Public sphere

Brand Activation & Immersion 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

Packaging & Product Engagement E-Consignment Platform thredUP Launches Collection To De-Stigmatize Used Clothes

The thrift retailer's newly launched repurposed collection leverages trends in sustainability and exclusive access by encouraging shoppers to reclaim the word 'secondhand'

Health How One CBD Brand Is Expanding Into Women's Lifestyle By Embracing Sleep

Sagely Naturals is strategizing its place in the CBD market, marshaling DTC and wholesale tactics while focusing on expanding in the sleep category to edge out competition

Fashion & Apparel H&M To Sell Second-Hand Apparel As Part Of Sustainability Strategy

The fast-fashion retailer is increasing its sustainability measures with the sale of second-hand merchandise from its subsidiary brand & Other Stories

Delivery & Logistics Blue Moon Beer Drinkers Can Shop Its DTC Online Store

Molson Coors debuted an ecommerce platform for its Blue Moon brand, with plans to integrate shopping capabilities into its social media campaigns as well

Loyalty & Membership H&M Group Style Platform Offers Community Advice And Shoppable Guides

The fast fashion brand is taking inspiration from conversation happening on its social platforms, launching a shoppable fashion hub focused on swapping style advice between members

Entertainment Discovery Offers Subscribers Specialty Non-Fiction Video Streaming

Discovery Inc. is expanding its subscription streaming service with BBC non-fiction shows pertaining to food, natural history and more, part of the media company’s strategy to acquire subscribers with specialty content

Beauty Kardashian Lifestyle Platform Competes With Goop And Even Amazon

Kourtney Kardashian's ecommerce marketplace curates content related to health and wellness, life and style, interior design, beauty, motherhood and more, with many drawing comparisons to GOOP

Advertising Pandora Lets Listeners Choose And Skip Ads Through Voice

As part of its investment in a consumer ecosystem, the music platform will test interactive commercials that let listeners dictate their ad preferences

Fitness & Sport Athleta Debuts Wellness Collective To Support Healthy Living For Women

The athletic apparel retailer is launching the Wellness Collective, hosting monthly healthy lifestyle-focused events at Athleta stores across the country, as well as an accompanying digital content hub

Shopper Marketing & Promotion DTC Mobile Carrier Implements IRL Campaigns To Convey Consumer Experience

Unconventional out-of-home ad tactics set Visible apart from mass mobile carriers, using IRL activations to convey its consumer experience rather than talk up its services

Design Handheld Mirror 3D-Prints Makeup Onto Consumers' Faces

The high-tech beauty device allows for on-demand application of professional-quality makeup, letting consumers recreate looks they see on online influencers and more

Merchandising & Curation Sally Beauty Enables Social Commerce With Shoppable Instagram And Mobile App

The beauty and personal care company is growing its mobile-focused strategy to tap beauty influencer power and increase its accessibility for digital-first consumers

Retail NBCU Debuts 'Shop With Golf' Online Marketplace For Sports Fans

The mass media company is slated to launch an ecommerce platform for its Golf Channel to enable a new revenue stream targeted at today's digital-first consumers,