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Digital shopper marketing, 2010

ditional work at retail as "shopper" without
changing the underlying strategy or the executional tactics they utilize. And that might
confuse things a bit.
But I still beg to differ, because core practitioners across the industry have settled on a basic
definition, one that acknowledges a fundamental principle making any discussion of the discipline's tactical scope a moot point. I hope the
slats in my soapbox don't crack if I again tout
the Institute's definition of shopper marketing:
A cross-functional discipline designed to improve business performance by using actionable insights to connect with shoppers and influence behavior along the path to purchase.

At the Institute, we've always stressed that
the most definitive element of shopper marketing is the one implied by its very name: an
unwavering focus on the "shopper." That's
what makes it different from consumer promotion, trade promotion or customer marketing, all of which place their emphasis on either
the brand (and its objectives) or the retailer
(and its demands). And that's why shopper
marketing has always involved more than the

physical store, and why it's been moving naturally toward one-to-one communication.
I'm also going to disagree with the idea
that we're lacking in best practices. I'd politely
suggest that the annual Shopper Marketing
Effie Awards has done a great job showcasing exemplary work since 2011 (and we're
delighted to again be partnering on the program with Effie Worldwide this year). Visit
P2PI.org if you'd like some evidence.
If you really do believe that shopper marketing has been confined to the brick-and-mortar
store, or if you think it focuses solely on mass
promotions, then you haven't been watching
the marketplace very closely. And you certainly haven't been attending the Institute's professional development courses, or browsing
our website, or reading this magazine. In fact,
it would only take a short walk through the
exhibit hall at this month's Path to Purchase
Expo to learn just how mistaken you've been.
If you need a guide, let us know.
Shopper marketing isn't dead. It hasn't
really been reborn, either. But it does continue to evolve, as it has since the Institute
launched in 2003, by following shoppers
wherever they go. If you don't believe me,
stop by P2PX this month and we'll be happy
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to prove it to you.

Peter Breen is managing director
- special content for the Path
to Purchase Institute. He can be
reached at (773) 992-4431 or
pbreen@p2pi.org.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shopper Marketing - September 2016

Contents
Shopper Marketing - September 2016 - Intro
Shopper Marketing - September 2016 - 1
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