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Brand Activation & Immersion DTC Furniture Brand Burrow On Engaging Customers Through Cultural Relevance And Experience

The digital-first home goods startup's creative director explains how the brand made the leap from online to brick and mortar with an experiential New York store, as well as why evolving to remain culturally relevant is key to brand success

Advertising How Understanding The Power Of Marketing Helped This Brand Strategist Deliver Success

SVA's year-long Masters in Branding program helps strategists and creatives like Phillip Lauria hone their skills while building new understanding of the industry

Analysis NYRIW Preview: SHOWFIELDS Brings DTC Brands Together For A New Kind Of Department Store Experience

PSFK speaks to co-founder and CEO Tal Nathanel about how SHOWFIELDS, dubbed "the most interesting store in the world," aims to use retail space in a new way, prioritizing discovery and community over sales

Features How An Education In Branding Helps One SVA Grad Identify New Opportunities For Clients

Cheryl Johnson tells PSFK about her experience in SVA's Masters In Branding Program and how it informs her career in brand strategy and business development

Food & Beverage NYRIW Preview: How A Global Vodka Brand Goes DTC With Hyper-Local Distilleries

To be explored in a site visit to its micro-distillery Our/New York during New York Retail Innovation Week, Pernod Ricard is fostering direct connections with local consumers by creating distilleries unique to their locations, sourcing local ingredients and embodying the spirit of the city to compete in a market burgeoning with DTC brands

Automotive Cyclists Could Avoid Injury With This Wearable From Ford

Ford continues to broaden its outlook on mobility options for consumers with a smart jacket concept that helps people cycle more confidently and better coexist with cars and pedestrians

Interview Interview: How Contextual User Experiences Are Optimizing Services

In this interview, CEO and co-founder of Talla Rob May discusses how his company is using big data and artificial intelligence to help businesses improve the user experience for their consumers

Design Op-Ed: Why Businesses Should Strive To Be More Beautiful

Alan Moore describes why he has made it his life’s mission to help businesses discover their own unique beauty

Entertainment The Guardian Is Turning Podcasts Into An Interactive Medium

With a new podcast called Strange Bird, the media company is trying to improve upon an already popular form of entertainment

Work How To Build A Maker Culture

Matt Webb, CTO at Mirum, describes why we might be looking in the wrong places for innovation

Retail Zero UI Is Fast Approaching, But It’s A Long Way From Optimal

Michael Olaye, CEO of digital creative agency DARE, considers how UI designers can prepare for a future of voice commands

Advertising Branding Is An Ever-Evolving Organism

Emeka Patrick, creative director at Anchor Worldwide, considers how social media raised the bar for brands and shares his advice for a creative life in NYC

Retail New Social Network Aims To Support Foreign-Born Communities

Homeis intends to help immigrants living in foreign cities connect and share advice

Advertising Roundtable: The Biggest Shifts In Experiential Marketing In 2018 And Beyond

To get some crystal ball predictions for what the future of advertising holds for PSFK’s Advertising Playbook, we turned to a handful of experts