DSN recently had a chance to sit down and talk with Jay Lenstrom, general manager of Crossmark's Marketing Werks, an experiential and event marketing firm that helps brands pop at retail by engaging consumers on their path to purchase. Lenstrom calls what they do “engagement marketing” — creating a two-way conversation between brand and consumer. It’s a marketing arena that’s changed dramatically over the past five years and will continue to evolve in time with smartphones and social media.
Even though customers may only buy certain OTC categories a few times a year, for consumer healthcare brands, the opportunities to have a more meaningful relationship in the lives of their consumers has never been greater, Stefan Merlo, director of healthcare strategy, Novartis Consumer Health, told DSNtv in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.
The biggest challenge — and opportunity — facing retailers and suppliers today is partnering together to better understand consumer needs to grow existing categories and create entirely new ones, Jim Flannery, director of global business development for Procter & Gamble told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.
DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.
Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?
With today’s still-recovering economy, retailers and manufacturers are walking a marketing tightrope, carrying a balancing pole with shelf pricing and promotions on one end and gross profit margin on the other. DSN caught up with Glen Davis, president and CEO of the Competitive Promotion Report, to get some perspective on how that’s being done.
Procter & Gamble’s community-building program, My Black is Beautiful, will celebrate its community of 2 million strong by shining a light on what makes Black women “All Together Beautiful” at the 2015 Essence Festival.
According to new research from data analytics solution provider Precima, 65% of U.S. shoppers look to everyday (regular/non-sale) prices of staple items such as milk and eggs to guide their price perception of a grocery retailer.
Drug Store News caught up with Crossmark’s CEO Steven Schuckenbrock to discuss Crossmark’s innovative business model designed to drive faster sales growth and greater efficiencies for its clients and customers.
In a recent survey, more than half of respondents said that they are highly annoyed by the way brands continue to rely on the old-fashioned strategy of repeatedly blasting generic advertising messages.
The majority of millennial parents are using smartphones to help them shop at brick-and-mortar retail locations, according to the results of a commissioned study from Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with major retailers locally.
Published reports are noting that beauty brand Coty has reportedly bolstered its portfolio by winning an auction process for three parts of Procter & Gamble’s beauty business for a value that could reach $12 billion.
Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-hosted The New General Market Forum in Chicago on May 27 with a mission to bring together leading companies that have demonstrated their commitment to building a strong community with a diverse consumer base.