1. As Facebook struggles with an oversaturated ad platform, retailers are looking to Pinterest to drive sales on social media this holiday season. Lowe’s, Kohl’s and Macy’s this year are all working with Pinterest to create holiday shopping-inspired “snow globes”– ad products that let retailers build interactive catalogs on Pinterest’s platform.
2. Why designers are taking back control of their fashion companies
For many burgeoning brands, being a member of a luxury group is the key to growth and longevity. Luxury conglomerates like Kering, LVMH and Richemont have the prowess and investment acumen to set up successful production and manufacturing processes, develop and expand collections and product categories, grow distribution channels, conquer new markets, open mono- brand stores and ultimately lend cachet with retailers.
3. Mobile payments: the really popular tech that no one wants?
Data is a funny thing: mobile payments are the most popular technology, that no one wants–depending on which data you look at. Two weeks ago, research by IDEX Biometrics revealed that mobile payments are almost as unpopular as cheques. Today, figures from analyst firm Cardlytics suggests that mobile payments such as Apple, Google and Android Pay in the UK has quadrupled over the last two years.