Category Archives: Point of View

My personal perspective on any given thing!

Falling out of like with online shopping

DEAR OVERSTOCK.COM Two weeks ago, I ordered an outdoor rug for my back deck from you.  I was so pleased to find the selection you offerred, and did a bit of exploring on your site to determine the size and … Continue reading

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ShopperAnnie versus the Porn Star

Bet you didn’t know I chose @ShopperAnnie as my Twitter handle back in 2009 because there’s a porn star who calls herself Anne Howe. UGH! Launching a professional consultant identity in the Shopper Marketing/Retail/Consumer Goods space is hard enough.  Competing … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Kiwi

Kiwi, you’ve been replaced by a banana. A peel of a banana, no less! I recently read (in the AARP magazine, OMG did I just admit that?) that you can use a banana peel (the inside part) to polish leather … Continue reading

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Ice Chimes Ring in the New Year

Usually, when I hear that pretty tinkling sound, it’s coming from my neighbor’s wind chimes that sing like the wind in Costa Rica. Imagine my surprise in hearing the wind chime song from ice breaking up on a big lake … Continue reading

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Three AHA Moments – Words for 2013

This is the third year I’ve followed the advice of business leader Chris Brogan  – to select and post for all to see – three words that will guide the year ahead. Last year I built my words around my business … Continue reading

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High on Monster High

It’s hard to stay up on all the trends I need to know in retail, shopper marketing, culture…engagement, advocacy…you name it…I’m supposed to know about it.  Honey Boo Boo? Really? We’re over your gross lack of manners. Gangnam Style? Whatever… … Continue reading

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Peeking into Retail Windows

What ever happened to retail windows that could cause a shopper to pause and ponder? These windows did just that. Thank you, Louis Vuitton, for your design point of view – worth taking a moment to appreciate. Amidst the crowd … Continue reading

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Retail Fitness? Off the scale……

My son, 23, can not afford a fancy gym membership, but he does pay for a basic workout membership at a local franchised Planet Fitness. In the club, there’s a separate area with tanning beds, massage tables… you know…the spa … Continue reading

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Get Working on Tomorrow. Today.

We better get working on tomorrow. Today. With a wary eye on the future, it’s way past time to start thinking, seeing and acting differently. Businesses today are trying to change, but still unwilling to break out of deeply rooted … Continue reading

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I’m totally upside down!

Putting a camera in front of my face is one of my favorite ways to use my brain. For me, when I’m using my vision and perspective with the equipment, I’m also allowing my brain to do its own thing … Continue reading

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