The Future of Retail: Bricks, Clicks or a Bit of Both?

With the dust settled after Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the extended ‘events’ created by retailers around the annual bargain bonanzas, do the results tell us anything about the future of retail? For the high street, the outlook wasn’t rosy. Diane Wehrle of shopper traffic measuring firm, Springboard described it as “not Black Friday but […]


Explore Instagram’s New Location and Hashtag Stories

Discovering and uncovering the entire world which surrounds us has just got a lot simpler with Instagram’s Explore page. The platform has introduced two new ways of allowing people to see what is happening close to them and easily see stories that match their interests. How does it work? Any user can create a story […]


Face Filters with Instagram

The Rivalry between both Instagram and Snapchat is heating up. Instagram has taken on the latest trend, which just might have been influenced by its competitor. ‘Face filters’ have landed and yes, the clue is in the name. Instagram Vs Snapchat After Instagram decided to embrace the ‘story’, they’ve added the new feature allowing users […]


Pinterest paves its own path

Pinterest – the creative, inspiration centre of the web has newly introduced autoplay videos. We’ve most probably all seen an auto ad at some point in our lives, in particularly Facebook and definitely eagle eyed social media users will have notice this more recently on Snapchat, but for those who haven’t, they can be used […]


We’re Recruiting: Event & PR Account Executive

Are you fun, fearless and passionate about PR and events? Looking for an exciting and challenging role that offers the opportunity for rapid growth? Our Event & PR Account Executive role could be for you. Working with one of the agency’s largest retail clients, you will play a key role liaising with the client, managing […]


Has Your Shopping Centre Snapped Up Snapchat?

When Snapchat, was founded in 2011, it answered people’s desire to be creative and tell stories, quickly and effectively. It now has 10 million daily active users in the UK and 60% of its users create content every day. This equates to one billion snaps each day. Wow! Snapchat UK general manager Claire Valoti told […]


How to build footfall at your Retail Park

Figures this week revealed by Springboard’s footfall monitor showed that the total shopper numbers declined in February, with a “steeper drop than normal” at retail parks. The report revealed that year-on-year there was a drop of 1% in footfall – a cause for concern for retail managers, park managers and asset managers alike as it’s fallen […]


Enlivening Empty Shops

It’s the age old problem for any centre manager – a huge retailer has to call it a day and you’re left with a large unit, or a perceived gap, in your tenancies. Following the recession, the retail and leisure world started to get savvy and inventive of how to fill these units, whether it […]


A New Vision for an Ancient City

The Retail Room was born out of de Winter – which has been operating and succeeding in the beautiful North West city of Chester for 26 years. It’s been about that long that plans for the Northgate Development, which looked to reconfigure and regenerate retail in the city, have been on the table. Legal tussles, […]