5 Steps to create more in-store experience, experiential retailing, customer experience

5 Steps to Create More In-Store Experience

In-store Experience is BIG news these days When I started researching in-store experience many years ago, I set up a Google Alert for ‘experiential retailing‘ and ‘in-store experience’, those alerts have remained mostly silent until, well…this year really.   Now, it ‘sounds-off’ like my Facebook notifications, ALL-DAY-LONG.     Direction to Create More In-Store Experience But, while…

experiential retailing beats old metrics

How Retail Experience Eats Old Metrics for Breakfast

Another retail CEO pressured into a popularity contest of who’s more important, his shareholders or his customers? Sure, I know their “first priority is to the shareholder”, but when the customers are happy so is the shareholders right?   In my opinion, retail experience eats old sales per square metre for breakfast and I’ll tell…

Russel Howcroft

Inside Retail’s Festival of Ideas….reflections after day two

Well, tomorrow is the final day of Inside Retail – Festival of Ideas, and I must say it’s been two exciting days of learning, innovation and really inspiring speakers. As the founding director of Retail Rockstars, I have the privilege of working with some of the best thought leaders and entrepreneurs in Australia…which I must say…

How Live Customer Events Can Increase Your Sales and Brand Loyalty

  Retail marketing is changing. Traditional push advertising such as TV ads, radio, press, catalogues and email campaigns are offering retailers less and less spikes in sales and visitation. It almost seems as if everything is against retailers. Consumers want education, they want entertainment, they want personalisation, they want enlightenment. With the increase in online…

Couldn’t Beat Bunnings – The Masters Hardware Store Debacle

  Masters closing down was pretty significant for Australia, with a lot of things going against them from the start. Probably the largest and most evident was the fact that consumers already had an established hardware offering and Masters failed to deliver any differentiation to what Bunnings had already been delivering. However, another huge mistake…

5 Reasons Why Bricks-and-Mortar Can Win

As stories about the world’s first KitchenAid UK Experience store hits our feeds this week, I can’t help getting excited…but it also makes me chuckle a little.   The retailer side of me would secretly love some state-of-the-art FBI surveillance software to monitor KitchenAid’s retail meetings. While I love their products, a small part of me would…