Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

A ‘seamless customer experience’ appears to be the current obsession for retailers – mobile, desktop, in-app – a preoccupation with working out what customers want, even before they do and they’re getting pretty good at it.  But Bricks and Mortar retailers have the added pressure of the in-store customer experience and this is where it’s […]

Can Alcohol Brands Truly Drive Purpose and Serve a Greater Good?

Can Alcohol Brands Truly Drive Purpose and Serve a Greater Good?

Many brands often believe they have a responsibility to serve a purpose which reaches beyond their business objectives. According to Havas’ Meaningful Brands research, three-quarters of people feel the same way, expecting their chosen brands to make a positive contribution towards wellbeing and quality of life. Brand purpose has many definitions, but in its basic […]

Fred & Farid Los Angeles unveils “Ocean Miner” for the Tara Expéditions Foundation

Fred & Farid Los Angeles unveils “Ocean Miner” for the Tara Expéditions Foundation

 FF Los Angeles unveiled the “Ocean Miner” project for the Tara Expéditions Foundation: an innovative system somewhere between blockchain and land art that gives the ocean the opportunity to produce Bitcoin to finance its own preservation. The Tara Expéditions Foundation travels the world’s seas with scientists on board its schooner, Tara. For 15 years, […]

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

 People living with dementia and Alzheimer’s could soon be able to relive happy memories of the summer of 1966 and England’s World Cup win, thanks to a virtual reality (VR) project. ‘The Wayback’ – a free-to-download app – uses VR to spark memories and trigger conversations by fully immersing viewers in the sights and […]

Luxury Brands and Advertising Budgets: A Redirect Needs to Happen

Luxury Brands and Advertising Budgets: A Redirect Needs to Happen

No one can accuse luxury brands of cutting corners where advertising spend is concerned. On average, they divert 8% of their turnover into funding advertising initiatives. In the US for example, luxury brands invested more than $5 billion in advertising last year, accounting for a significant portion of overall marketing expenditure. Love it or hate […]

People to Have a Say at The 20th FAB Awards

People to Have a Say at The 20th FAB Awards

Celebrating their 20th year, The FAB Awards – International Food and Beverage Creative and Effectiveness Awards – have announced the addition of The FAB Choice Award to its recognition program. Similar to a people’s-choice award, the award will be voted on by the public. Family (and friends) co-founder, Derek Johnston, who came up with the idea […]