Now Hiring: Great Retail Strategists

My team at CrossView is growing and we have openings for some great retail strategists. If you love shopper marketing and you think you have what it takes, I’d encourage you to submit your resume.

Upcoming Events

I’ll be at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas February 22-25, and the RetailConnections Business Executive Summit in Miami February 27th-March 1. If you’ll be attending either event be sure to catch my presentations and say hello.

Weekly Shopper Marketing News February 11, 2011

Here is the weekly news from the @retailgeek twitter feed. Featuring an uptick in consumer confidence, major mobile traction, and a new service from Best Buy.

Join Retailgeek at Retail’s Big Show (NRF)

The National Retail Federation celebrates it’s 100th year of advocacy for the retail industry, with it’s annual event “Retail’s Big Show” in New York City Jan 9 – 12. I will be hosting a breakfast presentation Tuesday morning from 7:30am to 10am, January 11th in Room 1A03 at the Javits Center.

Webinar: Retail Digital Signage

The Digital ScreenMedia Association put on a webinar on Retail Digital Signage last week. The session was moderated by Laura Davis Taylor of Creative Realities, Inc. and included Natalie Egleston of PRN, and myself as panelists. Watch a replay of the webinar after the break.

Who Moved My Customer?

I did a webinar this week covering some of the key trends that are changing consumer shopping behaviors, and how smart marketers are leveraging those changes.

New Gig for Retailgeek

Excuse the personal note, but I started a new job this week. I’ll be leading the Strategy and Customer Experiences teams for CrossView Inc, a best in class solution provider enabling cross-channel shopping experiences [Read More] Annual Summit Recap 2010 held it annaul summit in Dallas Texas this week. It featured great discussions around the influence of mobile, social networking, and the convergence of shopping channels on retail. Here is my recap. [Read More]

Future of Retail (as seen in 1992)

In 1992, I was part of a team at Blockbuster Entertainment that imagined what the future of entertainment retail might look like.  We believed that consumers wanted "Songs" rather than albums, and that long before video on demand was a reality in 300 million homes, it would be practical in 4,000 retail stores.  We were naive enough to build the proof of concept. This was 9 years before iTunes was launched and the content owners weren’t ready to give up their inefficient distribution model. This is the promotional video we developed for the concept… at least I got to meet Dennis Miller.

Personal Note: Big changes for the man behind the blog

After 15 consecutive years making my living as a principal for well established retail merchandising firms… I’m finally hanging out my own shingle.

Effective this week, I’m now an independent consultant available for hire. (more)