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December 3, 201411:19 PM

I Want To See Ads! tagged “Retail”

"Of course, you want to see ads, you're in marketing!" That's not what I mean. Here's the scene: I've been thinking about buying some stuff (books, yoga mats, whatever...) online since Black Friday. So, as I peruse this pretty little... Read more

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December 2, 201411:32 PM

Why I Hate Black Friday tagged “Retail”

Everyone Loves A Good Deal. Say what you will about Best Buy, but I love getting their newspaper flyers (FSI for those in the business) every week. I really can't wait to see what's what in the world of consumer... Read more

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December 1, 2014 8:22 AM

Cyber Monday... Don't Get Killed (Online) tagged “Retail”

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is... Read more

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November 4, 201411:27 PM

How Your Brand Should Tell A Beautiful Story tagged “Retail”

Before you do anything, please watch this: It's almost perfect, isn't it? I don't even own that much clothing from Patagonia. But, after watching this twenty-plus minute video on YouTube, that will change. So, it's a video with only 300,000... Read more

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October 7, 2014 9:31 PM

The True Omni-Channel Is Convergence tagged “Retail”

Convergence used to be a bad word. In the early days of the Internet, we tossed around the word "convergence" much in the same way that we toss around the words "social media" these days. It was this "be all.... Read more

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August 26, 201411:36 PM

A Twitch In Time tagged “Retail”

Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right? And suddenly, I'm watching two guys do something in Minecraft, and I have no idea what they're doing because they're speaking Norwegian... Read more

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July 29, 201411:32 PM

The Only Consumer That Matters tagged “Retail”

Who is really a customer of yours? I often get to hang out backstage at conferences and events. When you have that kind of access to other speakers, business leaders and authors, it would be silly not to take advantage... Read more

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July 15, 201411:16 PM

The End Of The Dial Tone tagged “Retail”

Things change quicker than most of us realize. If you speak to marketers about how they are doing in relation to consumers and their mobile usage, it will be a disappointing conversation. If you speak to consumers about how brands... Read more

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May 14, 201411:12 PM

The End Of Showrooming (And Webrooming) tagged “Retail”

We are never going to solve for true consumer-centricity, if we keep acting like this. First, we had "showrooming." Showrooming is when a consumer goes to a physical location and uses a mobile device to either compare prices with other... Read more

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May 9, 2014 8:29 PM

Winners And Losers In The Digital Age tagged “Retail”

This is probably one of the most eye-opening perspectives on the digital age that you will see. We have new business models, brands that explode with popularity, platforms that keep being invented. We watch the stock market dance like a... Read more

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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

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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


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