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Vol. 8, No. 12 | December 2011

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J Jennifer Telfer was inspired if by her son to create the popular children’s toy Pillow Pets.

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FEATURES 26
Cover Story

Pillow Pet Talk
Jennifer Telfer, entrepreneur and inventor of Pillow Pets, goes on the record about inventing one of today’s most popular kids’ products. By Vitisia Paynich

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What’s New in SEM?
Brian Davis

DEPARTMENTS
7 Calendar of Events Upcoming Industry Events January through March Industry Reports Electronic Retailers Oppose New Online Sales Tax Proposals Member Spotlight Welcoming New ERA Members Advertiser Spotlight Highlighting This Month’s Advertisers Bulletin Board Karlin+Pimsler Moves Into New NYC Headquarters Advertiser Index Classifieds

RESEARCH
16 eMarketer Research Online Holiday Shopping: What You Need to Know IMS Retail Rankings The Top 25 Shows and Spots Jordan Whitney’s Top Categories The Top 5 Shows and Spots and the Top 3 Categories Lockard & Wechsler’s Clearance & Price Index Index for 30, 60 and 120 Seconds

Search engine marketing is a rapidly evolving discipline. New complexities pop up every day. Here are just a few. By Jack Gordon

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Canada’s Economy Weathers the Storm
The United States’ neighbor to the north has emerged from the global economic downturn relatively stable. So what can direct response marketers do to capitalize on the optimism of Canadian consumers? By Sarah Sain

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Case Study

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How to Cook Up a Successful Offer
Enlisting a global sourcing partner early in the process leads to a well-rounded offer for Maxxus Marketing and You Can Cook. By Steven Feinberg

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronic Retailer - December 2011

Calendar of Events
Your Association, Your Bottom Line
Industry Reports
FTC Forum
eMarketer Research
IMS Retail Rankings
Jordan Whitney’s Top Categories
Lockard & Wechsler’s Clearance & Price Index
Ask the Expert
Pillow Pet Talk
What’s New in SEM?
Canada’s Economy Weathers the Storm
How to Cook Up a Successful Offer
DRTV
Legal
Radio
Member Spotlight
Advertiser Spotlight
Bulletin Board
Advertiser Index
Classifieds
Rick Petry
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Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Calendar of Events
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Your Association, Your Bottom Line
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Industry Reports
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Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 13
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - FTC Forum
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 15
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - eMarketer Research
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 17
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - IMS Retail Rankings
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 19
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Jordan Whitney’s Top Categories
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 21
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Lockard & Wechsler’s Clearance & Price Index
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 23
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Ask the Expert
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 25
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Pillow Pet Talk
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 27
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 28
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 29
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - What’s New in SEM?
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 31
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 32
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 33
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Canada’s Economy Weathers the Storm
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 35
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 36
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 37
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - How to Cook Up a Successful Offer
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - DRTV
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Legal
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Radio
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Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 43
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Member Spotlight
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 45
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Advertiser Spotlight
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Advertiser Index
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Classifieds
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - 49
Electronic Retailer - December 2011 - Rick Petry
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