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The New Age Store Experience – Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

March 19, 2018

The New Age Store Experience – Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

Coming to a Zara store near you, From April 2018, the Spanish fashion empire Inditex (Zara) will be introducing augmented reality app for in-store shoppers. What does this mean? The new innovative, the function will show models wearing selected Zara looks from its ranges when a mobile phone is held up to a sensor within the store or designated shop windows and customers can click through to buy the clothes. The Business Of Fashion reference states, that the mega fashion house is set to introduce the future thinking experience specifically targeted for younger Zara customers who are in their 20’s and 30’s.

Zara is already renowned for their fast work rate to bring couture and catwalk fashion trends in a matter of days to the high street! I personally could speak for a wide majority of my generation to say that Zara is the go-to for designer-led styles at a high street price point.


This is a great innovative development within the fashion industry. As some retail houses are currently struggling to monitor consumers spending power due to financial, social and economic constraints which tighten up the retail market. For Inditex they seem to be nowhere near red and are focusing on following their consumer’s behaviour. Tapping into mindset strategy and using that as a key marketing toolkit and development a new store experience strategy to lure in new and existing customers.

With digital being the future for GenZ and Millennials forefront, Zara is investing in their younger consumers through their new reality display!

The New Age Store Experience - Zara launch an augmented reality app for in-store shoppers

To me, this is a win-win concept. When it comes to brand disruption and not only through an online journey but through in-store experience. Merging two strongest elements within a customers shopping experience. It has been issued that H&M are preparing launch a similar augmented system. But for now, expect to see 120 Zara stores worldwide who will have this within their stores for customers to interact when they visit the store.

It is exciting when brands continue to test new services, it shows the potential that comes with agile and flexible ways of working as a business. Reacting to mindset milestones and implementing activity to engage new consumers. As an avid shopper, it is something to be excited about, as it conquers a lot of practical queries you may come across when shopping. It actually will solve a few when shopping for example;  personal shopping, styling and showing you further diverse options. This is because the system will also enable models to pop up on packages of online purchases delivered to customers, showing alternative outfits.

Innovation is the key, and Inditex is using key mindset insights to tackle and conquer new height which is an exciting concept I the retail fashion industry.

A thumbs up from the Life Of A Marketing Girl team!


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Want To Get Into Digital Fashion Marketing – Meet Tasha Antwi

March 12, 2017

From studying digital marketing in University and having an idea that digital fashion was the future. To Now Working with Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren and even Blackberry.

Meet Tasha Antwi.

Get to know how SEO content, blogger outreach and influencer marketing is a #GirlBoss career!

Digital Fashion Marketing

What is your job role?

Organic Performance Team Lead & Digital PR

What does that entail?

I’m the lead on 4 accounts, providing SEO consultation on on-site and off-site SEO and content marketing. I work on overall SEO and content marketing strategy, blogger outreach and publications.

I’m also looking after the new Digital PR offering due to launch this year. This will involve upscaling influencer marketing, and identifying grass-root influencers.

What big brands can you share that you have had the pleasure of working with?

Early on in my career I had the pleasure of working with big brands such as Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Mr Porter, Barbour, New Look, Kurt Geiger, BlackBerry and much more!

How did you get into the industry?

I actually came across SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) while doing my dissertation at university, which was all about online advertising in fashion. At the time, I knew I wanted to work in marketing, working with big fashion brands and digitally.

Back then SEO, and ranking highly in Google, became a big thing as ranking highly in Google but you in the position to drive the most traffic to your website.

As a marketer what do you think is the gem to propel you to success?

Working for a data led digital marketing agency, it’s been exciting to see how data can be used in such a clever way to formulate marketing strategies. Being proactive in learning and becoming an expert in this ‘new idea’, testing it and showing results is what makes you stand out. Especially when it comes to Digital Marketing. 

In the industry do you look up to any other women in your field? If no, do you think there is a lack of e.g. female CMO’s, female creative marketers and female mentors?

One person I look up to in the industry is Jenny Thompson who is the Head of Data and Advanced Analytics at Forward 3D. She is the most down to earth person I’ve ever met, and is soo smart and compelling.

I do feel there is a lack of women in senior management positions, especially women of colour. Unfortunately when it comes to tech and digital marketing, we just don’t get enough women of colour applying for roles!

What is the most rewarding campaign or achievable win that you are most proud of?

Ralph Lauren, I was proud to be a part of the Abbey Road campaign, promoting the launch of their 60’s inspired AW14 collection. I was in charge of inviting influencers to the event, and designing and creating additional content around the collection – to outreach and gain placements online.

Who/what is your greatest teacher?

My greatest teacher would be my faith. Being a Christian is what makes me who I am, and is the foundation of all my values. Values that shine through at work, which I hope one day also inspires people. Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

What is your most valuable lesson?

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my dad. He was a man full of regret about the things he didn’t get to achieve in his life, due to various situations. He taught me to always take chances, what’s the worst that could happen?!

You can fail but then you would be at peace knowing you tried that thing you always wanted to do.

Now thats a Marketing Girl Boss!!

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