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Rounding out our list of top 10’s for the year is this post that contains the most viewed social commerce infographics for 2011 based on page views. We like using infographics and have scoured the web to find those that furnish the best portrayal of the social commerce landscape. Truly, a picture is worth a …

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The following is a list of the top ten most read social commerce posts during 2011 based on number of page views. To say this year has been a good one for Social Commerce Today is an understatement and we thank you, our readers, for making it so. #1. Top 50 Facebook Stores, Top 20 …

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Here’s a short BBC video news report on f-commerce, showcasing the Heinz fan-store selling personalised Get Well soup. As Robin Grant, global managing director from the agency We Are Social behind the Heinz initiative points out in the clip, the primary goal of the fan-store is to activate advocates.

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A recent article from Financial Times (registration required) questions the ballyhoo over social commerce, especially as it pertains to Facebook. The article calls the social network a disappointment, at least where Internet entrepreneurs are concerned, saying that, “Retail executives and consultants say Facebook has yet to take off as a retail platform.” It cites executives from …

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Sears announced that it will close between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores due to lackluster holiday sales figures. One culprit being blamed is e-commerce. Two others are mobile and social technologies. According to a Forbes’ article – Over-Retailed Nation. Sears to Shutter At Least 100 Stores – brick-and-mortar stores are becoming little more …

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It’s always worth listening when the Financial Times weighs in on a debate, and this week has seen two articles (here and here) questioning the value and prospects of f-commerce and, more broadly, social commerce. Because FT content has a habit of disappearing behind an impenetrable paywall, here’s the speed summary Retailers wait for Facebook …

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If one was good, then two should be better. Perhaps that’s the thinking behind fashion retailer Oscar de la Renta’s decision to launch its second f-commerce store to sell four bangles exclusively on Facebook. (The brand launched its first f-commerce store in November to sell its Esprit d’Oscar solid perfume ring as a Facebook exclusive.) …

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For consumers, Facebook’s Like button is a pathway to getting discounts, promotions and special offers. Marketers have a more narcissistic view, according to a new study. To paraphrase actor Sally Fields 1985 Oscar acceptance speech, “They like us. They really, really like us.” Citing the “Variance in the Social Brand Experience” study from the CMO Council …

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18 months ago Disney opened up an innovative group ticketing app in Facebook with Fandango online movie ticketing, to help movie fans buy ‘Tickets Together’ (the name of the app) for the latest Disney movies. We liked Disney’s f-commerce ticketing app because it was fan-focused (for movie fans), social (group-buying), viral (invite-a-friend), event-driven (launch of new movies), and …

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Klout, which bills itself as the “standard for influence,” just released a list of the season’s 10 most influential retailers based on their Klout score. Topping the list is Amazon, followed by Victoria’s Secret, JC Penney, Sports Authority, Walgreens, HSN, ThinkGeek, Best Buy, Target and Macys, respectively. Klout bases its ranking algorithm on three factors: True …

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Incentives have always been a marketing scheme designed to attract customers and build long-term value. UK-based holding company, Tragus Group, the owner of restaurant brands like Strada, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, is encouraging customers to share their experiences through the use of user-generated content – namely photos and videos – on Facebook and other …

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Measuring brand value has always been something of a dark art, says a Booz&Co article. Now, there is a new, easy way to make that determination using an unlikely source, Facebook. The management consulting firm created a simple formula that compares the number of Facebook “likes” a brand has and adjusts it based on company …

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