The Retail Focus Podcast

Retail Focus 9/13/21 – Retailers’ Use of SMS and Texting; Shoppers Still Clamor for Athletic Wear

September 15, 2021

Our interview guest is Eric Miao, Chief Customer Officer with Attentive, who discusses how retailers are currently using SMS as a marketing tool and how they can leverage the platform in a way that remains authentic to their brand. He also discusses examples from popular retailers’ launch of SMS campaigns, including Michaels’ launch during a recent Q4. In news, Academy Sports + Outdoors sets sales records amidst high demand for athletic wear and outdoors gear, and we look ahead to Halloween seasonal sales in 2021.

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