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Internal Roadblocks Hamper Social Web Success

The rapid emergence of the social web has left many businesses — retailers included — unsure of how to best use these new communication resources to build sales, profits and loyalty. One key element of part 8 of Untangling the … Continue reading

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The Social Impact

Although use of social media for grocery shopping is only just beginning, we can already see the tremendous impact of a variety of platforms on consumer behavior. But only part of that influence is coming from retail or brand companies … Continue reading

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Today is Only the Start

A challenge many businesses face in understanding the power of the social web is determining how important it could be in the future. The answer from part 8 of Untangling the Social Web, the latest study from the Coca-Cola Retailing … Continue reading

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Is Social Networking Like High School?

Understanding how groups and connections form on social networking sites can be as simple as remembering the strange development of cliques and social circles in high school. People self-select into specific groupings and what they say can build or destroy … Continue reading

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Retailers Wanted: Share Your Story About Growing Your Business

All the shopper research done by the NACS/CCRRC found that our customers are seeing what most convenience retailers already know; i.e. there’s a lot more stores competing for their convenience business and some of the new ones are doing a … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Specific Messages

There’s a common problem in communication of any kind, including the social web. Ask a vague question and you’ll likely get a vague response. But ask about something specific and the chances are the response is more passionate and detailed. … Continue reading

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Success Begins with Knowledge

Any retailer—in fact, any business—only succeeds by knowing its customers. Especially in today’s data rich world, knowing what your customers like and dislike can help you gear your offerings to what they want to see and buy. The same holds … Continue reading

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Who are you: Building Your Social Web Identity

Are you trying to figure out how to build your company’s profile on the social web?  Here are a couple of useful exercises for you and your team: 1.      Create a list of adjectives that describe your company. Are you … Continue reading

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Finding ROI on the Social Web

Years ago a retail executive famously quipped that only half the money he spent on advertising was really worthwhile. The problem was that he couldn’t possibly identify which half it was. Not surprisingly, the same question comes up about the … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak “Social”

In so many ways the social web simply requires using common sense in a new way. After all, the Facebook didn’t invent the idea of community. It simply supercharged it through the use of technology. Likewise think of a regular … Continue reading

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