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Privacy-Safe Growth Strategies

With new updates to privacy laws occurring every day, the most dynamic marketers need to be constantly aware of the changing digital ads ecosystem and why privacy matters. Google recently hosted a Privacy-Safe Growth webinar, and we outlined the top takeaways that will be beneficial to anyone participating in marketing endeavours for their business or…

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Video Marketing on Amazon

Every company selling on Amazon should include videos in their listings. Not only do customers want videos, but Amazon’s search algorithms prioritize pages with video over pages with just text. On top of that, the right video content can boost conversion and page engagement.  Producing videos may sound daunting to most brands, but it doesn’t…

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Amazon OTT Advertising 101

As over-the-top (OTT) advertising continues to grow, Amazon has been working to set its brand and marketplace sellers up for success. By connecting hardware and software, Amazon gains greater insights into user behavior and thus has the ability to improve its marketing tactics. Here’s how it works.  IMDb TV — OTT Video Blockbuster IMDb TV,…

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What’s Next for Ecommerce?

2020 was a monumental year for ecommerce.  At one point, it saw a 10-year growth in just a 90-day period. But will it stick in 2021?  Below we take a look at what elements of ecommerce are likely here to stay. Convenience As small businesses scrambled to go online and survive last year, many turned…

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Succeeding in Amazon’s Softlines Category

Softlines is arguably one of the most competitive categories on Amazon. More and more big name apparel brands are migrating to the platform while Amazon steps up its own game with private label apparel brands as well as an influencer-designed line known as The Drop. But the saturation shouldn’t deter retailers from carving out their…

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What is Six Sigma? | Agency Case Study | Mindgruve

What is Six Sigma?  Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. Some believe it can only be applied in manufacturing, but there are numerous opportunities to use Lean Six Sigma as a tool for change within marketing. More specifically,…

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How to Navigate a Cookieless World

Are Cookies a thing of the past? If so, what does this mean for brands? How about their customers? Is this the end of targeting? From the marketing industry to state and federal governments, questions are swirling around data, tracking and privacy. The answers below will begin to help you navigate what could one day…

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The Impact of the Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – Proposition 24

Californians recently had the chance to vote on Proposition 24, also known as the Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Broadly speaking, it’s meant to expand the preexisting California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and give consumers more control over how companies use their data. It also eliminates the ability of those companies to fix violations before…

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5 Paid Social Tips for the Holiday Season

Historically, the cost of digital advertising increases at the end of each year due to retailers capitalizing on gift-giving holidays and major retail sales events such as Black Friday. Adding the effects of the pandemic to the mix in 2020, the cost may be higher than anything the industry has experienced.  In the past six…

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How Amazon’s Demand-Side Platform Improves Advertising

Amazon’s Demand-Side Platform (DSP) helps brands move shoppers down the funnel. More specifically, this unique advertising platform serves ads at the right moment based on specific, interest-based audience segmentation and bridges the gap between brand discovery and purchase. Amazon has rolled out a number of features to the Demand-Side Platform since its launch, perhaps the…

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Amazon Marketing Guide: ABCs of Amazon – Mindgruve

There is a wide variety of terms associated with Amazon marketing. Below is a glossary of the most common of them, including relevant acronyms, to help novices and experts alike more effectively navigate the Amazon platform. For more on Amazon, check out our other articles on Amazon marketing strategies and how to plan for Prime…

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Mindgruve Drives Record Sales Volume in U.S. for Victorinox Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA) was founded in 1884 when Karl Elsener opened a cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz. His idea was to manufacture a compact knife with an array of practical functions. More than 130 years after the legendary Swiss Army Knife was born, VSA remains a family-owned business with an unwavering focus on tradition, quality…

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How to Plan for Prime Day & Beyond

For the first time, Prime Day didn’t take place in mid-July. Amazon, instead, refocused its efforts on meeting high consumer demand for products like PPE, cleaning supplies, dry goods and more. As an alternative to perhaps the most anticipated sales event of the year, the company hosted what it dubbed the “Big Style Sale.” Shoppers…

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Effective Strategies for Retail Brands on Amazon

Amazon accounts for 40% of all US online retail sales, according to eMarketer. That was pre-pandemic and since then Amazon reported a 25% sales increase YoY in Q1 with stock up 45%. Its brand value is now worth more than $415 billion, according to Kantar and WPP. These staggering statistics mean brands must balance their…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Retail, Fashion and eCommerce

Like so many parts of life, COVID-19 has upended the ways people shop. As a result, brands, their stores and ecommerce channels are pivoting on a daily basis to stay relevant and reach their customers in meaningful ways. We sat down with Anna Kaplan, Mindgruve’s VP of Account Management, to discuss the changes to expect…

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Top 10 Marketing Trends for 2020

From innovative technologies to the desire for more personal, emotional connections, we’re peering into 2020 and highlighting ten critical marketing trends that will significantly impact the industry. Through the thoughtful application of forward-thinking marketing strategies, brands can stay ahead of the rapidly-changing needs of their customers, foster growth and increase ROI. TREND #1 The Humanization…

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Why Your Agency’s Project Manager is Worth Every Penny

Assigns resources. Validates estimates. Fine-tunes scopes. Creates timelines. Runs burn reports. Tracks approvals. Coordinates vendors. “QAs” and troubleshoots. Reconciles budgets and billing. The job description for agency project managers goes on and on. Saying they wear multiple hats is an understatement. These are the people behind the scenes, planning, organizing and prioritizing resources and tasks…

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Don’t Underestimate The Value of Voice for Your Business

It’s 2019 and nearly everyone has a built in assistant – voice assistant that is. Voice technology and its underlying software – voice recognition, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and beyond – is evolving rapidly and becoming omnipresent. With the rise of position zero, the coveted search result spot that voice assistants are pulling from,…

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Who Are Brands Overlooking at Comic-Con?

What comes to mind when you picture a San Diego Comic-Con attendee? Is it a comic book “geek” with a poster tube slung across his shoulder? A film buff in a movie t-shirt and cargo shorts? Or is it an avid gamer with a Mountain Dew in hand? Every year, Comic-Con grows exponentially with 130,000…

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