Last week the Gap announced a social media promotion for the holidays: the brand's Facebook fans can send their own photos as real, printed postcards to their Facebook friends for free. Gap is the first brand to use startup Sincerely's new "brand-centric service" Postagram Direct, which launched last week. Gap's Facebook fans can each send up to two free postcards, which are delivered with a pop-out square photo and the user's message. The cards usually cost 99 cents each, but Gap is giving away up to 1 million free postcards through the end of the holidays.
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It's official: more than half of Americans now own smartphones. The truth is, most of us probably would have guessed this figure to be much higher. The percentage is certainly growing, however, presenting a number of opportunities for retailers to engage with consumers on an individual basis and when they're most likely to purchase. But consider the flip side: slightly less than half of America, or about 155 million people, is still without smartphones. Instead of leaving them in the dust by focusing exclusively on mobile-only campaigns, retailers should seize the opportunity to close the gap by engaging both audiences where it matters most — at the point of sale.
Gap ups outlook on strong Q3
November 15, 2012
From Chain Store Age
San Francisco -- Gap Inc. raised its outlook for the year after reporting better-than-expected net income for the third quarter on growing sales. It was the latest sign that the long beleaguered chain may be finally entering a turnaround.
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