The Modern Retail Awards are honoring the retailers that powered through the changes and uncertainty brought about in 2021, while finding ways to address social injustice through marketing campaigns, pivot to reflect shifting consumer habits and more.
The 2021 Modern Retail Awards celebrate retailers that have delivered creative and innovative marketing programs amid the upheaval and changes over the last 12 months.
The 2021 Greater Good Awards nominees recognize companies that have excelled at social-good initiatives — particularly those that have raised awareness and educated consumers in areas like mental health, social justice, racial inequality, infectious diseases, sustainability and more.
Starting tomorrow, Modern Retail is unveiling two new email products: The DTC Briefing and the Amazon Briefing. Both will feature reported stories and exclusive analysis about their respective retail niches. The DTC Briefing will be delivered every Tuesday morning and the Amazon Briefing on Thursday mornings.
The 2020 Modern Retail Awards celebrated brands, agencies, retailers and platforms that responded to a most challenging and unusual year for consumers and shopping.
This year’s Modern Retail Awards will honor the retailers that survived and thrived in 2020 by doubling down on customer-focused experiences, even when it meant swiftly pivoting their campaign and product strategies to accommodate new shopping behaviors. Some of this year’s shortlisters enjoyed the benefits of digital nativity, while others ventured into the digital wilds with newfound courage.
Just like the industries we cover, Digiday Media and Modern Retail have experienced a year of major transformation and growth. As we set our sights on 2021, we’ve continued to build out new and existing teams across brands and are excited to announce a new addition to our editorial teams. Michael Waters has joined as a staff writer covering Amazon.
As startups editor, Anna will be tasked both with assisting our editor-in-chief, Cale Guthrie Weissman, with in-depth stories, as well as mentoring new reporters as they join the Modern Retail team. Anna has been an indispensable part of our brand, and this new role will help Modern Retail become even more of an authoritative voice in business journalism.
Over the course of this year, some businesses did more than survive -- they thrived and grew, all while protecting their employees’ health and giving back to the world. This year’s Resilience Awards -- distributed across the Digiday, Glossy and Modern Retail brands -- honor the businesses, teams and leaders that kept their focus on the bigger picture in 2020. In the process, they ensured that one of the most painful moments in world history would not merely stand as a year lost, but as an opportunity to focus on what really mattered -- and to prepare for a brighter future in which health and charity come first.
In an era upended by pandemic and recession, companies of all stripes have scrambled to survive, let alone innovate and scale. Nonetheless, some media, marketing, fashion, beauty and retail players have continued to succeed in the face of daunting odds.
Cale was most recently senior reporter at Modern Retail. Since joining us in June from Fast Company, he has been a force here, writing incredible in depth features about the reinvention of the retail industries. He’s covered everything from Amazon seller issues to the unprecedented changes happening in the world of online grocery to the rise of the “DTC bro” and more. He’s fast become a leader in the group, and we’re excited to see what he does next.
Generational myths are usually flawed, and perhaps nowhere will they be proven more wrong than Generation Z, the youngest generation to now enter the workforce. Gen Zers have shown a penchant for activism — from climate change to gun control to other examples of a conscience. They’re changing how media is created and consumed, they shop differently from generations preceding them, and they are pushing workplaces and workforces to change.
2020 Future Leader Awards, which recognize the next generation of leaders across media and marketing, fashion, beauty and retail, go to Mike Jeong of PepsiCo, Gwendolyn Rahn of PopSugar and Hana Kajimura of Allbirds.
At the Modern Retail Virtual Forum, we’ll bring together senior retail marketers online to discuss the challenges they’re facing and the solutions they’re seeking in the era of smarter retail.Register