Shopper Marketing & Promotion

Brand Activation & Immersion Floyd furnishes select Airbnbs to let customer experience its products IRL

The direct-to-consumer furniture startup Floyd partnered with homesharing marketplace Airbnb, furnishing the homes of some of their favorite properties across the US with Floyd furniture so that potential customers could experience it in a real-life home setting.

Fashion & Apparel How Brands Are Tapping The Power Of Community Through A New Kind Of Exclusivity

PSFK has spotted a trend bubbling up at the confluence of exclusivity and community, where brands retailers are tapping into the ephemeral and the human with unique networks as a remaining way to differentiate and connect more deeply

Merchandising & Curation Dote Shopping Party lets fans shop live with their favorite influencers

Shopping app Dote unveiled a feature that allows influencers to host live-streamed interactive video shopping experiences. During a Shopping Party session, Dote influencers can share live video of themselves while browsing different products on the Dote app and interacting with fans in real time, conducting giveaways and polls. Influencers can shop from all 150 brands on the Dote platform or throw parties exclusively for a single brand through Dote’s ‘Sponsored Party’ program.

Retail Countr lets users showcase and monetize their styles through social feeds

Social commerce platform Countr harnesses the power of authentic unsponsored recommendations through shoppable posts, enabling customers to showcase and monetize their styles, and purchase products directly from their feed.

Home Outer furniture lets customers turn their backyards into showrooms

The outdoor furniture brand Outer invites its customers to serve as hosts, turning their backyards into showrooms where potential buyers can see the products in a real-world setting.

Advertising Report Launch: PSFK X Complex's "What's Next: Generation Antidentity" Is A Guide To Engagement That Transcends Labels

Moving beyond labels like genre and demographic to engage audiences in an age of ever-evolving identity

Beauty OPI’s #ManiUp initiative challenges traditional masculinity by encouraging men to express themselves through nail polish

Nail polish brand OPI encourages men to #ManiUp as part of its “Color Is The Answer” initiative. Challenging men to express themselves through color, OPI collaborated with the Creators Network to create a video series to discuss the societal stereotypes and pressures men face, and reframe today’s definition of masculinity.

Automotive The Porsche Host Program lets prospective buyers ride-share with Turo's top hosts

The automaker partnered with car-sharing marketplace provider Turo to allow drivers to rent cars from top hosts who have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion as Porsche owners. The program allows prospective Porsche owners to experience the car of their dreams through an extended test drive.

Luxury Chanel Expands Luxe Beauty's Reach With 'Boy de Chanel' Collection

The French luxury brand is expanding its beauty audience with a line of skincare and cosmetic products designed to better accommodate male consumers

Entertainment How Brands Can Get In The Game

It's off to the races for 2020. Here's why everyone from retailers to content creators is betting on gaming to innovate their reach—and inspiration for how you can get in the game

Baby Boomers Pause Well-Aging offers all-encompassing lines of products designed to tackle different stages of menopauses

Pause Well-Aging is a skincare brand designed to be used throughout all three stages of menopause, from perimenopause to menopause and postmenopause. In addition to products like Hot Flash Cooling Mist and Collagen Boosting Moisturizer, the brand’s site also offers a community page dedicated to sharing real-life menopause stories from its users, providing shoppers with direct support and affirmation.

Shopper Marketing & Promotion CoverGirl named vlogger Lucy Edwards as its first visually impaired brand ambassador

Visually impaired beauty vlogger Lucy Edwards was named cosmetics brand CoverGirl’s first blind beauty ambassador, testing and reviewing new CoverGirl products for her 35.2k subscribers.

Packaging & Product Engagement CVS’ Beauty Mark initiative promotes unedited marketing images on branded products to eliminate imagery

National Drugstore chain CVS Pharmacy launched Beauty Mark, a watermark that appears on CVS-branded imagery that has not been altered. With 70% of its imagery currently unaltered, the drugstore is committed to having all of its marketing materials across its stores, website and social media channels reflect this level of transparency by the end of 2020.

Interview Jeff Staple On How Streetwear Set The Tone For Today's Mainstream—And What To Expect Next

Jeff Staple of Staple Design talks current retail strategies and themes like the hyper-local and gender-fluid that had their origins in streetwear—and also explains why "vintage curation" will be retail's next wave