Key Channel Intelligence and Google Shopping Executives Co-host Four Webinars to Update Retailers on Holiday Shopping Trends

Four-part Series Launching November 15 Will Provide Updates and Best Practices to Help Retailers Optimize Online Performance

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Channel Intelligence (CI) and Google Shopping executives will co-host Holiday Shopping Reports to provide retailers important updates on online shopping performance including consumer trends throughout the holiday season.

Hosted by CI and Google Shopping executives including Jon Venverloh, Head of Business Development, Platforms, for Google Shopping, and Larry Weeks, Vice President of Performance Marketing at CI, this four-part series will provide top retail executives with online holiday shopping updates and best practices to help optimize online performance throughout this year's holiday shopping season. The series launches with a co-hosted webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET, with prepared remarks followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of these subject matter experts.

Venverloh explained, "Google is here to help retailers build upon their advertising success while significantly delivering an optimal holiday shopping experience for consumers. These updates with CI provide yet another opportunity for us to reach out to retailers and help them use the new Google Shopping to maximize sales this holiday season."

"As a Google Shopping launch partner, we're excited to continue working closely with Google to provide retailers with valuable insights to enable them to leverage and maximize these new opportunities," said Doug Alexander, CEO at CI. "Thus far, we've helped drive remarkable results for our PLA clients, who are achieving an average sales increase of 327% Q3 2012 over Q3 2011, on an aggregate basis, with this program."

The CI and Google Shopping co-hosted four-part series is designed to share holiday shopping insights to top retail executives, including CEOs, CMOs, CFOs and high-level commerce personnel, and to help these thought leaders improve Google Shopping results. 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is required for attendance. To sign up, please register at the following link:   

Following the series launch on November 15, reports will be held at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET on the following dates: November 29, December 13, and January 10. Each report will be no longer than 30 minutes in length.

About Channel Intelligence (CI) 

Channel Intelligence (CI) helps marketers outperform online with its CI Boost™ services: Facebook Platform, Where-to-Buy, Product Search Engines and Shopping Engine solutions. Relied upon by companies such as Target, Philips, HP, Neiman Marcus, Best Buy and Kimberly-Clark; CI tracks nearly 15 percent of US transactions online and drives $2B in sales annually in referred sales online in computing, home improvement, appliances, consumer electronics, toys and a variety of other consumer packaged goods. CI is owned by ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) and Aweida Capital Management. Learn more at


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