• Retail Real Estate PR Trouble

    Retail Real Estate Has a PR Problem

    , Posted on Jun 29

    ICSC’s annual RECon Convention in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to get a pulse of the industry. Each May, the trends and themes expressed at RECon are a great way to get a snapshot of the retail and mixed-use industry’s health and collective mindset.

    So, you can imagine how surprised I was when I heard the words 'retail death spiral' from a reporter at this year’s event. “So…tell me about the retail death spiral” was the exact, and first, thing out of her mouth. No warm up softballs. She went right for the jugular. And, it certainly got our attention.

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  • new-business-pitching-marathon

    I’m starting to train for my second half marathon, coming up in mid-October. As I was running recently and thinking about a proposal I was working on, I realized that the start-to-finish process for running a half marathon is similar to what prospective clients should experience from an agency partner during a new business pitch.

    For a run to be successful, you have to get in the right mindset. Though it may be a daunting task ahead, regardless of whether it’s a 3-mile run or a 10-mile run, you must be in the right mental state to have a great run.

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