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April 1, 201411:27 PM

The Speed Of Brands And Other Stuff tagged “Retail”

What do you make of this whole high frequency trading scandal? Personally, I am not surprised. At every turn, we're seeing more and more businesses using speed (in almost unimaginable ways) to make more money. This past week, 60 Minutes... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 5, 201411:13 PM

There's No Patience In Business tagged “Retail”

Don't slow down. Don't stop. There is a massive chasm that still exists between the world of business and the expectations of the consumer. Ultimately, when it comes to the retail experience, I believe there are two types of consumers:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 4, 201412:24 PM

Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar... And A Kindle tagged “Retail”

It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, but this is no laughing matter. As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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January 23, 201411:40 AM

The Next Great Marketing Disruption tagged “Retail”

Last week was a weird week. I was in New York speaking at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City. My closing keynote was to take place after former President of the United States, George W. Bush,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 19, 2013 7:59 AM

The End Of Privacy... The Beginning Of Personalization tagged “Retail”

Marketers are at a precarious crossroads (whether they know it or not). In my latest business book, CTRL ALT Delete, I lay out five movements that have fundamentally changed the brand forever (that most businesses are doing little - to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 30, 2013 8:19 PM

Peeking Into The Future Of Retail tagged “Retail”

Episode #364 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. He has been called "one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 30, 2013 8:04 PM

SPOS #364 - Peeking Into The Future Of Retail With Doug Stephens tagged “Retail”

Welcome to episode #364 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. He has been called "one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and smoke it!). For over twenty years, Doug Stephens... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 14, 201311:12 AM

The New Convergence tagged “Retail”

This is not about media convergence. It's about something bigger. Things change. Things change so fast that sometimes, it's hard to see it. We tend to think about our businesses and our lives in terms of keeping up with change.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 3, 2013 8:48 AM

Attention All Robot Shoppers tagged “Retail”

Do you love shopping? Do you hate shopping? I'm one of those strange beings that truly loves the act of shopping, but doesn't really buy all that much. I have no idea how to reconcile this, but nothing makes me... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 10, 2013 2:58 PM

The Complexity Of Simplicity tagged “Retail”

Nobody said it was easy. As the years wane on and you gather perspectives and insights from your business, your industry and your peers, what you quickly realize is this: nothing is easy... nothing is simple. Even quick scores (like... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 29, 2013 8:34 AM

How To Curtail Showrooming: Charge Admission tagged “Retail”

What would you pay for an opportunity to browse a store? There have been a couple on instances in the news this week that highlight the general challenge that retailers face in the age of showrooming. For those uninitiated, showrooming... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 28, 2013 8:49 AM

Is Marketing About To Get Really Creepy Or Really Good? tagged “Retail”

Apple acquired a company last week. It's something to pay attention to. There is still one slightly unchartered territory that will - without question - be the last mile in marketing. It is the ability for a brand to deliver... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 15, 201311:06 AM

The Marketing Agency Of The Future tagged “Retail”

Is there a future for the advertising agency as we have known it to date? In recent months, there has been a slew of articles about advertising agencies and their future/fate in a world that is so dramatically changing when... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 15, 2013 8:38 PM

Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy tagged “Retail”

Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? In my forthcoming business book, CTRL ALT Delete (out May 21st, 2013), I go in-depth on the notion that consumers need to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 1, 201310:19 AM

Copying Apple tagged “Retail”

It's like an itch that you just can't scratch. Something has been bothering me, lately. It's not overt. It's not obvious. But... it's there. Some will make the argument that Apple is loosing a little bit of its luster. That... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2013 9:48 PM

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future? tagged “Retail”

Retail, consumerism and how we buy has changed in the past few years, like never before. If you speak to a brand that has retail as one of their primary transactional channels, they are nervous. How we buy has so... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2013 4:25 PM

On Death And Dying Brands tagged “Retail”

The new art of branding. How many painters do you know in your city or town? Not the kind with dropsheets and white overalls who will refresh your old basement bathroom with a splashy buckland blue over a long weekend,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 7, 201210:24 AM

Great Marketing Is Utilitarian tagged “Retail”

The pleasures of shopping for food. In any supermarket chain, some things are easy to find. Apples. Milk. Bread. But if you're looking for flaxseeds? Coconut milk? Prunes? Who among us has not felt the stirrings of super-market rage as... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 1, 201210:46 AM

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Pricing tagged “Retail”

Something fascinating happened during Black Friday. It wasn't the mad hoards of people trampling one another for the latest electronic whiz-bang, and it wasn't the dreaded story of a major retailer's site going down, making them unable to capitalize on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 23, 2012 2:34 PM

The Future Of Personalized Pricing tagged “Retail”

Should every customer pay the same price for something? Before answering that question, ask yourself this: should every person see the same search results? Truth: we live in a world of radical personalization. Google is doing everything it can to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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