These four brands start the new year off right with bold marketing initiatives.
For those on a color-matching quest, The Sherwin-Williams Company has created a free online tool that allows users to create instant color palettes.
HSN, formerly known as The Home Shopping Network, has partnered with Universal Pictures to launch a multichannel shopping day that also promotes Universal's film Snow White and the Huntsman, said Brad Bohnert, HSN's director of PR and events. The 24-hour shopping day is scheduled for May 30, before the film's release on June 1.
As internet radio content becomes increasingly targeted to individual musical tastes, marketers and advertisers can capitalize on that trend, said Tim Westergren, founder and CSO of Pandora Radio, during his March 27 morning keynote address at Re:Think, The Advertising Research Foundation's annual convention in New York City.
Arby's today became the latest member of Plink, a loyalty program that gives restaurant consumers Facebook credits for their real-life purchases, said Peter Vogel, Plink's cofounder and head of sales and business development.
Club Monaco, a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren, will be launching its U.S. e-commerce website, ClubMonaco.com, Mar. 26, said Simone Delfino, Club Monaco Director of PR and Events, in a statement.
Friendly's Ice Cream has launched an online ordering system using in its home market of Springfield, Mass., and plans to roll out a revamped loyalty program this summer, said Richard Del Valle, VP of Restaurant Operations Support at the restaurant chain. For both launches, Friendly's will use technologies from MICROS Systems, a provider of ecommerce solutions for the hospitality and retail industries.
Ron Bliwas has stepped down after 32 years as CEO of DRTV agency A. Eicoff & Company, the company said on March 1. Longtime employee Bill McCabe will succeed him in the role, becoming the company's third leader in its 57-year history.
With each individual able to carry their business around with them on a tablet or phone, b-to-b marketing has sought a number of ways to reach on-the-go executives.
Ninety percent of U.S. adults worry about online privacy, while 41% do not trust most companies with their personal data, according to a Feb. 13 survey from TRUSTe. The report, the Consumer Confidence Edition, is the first installment of a quarterly index from the privacy management company.
Sears Holdings Corp. named Ron Boire EVP, chief merchandising officer and president of the Sears and Kmart business units on Jan. 3.
This month's meter gauges: Mountain Dew, Procter & Gamble, Denny's and the Publishers Clearing House.
Even though holiday sales numbers grab the headlines, many marketers see the shopping season as just the beginning of their relationship with a customer. Using the influx of first-time buyers as an opportunity to expand their databases and better understand consumer behavior, marketers are finding that effective CRM strategies can make it feel like Christmas all year long.
Our expert columnists this month offer practical advice regarding the most effective ways to use social media to foster greater loyalty among customers, including strategies around providing meaningful content for maximum engagement; how to use data collected to improve targeting in a way that is integrated with other marketing efforts; and how to measure and track social marketing efforts.
Active Ride Shop, a Mira Loma, Calif.-based skateboarding outfitter, has a passionate customer base that enthusiastically turns out for skating competitions, fashion shows and other brand events.
Bill Bass, president of the Charming Direct division of Charming Shoppes, discusses the retailer's digital tactics
Preliminary data from local media and advertising analysts BIA/Kelsey suggests that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are ramping up their usage of digital and social media, especially in the lead-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the lesser-known Small Business Saturday.
With the explosion of media choices, today's consumers are everywhere at once — and yet, never in one place for very long.
Google ran into a major hurdle yesterday in its ambitious quest to bring all the world's books to the Internet. A US district court judge in New York ruled that the technology giant would gain the ability to "exploit" books without the permission of copyright owners, essentially ripping up the company's agreement with authors. The decision will also limit Google's ability to sell advertising alongside the books' content.
Marketers waiting with bated breath to see what will become of prospective Do Not Track legislation received both good and bad news this week.
American Express and Yahoo extended their partnership on October 21 to give Yahoo Small Business members access to services from the American Express Open platform through the Web.
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Scion division launched an integrated marketing campaign on August 16, to promote its next-generation tC sports coupe.
I took a cross-country flight this week that had me in and out of San Francisco in 24 hours. The kind of trip that can make any consumer cranky.
In the last few weeks, the buying and selling among digital marketing agencies seems to have sped up.
Brand development agency Pappas Group is helping .CO Internet SAS roll out its integrated campaign to promote the new .co web extension, which went live July 20.
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