Jen Duguay

Pinterest and Urban Outfitters Inc. – A Match Made in Hipster Heaven

Image from: Hipster Glasses Image / Shutterstock As many know, Urban Outfitters Inc. is an extremely successful company managing many storefront brands. Its top stores include Urban Outfitters itself, Free People, and Anthropologie. While each brand’s customer is very different, all seem to appreciate craftiness, creativity, and unique products. That is why it is no wonder to us that Pinterest’s users are also UO Inc. customers! However, we think you

It’s Not You, It’s Your Tablet

Image from: Tablet Image / Shutterstock Often times while browsing search referral data, I notice that product specific keywords are often among the top drivers to websites month over month. In particular, the ever-popular tablet line has done wonders for traffic to its producers’ websites. In addition to users searching specifically for the iPhone and the iPod, Apple.com benefits greatly from online users searching “iPad”. Of course, the hope among

Compete PRO Explained With Donuts

If you haven’t seen the above picture within the last few days, chances are you haven’t been online – and those chances are very slim. No one really knows where this picture started and how it went viral, but viral it has gone, and social media users everywhere seem to get a good laugh out of this poke at all social media sites and users. At one point or another,

Giants vs. Patriots – Who’s In the Lead Online?

Image from: David Lee / Shutterstock It’s 9 days and counting until the one and only Super Bowl 46 and whether or not your team has made it to the top probably has little to do with the fact that Sunday, February 5th, you will be glued to the biggest and brightest TV amongst your circle of friends or braving it at a bar with 500 of your closest football

Pinterest: A Retailer’s Best Friend

Last May, we wrote about the new kid on the block, Pinterest. A self-proclaimed “virtual pinboard,” Pinterest allows users to collect images, quotes, recipes, etc. from across the web and organize them onto their own “pinboards” which can be shared with other Pinterest users. Examples of common pinboard inspirations are Wedding boards, Food & Drink boards, Travel & Places boards, & Home decor boards. Although Pinterest had shown promise back

Seniors Staying Social

Image from: AISPIX / Shutterstock We all know the horror of realizing our moms or dads are on Facebook and are now posting their favorite 5 paragraph recipes in their status updates or asking us who can see what on their wall and liking all of our friends posts. Although it may be painful to watch your parents try to be “hip” and stay up with the times, it is

The Weekly Compete Pulse

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s know it’s hard to believe ladies and gentlemen, but the ball will drop tonight signifying yet another miraculous year has passed us. What are your favorite memories? If you haven’t already, check out this Google Zeitgeist video which portrays 2011 through Google searches & maps: Zeitgeist: 2011 Year in Review Also, for a recap of Compete’s top blog posts in 2011 check out: 11 Defining Digital

The 6 People Twitter Should Bring if Stranded on a Desert Island

Image from: Andrew Doran / Shutterstock As a brand who seeks out any way to engage with our customers, friends, and other our industry experts, we openly admit that we need Twitter. We might even go so far as to say that we are addicted to it. It seems that in this day and age if a company does not have a social media presence they are not only outdated, but also

The Biggest Gainer: 2012 Gym Websites

Image from: Stuart Jenner / Shutterstock We’re all guilty of that new years resolution we don’t keep. Perhaps the most common resolution with the worst reputation is to get in shape and spend “___ amount of days” in the gym every week. It’s the reason why every gym across the states is packed on January 1st and regains complete normalcy only a few weeks later.  Funny enough, online traffic often

11 Defining Digital Insights of 2011

Image from: SVLuma / Shutterstock Every day, Compete analysts dig through our data of internet usage and provide our readers with an insight on an industry or online trend. Whether we are discussing the latest holiday shopping trends or the impact of the #Orbitz25Days of Holiday Travel social media campaign, we aim to provide online marketers with context and impact measurement surrounding some of today’s hottest trends. As a tribute

The Weekly Compete Pulse

With the majority of holiday shopping under our belt (we know you haven’t forgotten about those “After Christmas Sales”), it’s time to wind down, read a book, and catch up on all of the marketing news you missed last week. We figured many of you would be too busy to read up on the articles this past weekend, so we’re doing a special version of the Pulse today. No matter