Despite the hype that Amazon and other e-com sites receive, it is estimated that 94% of US retail sales still happen “In the Real World”. Yet precisely because brick & mortar businesses rely on their physical locations to drive sales, they often don’t have the same rich data sets available to online retailers. Worse, the data they do have is often siloed between different departments and in different databases. So they don’t connect the dots for potentially transformative insights into customer behavior, media vehicle effectiveness, cross-sell opportunities, or new approaches for dealing with competitors.
This panel will discuss strategies and challenges in combining media, social, and sales data to improve understanding across an increasing number of online and offline data sets. We will present real-world examples of how multi-unit retail business are connecting store sales, media impression, and local social engagement data to drive actionable insights and real-world results.