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Analysis Discussion Takeaways: The Importance Of Store Design In A Digital Age

As part of New York Retail Innovation Week, three leaders from the world of store design convene to share expert insight on the future of the physical store and the key consumer needs it continues to serve even in a digital age

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Interview: Mastercard EVP of North America Marketing & Communications On Retail's Phygital Future

In this sponsored interview from PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 conference, Mastercard's EVP of North America Marketing & Communications, Cheryl Guerin, explains the value of technology to developing a phygital retail experience, as well as why the brand is dropping the name from its logo to let the symbol speak for itself

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

Brand Activation & Immersion Interview: Neighborhood Goods Is Building A Different Kind Of Department Store For Millennials

Prioritizing community and storytelling over markdowns and sales per square foot, Neighborhood Goods has set out to disrupt retail in Plano, Texas

Design Interview: How A Virtual Design Platform Helps Retailers Create Human-Focused Store Experiences

In an interview with design platform The Wild, PSFK learned about how the company is enabling real-time virtual collaboration among designers, helping them craft customized, immersive store experiences informed by retailers' data

Features Interview: The Founder Of Inscape On Rebranding Meditation For Modern Consumers

Searching for a source of calm in a hectic world, retail CEO Khajak Keledjian turned to meditation, eventually parlaying his business acumen into his own immersive studio and mindfulness app catering to consumers' current needs

Interview How REI's #OptOutside Prioritizes Customer Wellness By Forgoing Black Friday

EVP Ben Steele tells PSFK how REI helps its members live life fully by embracing the outdoors and opting out of the consumer frenzy exemplified by Black Friday

Technology Pioneer Of Humanability: Christina Agapakis

In an interview with PSFK, working in collaboration with Verizon, Christina Agapakis reflects on how her work as Ginkgo Bioworks is helping us build a more equitable and sustainable future by designing custom microbes

Entertainment Interview: Second Life's Creator On How Virtual Reality Can Help Foster Genuine Connection

In this interview, co-founder of High Fidelity Philip Rosedale discusses how his blockchain-based virtual reality platform enables new and improved ways for people to not only socialize but also genuinely connect, harboring the potential to improve how people and communities around the world relate to one another

Store Experience & Design Interview: How Scent Is Set To Revolutionize The Customer Experience

In this interview, sensory design and fragrance expert Olivia Jezler shares her insight on the potential for scent, when integrated into retail design, to provide more meaningful and engaging experiences for consumers

Innovation Interview: An AR App That Enhances How Fans Connect To Their Favorite Musicians

Keith Lawler, co-founder of Firstage, explains how his AR app provides a type of on-demand experience for music fans to enjoy live performances while simultaneously generating revenue for the artist

Retail How Two Companies Are Using VR To Pioneer Virtual Socialization

High Fidelity and TheWaveVR are two brands that specialize in providing people with virtual ways to share and enjoy music, dancing and more

Design How AI Is Creating A Design Revolution

A video series from Archinect explores how AI will aid human creators across the critical stages of a design project

Merchandising & Curation Op-Ed: Why AI Won't Replace The Human Touch In Brand Marketing

The best brand experiences will prioritize human connection, with 'silent' tech working in the background, argues Mirum strategist Kimberly Gossard