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In this edition of the Experience Innovation Newsletter we explore 10 tech predictions for retail in 2019, a new cohort of social hotels, and how thinking like a startup is bringing results to retail giant Walmart. 


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RETAIL // 10 Tech-Based Predictions For The Retail Industry In 2019
forbes.com

RETAIL // 10 Tech-Based Predictions For The Retail Industry In 2019

In 2019, the promise of the omnichannel customer experience could truly be met thanks to hitherto buzzwords like AI, ML, computer vision, big data, AR and VR actually proving their business value.

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RETAIL // Online beats physical in key retail category
retailleader.com

RETAIL // Online beats physical in key retail category

For the first time ever - and to the surprise of virtually no one - more U.S. Black Friday Week technology gift shoppers bought or planned to buy gifts online versus in store.

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TECH // YouTubers Are Going to Go Nuts for the New DJI Osmo Pocket
wired.com

TECH // YouTubers Are Going to Go Nuts for the New DJI Osmo Pocket

This tiny face-tracking video camera on a four-inch stick could give GoPro a run for its money.

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STRATEGY // 7 content marketing stats you need to know for 2019
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STRATEGY // 7 content marketing stats you need to know for 2019

The Content Marketing Institute released their 9th annual survey of top trends for content marketers worldwide. Here are the top 7 stats to stay ahead.

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TRENDS // The Hot New Trend in Luxury Retail? Not Selling Anything
fashionista.com

TRENDS // The Hot New Trend in Luxury Retail? Not Selling Anything

Brands like Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana and Coach have created separate spaces just to hang out with (and maybe Instagram-bait) you.

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TRENDS // Social Hotels
jwtintelligence.com

TRENDS // Social Hotels

A new cohort of hotels are positioning themselves as the next generation of community centers, offering opportunities to engage with fellow travelers and locals.

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STRATEGY // Digital Transformation Is Critical for B-to-B Companies
adweek.com

STRATEGY // Digital Transformation Is Critical for B-to-B Companies

Buyers are turning to ecommerce, but sellers are still falling short.

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CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Special report 2018: Female founders speak out
fastcompany.com

CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Special report 2018: Female founders speak out

Hot takes on money, sexism, and Trump from our first survey of women entrepreneurs.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // With 2 Cyber-Savvy Execs, Walmart Is Finding New Ways to Be Nimble
adweek.com

BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // With 2 Cyber-Savvy Execs, Walmart Is Finding New Ways to Be Nimble

Thinking like a startup has brought results for the retail giant.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // America’s fastest growing retailer feels the burn
retailleader.com

BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // America’s fastest growing retailer feels the burn

​​​​​​​First quarter revenues grew 1,094% and sales per square foot topped $6,000 for this retailer which grows, distributes and retails a product that isn’t legal in most states.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Airbnb will start designing houses in 2019
fastcompany.com

BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Airbnb will start designing houses in 2019

Airbnb wants to get into the housing business in a big way.

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Check out previous editions of the Experience Innovation Newsletter for even more on tech, innovation, design, and retail.

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