Author Archives: Jason Geyer

#CES2015 – Faster, Smarter – and connected.

#CES2015 – Faster, Smarter – and connected.

  The #CES2015 mission by the numbers: In 72 hours, you have to cover 2.2 Million square feet of exhibit floor, wade through over 3600 exhibitors, not to mention a record number of Kickstarter and Indiegogo startups. Oh, did I mention you get to do this with over 170,000 attendees? Here a quick hit-list of trends…

Minority Report Style Advertising One Step Closer To Reality

We all remember that cool scene in Steven Spielberg’s movie Minority Report where Tom Cruise is walking through a mall and all of the ads he sees are customized for him only. Ever since its release in 2002, this futuristic scene has been the gold standard to strive toward for advertisers with an eye on…

Digital Advertising Predicted To Surpass TV

“Forrester Research today prognosticated that interactive spending will achieve a 12 percent compound annual growth rate and total $103 billion by 2019. The development is driven by huge gains for the search, display and social media niches, though mobile is truly spearheading the change. The Cambridge, Mass., researcher found mobile advertising will account for 66…

Games, Guardians, and Grumpy Cat @ Toy Fair 2014!

The 112th annual American International Toy Fair came together in New York Feb. 15th – 20th, with more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcasing their toy and entertainment products. Among the big trends happening in the coming year are hot “mature”  TV shows, such as Sons…

Getty Images Gives In To The Inevitable

Joining the likes of the music industry leaders and the tv studios showrunners who have ceased their fight against the sharing of their content on such sites as YouTube and Facebook, Getty images has announced that they are no longer going to legally challenge non-commercial use of their images on social media, but instead will…

Digiday Retail Summit: The “TLDR Version”

My recent attendance to this year’s Digiday Conference inspired me to make this post more suitable for the folks that like their articles small and bite sized (like a KIT KAT mini). The Retail Summit was unlike any conference I’ve participated in. It was designed for the new generation of attendees who invented the term TLDR (Too Long; Didn’t…

NRF 2014

NRF 2014 “Jeff Bezos is out innovating the rest of the retail industry put together. It is time to innovate or die.” — Jeff Roster, Gartner This year’s NRF drew the largest attendance to date. Over 30,000 participants from all over the world travelled to NYC to discuss retail trends, innovative tech solutions and set the…

CES 2014 Trends

  CES 2014 may have ended last week — but what I saw at this show will fuel my techno-geek dreams until CES 2015. This year’s show turned out to be the biggest one on record, with 3,200 exhibitors in over 2 Million square feet of exhibit space. The show floor was so big I logged 6.2…