Why Spark is creating dancing, iPhone-queuing robots

  • News
  • September 12, 2016
  • Henry Oliver
Why Spark is creating dancing, iPhone-queuing robots

Henry Oliver's new best friend will dance, do push-ups, and the downward-facing dog. Oh, and it will line-up for an iPhone7 too.

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The future of retail has a spark in its eye

  • Technology
  • May 30, 2016
  • Will Bowman
The future of retail has a spark in its eye

In a talk titled ‘Reading the future’ at the 2016 MPA Magazine Conference last week, James Hurman from Auckland-based innovation agency Previously Unavailable gave members of the magazine industry a glimpse at how the future of technology will transform day-to-day life.

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How Morepork puts the control back in your hands

  • In association with Morepork
  • April 26, 2016
  • Spark Ventures
How Morepork puts the control back in your hands

Morepork is the latest in smart home technology from Spark, allowing you to monitor and control your security system from a single app on your smartphone. While it’s been designed for home use, retail owners have found it can easily be used to help them keep an eye on their stores.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Red Awards 2016
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Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
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The retail yearbook
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Retail rogues
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Loyalty in the digital age
How are retailers maintaining loyalty? Sarah Dunn, Elly ...
Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
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Bricks, mortar, popcorn and coffee

  • In association with Spark
  • September 21, 2015
  • Spark
Bricks, mortar, popcorn and coffee
Image: Spaceworks

Spark has recently won Red and Top Shop awards for its Albany and Sylvia Park store fit-outs. In this post, brought to you by Spark, head of consumer sales Greg Clark talks about the changes and challenges facing bricks and mortar stores, and how Spark is embracing change in its new store format.

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Spark stores get a redesign

  • News
  • August 5, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Spark stores get a redesign

The first new-look Spark stores have been rolled out in Sylvia Park and Albany, with more on the way for Spark Northwest and Queen St. Alongside a deeper design-led refresh, the stores will offer free Spark-branded water, virtual queuing, a safe phone-charging station and live accessories.

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