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This Infographic Reveals How Social and Mobile Impact Back-to-School Shoppers

82% share purchases on Facebook

Around Labor Day, kids across America will start the school year sporting freshly purchased outfits and educational gear. And a new report shows just how much parents are turning to…

Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor II. Here's What It Looks Like, and How They'll Market It

Famous sneaker gets an upgrade, but it's optional

Converse gives its product line a fresh kick today, as the Nike brand unveils a new version of its iconic rubber-toed, canvas Chuck Taylor sneaker. Dubbed the Chuck Taylor All Star…

Industry Players Disagree on Whether Jet.com's Business Strategy Is Sustainable

Draws skeptics, defenders

Jet.com went live today with plenty of buzz, but its long-term viability is questionable.  The well-funded e-commerce website offers consumers an alternative to Amazon for seemingly all of their online shopping needs. Industry watchers…

Want to Sell Men's Grooming Products? Hire an Athlete, Not a Hollywood Star

Guys prefer 'strong, virile' pitchmen

When it comes to endorsing beauty brands, actresses are a popular choice. Think Jennifer Lawrence for Dior, Eva Mendes for Estée Lauder and Keira Knightley for Chanel. But for selling,…

26% of Millennials Give Fake Birthdays to Score Better Online Deals

Nearly half abandon shopping carts to save

Would you fake a birthday to get an online deal? What about hiring a personal consultant to make sure you're getting the most out of your frequent-flier miles? Those are just…

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal to Kick Off Keds Revamp

Iconic shoe brand will celebrate its centennial in 2016

A fresh look. That's what Keds is hoping for as it approaches its centennial, and the sneakermaker has tapped Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners in New York to provide it.  The…

Why IBM's Retail Clients Just Got More Interested in Facebook Ads

Big Blue's marketing cloud gets more social

Next week, IBM will hold its Amplify event in San Diego and pitch marketers on the possibilities in front of them thanks to the company's first deal with Facebook. Retailers…

How David Maddocks Is Putting a Spring in Cole Haan’s Step

Converse marketing all-star updates a heritage brand

When Nike plunked down $305 million for a slightly down-at-the-heel Converse in 2003, it tasked David Maddocks with getting the brand back in the running. (He did, helping to increase…

Could 3-D Body Scanners Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans?

Peer into the fitting room of the future

A couple of years ago, the apparel industry was abuzz about Me-Ality, a tech startup from Nova Scotia, Canada, with a radical proposition: If 3-D digital scanning booths could size…

Ad of the Day: Dick's Sporting Goods Goes the Extra Mile in Its First Campaign for Women

Just like they do

Athletic women are increasingly wearing workout gear as everyday fashion. And so are women who never go near a gym—giving rise to the "Athleisure" fashion trend. And with women's activewear…

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