Changes in Store: Seven Retail Trends to Watch in 2020

Changes in Store: Seven Retail Trends to Watch in 2020

Each quarter, we examine the trends that are shaping the retail world — and share our insights with you. As we kick off a new decade, our Research + Analysis team is keeping their finger on the pulse of the latest retail trends and strategies that are due to make big waves in the retail […]

The Death of Decision Fatigue

The Death of Decision Fatigue

Decision fatigue — the inability to make sound decisions after an extended period of decision making — explains why so many of us struggle to pick a restaurant for dinner, assemble the next day’s outfit, or even what TV show to binge after a long day. Luckily, retailers worldwide are providing a helping hand in […]

How Online Shopping is Changing City Streets

How Online Shopping is Changing City Streets

This post was originally published on the Larisa Ortiz Associates blog in January, 2019 by Streetsense Managing Director of Research + Analysis, Larisa Ortiz. Time published an article entitled “Online Shopping Was Suppose to Keep People Out of Traffic. It Only Made Things Worse”. For those of us in the retail planning space, we’ve been seeing this […]

4 Steps for Vetting Influencer Partners

4 Steps for Vetting Influencer Partners

From the rapid rise of TikTok to Instagram’s hidden likes, social media’s quick changes keep us on our toes to research and develop the influencer tactics for our clients. The four key steps below are what we use to guide us through the multifaceted influencer partnership process, and make sure we deliver successful, top-notch campaigns. […]

How To Attract Top-Tier Chefs

How To Attract Top-Tier Chefs

Securing the right chef has everything to do with the success of a restaurant — it’s an art and a science to finding the right combination of expertise, interest, and chemistry. After all, if you don’t build it right, the right people will never come. This kind of food and beverage operator matchmaking is one […]

The Irony of NYC Signage Regulations

The Irony of NYC Signage Regulations

This post was originally published on the Larisa Ortiz Associates blog in January, 2019 by Streetsense Managing Director of Research + Analysis, Larisa Ortiz. The City of New York has been on a regulatory blitz lately. In December, members of the City Council demanded that the Department of Buildings (DOB) put a moratorium on fines […]

How Gen Z Travels

How Gen Z Travels

Few things consume the minds of travel + tourism brands and destinations as much as the trends affecting the future of travel. Destinations want to know what’s around the corner in order to steward the experiences they create for travelers looking for their next big adventure. Despite their young age, Gen Z already has a […]

Guiding Clients Through the Decision-Making Process

Guiding Clients Through the Decision-Making Process

In today’s deadline-driven environment, client service pros are tasked with everything from creating strategic communications plans to launching complex activation programs for clients across the globe. We like these efforts to be on time, on budget, and on target. To ensure this trifecta of goals is achieved, sometimes our client partners need a guiding light […]

Assembling the Experience Design Dream Team

Assembling the Experience Design Dream Team

Retail is no longer just about selling goods, restaurants are no longer just about food, and hotels are no longer just for lodging. As we’ve moved further into the experience economy, spaces have been elevated into places, thanks to meticulous experience design and the carefully crafted activities and experiences that happen within them. As with […]

Three Trends Transforming Office Design

Three Trends Transforming Office Design

Increasingly focused on worker productivity and satisfaction, employers are implementing office perks that make the workplace more efficient and appealing to be in. From pulling inspiration from residential and hospitality designs to integrating in-house food offerings, we’re reapproaching the way we design office spaces in response to recent trends in the workplace and beyond. Optimizing […]

How Immersive Technology is Taking the Travel + Tourism Industry by Storm

How Immersive Technology is Taking the Travel + Tourism Industry by Storm

Travel and tourism brands are embracing immersive technologies, as the platforms to create and participate are as inexpensive and user-friendly than ever before. Whether sparking the travel bug with virtual reality experiences or enhancing the experience of a destination with tidbits of information presented through augmented reality overlays, it’s clear that immersive technology is the […]

Changes in Store: Top 3 Economic Factors Driving Holiday 2019 Spending

Changes in Store: Top 3 Economic Factors Driving Holiday 2019 Spending

Each quarter, we examine the trends that are shaping the retail world — and share our insights with you. As we head into the last holiday season of the decade, we’re keeping an eye on national and international events that are due to affect Q4 retail patterns. This holiday season is especially rife with anticipation: […]

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