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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Features

Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Retail trends 2019: Ian Scott

Human interaction, the high street and 5G are all areas of focus in Ian Scott's retail trends report for 2019. The Williams Lea Tag shopper marketing and innovation manager sheds light on his predictions for the shopping space and how the point of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Max Factor & Blippar unveil their first steps in interactive retail

Blippar; the “Visual discovery app,” which relies heavily on augmented reality, and Max Factor have revolutionised the world of cosmetics and the retail sector with an ambitious new execution. Now every Max Factor product is essentially...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson explore the future of retail in groundbreaking report

J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group is partnering with Women's Wear Daily for the first time to create an exclusive global report exploring the future of retail. The groundbreaking report, co-created by The Innovation Group, which powers...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cheil Worldwide goes into Retail

Amidst heavily denied rumours that the agency originally set up as Samsung’s in-house shop is to be sold to Publicis, Cheil Worldwide officially announced this morning that it is consolidating its entire global retail resource under a single...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Abbey Road opens first official retail store

I'll probably never get to record an album at Abbey Road. It's been a dream of mine since the moment I first picked up a guitar almost two decades ago, but I've come to the sad conclusion that this particular dream shall remain unfulfilled. The same...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Razorfish and Adobe reveal the future of retail

Razorfish and Adobe are unveiling what they're calling "The future of retail" at this year's Adobe Summit with a new physical storefront experience that connects the customer across all touch points, helping retailers to sell their wares more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Omnicom's RAPP acquire UK-based brand and retail agency Haygarth

The multichannel marketing agency RAPP, itself a part of The DAS Group of Companies, a division of the Omnicom Group, announced yesterday its acquisition of UK-based brand and retail agency, Haygarth for a sum that has yet to be disclosed. The deal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

High anxiety on the high street. What is the future of retail?

References to the 'high-street' in political and sociological debate have been frequent for well over a decade now. Sadly, mentioning a problem frequently doesn't bring solutions. Many towns are plagued by empty retail units on their central...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinion - The will to live. How complacency is ruining retail.

by Magnus Shaw I hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday, thunder storms and all. I did some light shopping on Sunday, such is my hectic rock and roll lifestyle. My good lady wife and I wanted to make a couple of specific purchases: some reading glasses...

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Features

Conscious consumerism (part II): What will we buy into in 2030?

Welcome to part II of our exploration of the conscious consumer. In part I, we tracked the roots of this demanding new mindset, one that is forcing brands to show us they care about the planet and demonstrate it single-mindedly. We asked: “In...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Trends

The future of luxury marketing

Luxury, it’s big business. In 2018, the top 10 luxury brands were worth a combined £100bn, whilst the aggregate net goods sales of the top 100 luxury brands topped an eye-watering £165bn. Luxury is a long-term growth market....

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Events

Global creative calendar: August 2019

Of more than 40 momentous events set to play out in the weeks ahead, many are already underway or will commence with August's first dawn. A large number are also new to this publication. Among them are some of the world's most famous cultural and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Design

Paddy Power puts 'modern twist' on shirt sponsorships

UK bookmaker Paddy Power has unveiled the designs of its first football club shirt sponsorship - for Huddersfield Town FC - with its name presented in an oversized sash. In what the brand is calling a “modern twist” on traditional shirt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Commodore C64 set for Christmas comeback

Retro Games has finally released details of its long-awaited reimagining of the best-selling home computer of all time, the Commodore C64, with a December release date slated. The full-sized version of the 80s classic will launch in time for...

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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2019: Key themes from this year's festival

As the dust settles after another sun-drenched week in the South of France, a selection of industry experts give their views on the key themes in 2019. Aside from the usual networking, parties and late-night Gutter Bar action, here's what else made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Record number of brands head to Cannes in 2019

More brands than ever are set to participate in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2019, with the event due to begin in the South of France on Monday. This year, over 100 global brands will speak on the stages at the Palais des...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

The new era of conscious consumerism

The insatiable rise of the conscious consumer has taken extraordinary effect in the world of retail. The latest edition of Raconteur, in which Matter of Form (MOF) features, states two in three of us claim to be belief-driven buyers. A social...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Design

Lacoste replaces logo for Biological Diversity Day

French clothing brand Lacoste has once again removed the classic crocodile logo from its iconic polo shirts to raise awareness for International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May). Save Our Species 2 is taking place today at the brand’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

New Butlin’s swimming pool brings the seaside inside

A new indoor swimming pool at British family holiday resort Butlin’s is based on a beach theme and includes the world’s first helter skelter water slide. The art-deco style pool, designed by brand and retail consultancy FITCH, cost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Context is key: How to create impactful ads on the right platform

We’re a nation of coffee addicts. We’re also addicted to coffee brands. This has become apparent in the FMCG sector, where well-known coffee shop brands can be seen lining supermarket shelves as they continue to exert their dominance in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Global creative calendar: March 2019

This time of year, inspiration hits a feverish pace at some of the world's top hot spots. In London alone, the high-profile annual festivities include Marketing Week Live, Advertising Week Europe and Design Thinking and Innovation Week. Music and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Technology

Vype launches new vaping tech at the top of the Gherkin

British American Tobacco (BAT)’s e-cigarette brand Vype unveiled two new products at a launch event held at the top of London's Gherkin building last night. The Vype iSwitch and Vype iSwitch Maxx devices are aimed at smokers who are yet to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Uber Agency
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Features

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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Trends

Influencer marketing and programmatic: A marriage of convenience

In the media world, not a week goes by without an article or discussion on the waning appeal of traditional media and the consequent flow of ad money to digital. But let’s set that aside for a minute because the bigger battle right now is between...

Posted by: VAMP
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Advertising

Top hires this week

Better boosts senior management team Brand agency Better has appointed two new members to its senior management team, including Simon Preece who joins as associate brand director. Preece will support the agency’s strategic growth, service...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Rebrand Roundup: Taster, The Economist, True Water and more

Taster by Koto London-based design studio Koto has overseen the branding for French food delivery service Taster. The design is typical of the Koto’s minimal style while at the same time jumps out with a bold, colourful and eye-catching...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Smart cities: Just how well understood are they?

Despite the relative maturity of the concept of smart cities - a term for which definitions have existed for around 10 years - new research has revealed that only 23% of people have heard of them. Posterscope’s OOH consumer survey the Smart in...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

October's Essential Reads

Our CEO, Anant Sharma, rounds up his best reads of the month, from a luxury boutique that only exists in a messaging app to keeping it real with AI. I thoroughly enjoyed the overview of Vice’s history. I had no idea it became so large it was...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

October 2018 Creative Calendar

Every year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. The latest edition of the Creative Calendar is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency

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