Tag Archives: Michael Sansolo

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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Making Friends

Winning over shoppers through the social web requires careful attention to all the best time-honored retail strategies, with recognition that discussions and connections are simply moving at new speed. The Integer Group, the firm handling this new study of the … 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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A Single Shot of Sales Growth

Looking for a way to perk up sales and brew new profits. Forgive the silly hints, and think about morning coffee and the growing use of single-shot coffee makers. Breakfast is the most routine meal of the day, with many … Continue reading

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In the Mood: Understanding the Shopper

There’s endless discussion about the changing shopper, emerging demographics and even the increase of men in the aisles of supermarkets. But no matter who is actually doing the shopping, the factors driving them remain the same — feeding the household … 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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