Ana Andjelic is a strategy executive, Forbes CMO Next and the author of The Business of Aspiration, available for preorder now.
5 Things That Brought Us to a Nostalgic Place of Reruns and Rereleases
Our concepts of cool and iconic are forged in the intimacy of our own taste communities.
5 Ways Social Commerce Is Changing the Way We Shop
Social commerce will turn us all into shoppable product demos and our life into a catalogue of stylized products.
In This Era of Persistent Burnout, Brands Need to Make Downtime ‘Cool’ for Consumers
These old narratives can—and should—be dismantled.
Why Every Brand Should Be Watching the Emerging Beauty Industry
The field is adapting, engaging and personalizing at the speed of selfie.
New Tech Touch Points Aren’t Killing Retail. They’re Bringing It Back to Its Personal Roots
Retail expert Ana Andjelic argues that, while legacy brands face fragmentation, new players like Goop and Net-a-Porter are centralizing the experience.
Fashion Brands, Long Focused on Excess, Are Finally Waking Up to Sustainability
When Yael Aflalo, founder of buzzy fashion retailer Reformation, experienced first-hand the scale of Chinese pollution, she made a decision. Today, her company has a near-religious focus on reducing waste [...]
As Luxury Brands Embrace Data, Will They Use It Like a Butler or a Stalker?
The secret to the luxury dollar today is what consumers do, not what they own. This shift in luxury spending makes brands reconsider their own articulation of value and the [...]
The New York Times’ Facebook Deal May Prove to Be ‘Growth Hacking’ at Its Best
The New York Times, among a small cadre of other outlets, today announced it will start publishing selected articles directly into Facebook's News Feed. Some think the move historic; others [...]
The Real Reason Apple Is Crashing the Luxury Party
After attending a recent party in Paris, Alber Elbaz, creative director of luxury fashion house Lanvin, was perusing photos of the glitzy affair when he was struck by one particular [...]
How Apple Became China’s Most Coveted Luxury Brand
When a Chinese publishing group recently released its consumer survey of the luxury market in China, the top ranking wasn't held by a brand like Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Hermes. Instead, [...]