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Topic: Retail

Social Media Usage Swells at New York Fashion Week

Digital threads are on trend at this year's shows

Designers and presenting partners came prepared to interact with attendees and fans at home via social media networks and hashtags. In addition to shows streaming live on the Mercedes-Benz official…

Twitter Taps Former Ticketmaster Chief to Build Social Commerce

Nathan Hubbard will combine tweets with shopping

Nathan Hubbard, a Ticketmaster and Live Nation executive mainstay until earlier this month, is set to become Twitter's first head of commerce, as the social site aims to increase its…

Men's Wearhouse Begins New Era by Taking Pride in Its Past

First founder-free brand ad from L.A. agency Phenomenon

Here it is, the first official Men's Wearhouse brand ad since the departure of iconic founder George Zimmer and the hiring of Phenomenon in Los Angeles as the retailer's new…

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales

Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

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…

Amazon Enters L.A. for Grocery Delivery

Is the e-grocery space set for a renaissance?

It seems like the e-grocery business—for all its problems during the dot-com era—could be on the verge of a Web 3.0 renaissance. For instance, Amazon today debuts its AmazonFresh grocery initiative…

EBay Launches 'Shoppable Windows'

Virtual stores rolling out in New York

EBay is launching virtual stores called "shoppable windows" in New York,  Reuters reported. The nine-by-two-foot screens will be seen in visible shopping areas like Soho. The stores will sell 30 items…

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…

Razorfish Opens San Francisco Lab for Emerging Retail Experiences

Follows successful space in Atlanta

There’s no shortage of specialists out there to help make the digital dreams of retailers a reality. As the concept of the fully digitized store spreads, agencies including AKQA, iCrossing…

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Stores

Policy goes into effect June 1

If you are a coffee-and-smokes type of person, you'll probably find hanging out at Starbucks a bit annoying in a few days. The Seattle-based giant will restrict smoking within 25…

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