Top Retail Podcasts PR Pros Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For retail companies, podcasts have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. With that in mind, here are five retail podcasts to check out and consider for retail companies who want to amp up their podcast footprint. Total Retail Talks. Retail Gets Real.

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How Are Retailers Communicating Through This Crisis?

Ronn Torossian

The post How Are Retailers Communicating Through This Crisis? Brands are rethinking how they plan to do business as cities, countries, and states come out of stay-at-home orders.

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20 Retail Journalists You Should be Following on Twitter in 2020

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

This week we’re thinking about retail and e-commerce. In a post-COVID-19 world, the retail space may look drastically different from what we currently know. But there are also stories about innovation, new retail startups, and the strength of ecommerce.

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Retailers Worldwide Face Communication Challenges and Opportunities

HMA Public Relations

The post Retailers Worldwide Face Communication Challenges and Opportunities appeared first on HMA Public Relations. In Poland, there is legislation pending that would ban shopping on Sunday. Some of our PRGN partners weigh in on this idea. Click below for more].

For retailers, a tepid holiday season prompts a cautious approach to messaging

PR Daily

Some retailers are struggling to put a sunny cast on gloomy reports about holiday shopping. The news comes after other retailers, including Macy’s and Kohl’s, shared disappointing figures for the holidays. Executive Communication Marketing Kohl's Macy's Nordstrom retail

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2020 Retailer Playbook—the new challenges for marketers this year

Agility PR Solutions

With every passing year, the retail industry undergoes significant shifts—and retail marketing strategies have to pivot accordingly. What can retailers expect in the year ahead?

The COVID crisis pushed shoppers to switch retailers and brands—why many won’t go back

Agility PR Solutions

New research from retail solutions firm Advantage Sales finds pandemic-driven out-of-stocks, growing safety and financial concerns, and changing values have spurred shoppers to try different retailers and […].

Retail PR’s Achilles Heel—why customer service must evolve

Agility PR Solutions

The post Retail PR’s Achilles Heel—why customer service must evolve appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. It’s undeniable: we live in a time in which instant gratification and speed are highly valued. Patience wears thin quickly, much to the chagrin of those who still practice it.

Social influence leadership ignites buzz for retailers—which brands are capitalizing?

Agility PR Solutions

Retailers are having huge success with social and influencer marketing—partly because retail is a highly social category, with many brands performing above average in driving online and offline consumer conversations, which makes the continued dominance of Amazon and Nike in the U.S.

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Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Unilever pause social media ads, Microsoft closes retail stores, and cosmetics brands drop ‘whitening’ terms

PR Daily

Microsoft closes retail locations. The technology company announced a “strategic change”—it’s closing all physical retail stores and focusing on its e-commerce operations instead.

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Consumers are concerned about Amazon’s retail impact and footprint

Agility PR Solutions

consumers have negative feelings about the e-tail behemoth when it comes to its impact on the retail industry—and the planet. The post Consumers are concerned about Amazon’s retail impact and footprint appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Millennials will spend big with inclusion-conscious retailers this holiday

Agility PR Solutions

consumers expect to spend more money on holiday shopping this year than last year, with millennials likely to be the biggest spenders—and retailers’ inclusion and diversity practices, with regards to age, gender, ethnicity and disability etc.,

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Looking for Retail Industry News? We’re Sold on These 8 Sites.

Cision

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, we’re recognizing some of the top sites for retail industry news. Media Blog

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Why retailers aren’t ready for advanced mobile experiences

Agility PR Solutions

Advancing technologies are putting more pressure on retail marketers to improve their customer experiences, and new research from WBR Insights finds retailers are not prepared to support the next wave of technologies like AI, Chatbots and AR as part of their mobile engagement strategy.

The Ghosts of Retail Past

Stern + Associates

On a daytrip to Maine a few years ago to buy lobster (something that’s actually doable if you live in Rhode Island and are so desperate for melted butter you continue » The post The Ghosts of Retail Past appeared first on Stern + Associates.

Evolving retail landscape leads to greater expectations—what’s working?

Agility PR Solutions

Shoppers say their online and in-store behaviors have shifted for traditional consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories, following a year that’s seen the retail and grocery landscapes evolve dramatically. The post Evolving retail landscape leads to greater expectations—what’s working?

Retailers pull Boohoo amid workers’ rights claims, LinkedIn introduces pronunciation tool, and Walmart prepares to compete with Amazon

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Retailers ditch Boohoo. For Boohoo, the retailers that pulled the brands’ products vowed not to relist them until the company can prove it isn’t violating worker rights—whether inside of its corporate headquarters or through a supplier.

Retail delivers the goods in new brand intimacy rankings

Agility PR Solutions

We’ve read aboutthe retail industry’s struggles with CX and customer service, but new industry rankings in brand intimacy show that retail is actually doing a good job of making an emotional connection with consumers.

From apocalypse to renaissance—retail store future brighter than expected

Agility PR Solutions

Doomsday predictors notwithstanding, physical retailers actually see tremendous opportunities for their stores in the near future, according to new research from Retail Systems Research. The firm recently released its 2018 Retail Store Benchmark Report, From Apocalypse to Renaissance.

New study reveals brand loyalty is worth more than the suggested retail price

Agility PR Solutions

In a fickle, fast-moving retail environment, every brand could use a little loyalty—and in fact, new research asserts that loyalty might be worth even more than it appears at face value.

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Big Retail: Amid constant change, here’s how the largest retailers stay ahead

Agility PR Solutions

retailers maintain their edge during the past year, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list from the National Retail Federation’s STORES Magazine and Kantar Consulting. Retail today is a blend of innovation and experience, and the nation’s […].

Media Moves at the Detroit Free Press & Modern Retail, Laptop Magazine Names New Editor in Chief

Cision

Darcie Moran joins the Detroit Free Press, Gabriela Barkho new at Modern Retail, and more. Media Blog

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How Facebook's dynamic ads favor retailers

PR Daily

Brand managers can now use dynamic ads for retail, and to entice users to visit them in person. Now, with dynamic ads for retail, campaigns can dynamically showcase products available in the store that's closest to the person seeing the ad.

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Consumers just want to be better understood by retailers this holiday season

Agility PR Solutions

They just want retailers to figure out how to properly market to them, according to engagement tech firm RedPoint Global, which recently announced new research examining consumer opinions about the current state of holiday shopping. What do consumers want for Christmas this year?

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Retailer apologizes after ‘fat shaming’ shirt receives backlash

PR Daily

That’s the lesson most recently learned by clothing retailer Revolve, which saw a storm of online criticism and a rash of negative headlines in response to images of a thin model wearing a sweatshirt bearing a “fat shaming” expression.

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Amazon Prime Day email marketing lessons for retailers

Agility PR Solutions

Prime Day has dominated the summer retail buzz since it started in 2015,2 but retailers competing with Amazon don’t have to miss out on the engagement opportunities that summer deals and off-season sales can offer.

Does good CX mean jeopardizing security? Some retailers think so.

Agility PR Solutions

Customer experience technologies may be helping retailers better serve and please customers, but are they putting their own business security at risk as a result? Some retailers think so.

Getting ‘appy—consumer adoption of retailer mobile apps doubles

Agility PR Solutions

As mobile shopping continues to grow, consumers are downloading retailer’s mobile apps at double the rate of years past and conducting more in-app purchases, according to new findings from consumer financial services firm Synchrony.

Retail insights into new behaviors and a peek at post-pandemic life

Agility PR Solutions

The report, which found shopper concern over the pandemic is escalating, especially among older households and those in hardest-hit areas, also provides guidance to help retailers best serve consumers. […].

Omnichannel challenge—retailers seek holiday staffers who understand their brand

Agility PR Solutions

As retailers prepare for the competitive holiday shopping season, they are putting more emphasis on their customers’ in-store experiences and are making hiring decisions that reflect that trend, according to a new retailer survey from organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry.

How retailers can successfully battle Amazon this holiday season

Agility PR Solutions

The post How retailers can successfully battle Amazon this holiday season appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

4 components of an engaging PR strategy for retail in 2020

Agility PR Solutions

Successful communication is the key to building a more effective PR strategy for retailers in 2020. The post 4 components of an engaging PR strategy for retail in 2020 appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Media Moves at the Detroit Free Press & Modern Retail, Laptop Magazine Names New Editor in Chief

TrendKite

Darcie Moran joins the Detroit Free Press, Gabriela Barkho new at Modern Retail, and more

Communications, the evolving consumer, and the new definition of retail

Agility PR Solutions

In order to capitalize on the moments that matter to consumers in the era of ubiquitous shopping, new research finds that retailers must be prepared to rethink what they do, become trusted advisors for their customers and curate truly meaningful consumer experiences.

How fashion retailers are using SEO for product promotion

Agility PR Solutions

The post How fashion retailers are using SEO for product promotion appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. With the introduction of search engine optimization and its application in improving the ratings of various sites, many stores now have an opportunity to boost sales.

Why are retailers still struggling so much with CX?

Agility PR Solutions

Myriad new research has stressed that brands must focus on providing high quality customer experience (CX) to gain loyalty—but even amid a flurry of next-tech tools like AI, retailers keep missing the mark. The post Why are retailers still struggling so much with CX?

Visual search has arrived—and it’s poised to disrupt retail, social and beyond in 2020

Agility PR Solutions

The post Visual search has arrived—and it’s poised to disrupt retail, social and beyond in 2020 appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

6 tips for nailing your holiday retail strategy that align PR, marketing and sales

Agility PR Solutions

With the holidays here, retailers must perfect their sales strategy if they want to meet 2019 revenue goals in the final days of the year. The post 6 tips for nailing your holiday retail strategy that align PR, marketing and sales appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Transparency, personalization are the next frontiers for online retailers—what PR must know

Agility PR Solutions

Today’s consumers clearly prioritize substance over flash from brand retailers. The post Transparency, personalization are the next frontiers for online retailers—what PR must know appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Delia's announces return as online retailer

PR Daily

An entire generation of teens may never enter a Delia’s—but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to enjoy the beloved 90s fashion staple. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last year, the brand (also known as dELiA*s) has been acquired by Steve Russo of Fab/Starpoint. The brand will return online only, which was announced via Instagram: News flash! Delias will be coming back-to-school with you! Best part? Online only = ALWAYS OPEN!

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