17 Feb 2017

Travel Retail: The Success of the Sixth Continent

The global value of travel retail itself is set to reach $85 billion by 2020. With the lure of duty-free shopping and over a billion people traveling worldwide, international brands such as L’Oréal have aptly nicknamed this growing economy ‘the […]

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15 Feb 2017

How the jewelry Industry is Tackling the Growing Problem of Fakes

Fake branded jewelry is an increasingly significant concern in a brand-driven jewelry industry where an increasing number of transactions are happening online. It’s happening at high and low ends of the market, affecting jewelry both budget and fine, and brands […]

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13 Feb 2017

The ‘Jilted Generation’: Why are Businesses Ignoring Generation X in Favour of Millennials?

Brands spend a great deal of time wringing their hands about the millennial generation – how to engage with them, how to retain their fickle loyalty. But are they chasing the wrong quarry? The 34-45 year age group known as […]

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20 Jan 2017

Why 2017 is Going to be the Year of the Customer

The way customers view and interact with brands has been undergoing a long-term change; one that’s expected to reach a peak in 2017. Customers are now very much in the driving seat when it comes to their relationship with businesses. […]

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18 Jan 2017

The Challenges of Machine-to-Human Communication

Humanity stands at an odd junction in its relationship with machines. We’re sophisticated enough to have machines that talk to us as they check out our groceries, but jaded enough that these machines annoy us. Empty lifts inform non-existent passengers […]

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20 Dec 2016

How Voice Search Will Impact Your SEO Strategy

The popularity and convenience that mobile devices bring to our everyday lives have led to not only mobile data surpassing desktop but an increase in voice search queries. In-app chatbots, digital assistants and social media have enabled mobile devices to significantly […]

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05 Dec 2016

Meet The Chatbots That Are Changing Our Everyday Lives

In 2003, Computer Science student Jiyou Jia conducted a study to discover if a chatbot could aid in the teaching of foreign languages. His conclusion was ’this kind of system can not work as a teaching assistant program in foreign […]

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01 Dec 2016

How the Cosmetics Industry Embraced Technology

According to Allied Market Research, the cosmetics market is expected to reach $390.07 Billion, Globally, by 2020. With its ability to reinvent itself using emerging technology and an array of entry price point products in its arsenal, it’s beaten the […]

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23 Nov 2016

The State of eCommerce Localisation 2016 Report

Practicology & TranslateMedia release research identifying localization opportunities for global online retailers. “The retail industry is still in the early stages of defining strategies for localisation.” Cross-border eCommerce has always been a major challenge for brands and retailers. This report […]

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05 Oct 2016

Extreme Segmentation: How Big Data is Transforming Retail

Retailers are making use of complex algorithms that help them identify patterns in consumer spending and associated behavior in order to increase sales. It’s thought consumer retail spending could reach nearly $27 trillion next year, thanks to rising population and […]

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