Review of A Pop-Up Experience – Ebay’s “Do Good, Feel Good” Shop

If the high street is flagging and Cyber Monday sales continue to grow, the issue seems patently clear that consumers would rather the convenience and comfort of a couch than the hassle and ouch of visiting a brick and mortar store. … Continue reading

Peugeot’s Drive To Tennis – Immersive Experience or Experiment?

Peugeot is promoting an “immersive tennis experience” as part of its showroom and online activation. As you can imagine, it’s a rather digital experience. Given my love of tennis and my familial link to Peugeot, I had to check it out. For … Continue reading

Interactive Restaurant – 80% Digital and 20% Analogue – Review of Inamo in London

Inamo has two “digital” or interactive restaurants in London, the first of which was installed in September 2009. In terms of menu, Inamo serves an Asian fusion mix. I went with a couple of geeky friends and wanted to see … Continue reading

Digital Signage – When Does It REALLY Make Sense?

Over the last few years, I have keenly observed how brands and retailers are using digital signage in out-of-home or stores. For the most part, my eyes have been caught by the number of failures. As much as digital can provide … Continue reading

Sephora Flash – Interactive Robot And Digital Experience Explored

I recently visited the new Sephora Flash store, located in central Paris. This pilot “concept” store was opened on October 21, 2015. Not to be mixed up with Sephora’s Flash 2-day eCommerce delivery service, the Sephora Flash boutique is much smaller than … Continue reading

Made in Made.com – A New Digitail Experience: The eStore Translated into a Physical Space

I had the chance to visit the new showroom of Made.com in London (that opened in January 2015). In terms of a blend of IRL and URL, Made.com has blazed a new digitail experience that’s worth the detour, whether or … Continue reading

New: First ever Google store, opens in London

The blurring of the lines between off and online continues (notwithstanding the blurring of the lines between Marvin Gaye and Pharrell Williams). We have seen many examples where URL is meeting IRL. For example, we have seen how NetaPorter and … Continue reading

The 7 sins of using digital in retail

With the shopping experience in deep mutation, the use of digital in retail (such as new devices, tools and platforms) is becoming a strategic issue for many retailers. As obvious as the opportunities may seem to use digital to enhance the customer … Continue reading

The 7 Golden Rules Of Using Digital In Retail #digitail

The use of digital tools, devices and platforms to enhance the retail experience seems like an obvious strategic fit. From the consumer’s standpoint, it is increasingly a must. Yet, brands are only timidly making forays in digital in retail (aka”digitail“). … Continue reading