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The Blog: Retail

Most of us have had an experience at some point or another when a brand’s customer service has wowed us and turned a negative experience into a positive one. For me, a standout was the time I was rush-shipped a new sound machine for our infant daughter after it suddenly stopped working in the middle of the night.

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital environment, consumers literally have the world at their fingertips. And with more information and options available than ever before, consumer expectations have reached an all-time high.

data
Insights | Pet | Retail

Don't Be Fooled by Bad Data

We constantly rely on data to point our clients in the right direction when shaping their brands. The quality of the solutions we deliver can only be as good as the data our research provides. Recently, we learned an important lesson in how sample size can affect both research results and the conclusions we draw from it.

Branding | Insights | Retail

Transforming a Telco Brand at Gigabit Speed

Reimagining brand stories. Creating relevant communication plans. Intersecting with customers in digital and purposeful media. These components help Trone Brand Energy craft insightful messages that will convert telecom prospects into customers and customers into advocates.

Storytelling is an attainable marketing strategy for companies of any size, even the most hyperlocal. Because a compelling brand narrative is built on the strength of imagination and creativity—not wallet size.

Add another aspect to your role: social. The new job of telecommunications marketers is to make customers feel not only good, but smart and heard. When asked if telecom providers use social media in an effective way to engage them, only five percent of customers strongly agreed while twenty percent moderately agreed.

social responsiveness
Digital | Insights | Pet | Retail

Tips for Implementing a Responsive Social Process

Pet Age recently reported that retailers are ignoring customers’ social media requests. In fact, retailers failed to respond to more than 80 percent of consumer questions and requests on social media in the last year, most notably during the holiday season. That includes pet retailers, too.

 

You’ve heard it before—a smart digital marketing plan can play an important role in awareness advertising. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But for a local telecom, digital marketing can make your company seem ever-present (a big plus when you are a local carrier) but it can also help you strategically pinpoint potential users. And this isn’t theory.

remarketing
Digital | Insights | Pet | Retail

Remarketing: Bringing Potential Customers Back

So you’re driving a ton of traffic to your website. Fantastic. You can tell from your analytics that people are engaged. They’re viewing multiple pages per visit and spending a lot of time digging around. Great. How about conversions? Maybe you’ve got a 5% conversion rate. Splendid. But flip that on its head.

digital language
Digital | Insights | Retail

The Digital Language of Millennials

Millennial consumers are bilingual. When it comes to shopping online, they speak the languages of trust and efficiency. Brands must weave these two ideas together to create a website experience that is candid and efficient enough for Millennials to actually stick around.

voice search
Digital | Insights | Pet | Retail

SEO Strategy for Voice Search

A Google or Bing search has always relied on entering text on the keyboard. But now, the exponential rise of the Voice Search cannot be ignored.

user testing
Digital | Insights | Pet | Retail

10 Things You Can Learn from User Testing

User testing comes in many forms and is essential to improving the user experience of your website or app. However, choosing the right user testing or research method can be tricky.

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