Melissa is a regular contributor to ABC LA radio with her segment #RetailWithMelissa as well as a go-to retail expert on Cheddar TV. In 2018, she was named one of Design:Retail’s Top 10 Retail Design Influencers of the Year.
In 2017 she and her team launched an innovative retail format irl (In Real Life) in collaboration with GGP, now Brookfield Properties, bridging online retail and brick-and-mortar locations
and in 2016 she was tapped to be the Chief Retail Pop-Up Architect for Virginia’s first Smart City.
Melissa was honored by Contract, design:retail, Environments for Aging, Healthcare Design, and Hospitality Design magazines for the 2019 Women in Design Award. In 2018, her teams work was named one of Design:Retail’s Best Store Designs of the year and was selected as a Glossy Award’s finalist for Best New Pop-Up Store Concept for IRL at home. In 2016 she was named one of Design:Retail’s 40 under 40. In 2015 she was awarded Innovator of the Year for pop-up retail experiences by Retail Touchpoints. And, in 2014, her work was honored with the CLIO Image Award for experiential engagement, and was a finalist for the New York Design Award for marketing and branded experiences. She has also been awarded the Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day, one of the top 20 Most Inspiring People in New York City.
CEO of The Lionesque Group and Founder of Field-Test. Author of The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Can Build Human Connections in a Digital Age. Chief Pop-Up Architect of 22 City Link, a Smart-City development. IBM Futurist & Regular Contributor to ABC Radio #RetailwithMelissa
Connect with us via a Live, Interactive 2-Way video cast. We will be adding new programs throughout the year and we can create a customized program upon request. Our video casts: – Last up to one hour – Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is considered a login from a unique location) – Includes a two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio)
Book our CEO to present at your next conference and leverage her years of experience in reimagining the brick-and-mortar environments and what retailers need to do to adopt“smart technology” changes. Past speaking engagements have included: Shoptalk 2017 & 2016, IRDC 2017 * 2016, The Everywhere Store 2017, Coterie 2017, Shopify UNITE, RetailInnovation Conference 2016, Northside Innovation Festival 2016, Guest Lectures at FIT and Parsons, FreeStyle Fashion Conference 206 & 2015, Fashion Snoops X Pop-Up Retail 2014.
We help our clients rethink in-store experiences. Beginning with a deep dive into strategy, we help to ensure a powerful story is told – one that incites discovery and engagement – and we architect the opportunity for customer learning and future decision making.
KEYNOTES & CONFERENCES
LIVE INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
SHOPTALK 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
INTEL RETAIL BRIEFING KEYNOTE AT CES 2018, iCSC NEXUS 2019