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Home is Where Amazon’s Heart Is: Is the Lone Star State the One?

Home is Where Amazon’s Heart Is: Is the Lone Star State the One?

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

Amazon. The company making big headlines last August when it officially acquired Whole Foods and made many customers question, what isn’t influenced by this all-encompassing tech and commerce business? Ranging from the invention of the Echo and Alexa to selling groceries in a cashier-less brick and mortar store coined Amazon Go, the future of our everyday experiences may sit in the hands of this company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington with over 40,000 employees, Amazon is the largest employer in the city providing its economy with immeasurable value and its environment with multiple treasured amenities. So, what’s the next step for this booming business? Growth has brought CEO Jeff Bezos and the team to search for a second headquarters location amongst some of the most alluring spots in the US.

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The Gift of Giving: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Effect on Branding Strategy

The Gift of Giving: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Effect on Branding Strategy

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

This year, we saw a one-minute Super Bowl spot from Toyota featuring a Paralympic athlete and the journey she took to increase her chances of winning a gold medal. Heartwarming and inspiring—no cars were featured in the ad, which promoted the phrase, “When we’re free to move, anything is possible.” So what does this say about what we value as consumers? Are features and benefits our main concern? The fact is, in a world with so much variety, availability, and interconnected commerce, we subscribe to the brands we choose to invest loyalty in, not the products we choose to buy.

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Shopping Without a Basket: How E-Commerce Is Shaping The Consumer Experience

Shopping Without a Basket: How E-Commerce Is Shaping The Consumer Experience

Posted on Feb 07, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

When is the last time you have walked into a store just to try on that shirt and redeem the coupon you received via email last month? The last time you’ve checked the reviews on that electronic you’ve been anticipating for a year, just to wait in line for 6 hours on the day it is released at Best Buy? Is it that we are becoming more impatient and comfortable with a screen controlling our purchases? Or could it be that buying online is the most efficient and economical option for today’s society?

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Holiday Marketing Checklist

Holiday Marketing Checklist

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 by Anna Vehslage

As we approach the holiday season, it is important we understand the power of the holidays on our businesses sales. This year alone the National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to generate $678.75 billion. This is the season for shopping and attracting new customers—don’t miss out on your perfect chance to reach your target audience. Follow these simple steps for the perfect holiday marketing strategy.

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Workplace Acronyms You Should Know

Workplace Acronyms You Should Know

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by Anna Vehslage

In today’s fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment, we have little time to write a well-crafted paragraph when conversing with our colleagues. Messages need to be written and exchanged quickly, with no time for too much detail. Keep things at work moving with our list of workplace acronyms:

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Five Tips For Your Newsletter

Five Tips For Your Newsletter

Posted on Jul 06, 2017 by Alyssa Zucker

Newsletters are potent in not only staying top-of-mind with existing customers to keep them returning, but also setting yourself on a prospective customer’s radar. Because of the ability to segment prospects and reach specific target audiences, email marketing is still one of the most profitable methods of marketing. Email marketing enables you to create newsletters that are optimized to appeal to specific audiences, and easily reach prospective customers. To optimize your newsletter you’ll want to focus on these five things:  

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