On a daily basis, readers are inundated with headlines about the impending “retail apocalypse” that brings with it dwindling foot traffic, store closures and the ultimate elimination of brick-and-mortar shopping. And though this might hold true for some legacy brands that have overextended their footprint throughout the years, it remains an unlikely scenario for the broader market. The rise of
Throughout history, music festivals have driven social and cultural revolutions. Events like Woodstock promoted “peace and music” in a time of political unrest and others like Live Aid drew attention to humanitarian crises on a global scale. And though some of today’s festivals tout worthwhile causes to their lineups, something far different is drawing people into their venues today - fashion.
This article was originally published in Forbes on 16th May 2017.
If you are a fashion retailer who is unfamiliar with machine learning, your education needs to start now.
This article was originally published in Forbes on 2nd May 2017.
The idea of machine learning sounds like a science fiction thriller or action movie where a computer takes over the world. It rarely goes well for the humans (remember I, Robot?). Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence, and if you ask a computer scientist, you will get a highly technical answer that involves
This year has been all about brand safety, transparency and finding the money in distributed publishing. Facebook and Google are now attracting almost 85% of the new digital ad spends with platforms like Snapchat becoming media outlets on their own. For publishers, the focus is to strike a balance between publishing on platforms in a sustainable, profitable way and to keep a direct
With the introduction of one new feature, Pinterest has become the world’s preeminent platform for visual search. But let’s start at the beginning. If you aren’t one of the 151 million people around the world using Pinterest, I will describe it: It is a social network for images. It is also arguably the world’s most popular destination for visual discovery. “Pinners,” as Pinterest users are
This article is a guest post written by Samir Palnitkar, the President at ShopSocially.
The question remains, how can I use visual commerce to take my business to the next level? People are more than willing, even eager, to share photos online. After all, we're living in the age of selfie sticks, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest, and all things visual and viral. Just take two
Product discovery using keyword search is less than efficient, to say the least. People are often unable to find what they like because they do not know the specific keywords to search for these products, or, at times, products are not tagged accurately enough to match keywords. Shoppers need a visual-driven search and discovery experience to find the items they’d like to buy with just images,
This article written by the ViSenze team originally appeared on e27.The figures are clear and disconcerting
A study was done in 2014 based on LinkedIn data to see what percentage of women work in software engineering across industries. Whatever industry you look at, the number of female engineers is bleak.
It's no news that referrals from social media sites is one of the most crucial channels for online sales. According to a recently published Business Insider Intelligence report, the number of e-commerce referrals through social media was recorded at almost 200% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Internet Retailer in its 2015 Social Media 500 report also said that