posted: 9 August, 2019
Welcome to ThisIsRetail, your weekly look at some of the more diverse and unexpected stuff influencing the way we buy, sell, and consume in the 21st century.
It’s all me, me me, this week as we look at various stuff loosely themed around everyone’s favourite topic – ourselves.
Expect pieces on self-control, self-promotion, self-image, and selfies. Plus we call time on the self-obsessed influencer economy.
- About Time
The rise of giant consumer start-ups that said no to investor money.
- Second Hand
Movado acquired two DTC start-ups and turned itself around.
- Watch & Learn
Mark Twain’s double life as brand-ambassador and investor.
- Shill Economy
“Selling out” is not just perfectly OK in the influencer economy – it’s the raison d’etre.
- Digital Doubles
The deepfake tech nourishing new wave retail.
- Dawn of the Replicants
Flow Machines uses AI to compose music without human involvement.
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