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Analysis PSFK's President of Research And Strategy: How Untethered Lifestyles Are Driving Modern CX

Scott Lachut imparts some advice on how to cater to consumers who are always on the go

Beauty Storefront Op-Ed: Five Ecommerce Brands Who Recently Launched Pop-Ups With Storefront

Storefront communications manager Arielle Crane on some of the most successful temporary retail spaces, from brands including Amazon and MM LaFleur

Brand Activation & Immersion Storefront Op-Ed: Three Reasons To Open A B2B Pop-Up Store

Author Allison Hékimian makes the case for using the typical B2C strategy for business relations, explaining the opportunity to establish resource partnerships and reinvent the showroom concept

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Op-Ed: Are Brick-and-Mortar Banks Missing The Millennial Boat?

Advertising mastermind and creator of the Valuegraphics Database, David Allison tells PSFK what's missing from the commercial banking experience

Retail Op-Ed: CEO On Ten Years Of Kickstarter

Kickstarter's Aziz Hasan reflects on the crowdfunding site's journey since launch in 2009, highlighting its continued evolution of service and dedication to supporting authentic creativity

Loyalty & Membership Op-Ed: Designing Financial Software To Ease Mental Taxation

As the U.S. wraps up another tax year, PSFK delivers a first-hand account from one of the experts designing consumer-facing financial experiences

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

Fashion & Apparel Op-Ed: Why Retailers Must Bring Their In-Store Experiences Back To The Future

Direct-to-consumer brands embrace old-fashioned brick and mortar, meanwhile inspiring legacy retailers to create immersive retail playgrounds that merge curation with technology

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

Design Op-Ed: Color Trends, Color Psychology And What It All Means For Brands

99design's COO explains why color matters for retail brands more than they might think, sharing research on as well as applications of consumer color perceptions to help guide branding decisions

Shopper Education & Assistance Op-Ed: Empowering The Consumer By Letting Store Shoppers Choose Their Own Journey

Jessica Lehmann, strategy director for retail consultancy FITCH, on the advantage of giving the consumer freedom over their own store shopping experience

Health Op-Ed: Walgreens, CVS Vie To Offer Store Customers CBD

Author Jeffrey Hill offers updates on Walgreens' and competitor CVS' moves to sell CBD products in-store, part of the former's overarching strategy to better meet customer needs and diversify product range

Op-Ed 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

Entertainment Op-Ed: PSFK Visits The Retail Development At New York’s Hudson Yards

New York's newest luxury lifestyle development succeeds as a mall, but is that enough for it to be successful?