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Every January, gyms see a surge in memberships. Yet attendance typically returns to normal within a few weeks as fitness resolutions get broken. This is great news for the booming fitness industry….as we’ll see. However, the latest figures suggest the… Read more

“From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it” – Katherine Whitehorn For some, Christmas is a spiritual festival and the season of goodwill, for others it’s about spending time with… Read more

“Window dressing is, at first glance, so gorgeously useless that it resists all comparison with other derided professions.” – Simon Doonan (Window dresser of Barney’s). Christmas officially begins on December 25th and lasts for 12 days; however, everyone has their… Read more

Move Over ‘Must Have’ In summer 2016, UK consumer spend continued to rise by 2.5% year-on-year. However, if images of busy shopping centres and bustling bags spring to mind, think again. Clothes retailers reported a drop in sales of 2.8%… Read more

“Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas” – Robert Englund It’s that time of year again with pumpkins carved, confectionery bowls filled to the brim and your finest cat costume at the ready. What started as a Pagan festival… Read more

“I want my books sold on airport book stalls” – Stephen Hawking Is there a greater feeling than that of going on holiday? I remember the rush as child, waking up in the morning, realising I did not need to… Read more

“Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” – Matt Goulart, CEO Ignite Digital For a few years now, social media has completely changed the business environment… Read more

The recent ‘click-to-brick’ phenomenon taking the retail world by storm sees e-retailers making the move from the online forum to physical stores on the high street. Brands develop their virtual presence and credibility online and later move into the physical… Read more

Whether competing for sales on the high street or vying for consumers’ attention online, it can be hard for retailers to stand out in today’s crowded marketplace. That’s why several brands have turned to experiential marketing to win hearts, generate… Read more