Forno, who reports to Denton, joined in March and is based in Chicago.
Athletic apparel and footwear company Fila has appointed marketing solutions firm 89 Degrees to develop an email marketing strategy, said Lauren Mallon, global marketing manager for Fila. 89 Degrees will work with Demandware, the e-commerce solutions provider Fila hired in July 2010, and SEO/SEM provider Adept Marketing
In March, Google rebranded Android Market, its app store launched in 2008, to Google Play. In addition to apps, Google Play, like Apple's iTunes, now sells other digital entertainment such as music, books and films.
In the next five years, will smartphones and tablets drive more annual e-commerce sales revenue than PCs or will PCs develop new capabilities to keep them in the lead?
This year's Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend proved a big one for e-commerce — and mobile commerce in particular. Thanks to a combination of generous deals and increasingly savvy and mobile-focused consumers, the biggest shopping weekend of the year was bigger than ever for online retailers.
Jeff Hassemer, VP of product strategy at Experian Marketing Services, discusses his company's upcoming digital catalog app and how brands can leverage marketing technology to build customer loyalty.
Experian Marketing Services is building a catalog application for the iPad and all Android devices, Jeff Hassemer, VP of product strategy, told Direct Marketing News. The product will be available in the first quarter of 2012.
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R2C creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire and compel consumers to do something with a brand to drive commercial advantage. The full-service advertising agency specializes in creative, production, media, analytics and performance.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.