Topic: Commerce

Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First

After Condé Nast spinoff, magazine president says content is still key

This summer, Lucky, the 14-year-old "magazine about shopping," made a surprising announcement: It was merging with e-commerce company BeachMint and spinning off from Condé Nast as an independent company. In…

Men Are Fine With Mobile Ads if Freebies Are Included

Just leave video-on-demand programming alone

Young men are far more likely than the general population to have a smartphone. Smartphone usage is deeply integrated into their lives, used for social networking, browsing the Internet and…

Gin Lane Media Brings Interactive Experiences to Retail

J.Crew, Michael Kors and Sweetgreen

Specs Who Emmett Shine (l.), founder; Dan Kenger, digital creative director What Digital creative agency Where New York offices Freelance designer Emmett Shine founded Gin Lane Media so a client would take his requests…

The Store of the Future Has Arrived (and No, It's Not Apple)

How brands are digitizing retail

Eighty-five-year-old Chicagoan Martin Shafron, a self-described “computer illiterate,” steps into the rotunda-like entrance of AT&T’s flagship store in the city’s high-end retail district known as the Magnificent Mile. Though Shafron…

Consumers Visit Retailers, Then Go Online for Cheaper Sources

The victims, demographics and rationales behind showrooming

Target and Best Buy have been fighting back against showrooming, where people check out the goods in brick-and-mortar stores with the express intent of finding them cheaper online (hello, Amazon).…

Facebook Card's Big Implications for Advertising, Shopping

New gift card business could help tie online ads and offline purchases

During Facebook’s earnings call on Wednesday, CFO David Ebersman said the company’s Gifts service contributed a “very small” portion of the company’s $5 million in miscellaneous revenue—and the expectation is…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 19-26

Will Ferrell, George Clooney, PlayStation's all-stars, and Kmart's scary-good Halloween spot

This week, one lucky lady got George Clooney and buried treasure, Will Ferrell headed to Sweden to sell some Old Milwaukee (which isn't even sold there!), and train passengers got…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 12-19

Brad Pitt, bouncing iPods, and finally, the truth about periods

This week, a cute kitty with a love for its owner's Toyota Corolla trades all nine of his lives for car rides, the kids from 2007's superviral "Charlie Bit Me"…