First up in this episode recorded live backstage in New York City at the NRF Big Show TechStyle Fashion Group President, Global Fashion Brands Laura Joukovski is my guest. Reflecting on her work overseeing JustFab, ShoeDazzle & FabKids and working with celebrities like Kate Hudson and Rihanna, we talk about the nature of celebrity based brands, working with global influencer, and the hard work that makes them a success, how to develop and retail leading edge fashion, subscription business models, and solving the attribution riddle. Speaking of influencers, Canadian global influencer and supermodel (regarded as the world’s first digital supermodel!)/entrepreneur Coco Rocha joins me for a quick but super interesting interview right after her understanding influencer marketing panel at NRF and shares insights into her tradecraft. Last but certainly not least, Manolo Almagro from Q Division and co-host of the most excellent podcast Q’s Tech Talks is back on the podcast as my guest from the media room. We talk retail tech, starting with the CES show and why retailers need to be there, then explore the trends on the show floor at NRF and beyond.