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Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Spinlister peer-to-peer platform helps cycling-enthusiasts easily book nearby bikes while traveling

Spinlister is a peer-to-peer bicycle rental service that makes it easy to find a bike while traveling. Users can search by local area, ride type and availability dates to find a bike near them and them book and pay through the platform. Spinlister offers insurance to cover damage or theft.

Automotive Peer-to-peer marketplace Luxnow brings luxury experience and items to the rental industry

LUXnow is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that allows members to rent high-end assets, such as exotic cars, homes and yachts, from other members. Users browseLUXnow’s curated selection of luxury inventory and choose their desired rental. A LUXnow agent then contacts them to assist and ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of. In addition to rental service, members of the LUXnow community receive invitations to exclusive private events.

Fitness & Sport How Ecommerce Startup Curated Achieved A Near 0% Return Rate Through Expert Guidance And Service

In an age of Amazon efficiency, consumers can lack access to thoughtful guidance and expertise. Curated is working to change that, connecting shoppers with sports and travel aficionados to guide them through their purchase—and achieving a lower-than-1% return rate

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Atlético de Madrid X Chiliz build blockchain-backed mobile platform that lets fans support their favorite teams

Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid collaborated with sports and entertainment blockchain firm Chiliz to build Socios.com, a blockchain-backed mobile platform that lets fans show support to their favorite teams with cryptocurrency tokens. The token gives fans the ability to serve as shareholders, allowing them to vote on club matters and access exclusive content. Fans can either purchase the tokens or collect them for free through a Token Hunt enabled by an AR-powered geolocation feature.

Brand Activation & Immersion NHL app offers members customizable viewer experience and live data visualization features

Hockey league NHL has revamped its mobile app with added features such as customizable and interactive data visualization, offering fans an in-depth and insightful look into each game. The updated Gamecenter feature displays highlights in pre-game, live and post-game views alongside game statistics. Users can also customize their apps to prioritize their favorite teams.

Advertising French Football Club Reveals New Soccer Jersey In Google Street View

The first time a brand has used Google Street view to launch merch, Red Star F.C. encouraged fans to fans virtually venture out into the streets of Saint Ouen surrounding Bauer Stadium, where they could spot locals wearing the new shirts

Fashion & Apparel Expert Insight: Building A Loyal Community Around A Brand's Values

PSFK sits down with Matt Blonder of Reebok to discover how the fitness brand is fostering connections among its most loyal fans through its Unlocked program, integrating into consumers' everyday lifestyles

Entertainment 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,

Delivery & Logistics Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Court Lets Fans Order Beer Through iMessage

The Cleveland Cavaliers partnered with food provider Aramark to allow fans to order and pay for their drinks via Apple Business Chat and Apple Pay

Analysis How Brands Like KLM Build Community Through Virtual Connection

Interactive technologies help build authentic, virtual connections between brands and consumers around the world

Cafe & Restaurant New Balance Strava Challenges Reward London Runners With Beer

The athletic retailer opened a pub and partnered with fitness tracker Strava to activate its brand for the London Marathon, rewarding those who track their activity with free pints

Features How Sportswear Brands Like Nike Are Motivating Customers With Dynamic, Community-Focused Fitness

This excerpt from PSFK’s New York Retail Innovation Guide details how leading activewear retailers in the city are investing in community-oriented, personalized and tech-driven engagements to integrate themselves into shoppers' fitness and lifestyle goals

Health Equinox Launches SoulCycle Of Treadmills In Response To Running Popularity

Equinox is parlaying the popularity of its cardio-focused Precision Run class into a dedicated gym in Manhattan's flatiron district, aiming to become the next SoulCycle within the category

Gaming & Play New York Excelsior Aims To Inject Fashion Into The Esports Community

Inspired by IRL sports influencers who act as ambassadors for fashion brands, the American Overwatch esports team is hoping to establish partnerships with apparel retailers to engage the virtual community with fashion