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Analysis Op-Ed: The 5 C's For Brand Success In C-Commerce's Bright Future

SHOWFIELDS' CEO explains why ecommerce and traditional retail are giving way to 'consumer commerce,' defining what this means for brands and the five key components he has identified from his next-generation brick-and-mortar store for retailers to employ

Entertainment U.S. Open Attendees Can Enjoy Course-Wide Wi-Fi And Digital Content

Tech company Cisco is enhancing this year's golf event by adding a digital layer to the links, including course-wide wifi and access to scoring and exclusive experiences for attendees as they wander the grounds

Brand Activation & Immersion Wrangler Fans Can Scan Their Back Pocket To Unlock Exclusive Merch And Footage

The jeans maker launched a mobile activation in partnership with the upcoming release of "Old Town Road," encouraging Wrangler wearers to "scan their booty" with their phones to unlock content

Cafe & Restaurant PSFK Tours The Wonder, New York City's Elevated Members' Club For Families

The founders of the design-led club explain how The Wonder goes beyond providing leisure, programming, and work spaces for kids and adults, enriching membership through choice brand partnerships and value-added services

Beauty Shoppers Can Scan Vegan Beauty Co's Packaging For AR Displays

Lime Crime's mobile platform features augmented reality entertainment, letting customers scan its product packaging and in-store displays for interactive experiences

Delivery & Logistics Digital P2P Platform Offers Book Access For Literature-Scarce Venezuela

Ongoing humanitarian crises in the South American country inspired an innovative peer-to-peer analog book exchange, helping citizens form networks to access increasingly scarce literature

Fashion & Apparel Nike's One-Day Snapchat Release Gives World Cup Fans Exclusive Merch Access

Nike created a one-day-only Snapchat filter that let consumers virtually try on and swipe to purchase jerseys for the U.S. Women's Soccer team

Merchandising & Curation NBCUniversal Pilots 'ShoppableTV' Feature That Directs Viewers To Ecommerce Sites

Viewers of NBCUniversal's networks like Bravo and NBC Sports can scan QR codes via mobile to shop from advertised brands directly

Advertising Spotify Debuts Voice-Enabled Ads For Mobile Listeners

Music streaming service Spotify is testing out ads that let on-the-go listeners interact verbally to play commercials now or skip for later

Gaming & Play Pokemon Pass Drives Players To Target With Gaming Rewards

Pokémon Pass will reward players of its various games for visiting Target locations with free Pokécontent like a Shiny Pikachu or a Shiny Eevee

Fitness & Sport Champion And Foot Locker Offer eSports Fans Live NYC Tournament

Giving esports fans the chance to connect in real life, the two retailers will be hosting a tournament at Champion's flagship store as well as selling merchandise from the competing teams in-store and online

Features How Top Gaming Brands Like Niantic Are Enabling Augmented Mobile Experiences

Here's how major video game names are enabling online-offline synergy by incorporating gamers' mobile phones and locations into the player experience

Consumer Goods Walmart Slated To Launch Shoppable Video Content

As more retailers marry content with commerce, the big box retailer plans to let viewers purchase products seen in its original programming through its Vudu streaming service

Loyalty & Membership Obé Boutique Fitness Brings Livestream Workouts To Subscribers' Living Rooms

Inspired by Jane Fonda workouts of the '80s, Obé fitness is harking back to millennial consumers' childhoods with retro aesthetics and themes for its on-demand subscription class program