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The Mobile Commerce Gap

While nearly two-thirds of online shopping in the US happens on mobile devices, the channel only accounts for 19 percent of sales.<p><b>NEW YORK, United</b> …

eCommerce

Modern Treehouses: Childhood Dream Turned into a Luxury Getaway

As kids, we all loved treehouses. They were the exciting little escape into a fantasy world where we could play high above the ground and plot our …

Interior Design

How Fashion Can Fight Amazon

Can fashion retailers wage war against the seemingly invincible Amazon? Undoubtedly, says Doug Stephens.<p><b>TORONTO, Canada</b> — Amazon recently posted its …

Jeff Bezos

30 Top Cafes in Melbourne You Should Visit

Find your perfect spot for coffee and brunch with this guide to the best city and suburban cafes in Melbourne to visit this year...

The Newness Imperative: Innovate or Fade

With fewer ‘virgin’ markets left to tap, established consumers now drive luxury demand — and they want something new — with significant consequences …

Clothing

Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate.<p>What is the single greatest source of innovation? I'll give you a hint, it's not a product. You can innovate it faster than any product, it creates the most enduring …

How to Spot a Quality Cafe

Recently, I spent a week doing cafe crawls in my fine city of Vancouver. Most of the people I went out with were seasoned coffee professionals, but …

Coffee

Do ‘Digital Flagships’ Deliver?

Fashion brands must deliver an online shopping experience as luxurious as their physical flagships. Who's hitting the mark?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — …

Louis Vuitton

The 12 best heli-skiing places in the world | CNN Travel

Inditex: Agile Fashion Force

Tristan Tremschnig Global Communications Strategist, Greenpeace East Asia<p>Op-Ed | People Power Can Clean Up Toxic Fashion<p>In order to reduce fashion’s …

Asia

Apple Innovation Rules: Steve Jobs's Secrets

For most of us, the idea that innovation moves ahead through the efforts of one great man — say, Steve Jobs — is easy to hold onto. We like the idea of the brave, lonely inventor.<p>But innovation is rarely about one person working alone. Others contribute to a unique formula of success.<p>Walter …

Shred the Slopes of Iceland

The volcanic rock known as Iceland is home to a growing ski scene, attracting thrill-seekers with its plentiful fresh powder and rugged, wide-open …

Disney’s Massive Marketing Push for Star Wars Was Relentless, but Also Masterful

After a record-shattering weekend at the box office, if you haven't felt the force of Star Wars, you must be living in another galaxy. Star Wars: The …

Beauty Brands Inch Away from Traditional Advertising

Spurred by the power of online influencers and user-generated content, beauty companies are shifting their marketing spend.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — …

The Future Of Fashion Retailing, Revisited: Part 2 - Zara

In late 2012, I wrote a three-part series on Uniqlo, Zara and H&M. In the last three years, these three global fashion retailers have experienced impressive growth, due in no small part to their success in the U.S. retail market. In my last post, I discussed Uniqlo’s strategy of “planned …

How to Analyze a Startup Idea Before You Waste Money On It

Building a startup is like falling in love. You find the “perfect one.” You lose all sense of reason. Judgment flies out the door. You’re head over heels.<p>And you’re likely to make mistakes.<p>The problem with the startup culture is this irrational blindness, and it leaves a trail of wrecked startups. …

Retailers Must Reinvent Their Stores, Says Report

Retailers and brands must reinvent their physical stores to better suit the behaviours and expectations of today’s hyper-connected consumers, says a …

eCommerce

Hit the Slopes in Niseko, Japan

<i>Head to Japan’s northernmost reaches for ski resorts, piping-hot ramen, and kitsch karaoke bars—and take your skincare to new altitudes with …

Skiing

JNTO

Niseko Accommodation — Niseko Central

Experience Winter 2018/19 in Niseko<p>Over 200 Stays in the Heart of Niseko<p>Enjoy Niseko This Summer<p>Enjoy Our Guest Services<p>“Fantastic accommodation. …

Skiing

Skiing, dining and staying in the Dolomites is all downhill from here

Food, glorious food. Where the Tarentaise contrives amazing dishes from exotic delicacies, the Dolomites dig them out of local hillsides. In summer, …

How Your Packaging Improves Customer Experience

When we think of packaging as a branding tool, we tend to think of amazing retail packaging like Apple’s. The electronics firm maintains a secret “packaging room” where hundreds of potential package designs are tested to get the opening experience perfect.<p>And, in an era where “unboxing” videos can …

Secrets Of A Frustration-Free Customer Service Experience

Are you driving your customers crazy with a clunky customer experience and antiquated approach to customer service? Here are three ways to combat this, ideas I suggest as a customer experience and customer service consultant to my clients when they sense growing frustration levels among their …

Phone Rings In Meetings

How Tiffany’s Iconic Box Became the World’s Most Popular Package

For the sake of you intellectual-property aficionados out there, the color is No. 1837 on the Pantone Matching System chart. It is not commercially …

10 Lessons From The 10 Most Influential Content Marketing Brands

Content marketing is a tough nut to crack. According to a report by the Content Marketing Institute, 93% of B2B marketers use it—but only 36% consider themselves effective content marketers.<p>Salesforce.com was recently named one of the 10 Most Influential Global Brands by LinkedIn—along with top …