Gary Vaynerchuk on Storytelling in 2013

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If you’ve never heard of Gary Vaynerchuk, you should check him out. He’s one of today’s great marketers that get’s it. Gary’s latest post is about storytelling. It’s about the ways that a company or brand connects with customers in 2013 is not the same as it was in 1998, 2004 or even 2010.  Storytelling in 2013  is a must read for entrepreneurs & marketers in any industry.

If you really want to known how to use Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Youtube and every other tool invented and not yet invented then you should watch Gary’s talk at Elevate NYC 2013.

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I first learned about Gary through his Keynote Speech at Inc 500 Seminar in 2011. It’s an hour long but it’s worth your time. Check it out.

Mobile adoption is growing by leaps and bounds. Every retail company needs to have a mobile strategy today. If you have a web site and it’s not ready for mobile consumption, you are going to get left behind.

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The number of consumers planning a mobile purchase has nearly doubled

Source: eMarketer, Oct. 22, 2012
With the holiday season on the horizon, retailers are gearing up for the rush of gift shopping that accompanies the last few months of the year. A September 2012 survey of US online buyers, conducted by market consultancy the e-tailing group and ecommerce service provider MarketLive, found that ecommerce will continue to siphon business away from traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, with mobile playing a growing role in that evolution.Mobile has emerged as a channel that provides shoppers with a new level of convenience in both researching and making purchases, and the trend shows no sign of abating in the near term. The survey found that the number of online purchasers who planned to buy a gift on a mobile device this holiday season almost doubled to 21%, up from 11% in 2011.

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