Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Pinterest Black Friday Reveal

The Pinterest Black Friday Reveal

As we enter the initial push for the holidays (just as we’re coming down from our Halloween sugar high), retailers are getting shoppers geared up for Black Friday even earlier this year thanks to Pinterest. Home Improvement retailer Lowes is teasing its Black Friday deals in October on a dedicated Black Friday board with silhouettes…

Meet the Manfluencers

Results from a new survey by Midan Marketing showed that 47% of U.S. men now do most of the grocery shopping and cooking in their homes. Midan Marketing explains this number by looking at the impacts of the recession, which left many men underemployed or unemployed. After the recession, called the “mancession” because more men were…

Innovation sometimes means adding a more human touch

CEO of Burberry, Angela Ahrendts, was just hired by Apple to lead retail. She will be their first female SVP.  About time! She’s the second high-fashion CEO to join Apple in the last 3 months. Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve was hired by Apple in July to work on “special projects.”  (iWatch, anyone?)  Some have…

The Recipe for “Reimagining”

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Yuji Ramen Test Kitchen at the Bowery Whole Foods in New York City.  What I got was not only an incredible meal, but also a lesson in creativity. A little background.  Yuji Ramen was founded in the Spring of 2012 as a pop-up restaurant…

Men outpace women … in mobile purchases

According to a report from SeeWhy, 22.2 percent of men have made a purchase on their smartphone compared to 18.2 percent of women. Men tend to be more research intensive, and read reviews, but then make a purchase when they are satisfied with the price point they find. This shopping behavior is supported nicely with a mobile…