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July 30, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Becky Bui

Tell us about yourself. I’m originally from Owasso, Oklahoma, but have lived in Austin for 15 years. I love everything about this city: the people, the food, the music, and the laid-back culture. I studied advertising at the University of Texas and then returned to UT in 2006 to get my MBA. I have an amazing husband, Ben,…

July 28, 2014
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Learning from a Pro at ICSC Next Gen Conf

By Elana Krasner   Regency Centers is one of the largest owners of shopping centers across the country, and is also leading the way in grocery-anchored assets, a huge trend throughout the industry--that has helped reinvent and revitalize the typical shopping center. To help educate future industry leaders, Alan Roth, Senior Vice President and Senior…

July 25, 2014
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Q&A with Retail Prophet’s Doug Stephens

Interview conducted by Michael Lagazo   Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of North America’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Home Depot, Disney, Microsoft, WestJet, Citibank, Razorfish, Intel and WestJet. In 2013 Doug was voted one of retail’s top global…

July 24, 2014
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Bricks Beat Clicks for Back-to-School Shopping

By Jesse TronShopping in brick-and-mortar stores will be the overwhelmingly preferred method for consumers as they go about their back-to-school shopping this year. Discount stores are still expected to be the overall winners, grabbing a nearly 24 percent share of where consumers will shop. However, many retailers typically found in malls and open-air shopping centers…

July 24, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Chad Rodriguez

Tell us about yourself…. I grew up in Florida taking my first real job there that brought me all over the world. Got a real taste for travel and eventually ended up in Sydney Australia where my focus in the retail world began. I've been living in NYC for the past 4 years working some…

July 22, 2014
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Win Free Registration for NY National Deal Making!

Strap on your thinking cap, because it’s time for some trivia. Every Tuesday through the end of November, we will be posting a new question on Twitter about the city that never sleeps. To enter just respond to our tweet with the correct answer using the hashtag #NYConf and tagging @ICSC. The more questions you…

July 18, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Jeff Gibb

What are your favorite apps to use? My apps fall into two categories - Ones that make my life easy/efficient (Google Maps, TripIt, Fitbit, Kindle), or Apps that entertain (Instagram, Hootsuite, Spotify, Swarm). With society's increasing dependence on technology, what changes in marketing strategies has it made in last few years? You can talk about…

July 17, 2014
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ICSC Research Summer Meeting

ICSC’s research department hosted a summer meeting on Friday, July 11, with its North American Research Task Force (NARTF). The NARTF meets with the department twice a year and is involved in planning ICSC’s annual Research Conference. The conference will be held this year on September 28-30 in Denver, Colo. In addition to discussing future…

July 15, 2014
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Michael A. Carroll, CEO, Brixmor Property Group Offers Advice to the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

By: Veronica Polanco As Millennials just getting started on our careers, we are the talk of the town. We are analyzed by research teams, targeted by advertisers and ultimately, expected to start careers and eventually make up the majority of the workforce. As we begin our jobs, the spotlight is on us. We’re nervous, enthusiastic,…