When Morgan Hermand-Waiche, then a broke MBA student, was trying to buy lingerie as a birthday gift for his girlfriend, he realized that all the high-quality items were far beyond his budget and cheaper items were outdated. At the same time, the most fashionable items were only available to women of certain sizes. “It was time to shake up the lingerie industry, lower its prices, speed up its fashion and make it accessible to everybody,” says Hermand-Waiche.
Retail in 2017 promises to be filled with digital innovation and technology disruption. The companies that will survive in the long term will know when to pull the trigger on the latest solutions while continuing to focus on the basics.
How it grew: Its undies exude sexiness, but that’s not the only thing putting the five-year-old company in the accelerated-growth lane. Adore Me has benefited from its reliance on A/B, or split testing—which enables it to determine how different designs, models and poses score with customers. Other growth strategies include running ads, for the first time, on MTV, Bravo, E and Lifetime; dipping into brick-and-mortar retailing by putting garments in a handful of Nordstrom stores; and introducing less lacy bras for T-shirt wearers.
Meet the 500 Global Masters of Mobile Commerce
They're on pace to grow their mobile sales 53% this year to $220 billion.
Today, many mobile retail leaders see mobile as a technology that can benefit them in a variety of new and ever-evolving ways beyond a mobile site or app. Not only are the retailers ranked in the all-new 2017 edition of the Internet Retailer Mobile 500 beginning to design for mobile first, they're also exploring the early capabilities of bots and artificial intelligence, and sampling a fresh and growing crop of mobile tools offered by Google and Facebook.
The DRMA – the alliance for performance-based marketers – and ResponseMagazine are proud to announce five stellar nominees for the Eighth Annual DRMA Marketer of the Year Award:
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“This group of marketers – a ‘fantastic five,’ if you will – is made up of marketers who have taken the long-standing power of direct and data-driven marketing and combined it with this new era’s best metrics and multichannel media mixes,” says John Yarrington, publisher of Response and co-founder of the DRMA. “When you think of the present and – more importantly – the future of performance-based marketing, these five companies are among those leading the way, innovating on both the customer acquisition and sales attribution ends of the consumer lifecycle.”
The past year has been an interesting one for social media users and marketers. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest have unveiled new advertising offers and capabilities, while networks like Snapchat have established successful partnerships with brands and publishers.
Although Silicon Valley resides on the west coast, New York City has no shortfall when it comes to innovative startups. From all five boroughs of the The Big Apple, Mogul announces the top 15 startups of 2016.
Lingerie shopping doesn't have to be a hellish experience with high school girls pushing push-up bras at the mall or lifer department store saleswomen with measuring tapes and dated taste. No, not when we have the internet, which is full of ways to find your perfect fit, both physically and stylistically.
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When Morgan Hermand-Waiche, then a broke MBA student, was trying to buy lingerie as a birthday gift for his girlfriend, he realized that all the high-quality items were far beyond his budget and cheaper items were outdated. “It was time to shake up the lingerie industry, lower its prices, speed up its fashion, and make it accessible to everybody,” says Hermand-Waiche.
The last sales of 2015 are in. So what was the state of eCommerce marketing last year? And which all-star stores should you keep your eye out for this year?
We took a look at data from over 150,000 stores to bring you stats on retail industry trends like which countries write the most reviews, which industries are bursting with user-generated content, and which eCommerce agencies we most recommend.
As 2015 comes to a close, it's time to start thinking about who to watch next year.
These retailers should be on your radar in 2016.
Some brands are coming back from rough years and are promising turnarounds.
Others have demonstrated explosive growth and will likely continue to thrive in the new year.
And some of these brands are popular with teens — the next generation of consumers.
These retailers should be on your radar in 2016.
Some brands are coming back from rough years and are promising turnarounds. Others have demonstrated explosive growth, and will likely continue to thrive in the new year.
The New York tech scene is exploding with talent, from serial entrepreneurs and investors who have been buildling companies for years to a crop of young founders who are embarking on their first startups.
In fact, some of the coolest new companies on the east coast are being built by people who are in their 20s and 30s.
To arrive at our annual ranking of the fastest growing New York businesses, we looked at companies with $10 million or more in revenue and measured their three-year annualized growth rate. We partnered with the accounting firm Anchin Block & Anchin to verify the financial documents submitted by companies. This year's results show how advertising tech firms are fueling the economy.
New York tech moves as fast as the city, with new rounds of fundraising, acquisitions, and startups forming daily, so we culled through the NYC tech and startup scene — aka "Silicon Alley" — to bring you the Silicon Alley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most.
We looked at who's done cool, inspiring, and amazing things in the past year, including companies that have been acquired or gone public, promising new startups, top VCs, and anything shaking up the industry. We ranked our list based on who has done the coolest stuff this year. Getting acquired or going public — that's cool. Founding a neat startup or building impressive hardware is cool too.
Gary Bravard, 27
CoFounder, Adore Me
The French-born Bravard helped cofound Adore Me, an online retailer of women's lingerie and swimwear. The company, which recorded $5.6 million in sales in 2013, has raised about $11.5 million in funding and has 55 employees across the U.S.