LAS VEGAS – Less than a decade ago, many pundits were predicting that it was just a matter of time before human travel agents would be replaced by the electronic kind.
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CANNES, France – Dan Hodges, managing director of Consumers in Motion, yesterday spoke with Elaine Chum, digital marketing lead for Philips, at the Cannes Lions annual advertising festival in Cannes in the South of France.
A Home Depot executive said that the chain is now reaping the rewards from starting to invest in mobile years ago and expects more good news in the future as it focuses on enhancing search capabilities, streamlining in-store checkout and experimenting with new innovations.
As more retailers cotton on to the strategy of offering mobile coupons for in-store use, RetailMeNot claims that retailers tapping multichannel approaches with digital promotions are seeing the highest levels of success.
Biometrics is a growing field these days, especially since Apple introduced Touch ID, and while early payments risks associated with multiple enrollments are causing some concern, the benefits far outweigh the pitfalls, according to Kimberly Little Sutherland, senior director for identity management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment platforms such as Venmo and PayPal.Me have seen significant user adoption already, with Venmo’s payment volume clocking in at $1.6 billion in 2015’s second quarter, suggesting that these types of mobile services are an important road forward for the brand.
Television shopping network Quality, Value, Convenience, better known as QVC, expects big things from the Apple Watch for retailers, both as an engagement tool and as a point of sale.
Online beauty booking service StyleSeat is hoping to continue its pace in the mobile booking space by putting its customers first and prioritizing personalization to make sure customers receive offers they want.
A Dunkin’ Donuts executive said the company is “all in” on mobile following the success of its one-year-old DD Perks Rewards program as well as promising initial results from a mobile ordering test.
Walgreen Co.’s Duane Reade is one of the fastest-growing retailers on Twitter in addition to being the most widely followed pharmacy worldwide on that social platform. Behind that growth is laser-focused thinking on how best to use mobile, social and content development to maintain relevance with the target customer in their daily routines.