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ADWEEK CommerceWeek Recap

ADWEEK CommerceWeek Recap

MutualMarkets had the pleasure of attending ADWEEK #CommerceWeek. It brought together industry experts from a variety of sectors, including digital gaming, grocery, marketing, and more, to discuss how brands can create frictionless experiences to engage consumers across a fragmented retail landscape.

With panelists like Evan Moore at NBCUniversal, Marie-Laure De Veyt at Microsoft, Gayle Tait at Trove, Edward East from Billion Dollar Boy, and Stacy Taffet from PepsiCo, here are our takeaways:

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ: Brands are focusing on creating seamless engagement pathways for consumers to enhance loyalty and drive sales across a fragmented retail landscape. This involves leveraging new technologies and strategies to remove friction from the shopping experienceโ€‹โ€‹.

๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ: A significant emphasis was placed on how companies can meld their brand storytelling with their sales strategies. This approach is aimed at making brand narratives a central part of the customer journey, enhancing engagement, and ultimately driving salesโ€‹โ€‹.

๐€๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: The discussions highlighted the widespread use of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. These technologies are seen as crucial for brands to stay competitive and adapt to changing consumer behaviors, especially in personalizing shopping experiences and optimizing operationsโ€‹โ€‹.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ž: Creativity was underscored as a key driver in commerce, with innovative approaches to marketing and product offerings being necessary to capture consumer attention and differentiate from competitorsโ€‹โ€‹.

๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฅ-๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐ง๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: A highlighted session discussed the benefits of real-time activation, focusing on strategies to connect with consumers at pivotal moments in their shopping journeys. This includes leveraging retail media and other real-time data-driven approaches to engage customers effectivelyโ€‹โ€‹.

๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ๐ฉ ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ, ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: The event served as a platform for exploring the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in commerce. This includes understanding consumer expectations, navigating the evolving digital landscape, and identifying opportunities for growth and innovationโ€‹โ€‹.

#CommerceWeek painted a picture of a commerce ecosystem that is rapidly evolving, with a strong focus on leveraging technology, creativity, and strategic storytelling to meet and exceed consumer expectations.

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