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Father’s Day Gift Guides—3 Ideas You Need to See

By Kyle Collins on Jun 19, 2020 3:01:04 PM

Even with a pandemic and protests happening all around the country, customers are determined not to forget dear ol’ dad this month.

In fact, The National Retail Federation expects them to spend more than ever before for Father’s Day, with the average shopper shelling out $138 on everything from gift cards to special outings to home improvement supplies.

Anticipating this windfall, top national retailers are out in full force with gift guides and other unique content that’s geared to help them get as much of that Father’s Day spend as possible.

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How Brands Can Win Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

By Rob Mixer on Dec 19, 2019 2:05:02 PM

“Did you finish your shopping?”

This time of year, that phrase is not quite so much small talk as it is panic inducing. 

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5 Lessons for Big Brands from Small Business Content Creators

By Melissa Simmerman on Nov 27, 2019 1:44:18 PM

This Friday, millions of people will be shopping. And millions of people won’t.

Every year, it seems more “conscious consumers” opt out of Black Friday and into the Small Business Saturday/Shop Local movement, started by American Express in barely post-recession 2010 to keep Main Street alive. Almost a decade later, the movement has proven its value: a recent survey found that among consumers who plan to shop on Small Business Saturday, 96% said the event “inspires them to go to small, independently owned retailers or restaurants that they have not been to before or would not have otherwise tried.”

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