Will Art Save The Store?

Will Art Save The Store?

The Color Factory, a NYC “Experience” set out to explore the colors of the big city. Was the experience just plain fun… or pushing us to see our world differently and expand our horizons?

Glossier’s Millennial-Pink, Tech-Based Beauty Community Really, Really Works

Glossier’s Millennial-Pink, Tech-Based Beauty Community Really, Really Works

Tech is changing everything, retail included. At Riley Group, we’re always studying retail technology and how it enables ecommerce brands to really make a splash in their brick-and-mortar locations. This week, retail guru Olivia Horvath will walk us through cult-like beauty startup Glossier’s tech-driven path to cosmetics queendom — and a breathtaking showroom in downtown Manhattan. 

Nike Soho put me 'in the game, on the floor, in the match.'

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Nike Soho put me 'in the game, on the floor, in the match.'

This season, thanks to the Nike running store in the Flat Iron district, I've been happily sporting a few pairs of Nike's and I've made a few satisfying trips to that location where I first noticed Nike's new commitment to service.  So, when I read about the new Soho flagship I was so excited to get over to see this new breed of Nike stores.

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My 'Creative Morning' at Etsy HQ

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My 'Creative Morning' at Etsy HQ

Here is a peek into the public floor (6) where Etsy Labs and the Etsytorium both live.  The curation of art and craft, the Etsy voice in signage and design choices as well as the functionality of the space made it a morning to remember.  

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Be brave.  Be transparent.  Embrace Radical Transparency.

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Be brave. Be transparent. Embrace Radical Transparency.

Be brave.  Be transparent.  

Agencies are especially guilty of being more about "smoke and mirrors" with clients than being transparent with them and I would argue this leads to losing clients and employees. 

(Watch Carolyn Kopprasch talk about transparency)

Carolyn Kopprasch, Chief Happiness Officer of Buffer, shares how transparency in a business and in life translates into empathy.

To paraphrase Carolyn, building strong client relationships, sharing pricing structure and profit, making the right hires, being internally transparent with salaries, equity and especially self-improvement all have a magical effect on relationships promoting empathy between people inside and out of the company.

I believe in the power of empathy. I wonder how I can be more transparent with my partners and clients.

 

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