Social Media invades Retail

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Earlier this week, as I was headed home, I passed EA Active.  EA is rolling out a few pop-up store/demo stations to lure fitness-minded women into buying video games this holiday season.  I like the concept of the pop-up store, it reuses vacant space and offers retailers a low-risk way to try something new.  Pop-up streetfood malls anyone?

This store opened a few weeks ago, and is shiny an new the same way current retail stores are: clean lines, modern furniture, etc.

I hadn’t passed this location since it was completed, and I did a double take when I saw this sign in the front window:

Facebook, Twitter links critical to EA store signage

Facebook, Twitter links critical to EA store signage

Twitter and other forms of social media have been critical to the success of new school food carts.  Local businesses use Yelp, respond to reviews, and place targeted local ads.  Big Business is using Twitter as a customer service channel.  And now, as witnessed above, brick and mortar retail is using social media to connect after hours.

Two questions:

  • Who’s next?
  • B2B marketers, what are you waiting for?
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