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Topic: Retail

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…

Quiznos' Parody Ad Comically Mashes Up Star Wars and Entourage

Sci-fi characters go Hollywood

Star Wars: Episode VII doesn't hit theaters until December, but the parade of marketing around the movie has already begun. Quiznos today is launching a parody ad on YouTube that…

In a World of Constantly Deleted Apps, This Mobile Player Uses Cash to Keep Folks Coming Back

2 million people open it almost every day

Mobile apps are deleted at rates that dishearten marketers everywhere. After all, some studies show that more than 80 percent of consumers—after being lured in by often-expensive acquisition campaigns—get rid…

Target's Exit From Canada Isn't a Failed Expansion. It's a Botched Invasion

Chain moved too fast and never bothered listening to the locals

The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax…

Apple Watch Isn't Even Out Yet, But Some Retailers Will Be Ready on Day 1

Marsh Supermarkets is an early tester

In terms of the burgeoning smartwatch industry, Apple already seems fairly well positioned to own the space, even though its watch won't go on sale until later this spring. But that's not…

Why This Fashion-Minded Digital Agency Is Hungry for Food Clients

The next big e-commerce sector?

After cranking out high-tech projects for fashion and retail brands since 2008, Gin Lane Media is bullish on the food industry as the next big market to rise with ecommerce…

Here's How GM Uses Social Data to Improve Cars

Brands employ Twitter and Facebook feedback in new ways

When owners of the new Chevrolet Trax drive off lots in January, they will comment on everything from its built-in WiFi to its trunk space on Facebook, Twitter and auto…

How Target Identifies the Hottest Retail Tech 18 Months Before It's Cool

Its innovation lab in S.F. has shifted from learning to making

When Target opened its San Francisco innovation lab in 2012, the goal—as with most brands—was to work closely with tech startups to apply digital smarts to retail. With two years…

This Innovation Lab Is Designing the Mall of the Future

Food court delivery and shoppable screens

For the past two years, Westfield Group—which owns and operates 40 shopping centers around the world—has run a testing lab inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre for high-tech experiments looking at how…

Inside Lowe's Wacky Approach to Building the Store of the Future

This is not a sci-fi novel

If you've ever felt overwhelmed when walking into a sprawling hardware store, you're not alone. To tackle the problem and better understand how people shop online and in brick-and-mortar stores,…

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