Author Archives: Manolo Almagro

#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…

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…

#BlackFriday Deal Fatigue Setting In? – TPN Live Pulse UPDATE

Is Black Friday Fatigue setting in? Based on the in-the-moment sentiment trending data she’s being monitoring for the past 24 hours using TPN’s Live Pulse Dashboard, Cynthia Thayer, TPN’s VP Of  Strategic Planning says “it looks like shopper excitement is wearing off” Friday morning shoppers are not as mission oriented as on Thanksgiving night with…

Black November: What Are Shoppers Really Feeling & Doing?

Media are invited to register for the retail industry’s first-ever TPN Live Shopper Pulse™, an online dashboard created by dynamic retail marketing agency TPN to monitor real-time consumer sentiment and behaviors during the new Black Friday shopping frontier, which now begins Thanksgiving night. “TPN designed this retail anthropology study to gain unprecedented access into shoppers’…