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54pc smartphone users to combine in-store, mobile holiday shopping: study – Luxury Daily

54pc smartphone users to combine in-store, mobile holiday shopping: study
More than half of consumers surveyed intend to use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in-store, indicating that luxury retailers should up the bricks-and-mortar experience to entice affluent buyers, according to findings from a study by Accenture.
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Will rough diamond market hamper Harry Winston Q4 sales?
Harry Winston Diamond Corp. had both good and bad news to share regarding its current third-quarter sales and the state of the diamond industry amidst the Euro debt crisis.
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Rolex signs Tiger Woods, former face of Tag Heuer, as brand ambassador
Swiss watchmaker Rolex has signed on as its newest brand ambassador professional golfer Tiger Woods, who was dropped by fellow Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer this past summer.
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Customer service stands test of time in luxury industry: former Bergdorf CEO
Despite changes in technology, consumer habits and marketing, customer service still remains the consistent business driver in the luxury industry, according to Ira Neimark, former CEO of New York-based department store Bergdorf Goodman.
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Starwood, Four Seasons, Relais & Châteaux most expensive global hotel chains
A mix of upscale chains and independent boutique hotels comprised Luxury-Hotels.com’s list of top 30 most expensive hotels that examined whether or not the high price points are worth the experience.
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Christian Dior, BMW, Audi and Marni – News briefs
Today in luxury marketing – Christian Dior upgrades world on the Web; Luxury car sales keep humming; Marni hops on the expensive kids’ clothes train.
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What marketers can learn from Southeast Asian mobile commerce
I just returned from two weeks discussing strategy with mobile commerce executives across Southeast Asia. Despite having spent considerable time in North America, Latin America and Europe, this was my first trip to the region. I found the similarities and differences intriguing.
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