digital media

Brand Activation & Immersion Why Trending Design Site Hunker Opened A Multi-Story House

Ahead of appearing at our upcoming retail conference, Hunker editor-in-chief Eve Epstein and Whereabout studio founder Gabriela Baiter talk building a media brand today and take us inside the Hunker House—the high-design IRL manifestation of the online decor site

Advertising Op-Ed: Why Brands Should Bet On Virtual Influencers

Author Jamin Warren traces the beginnings of virtual influencers back to the appearance of avatars, explaining why these synthetic characters don't have to be 'real' as much as they have to convey an authentic and coherent identity that clearly personifies a brand

Analysis How Retailers Like Guess Are Personalizing The Shopping Experience In Real Time With Contextual Targeting

From PSFK's Shopper Data Debrief, here's how today's leading brands are using RFID and related technologies to provide relevant recommendations and assistance in real-time

Beauty How Retailers Like MAC Are Motivating Shoppers To Share Data With Mobile Recognition

From PSFK's Shopper Data Debrief report, here's how three innovative retailers are retaining valuable shopper data by bridging the digital-physical divide, synching shoppers' phones with the store experience

Features How Retailers Like Sephora Drive Conversion Using Personalized Recommendations

From PSFK's Shopper Data Debrief, here's how leading retailers like Walgreens and more are leveraging next-gen machine vision to learn and analyze shopper patterns

Loyalty & Membership From PSFK's Shopper Data Debrief: Key Levers To Build Trust Around Shopper Data Exchange

PSFK breaks down how brands and retailers can gain trust and build loyalty by creating a two-way data exchange with their customers

Health How Cannabis Retailers Like Namaste Technologies Are Leveraging Digital-First Strategies

These four brands are using a tech-driven approach to make cannabis products, services and information more accessible and personalized for consumers

Entertainment Instagram Debuts First-Ever Coachella Activation With Experiential Playground

Dubbed 'Instagram Desert Chill,' the social media platform's branded house at Coachella featured exclusive access, customizable content and instagram-worthy designs

Delivery & Logistics Op-Ed: Why History Holds The Secret To The Future Of Retail

The associate strategy director at Critical Mass on the experience design strategies that help retailers like Amazon turn novelty into the norm

Automotive Automotive GPS Platform Waze Is Helping Retailers Anticipate Consumer Needs

The community-driven navigation app launched a proactive shift in strategy that focuses on leveraging data to predict and potentially influence driver needs

Store Experience & Design Watch: Shopper Data Debrief Webinar Video

PSFK President of Research & Strategy Scott Lachut and Senior Strategist Penn Whaling guide viewers through the 30+ page report detailing how retailers can leverage new tools to capture shopper data in the physical store

Food & Beverage ShopRite Partners With Recipe Site To Let Customers Shop Curated Digital Lists

The American East Coast grocer is drawing from Chicory's massive recipe inventory to enable a shoppable recipe feature for its digital loyalty program

Gaming & Play VR Platform Lets Shoppers Experience Scents Virtually

Japan's infotech corporation NEC partnered with VR-focused venture capital firm VAQSO to enable olfactory VR experiences for online shoppers

Merchandising & Curation How Beverage Brands Like Tito's Drive Engagement With Tech Integrations

Leading beverage retailers are harnessing the power of technology like augmented reality and connected app experiences to bring their products to life in new ways