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Day’s wrap: Porsche, DVF, Richemont, Cartier, Moda Operandi and Sotheby’s

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 15 – Porsche highlights its dual identities in humorous short film; Jonathan Saunders steps down as DVF chief creative; Richemont to select Polimoda students for internships, work experience; Cartier expands shop-in-shop footprint at Harrods; Moda Operandi, Prada pair for exclusive footwear capsule; Sotheby’s $551.3M in jewelry sales propelled by record-breaking lots.

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Sotheby’s $551.3M in jewelry sales propelled by record-breaking lots

Auctioneer Sotheby’s jewelry sales had a milestone year with total of $551.3 million achieved worldwide.

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Luxury Memo special reports
Future of the department store: Luxury Memo special report

Luxury department stores are facing pressure from changing consumer behavior and preferences, forcing them to evolve to remain competitive.

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Government
Net neutrality repeal is dangerous for luxury retailers’ ecommerce goals

The FCC has fulfilled its promise to repeal net neutrality, potentially leading to a future where access to different sites and applications is segmented by Internet service providers into subscription-gated tiers.

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Fragrance and personal care
Estée Lauder leverages AR app for employee training

Beauty marketer Estée Lauder is expanding its use of augmented reality technology to its retail operations.

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Marketing
44pc of consumers consider buying based on influencer posts

Aside from having an engagement benefit for brands, influencer marketing could also lead to sales, according to new research.

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Marketing
Facebook will no longer pay publishers for live video content

In a move that is sure to shock and disappoint media groups who have invested heavily into Facebook Live, the social network will no longer pay publishers to create live video content on the platform.

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News briefs
Audi, Gucci, NYT, Tiffany, Holt Renfrew, Kering and Rimowa – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 14 – Audi looks to past and future from the moon; Gucci puts Dapper Dan spin on what constitutes brand collaboration; Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. retires as NYT publisher; Tiffany extends design language consistency to eyewear; Holt Renfrew revamps cafe concept to encourage dwell time; Kering’s new hire to enrich standing of jewelry division in Americas; Rimowa, DFS Group team for travel retail ease.

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News briefs
Going vegan, Chinese millennials, Audi and Balmain – News briefs

Today in luxury marketing – Watch out Jimmy Choo, luxury shoes are going vegan; Keep calm and carry on shopping for luxury goods, say Chinese millennials; Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW’s diesel scandal; Balmain features $40K baseball jacket in debut men’s pre-collection.

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Columns
Inviting opinion pieces on luxury issues, marketing, retail and media

Luxury Daily is inviting opinion pieces on luxury business, advertising, marketing, media and retail issues that affect marketers as they run multichannel programs for branding as well as customer acquisition, retention and reactivation.

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Retail
Rimowa, DFS Group team for travel retail ease

German luggage manufacturer Rimowa has landed in duty free retailer DFS Group’s T Galleria locations for a natural brand alliance.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: Audi, Gucci, NYT, Tiffany, Holt Renfrew, Kering and Rimowa

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 14 – Audi looks to past and future from the moon; Gucci puts Dapper Dan spin on what constitutes brand collaboration; Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. retires as NYT publisher; Tiffany extends design language consistency to eyewear; Holt Renfrew revamps cafe concept to encourage dwell time; Kering’s new hire to enrich standing of jewelry division in Americas; Rimowa, DFS Group team for travel retail ease.

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Jewelry
Kering’s new hire to enrich standing of jewelry division in Americas

French luxury goods conglomerate Kering Group is looking to raise the profile of its jewelry brands in the Americas.

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Food and beverage
Holt Renfrew revamps cafe concept to encourage dwell time

Department store chain Holt Renfrew has entered a culinary partnership to bring experiential dining into five of its locations across Canada.

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Apparel and accessories
Tiffany extends design language consistency to eyewear

U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co. is continuing efforts to emphasize categories outside jewelry by renewing its eyewear license agreement with Italy’s Luxottica.

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Media/publishing
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. retires as NYT publisher

New York Times’ Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. has announced that he will retire from the news organization at year’s end after serving as publisher for 25 years.

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Apparel and accessories
Gucci puts Dapper Dan spin on what constitutes brand collaboration

Italian fashion house Gucci has assisted Harlem, NY-based designer Dapper Dan in reopening his atelier after the studio was shuttered 25 years ago.

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Luxury Memo special reports
Future of the department store: Luxury Memo special report

Luxury department stores are facing pressure from changing consumer behavior and preferences, forcing them to evolve to remain competitive.

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Automotive
Audi looks to past and future from the moon

German automaker Audi is taking note of the vast gap in time since man has last been to the moon in its latest spot, as it hopes to make a second lunar landing in the future.

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Retail
Nordstrom is 2017 Luxury Retailer of the Year

Nordstrom is Luxury Daily’s 2017 Retailer of the Year for its innovative take on how the physical store can keep up with the changing digital landscape of modern retail.

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Inviting opinion pieces on luxury issues, marketing, retail and media
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Luxury Daily is inviting opinion pieces on luxury business, advertising, marketing, media and retail issues that affect marketers as they run multichannel programs for branding as well as customer acquisition, retention and reactivation.

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Do retailers want to know why they are losing customers?
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Retailers often lose sight of their customers’ offline behavior once they exit their doors. This is important, because if they maintained that line of sight, they would be in a position to understand who they are truly competing against.

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Impact of GDPR on luxury brands
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What effect will the rollout next year of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have on a business that relies on strictly targeted marketing?

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Frenemies: Luxury brands and social media
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Has Facebook really adapted in a way that makes the environment more hospitable to the luxury set?

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