Thanksgiving is in a few days, which means more than turkey and mashed potatoes. It also means that another special holiday follows directly after. This holiday matters the most to retailers and shoppers alike.
This holiday causes mayhem in stores, influences retailers to target marketing plans towards it, change store hours, and the list goes on. Have you caught on yet?
We are talking about Black Friday.
Deals, Deals and More Deals
So, let’s cut to the chase. We all know what shoppers are anticipating. One word: deals. Black Friday is a unique chance to grab all the best deals from the stores of your choice. The best part is that experts weigh in on what deals are hard to miss, and just where to find them.
In the midsts of my research, I realized that if you want to buy tech, this is the time to do it. Although Cyber Monday is a close second, Black Friday is a great chance to buy some tech gear.
Forbes compared stores like BestBuy, GameStop, Target, and Kohls. I discovered that Best Buy is offering great deals on video game consoles like Xbox, and the Sony PlayStation 4.
This leads me to wonder, how are retailers preparing for Black Friday?
Best Buy is no stranger to Black Friday. Best Buy knows exactly how to combat this day, and one could even say they have become experts at it. With their immense amount of tech deals available to customers, Best Buy leverages this day in unique ways.
Best Buy has used the opportunity to advertise Black Friday well before the actual day. This has been done through advertisements and social media campaigns. Customers are given a detailed description of what deals will be offered to them through these advertisements, and they can be seen online and in print.
In a similar fashion, Kohl’s has leveraged Black Friday through advertisements leading up to the day. Kohl’s advertisement is almost identical to Best Buy’s, outlining the different deals that will be offered to customers.
Amazon took a different approach on Black Friday, with “Seven Days of Black Friday.” Amazon’s deals have gone live before Black Friday has even started, giving customers a chance to jump on deals as soon as they hit the (digital) shelves.
These deals include Amazon’s unique technology, like Amazon Alexa, Echo and CloudCam.
This unique spin gave customers the opportunity to make purchases earlier than most stores, which gives them an advantage.
What To Expect This Year
Black Friday this year, like most years, will no doubt cause shoppers to seek the best deals offered by retailers. It will give brands the opportunity to leverage different deals to draw foot traffic into stores, which is always one of the primary goals of the retailers.
What deals are you looking forward to the most?
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Millennium Live, A Digital Diary Podcast had the chance to sit down with Fast Company’s VP of Marketing, Damian Slattery. If you’re interested in hearing some top tips for marketers as well as the ins and outs of Slattery’s expansive career, this is the episode for you. Listen to the full episode here and be sure […]
“Retailers need to be obsessed with closing customer experience gaps” Skava CEO, Arish Ali, Shares His Perspective On Retail
With our upcoming Digital Retail and Marketing Transformation Assemblies in February 2019 approaching, Skava’s CEO, Arish Ali, shared his insights into the changing retail industry and how executives can stay one step ahead of digital innovation going into 2019.
We’ve released another great Digital Diary podcast episode for you today featuring marketing expert, Jim Stengel. Listen here. Millennium Live, a Digital Diary podcast, is the only podcast dedicated to bringing the latest Digital Business Transformation content to C-Suite Executives from North America’s most progressive industries, available exclusively on Soundcloud. Listen and Subscribe today.
The Questions That Begin Your Digital Transformation Journey
Digital transformation: can’t live with it- well, actually in today’ world, you have to live with it. So let’s ignore that pun for now. As a business professional, digital transformation is vital to staying relevant, up to date and ahead of the competition. It also provides you tools to connect yourself to an audience in […]
The Millennium Alliance Releases New Podcast Episode featuring BCBS Louisiana and Columbia University
We’ve released another episode of Millennium Live: A Digital Diary Podcast. This week, we’re tuning in with Vindell Washington, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana and Bunny Ellerin, Columbia University’s Director for the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Management Program. The Podcast is now available exclusively on Soundcloud. We’ll be releasing new podcast episodes every Tuesday […]
Digital Diary takes a look into the new idea from Digital Jersey – Digital Academy Enterprise. A new schooling system where youth will gain skills in all things technology in order to be successful in our digital age.
Posted on behalf of Researcher and Author, Aravind Chandrasekaran, PhD. Do we understand lean deployment in healthcare? Deploying operational excellence in health care minimizes unnecessary variation and frees up time to cater to a highly variable population in terms of illness, economic background, language and more.
The Millennium Alliance announces Mike Howard as Keynote Speaker at February Transformational CISO Assembly in Las Vegas
The Millennium Alliance is thrilled to announce Mike Howard, Retired Chief Security Officer of Microsoft as Keynote Speaker at the Transformational CISO West Coast Assembly this February 5-6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his 16 years as Former Chief Security Officer of Microsoft Corporation, Mike Howard held global responsibility for vital security functions including operations, […]
Constant Craving: Marketing to Someone Who is Constantly Online
Marketing to someone who is constantly online is a challenge for most marketers in the modern space. However, with the sheer amount of information we consume every single day, you have to find ways to stand out above the noise. Digital Diary reports on the new demands of the new generations in its latest post.
Interview with Connie Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of The Tracker Group
The Millennium Alliance was honored to have Co-Founder & CEO at The Tracker Group, Connie Weaver join our recent Transformational CMO Assembly in Denver last month. I had a chance to sit down with Connie at the event and discuss her distinguished career in Marketing, her thoughts on what it takes to be a marketing […]
How to Combat the Long Lives of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities? Nir Gaist, CTO of Nyotron Has The Answers
Our Transformational CISO Assembly is tomorrow! In the run up to the event, Nir Gaist, Founder and CTO of Nyotron gave Digital Diary an exclusive look into “zero-day vulnerabilities.” Take a look below! We’ve all heard stories about advanced nation-states leveraging zero days to exploit a previously unknown security vulnerability. Perhaps the most infamous example is […]
The Millennium Alliance announces Skip Fleshman as Keynote Speaker at December Digital Healthcare Transformation Assembly in San Diego
The Millennium Alliance is thrilled to announce Skip Fleshman, Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures, as Keynote Speaker at the Digital Healthcare Transformation Assembly this December 5-6th in San Diego, CA. Focusing on investing in digital health, therapeutics, mobile and data analytics companies, AMV is a Palo Alto based, early-stage venture capital firm that was […]
The marketing and financial services industries are certainly making strides in digital transformation, but the road ahead remains long, especially when the two powerful sectors look to work together to transformation business strategy.
Fractal Industries Offers an In-Depth Look into Leveraging Decision Platforms for Meaningful Analytics in Latest Whitepaper
In their newest whitepaper, Fractal identifies how the world is moving forward at lightning speed, and why businesses should be up to speed on
interconnected devices and systems that are powering the modern workspace.
Why 2018 Has Been the Year of the Voice in Healthcare
New ways of communication have been making their way into healthcare. The high interest and popularity of voice assistant’s like Alexa has given healthcare a new light, and that is why 2018 has been the year of the voice in the ever-growing sector.
Let’s Think: Why Would an Innovative Company Want to Work with a Bank?
Innovation sounds like such a good thing. Until you are in front of it. Innovation in Financial Services is has been talked about for some time, but the question remains, how can a bank get a young and innovative brand to work with them?
Can Artificial Intelligence Overcome the Hype to Help Cybersecurity?
That promising view of what AI can deliver is not entirely wrong. Businesses to governments are starting to face up to the vulnerabilities of everything being online. Sophisticated and disruptive cyber attacks are continuing to increase in complexity and scale across multiple industries. Areas of critical infrastructure from energy to critical manufacturing have vulnerabilities that […]
Let’s face it. We are busy people, carrying out busy lives and packed schedules that allow very few hours to enjoy the pleasure of leisure shopping. If you are anything like me, shopping is only made possible on the weekends (if I am lucky). If we were living in any other year besides 2018, this […]
The State of Digital Content in 2018: Author Omar Akhtar, Industry Analyst at Altimeter Gives Insight into New Report
Content-strategies are shifting to product-focused information. Omar Akhtar, Industry Analyst at Altimeter sat down with Digital Diary to discuss his most recent report to date, The 2018 State of Digital Content.
Interview with Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code
Last month, The Millennium Alliance hosted the Digital Enterprise West Coast Assembly in San Francisco, CA. Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code, attended the Assembly and moderated an incredible discussion on Women in Technology. The global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers, Women Who Code has grown to serve more […]
The Millennium Alliance Is Embracing the “Good” in Goodbye
The Millennium Alliance is waving goodbye to our Vice President of Marketing, Freya Smale, and welcoming a new member to our team. Seasoned marketing vet, Greg Dicso will take on her role as our new VP of Marketing. As we send Freya off to a new chapter in her life back to her hometown in […]
Digital Diary: The No.1 Online Resource for C-Suite Digital Transformers Launches Podcast
NEW YORK, November 1, 2018 – The Millennium Alliance announces the launch of Millennium Live, a Digital Diary podcast, the only podcast dedicated to bringing the latest Digital Business Transformation content to C-Suite Executives from North America’s most progressive industries. The Podcast is now available exclusively on Soundcloud. Listen and Subscribe today >> The first three episodes are already available […]
Gartner Released New Technology Predictions For 2019: Does This Scare Executives?
It’s going to take a little bit more than ghosts and goblins to scare executives. However, if you plug in technology moving at a rapid speed, with their business trying to catch up, you may be onto something. Take the latest report released by Gartner revealing the most anticipated technology trends of 2019. Now that […]
The Millennium Alliance was honored to have Former CIO of Atrium Health, Craig Richardville, address attendees as our Keynote Speaker at The Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly. We had a chance to sit down with Craig post-event and hear some more details about his role at Atrium, his thoughts on where the industry is heading, and […]
Weekly Roundup in Healthcare, Retail, Marketing, Security/Enterprise and more!
The day we’ve all been waiting for…Friday! TGIF readers. We’ve made it to the weekend. But before we cozy up for the next few days, let’s take a look at the top stories from this week in healthcare, marketing, retail and digital enterprise. Marketing Tazo The tea brand will launch a campaign called, “Brew the […]
“Hey, Siri”- How is Voice Technology Impacting the Future of Search?
In today’s new digital era, marketing has become so competitive it is important to always stay ahead of new trends and technologies that are emerging. The Digital Diary reports on how voice searches are the newest trend that is likely to become a staple of in not only the marketing industry but in all industries.
The below editorial is posted on behalf of Merrill Goozner, Editor Emeritus, Modern Healthcare. Mr. Goozner will be joining The Millennium Alliance Healthcare Payers Transformation Assembly in December moderating key sessions in our program. Healthcare leaders need to expand their vision of what it means to pursue population health management to raise quality, lower costs, and […]
Advisory Board Member Denise Yohn Explores Brand + Culture In New Series
This post was originally published by Denise Yohn, Brand expert, author & Millennium Alliance Advisory Board member on LinkedIn. Welcome to the Brand+Culture Series! As I explained last week, I am participating in a pilot for a new offering from LinkedIn, “LinkedIn Series,” and will be posting bi-weekly on topics related to brand-culture fusion—the integration […]
‘Tis the Season… to Shop! Top Retail Trends You Should be Watching this Holiday Season
The entire retail industry has been gearing up for the biggest, and most wonderful, time of the year: the holiday season. It is critical for brands and retailers to take advantage of this surge in shopping to exceed their sales goals at the end of the year.
Weekly Roundup in Healthcare, Retail, Marketing and Security.
TGIF Digital Diary readers! We’ve had quite a week in Denver for our Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly. Executives got to attend intimate workshop sessions, roundtable discussions and Keynote panels. As crazy as it sounds, we head BACK to Denver on Monday for a change of industry – our Transformational CMO Assembly! We are big fans […]
The Impact of the CVS-Aetna Merger and What it Means for the Future of Healthcare
Last week, CVS Health and Aetna received approval from the Department of Justice for a $69 billion merger that will change the face of healthcare in the United States. The merger comes at a time where costs continue to rise with several organizations fighting back against those rising costs. Members of our Advisory Board features in our latest blog post to focus on why the merger came into play, and how healthcare will change when the merger comes into effect in the future.
Power to the People! Gaining Competitive Advantage through AI-Powered Marketing
The buzz of AI-powered marketing is had to ignore: It is the trend that is capturing the interest of all industries, especially in marketing. Read our latest post to learn what AI-powered marketing can do for your business this year.
Do You Know The News Rules of Influencer Marketing?
Happy Hump Day! The impact of the ever-growing influence of influencer marketing this year – pun intended – is substantial and cannot be ignored. Read our latest blog post to catch up on the new rules to learn how to optimize the influencer in your business.
TEDx talk presented by Harvard Business School Senior Researcher, Mahek Shah, M.D. Dr. Shah will be attending The Millennium Alliance Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly leading key sessions in the program. Design Matters Most in Healthcare. In the consumer-driven digital world we now live in, reacting to consumer needs is now an imperative for businesses across every […]
Weekly Roundup including Google, Humana, WeWork, Mattress Firm and Facebook
Happy Friday Digital Diary readers! Another weekend coming our way… The team at Millennium Alliance is gearing up for not one, but TWO assemblies happening within the next two weeks. We’ll be in Denver, CO for our Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly followed by our Transformational CMO Assembly. If you’re reading this and joining us next […]
Transparency is much more than a buzzword. The topic of transparency carries significant weight in today’s competitive business environment because everyone from executives to employees, to customers, is talking about transparency. The topic of transparency has been a running theme in the marketing world for years now, but now new reports emphasize how many marketers […]
The Millennium Alliance Celebrates The New Roles of Benjamin Kirshner & Amanda Formicola
In the past few months, we have seen some great employees recieve promotions to higher positions. We are so happy to dedicate the following blog to two individuals who have truly stood out in our culture. Thanks, Ben, and Amanda for answering some questions for Digital Diary! Amanda Formicola – Delegate Account Manager Congrats on […]
Article previously posted Harvard Business Review. Companies have been trying to adopt customer centricity for nearly 20 years now. But the CMO Council reports that “only 14 percent of marketers say that customer centricity is a hallmark of their companies, and only 11 percent believe their customers would agree with that characterization.” Why do so many companies […]
What Patients Really Want And Why Healthcare Companies Should Care
Happy Friday to our Millennium Alliance Community! Below you will find an article that was released just this week from brand leadership expert and Millennium Alliance Advisory Board Member, Denise Lee Yohn. Denise is the author of the bestselling book, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest and […]
“It is crucial for the company to understand their role and ownership of security.” Interview with Michael Coates, Former CISO at Twitter
Michael Coates, CEO and Co-Founder of Altitude Networks sat down with Digital Diary to discuss implications with the cyberspace and inevitable security attacks, as well as giving insight into his time as CISO at Twitter.
Have you heard? Artificial intelligence is significantly changing organizations. This has been repeated many times before, as you may be aware. However, IT leaders must act now to ensure their teams can handle this digital transformation since AI can be an intimidating shake-up. There is no denying the disruption that technologies like cloud and mobile have […]
Blockchain Goes Off Budget: Financial Services Increases Blockchain Spending
Financial services are increasing its spending on blockchain technology this year in comparison with previous years, demonstrating that the finance sector is increasingly becoming more serious over the matter.
Advertising Week 2018 Is Here – Here Is What To Expect
If you are walking the streets of NYC, more specifically near AMC Loews Lincoln Square, and you notice an abundance professionals around, don’t be alarmed. It’s officially Advertising Week in NYC. In case you are not familiar with Ad Week, fear not. I am here to provide you with some of the trends that will […]
Digital Diary takes a look into the biggest skills gap in today’s world – cybersecurity. With increased data breaches and risks all around, what should companies do in order to gain knowledgeable and trained employees?
The Future Of Business Lies Within The Role Of The CIO
The CIO is adapting with digital transformation, as technology takes over the workplace and changes the way businesses carry out everyday functions. As the roles of business professionals change, the role of the CIO is the future.
“Get out of your chair, put away the report, and live the world a bit.” Interview With Dipanjan Chatterjee, VP & Principal Analyst At Forrester
Transformational CMO is 3 weeks away! Leading up to the highly anticipated assembly in Denver, Digital Diary had the opportunity to interview Dipanjan Chatterjee, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester. Check it out!
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Weekly Roundup featuring Kohls, Amazon, Slack, Aetna and more…
Happy Friday to all! Believe it or not, we are approaching the last weekend in September. Time sure if flying… We’ve been working hard at The Millennium Alliance for our Digital Enterprise West Coast Assembly happening next week. But before we head to San Francisco for the program, we’re taking a look at the top […]
Making ROPO An Essential Part of Your Marketing Strategy
The phrase, ‘Research Online, Purchase Offline’ (also referred to as ROPO) is becoming essential for brick and mortar stores in boosting frequency, increasing the size of your shopping cart and generating new revenue. It’s about using all that the digital world has to offer and creating an experience for consumers. About 85% of consumers use […]
Last month, The Millennium Alliance headed to Dallas, TX for The Digital Marketing & Digital Retail Transformation Assembly. I had the chance to sit down with David Reibstein, Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School and host of the SiriusXM radio show, Measured Thoughts. We talked all things marketing – his research in metrics and ROI, […]
Digital Diary reports on the increasing influence of Generation Z across all industries, especially marketing. It is time for marketers to change their strategies in order to confront and meet the changing demands of this new generation.
The following article is posted on behalf of Denise Lee Yohn, Brand Leadership Expert, Speaker, Author and Millennium Alliance Advisory Board member. Check out her most recent book, FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies. Gallup’s Approach to Culture: Building a Culture That Drives Performance resonates with me so much, since I regularly speak […]
Digital Diary takes a look into Facebook’s potential plans to focus in on user health data to improve medical care. The company is aiming to work with hospitals and other health organizations to access patient data and link it with anonymous Facebook accounts. This could mean increased patient care in the future.
Are Executives “Sleeping” on Cybersecurity? Experts Say Yes.
All companies connected to the internet are vulnerable to cyber attacks, with the potential losses significant. Nowadays, liability for data breaches that affect customers leads directly to the leadership of the C-Level suite. Now more than ever, executives need to personally know how strong their company’s cyber defenses are, as well as the expected responses […]
The No.1 Online Resource for C-Suite Digital Transformers Gets A Redesign
The Millennium Alliance announces the redesign and relaunch of Digital Diary, the only blog dedicated to bringing the latest Digital Business Transformation content to C-Suite Executives from North America’s most progressive industries. The Digital Diary started out as a blog and grew to a bi-weekly newsletter, digital magazine, video series, podcast, and now its own domain.
CIO’s are the new leaders of the world, as we continue to adapt and head towards digital transformation in enterprises and beyond. CIOs must be equipped to wear different hats, leadership being one of them.
Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jim Stengel at our Digital Retail Transformation Assembly in Dallas, Texas. C-Suite Executives from top brands came together and engaged in workshops and panel discussions throughout the day. Attendees ended Day 1 on a high at our Gala Dinner where Mr. Stengel presented his Keynote […]
Weekly Roundup featuring Amazon, Office Depot, J. Crew, 23andMe and more…
Happy Friday, Digital Diary readers! Just yesterday we had our CMO Day West Coast Assembly in downtown San Francisco. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in some great workshop sessions and panel discussions throughout the day. Stay tuned for a recap post on the assembly! In the meantime, let’s take a look at the top […]
451 Research Survey Uncovers the Positive Benefits of AI and Machine Learning
Congratulations to Millennium Alliance partner 451 Research who today made a very exciting announcement. Read the full press release below. New York, NY, September 13, 2018 – 451 Research announced its Voice of the Enterprise (VoTE): AI & Machine Learning – Adoption, Drivers and Stakeholders 2018 survey results today that suggest most organizations are adopting or considering adopting machine […]
The below editorial is posted on behalf of Merrill Goozner, Editor Emeritus, Modern Healthcare. We are looking forward to welcoming Merrill at The Millennium Alliance Healthcare Payers Transformation Assembly in December. New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are […]
The Rankings Are In: WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings
Here at The Millennium Alliance, we value our relationships with our academic partners. Academics offer a unique perspective to our members and attendees at our programs. This week, we got a chance to look at the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and are proud to announce partnerships with many on the list! The […]
It’s Prime Time: Every Brand Now Needs An Amazon Strategy
The power of Amazon is difficult to ignore in the midst of the shift in consumers moving from in-store shopping to online shopping. Digital Diary reports on why all brands need to incorporate Amazon into their business strategy to sustain competitive advantage at the end of 2018.
Technology Only Works If Your Enterprise’s Culture Works With It
The influence of technology on an enterprise is apparent. As a business leader, you cannot ignore the influence of trends on business models to employee satisfaction. As an executive, you must be aware that technology will only work if your company’s culture works with it too.
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Weekly Roundup featuring Amazon, Target, Aetna, Deloitte and more…
We hope everyone had a seamless transition into the work week after a long Labor Day weekend! Here at The Millennium Alliance, we are gearing up for our next assembly – CMO Day West Coast! We’ll be in sunny San Francisco talking all things marketing. But before we get carried away, let’s take a look […]
Announcing The Launch Of The New Digital Diary Website
The Millennium Alliance is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Digital Diary blog. Our leading content platform has taken on all things new and exciting, and we are so excited to be able to share this with you, our valued reader!
Robots Are The Future Of Retail: Marks & Spencer Follows Suit
Digital Diary takes a look into the burning question of retail: Will robots be the future? UK retailer, Marks & Spencer, recently announced its collaboration with Twilio, in order to use robots at their call center. We’ll look into the benefits of this non-human interaction and think about the future of retail.
Telehealth Is Improving The Hospital Revenue Cycle
The increasing involvement and implementation of Telehealth in hospital system-wide care is catching on like wildfire across the industry. With Telehealth, hospitals can provide a payment model that not only works for them, but for the patient.
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