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Producer, actress and recent Beacon Award recipient Issa Rae has been a relentless advocate for inclusivity on her own crews and through her partnerships with brands including American Express and Google. She is continuing her focus on providing opportunities for marginalized creatives by working with Walmart to launch the Black & Unlimited Digital Development Program. ..

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This Black Friday weekend, H&M encouraged its customers in key markets to buy from Black women. And it’s only just beginning. The retailer—now in its second year of partnership with Buy From a Black Woman, a nonprofit that works with more than 600 Black women-owned businesses across the United States—announced the second annual “Buy From a ..

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Unlike last year’s lackluster start to the holiday shopping season, this time around consumers are back to breaking sales records. U.S. shoppers spent $9.12 billion online, buying everything from toys to electronics to exercise equipment this Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics. That’s a 2.3% increase compared to last year. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures online ..

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With the rise of influencer marketing, more brands are converging online and using the unprecedented influence of creators to reach broader audiences. Sponsored ads amid user-generated content are transforming to a b-to-c relationship as prospects buy directly through social posts and platforms. Allison Ellsworth, co-founder, and chief brand officer of Poppi and TikTok star Larri ..

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An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs are blazing a path for other brands by being at the forefront of adopting new innovations when shopping for fashion. Minkoff joined Adweek’s Elevate: Future of Shopping event alongside Adweek chief experience officer Jenny Rooney to discuss her ..

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The retail industry was already undergoing massive changes before fears of a recession changed marketers’ game plans once again. On the heels of Deloitte’s annual Holiday Survey, Kristin Hooper and Kenny Gold from Deloitte Digital joined Adweek svp and executive editor of thought leadership Paul Barbagallo during the Elevate: Future of Shopping summit to talk about ..

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Klarna is best known for its ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option that empowers consumers to make big-ticket purchases without having to cover the entire cost upfront. But that’s not all the global retail bank brings to the table as it evolves into a 360 shopping ecosystem and mecca for consumers and merchants alike. Klarna’s chief ..

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Amazon Live taps into the power of influencers, ecommerce and live video to deliver personalized and engaging livestream shopping experiences for the masses. Marketers from Amazon Live, 23andMe and influencer Nicole Mejia sat down with Adweek’s director of audience engagement Jess Zafarris during our Elevate: Future of Shopping event to dive into what live shopping ..

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Mr. Ferguson is clinging to life, and conventional methods like electric shocks and chest compressions are useless to revive him. Only a water gun and a whoopee cushion will do. Mr. Ferguson, you see, is not a real person. He’s not real at all. This giant overall-wearing rabbit in distress—either charming or terrifying, depending on ..

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Today’s cannabis retail landscape—defined by striking consumer brands and increasingly mainstream marketing strategies—is nearly unrecognizable compared to the industry’s earliest innings. However, as more adult-use states reach a point of market saturation, cannabis brands must learn to holistically reach their target audiences to maintain and grow market share.  On the surface, industry sales appear to ..

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