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11/30/20

Insights 2020: Our 3 Most Popular Blogs

To say that 2020 was a year of endless challenges and accelerated changes would be an understatement.  However, in the face of such tumult, one core truth has remained consistent:  that those retailers best able to identify and meet the

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07/21/20

Home Fitness Finds New Purpose for Pop-Up

When the coronavirus forced nonessential businesses to shut down in March, gyms and fitness centers were among the retail casualties. And it was kind of remarkable how quickly consumers adapted to a Netflix-and-swill lifestyle. But the warmer weather has meant

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Marketing Opportunities
07/08/20

Pickup & Home Delivery: Marketing Opportunities in the Bag

The coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial effect on retail. But it’s also provided retailers with unconventional marketing opportunities. Consider that delivery and pickup options have grown as consumers have sought safer and more convenient methods of collecting their purchases.

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06/04/20

New Norms/New Pathways to Purchase

As Stores Reopen: 5 Points of Consideration Sometimes out of crisis, there arises opportunity. COVID-19 forced a shutdown for most retailers across the nation. Now, as many brick-and-mortar stores plan their reopenings, they’re realizing just how much of a whole

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05/06/20

Unique Times = Unique Marketing

A funny thing about being housebound is that even routine activities can rouse new interest. Take the daily mail. In normal times, consumers would likely flip through it and set it aside. But these days, postal workers are considered essential

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04/27/20

Our Top Blog Picks, Just for You!

Reentering the retail arena may call for innovative approaches. After all, your shopper will have many reasons to want to get out and about. Why ​not welcome them back in new and unexpected ways? To help you to start thinking

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04/06/20

Pop-Up Prevails: Key Points of Reentry into Retail

Right now, there are 10 things on my shopping list. None of these are even remotely related to cosmetics, apparel or jewelry. I don’t think I’m alone in this. Our shopping needs at the moment are focused on necessities, like

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03/24/20

Thinking Ahead, Scoring Big—March Madness 2021

With no games to cheer this year and all celebrations put on hold, fans will have to look to the 2021 season to put on their team jerseys and plan out their home tailgating parties. As a result of missing

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03/09/20

Grow DTC Offline with Pop-Up + Dynamic QR

If you’ve been reading the news about DTC lately, you may be under the impression that DTC is faltering. Challenges faced by brands like Harry’s and Brandless have dominated the news recently, giving reason to pause when assessing the continued

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02/27/20

Pop-Up to Keep Up: Our Top 6 Reasons Why

In today’s digital world, we can easily diminish the importance and power of physical interaction. This is especially true in retail. While retailers and brands such as Sephora, Nike and Warby Parker are pursuing AR and VR technology that allows

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01/24/20

Super Bowl In-Store Marketing: A Story to Be Told

While most people are stocking the fridge with drinks, decking out in team colors and making sure their new home theater is ready for the crowd on Sunday, we’re already thinking about Super Bowl 2021. Specifically, how to make the

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customer experience
11/20/19

Gateway Retail: Reach Your Customers Where They Go

For years, retailers have targeted consumers where they live, work and play. But when customers visit a different environment, the opportunity to reach them expands exponentially. Retailers can capitalize on brand connections—made through gateway retail moments—by offering emotional and purchase-inspiring

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11/06/19

CPG Brands: Increase Shelf Space with Creative Merchandising

Small batch. Specialty. Artisanal. Customers are demanding diversified and specialty packaged goods like beer or a five-ingredient granola bar. With a shift in consumer behavior comes an increasing need for CPG creative merchandising in order to rise above other brands.

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sustainable fashion
10/23/19

Sustainable Fashion: Connect with Conscious Consumers

While fashion retail may currently be taking a hit, there’s a bright spot: secondhand fashion and accessories. From denim to luxury goods, the resale market is ramping up in prime locations and premier department stores, in addition to having a

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destination pop-ups
10/09/19

Destination Pop-Ups Boost Sales With Local Flavor

Branded activations are projected to fuel a $740 million market by 2020, according to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). In an experience economy, pop-ups can draw a crowd based on excitement and engagement. But the most memorable experiences aren’t

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home decorating
02/19/19

Why Old School and New School Home Decorating and Home Goods Brands Need to Team Up to Reach Millennials

If you’re a millennial, you’ve probably come across a targeted Instagram ad for new home decorating icon Buffy comforters. Or perhaps you saw the Casper mattress ad campaign on your daily subway commute. Maybe your friend is sporting some new kitchen tools from

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pop-up fails
01/28/19

Pop-Up Fails: 4 Crucial Pitfalls to Avoid

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of a well-executed pop-up. A good pop-up is a memorable consumer experience, a buzz generator, and a brand invigorator. But all pop-ups aren’t created equal. Pop-up fails simply fall short – wasting your

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inclusivity
01/14/19

Inclusivity Is the New Wave of Retail – Here’s How to Implement

Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords in retail – and across industries. But in retail, it’s about more than just cultivating a diverse boardroom or an inclusive work environment. It’s about showing the consumer where you stand through your products

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brandless
12/11/18

Achieving an Authentic Edge: The Brandless Impact Opportunity

Everyone has heard the old adage “less is more.” Maybe you even live by the acronym KISS – “keep it simple, stupid.” But where and how does this minimalistic philosophy lend itself to retail? If you’re one of the biggest

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Nike Kaepernick
11/28/18

Calculated Risk: A Marketing Lesson Learned from the Nike Kaepernick Gamble

Last year’s Nick Foles Super Bowl trick play on 4th down for the TD. Going for the three-point buzzer beater and the Big Dance win. The defensive slide tackle on a counter that’s either a PK or a game-saving stop at

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