Gerald Richards is the CEO of 826 National, a network of creative writing and after-school tutoring centers that offer a variety of inventive programs to under-resourced youth, ages 6-18, allowing them to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. With twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth and education access. He has also served as an education expert for national marketing campaigns promoting creativity in and outside the classroom. In 2008, he was named one of 101 African-American Champions for Youth in the Bay Area. Gerald has a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
PSFK’s Retail Health & Wellness Debrief shows how brands and retailers are responding by offering affordable, convenient and customer-centric health and wellness-focused products, from in-store consultations to at-home testing.
Every year, PSFK explores the most important topics in retail and the customer experience in our Future of Retail reports. On Jan. 16, 2019 join us for our Future of Retail 2019 Conference as we bring to life the findings from our latest FoR report and unpack the rise of the Direct-To-Consumer business and examine three key pillars that define this space along with case-studies from best-in-class DTC companies that include Nike, Target and Away.
From personalized media to live-streamed experiences to shoppable video, brands are finding innovative ways to leverage content to generate revenue. Through the lens of seven industry pillars, PSFK’s Content & Commerce Debrief shows how brands can use content in ways that go far beyond building awareness.