The wearable revolution is fast approaching, The Apple Watch may represent the first real tipping point in the category and shopper expert Mary Kotyuk (Momentum Chicago) looks at what's real, what's hype and how brands and retailers can tap into these devices to directly connect with consumers.
Pinterest's easy-to-use interface and visual browsing ability make it a prime place for marketers to reach people directly. Shopper strategist Carly Smith (Momentum Atlanta) has some advice for brands to best take advantage of the platform.
Shopper expert Matt O'Toole (Momentum Chicago) looks at how brands are using "the feels" in their marketing efforts and what short-term successes they're seeing already.
When senior strategist Monica Raugitinane (Momentum Atlanta) was looking for a bridal shower dress she hit upon a major retail turning point, the buying to share vs. buying to own market that Millennials and Generation Z are driving. And "as this cultural shift continues, generations of shoppers beyond Gen-Z won’t just demand access, they’ll expect it as standard."
Shopper expert Mary Kotyuk (Momentum Chicago) writes that "Digital shopper marketing is upon us – and for brands who are still lagging in terms of aligning their shopper expertise with their larger brand experience, you’re gonna have some people struggling to learn to run before they even really learned to walk.:
Momentum UK MD, Allan Cobb, writes for Brand Republics, The Wall blog on the new and amazing applications of VR after a visit to Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2015.
An article from Marketing on the top five trends to emerge from Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2015 made a passing reference to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR. As the author mentioned, the applications now reach far beyond the requirements of just the creative directors in medialand.
Shopper strategist Adrian Velazquez (Momentum Atlanta) writes that "We all need to push to move from “shopper marketing” to “marketing to shoppers...From a kind of marketing to marketing to a kind."
Brands and retailers need to strongly consider how people make their decisions in purchasing products and Carly Smith (strategist, Momentum Atlanta) has some suggestions on how they can do so.
When it comes to retail, one of the biggest mistakes brands can make is to try and be something they aren't. Matt O'Toole (associate shopper strategist, Momentum Chicago) has some advice on how brands can stay authentic in everything they do.
Senior strategist Monica Raugitinane (Momentum Atlanta) looks at what retailers and brands are doing to best connect with consumers for Valentine's Day (and beyond.)