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How to Innovate Luxury Brands? Through Luxury Consumer Experiences

Sadly today luxury and innovation are two terms that rarely go together.  The challenge, as identified in the State of Luxury 2017:  The Insider View study, is finding the balance between innovation and tradition, a subject that Mickey Alam Kahn, Luxury Daily’s editor in chief and I pondered in a recent blog. That blog resulted […]

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Luxury Daily’s Luxury FirstLook 2017: Time for Luxury 2.0 meeting

Join me Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, for a deep-dive into the changing market for luxury.  My talk will open the meeting: Luxury Market Outlook 2017: Disruption, Change and Reinvention Why should disruption surprise any of us? Why does the rapid rate of business change, which […]

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New Luxury, Old Luxury; Real Luxury, Faux Luxury — What’s a Brand to Do?

The latest news cycle has revealed chasms growing in the land of luxury: In late July, LVMH, home of storied Louis Vuitton brand, reported that first half 2016 sales of its flagship fashion and leather luxury goods segment dropped .8% from same period last year. Then, on the cusp of NY Fashion Week, Tim Gunn […]

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Successful Content Marketing Starts with Research

Today it seems like every brand is doing it:  Content Marketing.  Gone are the days of simply taking out an ad with a product-as-hero picture and some expressively, and expensively, crafted benefits copy to sell.  Now brands need to tell stories about their products and what unique differences they offer to the customer.  So content […]

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Is Your Marketing Department on a ‘Fast-Food’ Diet?

Back in 1954 in the classic business book, The Practice of Management, Peter Drucker wrote: Yet how many businesses manage, staff and budget their marketing departments as their ultimate competitive weapon? Is the business failing to thrive because the marketing department lacks the proper ‘nutrition’ in the form of market research to use to create […]