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5 Reasons In-Store Signage Is More Important Than Ever

POSTED BY: Dona Peters on 06/17/20 In-store signage, In-store safety practices, Shopper behavior, Retail signage, Retail marketing, Retail strategy, In-store shopping

The best brick-and-mortar stores have always prided themselves on giving consumers reasons to return. From store design and layout to product selection and customer service, it’s been about creating an experience that surprises and delights enough to drive return visits. But the COVID-19 pandemic has left shoppers uncertain about where they can stand, what they

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Strategy, Creativity, In-store Experience, Signage, Display, Brand Building

New Norms/New Pathways to Purchase

POSTED BY: Dona Peters on 06/04/20

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 new world it really is out there. Merchants have to assess their own situations and

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Strategy, In-store Experience, Signage

Signs of the Times

POSTED BY: Chris Gordon on 05/19/20

Back when the coronavirus shutdown began in the U.S. (was it really just two months ago?), consumers who ventured to the few retailers deemed essential were met with safety protocol signage in the form of handwritten signs regarding mandatory masks or new hours, and taped X’s on sidewalks and store floors served as rudimentary directives

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Strategy, Brand Building

Unique Times = Unique Marketing

POSTED BY: Chris Gordon on 05/06/20

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 and people are going out of their way to thank them. That can make deliveries

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Strategy, In-store Experience, Brand Building

Our Top Blog Picks, Just for You!

POSTED BY: Dona Peters on 04/27/20

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 and planning, we looked back to our archives and pulled together a curated collection of

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Strategy, In-store Experience, Brand Building

Pop-Up Prevails: Key Points of Reentry into Retail

POSTED BY: Therese Daves on 04/06/20

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 food, medicinal items and, yes, toilet paper. And rightfully so. Basic things now take full

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Strategy, Creativity, Brand Building

Thinking Ahead, Scoring Big—March Madness 2021

POSTED BY: JP Terlizzi on 03/24/20

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 this year’s games, the 2021 season will be greeted with an even more enthusiastic passion

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Strategy, In-store Experience, Pop-up, Brand Building

Grow DTC Offline with Pop-Up + Dynamic QR

POSTED BY: Dona Peters on 03/09/20

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 value of DTC as a growing trend in retail. However, we think the idea of

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Strategy, Creativity, Pop-up, Brand Building, Pop-up Retail

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

POSTED BY: Chris Gordon on 02/27/20

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 for complex virtual experience, these companies realize that nothing can replace the compelling engagement of

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