QR Codes: Turning on the Magic with Strategy￼
No longer buried below an ad campaign as an afterthought, QR codes have now moved front and center in marketing. However, a well-thought-out strategy is essential in driving their effectiveness. Medallion Retail explores 3 unique and compelling strategies that work to stimulate interaction.
Can Brand Partnerships Help Shift to Thrift?￼
While inflation and rising gas prices fuel further financial woes, many have been caught in the middle. Navigating around high prices and product availability has some shoppers seeking alternative channels to shop, like thrift shops. Medallion explores the growing shift to thrift and how brand partnerships could help.
The Complicated Marketing of Health and Wellness In-Store￼
As consumers move to a more proactive mindset around their health and wellness, demand for products and services in this arena is growing fast. Medallion Retail explores how brands and retailers might address the complexities of marketing this category in-store, overcoming labor shortages and supply chain problems.
Unboxing the Love and Brand Awareness￼
Gift giving and the unboxing experience have always provided an ample platform for brands to make an impression. But it could also be an opportunity to gain a new customer. Medallion Retail explores optimizing the gift-giving experience, keeping it from the heart and making them want for more.
6 Trends That Gained Traction in 2021
Trends come and go. While some fade away into obscurity, some gain traction and develop into formidable innovations that shape and disrupt many industries. Medallion takes a look at six trends that took root in early 2021 and are now blossoming, showing continued promise in 2022 and beyond.
New In-Store Challenges: How labor shortages and supply chain issues require different thinking in store
A great start It seems like such a short while ago when we were beginning to see the light of day on this pandemic-challenged economy. Shops reopening, retailers and other businesses optimistic that consumers would soon return with enthusiasm to
The On-Going Evolution and Value of Pop-Up Retail: 6 Questions to ask if it’s right for you
In 2008, the retail world, at least in the U.S., faced multiple challenges and on many fronts. As online buying began to grow in step with shoppers’ comfort with this channel, the pull of foot traffic from brick-and-mortar stores to
Returning to Physical Retail: A Second Chance at Connecting with Shoppers
In our June blog “Retail Personalities: How 5 Brands Excel at Expressing Theirs,” we wrote about the passionate and sometimes cult-like love that consumers have for some of their favorite retailers and brands and how these physical retail businesses have
How 5 Brands Excel at Expressing Theirs
I had an interesting childhood growing up with a mother who dressed windows and retail displays in Southern Florida. Many memories of tagging along with Mom while she draped windows in fabric, outfitted mannequins and stapled lots of things to
Shopper Education: Tuning into the Shopper’s In-Store Channel
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that whatever type of product we want can usually be at our doorstep in no time at all. Some things that were ordered on a Monday afternoon would show up Tuesday. And show
March Madness Shopping: Bringing Fun and Exploration to the Customer Experience
As we come up on the NCAA’s March Madness schedule, we should take a minute to remember how the college basketball tourneys played out in March 2020. In what seems like a lifetime ago, teams and fans readied for college
QR Code Marketing: Why This Touchless Trend Feels Right
If February 2020 feels like a decade ago, you’re not alone. Last year was one of the most challenging—and felt like one of the longest—ever faced. And to think, it started out relatively normal, with casual debates about Prince Harry
Insights 2020: Our 3 Most Popular Blogs
To say that 2020 was a year of endless challenges and accelerated changes would be an understatement. However, in the face of such tumult, one core truth has remained consistent: that those retailers best able to identify and meet the
Customer Loyalty Programs: The Most Effective Tool in Your Marketing Arsenal
If your wallet has ever looked anything like mine, chances are that at one point in time it was loaded with stacks of customer loyalty cards. In those early days of customer loyalty programs, it was on the customer to
Home Fitness Finds New Purpose for Pop-Up
When the coronavirus forced nonessential businesses to shut down in March, gyms and fitness centers were among the retail casualties. And it was kind of remarkable how quickly consumers adapted to a Netflix-and-swill lifestyle. But the warmer weather has meant
Pickup & Home Delivery: Marketing Opportunities in the Bag
The coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial effect on retail. But it’s also provided retailers with unconventional marketing opportunities. Consider that delivery and pickup options have grown as consumers have sought safer and more convenient methods of collecting their purchases.
New Norms/New Pathways to Purchase
As Stores Reopen: 5 Points of Consideration Sometimes out of crisis, there arises opportunity. COVID-19 forced a shutdown for most retailers across the nation. Now, as many brick-and-mortar stores plan their reopenings, they’re realizing just how much of a whole
Unique Times = Unique Marketing
A funny thing about being housebound is that even routine activities can rouse new interest. Take the daily mail. In normal times, consumers would likely flip through it and set it aside. But these days, postal workers are considered essential
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Reentering the retail arena may call for innovative approaches. After all, your shopper will have many reasons to want to get out and about. Why not welcome them back in new and unexpected ways? To help you to start thinking
Pop-Up Prevails: Key Points of Reentry into Retail
Right now, there are 10 things on my shopping list. None of these are even remotely related to cosmetics, apparel or jewelry. I don’t think I’m alone in this. Our shopping needs at the moment are focused on necessities, like