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Analysis NYRIW Preview: How High-End Bicycle Rental Roula Serves The Traveling Cyclist

Ahead of Roula's site tour during New York Retail Innovation Week, CEO Mark Voysey explains how he built a premium bicycle brand around consumer demand for on-the-go fitness, helping provide ultimate efficiency for the traveling cyclist

Brand Activation & Immersion How Sift's Innovative 'News Therapy' Experience Is Keeping Readers Up To Date Mindfully

PSFK chats with a co-founder of Sift, a news app experience that aims to inform younger readers without adding to their stress, helping them contextualize, navigate and digest current events calmly and thoughtfully as well as curb disengagement

Features Op-Ed: Why Personalization Is Essential–But Not A Silver Bullet

Author Shana Pilewski explores why personalization is a full-fledged discipline, requiring proper education of all internal stakeholders and building of robust ecosystems to get it right

Advertising Stockholm Commuters See Billboards Personalized To Their Emotions

Pioneered by Clear Channel, Stockholm Metro's digital billboards will analyze consumer data to display art based on their current emotion

Retail Buzzfeed's New York-Exclusive Offline Newspaper Lets Readers Redeem Online Coupons

The publisher is using coupon codes redeemable with online retailers to test whether a physical newspaper could generate significant advertising revenue

Design Streetwear Store Targets Gen-Z With Social Content Creation Hub

Further blurring the lines between shopping and sharing, the independent footwear and apparel shop Pewter markets itself as a social space for customers who dream of becoming Insta-famous

Delivery & Logistics How Brands Like SnackNation Deliver Curated Discovery Experiences To Offices

Responding to employee demand for health-conscious alternatives, brands are curating subscription boxes that feature a range of options

Entertainment The New York Times Hopes Alexa Skills Will Win Subscribers

The publication continues to digitize its content, linking up with Amazon's voice AI to enable a daily news briefing, weekly quiz and more for Alexa-enabled devices

Interview PSFK Retail Conference Preview: How A Venture Capital Firm Helps Brands Like Macerich Corner The Market On Next-Gen Omnichannel Retail

Ahead of speaking at PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 Conference on January 16, Fifth Wall partner Natalie Bruss shares insight from the firm's unique vantage point as the connective tissue between real estate companies and digitally native vertical brands

Shopper Marketing & Promotion NYRIW Preview: Creative Agency On Helping Brands Sony, Hershey's, CVS, J&J And More Create Media That Captures Consumer Attention

Ahead of speaking at the Retail Tech Strategies for 2019 panel at NYRIW, UM Worldwide EVP and global chief innovation officer, Chad Stoller, shares insights on how DTC brands have cornered the market on consumers' attention by capturing it at its source—on social media—and how other brands can take a page from their book to compete in a digitally and socially driven landscape

Packaging & Product Engagement Columbia Journalism Review Debuts 'Fake News' Stand To Encourage Critical Media Consumption

The one-day activation composed entirely of the biggest fake news stories encouraged New York passersby to be wary of misinformation on social media, and reminded them to think critically ahead of the upcoming election

Retail The Latest In Our Retail Innovation Tracker: Ecommerce Leads The Way Across Cross-Industry Innovation

Analysis from PSFK’s Retail Innovation Tracker shows how innovative brands in ecommerce, grocery and sport/fitness-lifestyle (and more) are perceived

Retail Interview: How A Storytelling Platform Helps Brands Create Compelling Content For Modern Consumers

In an interview, PSFK speaks with Matt Trotta GM of North America of Playbuzz, an interactive storytelling platform, on consumers' content consumption patterns and how brands can attract an engaged audience

Store Experience & Design Adidas Will Integrate Its Two Apps Into One Optimized User Experience

The athletic retailer will soon enable consumers to purchase from drop collections on its main mobile application as well as offer one-touch ordering and live-chat options, merging its two separate apps to create an optimized, all-encompassing service for users