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Kyle Collins

Kyle Collins is a journalist, strategist, and a sucker for all things retail. He helps clients balance selling and storytelling to create campaigns and content that inspire action. When he's not working on a content strategy or seasonal plan, he's probably decluttering his apartment in Manhattan.

Recent Posts

Is Black Friday Month Here to Stay?

By Kyle Collins on Nov 25, 2020 8:34:37 AM

Leave it to the pandemic to alter yet another thing during this crazy year. If you’re waiting for Black Friday sales to start the day after Thanksgiving as the retail gods intended, you’ve already missed out on a lot! Stores have Black Friday deals up and running now—and some have had them going since before Halloween.

Let me remind you that Black Friday is meant to be a literal day. A long day (with sales starting as early as 5 a.m.) but still…a day. Then it crept into Thanksgiving afternoon and spilled over into the entire following weekend. It’s so big, it supports two additional retail events that could be legit all on their own: Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

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This Is Not a Drill: Now Is the Time for Powerful Tools Content

By Kyle Collins on Oct 12, 2020 11:45:59 AM

Let’s face it: online shopping isn’t always easy for every category of products out there. The higher the price and the more complex the product is, the more customers may want to make that purchase in-person, where they can look, touch, test, and ask questions to a knowledgeable associate. The way to bridge this gap on an ecommerce platform is with Enhanced Brand Content. It’s what showcases the product and helps alleviate the uncertainty online shopping brings.

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Back to College Retailers: A+ for COVID-19 Adjustments

By Kyle Collins on Sep 10, 2020 4:43:39 PM

We wondered about it back in April. We tracked the daily developments throughout May and June. We watched as some colleges planned to have in-person classes, while others (like Harvard) decided in early July that fall 2020 classes would be online only. 

Like everyone else, we crossed our fingers that a sense of normalcy would return after the summer and that the Back to College time frame would find us all a little more back to business as usual.

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