A Comprehensive Guide to Content Marketing and Platforms

by Natasha Ambavle |

A Comprehensive Guide to Content Marketing and Platforms

According to PEW Research Center (a nonpartisan fact tank), “26% of US adults are almost always online. They’re part of the 77% of US adults who go online daily.” So what does this vast population consume online? The answer is simple – content. Content can range from blogs and newsletters to videos, images, or podcasts. This … Read more

How Your Content Marketing Strategy Improves Conversions

Content Writing

We live in a time where consumers are smarter than ever. They can spot an ad that’s just an ad from a mile away. You know what we’re talking about. They leave that used car salesman feeling and you immediately feel the need to take a shower. Unfortunately, we come from a world where that … Read more

White Paper: Emotional Loyalty in 2019

emotional loyalty white paper

We all know how the traditional rewards program model, right? A customer buys something and the retailer offers incentives like loyalty points or additional products. This is known as the transactional, or rational model of customer loyalty. Though it’s a very successful strategy, it really only considers consumers who are loyal for the reason of … Read more

Let’s Talk: Leveraging User Generated Content

User generated content

  We’re really excited to bring back our “Let’s Talk” segment, where experts in marketing and loyalty come to discuss industry trends. This week, our Chief Strategist Al Lalani discusses best practices in user generated content. What are some practical strategies for optimizing your UGC? What do trends in peer recognition tell us? With 47% … Read more

Annex Cloud Educates Industry at eTail East in Boston

Etail East

This week, Annex Cloud hit the open road to set up shop at eTail East in Boston! We wanted to see what the industry has to say about the current climate of ecommerce and profitability. Our fearless leader Al Lalani gave a presentation on Retention in the Age of Distraction, which explained how the use of innovative rewards boosts customer engagement and longevity. Meanwhile, the rest of our team gave demos and answered customer questions over at the Annex Cloud Booth.

“Of the many summits and events we attend, eTail East brought us the most meaningful conversations about the industry’s needs,” stated Ariel Bubb, Head of Events at Annex Cloud. “I learned that no matter how big your brand is, there’s always room for growth. It’s also great to know that because we provide such a suite of tools, we truly have something for everybody at eTail East.”

eTailThe annual eTail East Conference is dedicated to innovating and disrupting the current ecommerce model. Executives and thought leaders from major brands like Ethan Allen, Jet.com, and Wayfair come from around the world to discuss future trends in the industry. Various educational workshops were held, ranging from the scalability of retail to the use of artificial intelligence in ecommerce.

During the Chairperson’s Opening Remarks, our Chief Strategist Al Lalani gave a speech about the challenges the retail industry faces regarding customer retention. He also went into the solutions to combat these issues, such as designing a more engaging loyalty program and using audience segmentation to customize incentives.

“Personalization has significantly evolved when it comes to our customers,” said Lalani. “Consumers today are becoming more and more demanding of us and our only response is to listen and become more knowledgeable of our customers.”

Annex Cloud is making strides in setting itself apart as a thought leader in customer loyalty. We are continuously asked to lecture and get involved in ecommerce and retail conferences in effort to educate the industry on consumer behavior. We are very fortunate because with every summit we attend, we are able to gain more knowledge to better serve our clients. eTail East had another amazing show and we’re so thankful to be included! Our next stop is Shop.org’s 2018 Digital Summit in Las Vegas so stay tuned for more from the Annex Cloud events team!

Quality Content, Free of Charge: 3 Steps to Implement User Generated Content

Creating quality content became businesses’ number 1 priority in 2013. Social is no longer about quantity, but quality. As consumers become more aware of ‘click farms’ and ‘like bots’, businesses must increase engagement, not just reach. Generating content is one way to see user engagement increase, but it can become time consuming and expensive. In … Read more

Importance of Content Marketing

Content marketing is the new age advertising counterpart that develops awareness, increases sales and customer trust through the content published online or offline. Content marketing is more –efficient and easy, though it might be time consuming. The idea of content marketing is becoming more popular among marketers as a result of the growing influence of … Read more

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