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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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News

Publicis promote 'Guess the X-ray' competition for Gatwick Airport

On Monday, Gatwick Airport launched a social media contest called 'The X-ray Collection', which offered users the chance to guess products that had been photographed using the X-ray scanner at the London airport. The products scanned all come from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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FITCH VOTED DESIGN FIRM OF 2012

'PEOPLE’S CHOICE' AWARDS NAME FITCH AS 2012 DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR FITCH is thrilled to have been voted the top 2012 Design Firm of the Year. Announced in the September “Portfolio Awards” issue of leading retail design magazine...

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Features

Why celebrating the demise of HMV is barking.

by Magnus Shaw. First a clarification. One would think from the chatter across news outlets and social media that the HMV retail chain is in the process of locking the doors and boarding up its stores. It's isn't, but the news is not good. The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... James Temple - R/GA

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm the Executive Creative Director at R/GA in London. With the team, I create digital experiences. What does that involve? Leading, Learning, Understanding, Inspiring and Executing. I'm...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Visual Merchandiser / Display Designer.

Display designers and visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote the image, products and services of businesses and other organisations. To some extent the roles of display designers and visual merchandisers may overlap, but...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Cryptocurrencies and Commerce

By Fred Moore On account of some modest and wildly unsuccessful bitcoin day trading - it’s a mug’s game to try and predict the intra-day movements of something that can swing 20% one way or another within the time it takes to walk to the...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Economy

The not so super market. Why Tesco has lost its way.

The CEO of Tesco, Philip Clarke, is now the ex-CEO of Tesco. He left the job last week, having failed to turn the retailer's fortunes around. Indeed, some would argue that he was actually the catalyst for the decline in the store's success. These...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

The Froyo Revolution

In providing a healthy alternative to ice cream, frozen yoghurt sells itself. While the US has been indulging in froyo for decades, the UK is currently experiencing a market explosion with new shops popping up on high streets across the country. But...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Are You Being Served ?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the exaggerated claims made by the hotel in Egypt in which I'm staying, on the website Trip Advisor. Somehow, the management was able to promote the establishment with four stars, when in fact its true status is...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Window wars. Who is winning the Christmas battle of Oxford Street?

Christmas is rather a competitive activity, isn't it? From those rather ghastly households attempting to out-decorate their neighbours by festooning their brickwork with flashing reindeer, to the restaurants fighting to see who can charge the most...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Horsing around. How Tesco could turn a crisis into an opportunity.

by Magnus Shaw. If you're going to be rumbled loading beefburgers with something other than beef, try to ensure it's not horse. Oats would be better. Or sweets. But, not cat or hamster - and definitely not horse. As Tesco has discovered, people...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Three ways retail psychology can help save the high-street

The consumer sales landscape has been in a state of flux for some time with almost weekly news stories of store closures, losses, and the death of the high street becoming the norm. Hopes were riding on strong Black Friday and Christmas sales over...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Simple, mobile and personal: Six predictions for retail in 2020

The retail world is constantly in a state of flux, more so now than ever before with the majority of retail transactions now happening online and perpetual connection (via our smartphones) changing the way we shop and the way we interact with brands...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Who is The Integrator?

The mere mention of disconnection evokes thoughts of seclusion, lacklustre relations and of course, the dreaded situation of being offline at the worst time. In business strategy and organisation terms, it points to the opposite of what it takes to...

Posted by: Klaus
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Features

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Trends

From Museumification to Mash-ups: Five experiential trends for 2020

Surrounded by pizza museums, themed mini-golf, and interactive paintings, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we'd awoken to some kind of cartoon nightmare. But no, this is the experience economy in 2020. Experiential activations are both physical...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Features

A clashing of cultures & the future of collaboration in the media

The emerging workforce spent their formative years collaborating through online services, competing in e-Sports, and solving problems remotely through their games console, mobile or tablet. They have got used to, and excelled at, creating,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Life is a story - The power of experiential storytelling

Humans need storytelling. Starting with the first cave paintings and carvings that told the stories of hunting and gathering; myths and legends that united people into societies; the invention of the written word, manuscripts and the printing press....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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