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Achieving Omnichannel Excellence

1. Introduction This guide has been written to help the retail sector’s heads of customer experience, CCOs, CMOs, senior marketers, heads of digital and CIOs to move along the omnichannel journey towards omnichannel excellence. Its purpose is to give brands an understanding of the current retail landscape, which key challenges they need to address and […]

Storytelling for Marketers

Storytelling for Marketers

1. Introduction 1.1 Executive summary This report identifies best practice approaches, techniques, challenges and opportunities around storytelling in the context of marketing. It explores how marketers perceive the importance of storytelling to the practice of marketing and the best practice application of storytelling principles to support marketing objectives and activity. The following topics are covered […]

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Four Halloween-themed activations from FMCG brands

Consumers are more willing than ever to spend their money on Halloween. According to the National Retail Foundation, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion in the US in 2018. It appears the Brits are just as eager, too, with Mintel predicting we will shell out £419 million.

Amazon turns to print to capitalize on the demise of Toys R Us

The demise of Toys R Us has created a multi-billion dollar opportunity for retailers, and many are already jockeying for position in the toy retail market.

Not surprisingly, one of the retailers looking to pounce is Amazon. But Amazon apparently isn’t assuming that its dominant position in online retail will automatically translate to toy sales when the holidays come around and there are no more Toys R Us kids.

How does SKYN Condoms market to a millennial generation having less sex?

In our technological, networked, 21st century world, it’s easier than ever to connect with people, but harder than ever to be intimate with them.

This was the message presented by Jeyan Heper, CEO of LifeStyles Healthcare, and Alex Pasini, SVP at Sid Lee Global Alliances, at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Star Wars uses AR experiential campaign to drive people in-store

In mid-December, the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will make its theatrical debut.

The stakes are high for Disney, which purchased Star Wars creator Lucasfilm for more than $4bn in 2012. The movie industry, like so many others, is changing (or being disrupted if you prefer) and blockbuster hits are increasingly important to studios, even one as blessed as Disney with strong franchises.

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