Retail Sectors


Google’s disruption of financial services is just getting started: Forrester

August 1, 2014

While Google could significantly disrupt the financial services sector by becoming a hub for consumers’ financial needs, the company is not likely to introduce a traditional bank, as some have suggested, according to a new report from Forrester.

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Mobile Marketing Summit New York Sept. 10: NYT, Amazon’s Zappos, Beyond the Rack, GameStop, Bloomberg, Pandora

August 1, 2014

Registration is open for the fifth annual Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 New York conference Wednesday, Sept. 10 featuring speakers from Amazon’s Zappos, Beyond the Rack, GameStop, New York Times, Bloomberg, Pandora, DigitasLBi and LivingSocial. This day-long New York event is a must-attend for brands, retailers, ad agencies and publishers looking to map out an effective mobile marketing and commerce strategy tying in with other channels, especially around the key holiday season.

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IKEA blends ease-of-use with high functionality for mobile

August 1, 2014

IKEA strives to make its mobile experience as accessible to as many people as possible by focusing on ease-of-use, while at the same time layering on media-rich functionality that enhances the experience for shoppers and leverages native device functions.

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Subway’s Sharknado 2 comedic tweets bite back

August 1, 2014

Fast food franchise Subway took puns to a new level in a series of tweets during the premiere of Syfy’s disaster movie sequel Sharknado 2 that showcased a common denominator between fans of the film and of the brand’s sandwiches: biting.

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Amazon, First Data enter quickly expanding mobile gift cards space

July 31, 2014

The gift card portion of mobile wallets is growing quickly, with both Amazon and payment processor First Data entering the market, following closely on the heels of Google Wallet.

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US Bank tests iPad app for credit card applicant acquisitions

July 30, 2014

U.S. Bank is testing a new mobile application in partnership with the Minnesota Twins that leverages the camera on an iPad to speed up credit card applications for baseball game attendees.

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LiveDeal gets faster with launch of redesigned iOS application

July 30, 2014

LiveDeal has sped up its discount-serving engine to meet consumers’ growing demand for fast restaurant offers.

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IKEA creates omnichannel shopping experience from favorited items in app

July 29, 2014

IKEA is embracing omnichannel shopping with new mobile functionality that allows users of its mobile catalog application to save their favorite items as a shopping list to be used on the Web site or in-store, and also allows for the creation of shopping lists compiled from multiple publications from the home-furnishings retailer.

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Lord & Taylor unites beacons, popular apps and brands for in-store appeal

July 29, 2014

Lord & Taylor is partnering with brands such as Michael Kors and Alex and Ani to deliver content and offers to in-store shoppers via iBeacon technology on their smartphones when they are nearby different departments.

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Hilton lets guests control their own experience via mobile

July 29, 2014

In a continuation of its quest to deliver greater choice and control for guests, Hilton Worldwide has unveiled new mobile advances such as the ability to check-in and choose exact rooms from digital floor plans, make a purchase upgrade and submit special requests for room service.

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