Entering the China eCommerce Market – A Guide for the Uninitiated

You’ve been assigned the exciting task of expanding into China’s massive eCommerce market, congratulations! Soon after, you realize China presents unique challenges and opportunities compared to Western markets dominated by Amazon. The distinct characteristics of China’s eCommerce landscape and unique consumer demands require strategies to navigate this dynamic market successfully. Read more…

Opinion: AI’s Influence on eCommerce Search Results and How CPG Brands Content Strategy Needs to Adapt

As AI technology continues to evolve, it brings about three significant changes that will reshape search results on eCommerce marketplaces and, consequently, force CPG brands to rethink future digital shelf content strategies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undeniably revolutionized the way we interact with technology, and its impact on eCommerce search Read more…

Don’t Let the Cart Pull the Horse. Tech Enables Business Strategy – Not the Other Way Around

In today’s digital age, technology has become an integral part of every business. It has revolutionized the way companies operate, interact with customers, and manage their operations. Many businesses have embraced technology with open arms, adopting various tech solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

However, while technology is undoubtedly important, it should not be the primary focus of a business.


Ego Is Killing Your Marketing Efforts

Super Bowl XLI just ended and we were blessed with a slew of funny, entertaining, and creative marketing and advertising by some of the world’s largest (and deepest pocketed) brands.

As an inspired member of your company’s marketing and advertising team, the gears in your head are spinning for ideas on how you can execute something memorable for your next campaign.

You and your team work day and night thinking of a campaign, spoke to your agency on execution strategies, getting your budget approved after a rosy projection on how great the campaign will be, and a week after you launch, you got some PR firm mentioning your campaign, some colleagues posting it on LinkedIn, but ultimately, no one outside your company cared.

What happened?

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Did Hybrid and Remote Work Improve Corporate Culture or Gave Presenteeism and Bias a Boost?

I watched a segment on hybrid and remote work maturing in 2022 by The Economist triggered some interesting questions that many of us haven’t had much thought of.

The impact of remote and hybrid work shifted how we approached work over the past 20 months in massively positive ways but also raised some concerns that we may be moving in the wrong direction without seeing the warning signs.


14 Lead Generation and CRM Mistakes ALL MARKETERS Make

We’ve reached the end of our 3-part, first-party data and lead generation series of articles. If you missed the first two, read them here and here. Now that you’ve identified your 1PD initiative and picked a tool to streamline the process, let’s cover the most common mistakes that EVERY SINGLE marketer has committed and how to avoid, and ideas on how to fix them.

This is a huge article, so grab some coffee and let’s dive right in.


Free CRM Tools to Help Your Small Business Capture and Manage First-Party Data

In our opening article about first-party data, we’ve shared why collecting first-party data is important, particularly for small businesses, and also covered some easy-to-implement ideas for your team to try.

Before you can USE your data, you need to collect them, which we covered in the previous article. After collecting the data, you need to have a place to store, analyze, and use the data, and that’s what we’re covering.


Getting Started First-Party Data for Small Businesses. 5 Strategies You Can Implement TODAY!

First-party data is all the data that is generated and collected directly by a company’s own properties and audience. Companies are able to use this data to improve their products and services, understand customers’ needs, and generally provide a better customer experience.

First-party data is immensely valuable for your business as you have ownership of that data. The data you’ve collected can be used for better customer service, increased understanding of your customers, more precise messaging for your marketing and advertising, and knowing for a fact that a 3rd party such as Facebook, Google, or Amazon can’t just change their algorithms and take away customer data from your business.