Gustie Creative is on the Road to Tampa

Gustie Creative is on the Road to Tampa

Our friends at Shop! Association invited me to join their Business Leader Forum on March 8, 2018 in Tampa, Florida and give a presentation on the latest in design, retail and technology. The topic is “Tips and Trends for AI, Big Data, and Continuous Adaption in Offline Retail” and I’ll be presenting an interactive digital journey into emerging trends and technologies that are working for professionals in the retail industry today.

This interactive digital journey will include practical tactics to reinvent the in-store experience, creative strategies for online-to-offline retailing and new technologies that today’s entrepreneurs, retailers, and owners/operators are incorporating to delight and engage clients and customers.

This is a wonderful next step for our team at Gustie Creative to get out and share a bit of what we have learned with our design projects and research work on disruptive retail in our awesome digs at The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.

I am very interested in any questions you have on design, retail, technology, and disruptive retail. If you take a minute to provide a comment below, I will be sure to respond.

Cheers!

Karen

Take Time to Shop Small on Saturday

Shop Small Saturday, November 24, 2018

Over the years, Shop Small Saturday has grown into an active and engaging daylong celebration in support of local independent brick and mortar retailers.

It’s no surprise that Shop Small Saturday falls on the Saturday between two of the most popular online shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Shop Small Saturday was created to be a delightful local celebration of the mom and pop retailers that do so much for our communities. To find out more, please read Holiday Shopping with Local Indies; Taking Time to Celebrate the Season.

Be sure to show some love to your local brick and mortar retailers this Saturday, November 24, 2018 and #Shop Small!

To find a Neighborhood Champion in your community, click here. To read our article in Simply the Best magazine, click here.

Best wishes for happy holiday shopping ahead!

Karen

 

Voice Makes Summer Shopping a Breeze

Simply the Best_July_Aug 2018, Cover and Article

While shopping online can be quick and easy, summer shopping is better offline, getting out and about, exploring new retail destinations and experiences. In other words, summer is a great time to enjoy disruptive retail!

Today, with the benefit of a voice assistant on your smartphone, in your car, in your house, or the office, it has never been easier to find a fun new disruptive retail experience. Read our latest article, “A Summer Guide to Disruptive Retail; Let Your Voice Assistant Lead the Way” and share your comments, and hopefully experiences, below.

Cheers!

Karen