Articles Tagged ‘Milton Pedraza’


Smartwatch debate has strapped timepieces back on wearers’ wrists

June 18, 2015

NEW YORK – Panelists during the Watch Collectors’ Roundtable discussion agreed that the introduction of the smartwatch, though originally daunting, may be the best thing to happen to the traditional Swiss watch industry since the quartz.

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75pc of affluents expect salespeople to be knowledgeable: report

March 19, 2015

Superior quality, craftsmanship and customer service are among the top qualities expected for luxury brands by affluent consumers across every generation, according to a new report from The Luxury Institute.

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68pc of millennials follow luxury brands on social media: report

March 9, 2015

Consumers are split on their willingness to download luxury brand applications, but when dispersed into generations, 72 percent of millennials are inclined to download a branded app, according to a report from The Luxury Institute.

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Luxury hotels face geopolitical concerns with Middle East expansions

February 11, 2015

In recent months, despite political unrest, there has been a surge in hotel openings and property proposals across Middle Eastern countries from luxury hospitality brands.

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Collective wisdom may outshine individual insights

January 14, 2015

NEW YORK – Predicting trends for the upcoming year can be arduous and even economists, investors, marketers and agencies are often proved incorrect 12 months later as year-end results are released, according to a discussion at Luxury FirstLook: Strategy 2015 Jan. 13.

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What luxury marketers should expect in 2015

January 2, 2015

In 2014, luxury brands had a positive year as marketing strategies saw influence from research results, and in 2015 researchers are predicting a forward-looking outcome as new marketing plans are implemented into a more stable economy.

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Luxury brands must understand consumer spending levels

December 31, 2014

When it comes to luxury products, 73 percent of luxury consumers consider quality to be the most important attribute, according to a study by the Luxury Institute and Epsilon.

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Bergdorf Goodman ranks highest for in-store engagement: report

October 30, 2014

While Bergdorf Goodman received accolades for its in-store experience, Saks Fifth Avenue received the top spot for online experience, according to a new report by the Luxury Institute.

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Digital assets are ahead of brand representatives

October 14, 2014

NEW YORK – As retailers update stores to meet customer expectations, they must ensure that sales associates maximize the potential of digital touchpoints, according to a workshop session Oct. 13 at Luxury Interactive 2014.

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Professionalized sales associates may reduce conflict in-store, online

October 14, 2014

NEW YORK – Seamless integration across channels is key to eliminating the conflict between digital and physical interactions, according to panelists Oct. 13 at Luxury Interactive 2014.

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