Amazon Fire Phone a Gift to Local Retailers

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Jeff Bezos

As Amazon announces its new smartphone, the Kindle Fire Phone, prophets of doom are saying that it will be a destroyer of traditional retailers. They’re predicting that the Fire will be just another tool that shoppers will use to “showroom,”… Read more »

Introducing the Aligned Conference

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Now is the time for digital retail marketers to come together. Enough with the consumer brand marketing teams getting all of the great toys and having the fun events. It’s time for digital trade and retail marketers to have their own thing…. Read more »

Big Retail is Going Urban

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On my drive in today I was listening to Bloomberg Radio and to retail investment expert Howard Davidowitz. Beyond thinking that this guy has more retail knowledge stuck to his shoe than I’ve learned in my lifetime, he was semi-ranting about how… Read more »

Sorry Beth, I Almost Showroomed You

Ben Carcio ,

This weekend I was buying a couch at a local Crate and Barrel and worked with a super professional salesperson named Beth. She helped us choose a couch, a fabric and created a take home package to ensure that it fits… Read more »

Local Bookstores are Back

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The local independent bookstore is like the American Bald Eagle. Its an iconic symbol of our culture, but for over two decades its ranks have been decimated by eCommerce, big box retailers, and now digital downloads, to the point that they’re nearly… Read more »

Promoboxx Loves Detroit

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Many people are skeptical about Detroit’s ability to rebuild itself, but we’re not one of them. So, why does a retail marketing start-up in Boston care about Detroit? It’s because we share similar values. Our #1 company value is “Believe… Read more »

We’re Hiring and We Need Everybody!

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The Promoboxx team is growing, and we’re hiring for almost every position. If you like Fro-Yo Fridays, Foley’s Burgers, and working with some of the best brands in the world, join us! Send resumes to Here’s where we’re hiring:… Read more »

Brand Salespeople Wanted

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Promoboxx is looking for brand sales reps, to continue Promoboxx’s success with industry leading manufacturing brands. Our unique value proposition and lean sales team provides boundless opportunities for a candidate who wants to make an immediate, large impact in brand… Read more »