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Field of Screams

Jon Bird | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

In the last week, U.S. discount department store Target has announced a retreat from Canada four years after opening there, closing 133 stores, ending 17,600 jobs, and burning US$2 billion in cash. What went wrong?

Target Looks To Salvage Relationship With Plus-Size Customers By Launching Awesome New Line

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Style

Target may have ruffled some feathers earlier this month by deciding to offer the plus size options from its upcoming Lily Pulitzer collaboration only...

Kylie From Target Might Be Even Better Than Alex From Target

The Huffington Post | Jackie Oshry | Posted 01.16.2015 | Teen

If you thought #AlexFromTarget was funny, let us introduce you to your new favorite Target celebrity, Kylie From Target. Viner Bailey Elizabeth wa...

Target To Close All 133 Stores In Canada

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

Target is pulling out of Canada, the retail giant announced Thursday. The chain plans to close all 133 of its stores in the country, and has recei...

Your Sherpa to All Things Disruption - James McQuivey

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you're looking to follow someone who has their fingerprint on the leading edge of disruption, look no further than James McQuivey. He is VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

Target Reveals Its Next Designer Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.09.2015 | Style

Put on a sun hat and mix up some mint juleps: Target has announced it's teaming up with Lilly Pulitzer for its next designer collaboration! Lilly ...

Target Under Fire For Using White Model In 'Annie' Clothing Ads

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

Target has stirred outrage with an “Annie”-themed ad campaign featuring a white model in place of the black actress who stars in the latest film version of the rags-to-riches story.

Toddler With Down Syndrome Stars In Target Ad, Helps Raise Awareness For Condition

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.23.2014 | Good News

This little girl knows how to strike a pose that gets noticed. Last Sunday, Target released an ad for a $49 children's activity cube featurin...

10 Cheap Generic Brands That Are Exactly Like the Brand Name

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.19.2014 | Money

Keep this in mind the next time you go shopping, and consider some of the following store products versus their competing name brands. You'll be surprised how well they measure up, and how much money you'll save.

Little Girl Takes Mic From Reporter, Delivers A Spot-On Broadcast At Target

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

Move over, reporters. This 6-year-old girl has mad skills when it comes to delivering news. While My Fox Houston reporter Kristine Galvan was repor...

Black Barbies Don't Always Cost The Same As White Barbies

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

This story was originally published on CNBC. Why are black Barbies priced differently than white Barbies? It's a tough question and one that...

Target Worker's Speech Is Probably The Best Thing That's Happened On A Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

Watch a Target worker in Maryland deliver an epic motivational speech before Black Friday happens.

(VIDEO) Target Builds TV Ad Impact via Digital Tools, Brent Rosso explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.02.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

CHICAGO -- Retailer Target reckons its crown has been stolen in conventional TV marketing - but it sees a chance to reclaim it in digital. "We are a...

In the Trenches on Black Friday

Jon Bird | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

Only Sunday escapes without a retail handle. But you can bet your bottom dollar it won't be a day of rest for retailers. The relentless run continues towards Christmas and beyond, as merchants race to extract as many dollars from consumers as possible and keep their stakeholders happy.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protesters Celebrate Thanksgiving In A Church, Boycott Black Friday | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson protesters gathered in a church basement to celebrate Thanksgiving with one another on the eve of Black Friday, before beginning...

20 Items For Your Home You Never Knew You Could Get At Target

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

Go beyond the ordinary at Target.

The Origins of My Mission to Change the Way Our Daughters See Themselves

Stephanie Giese | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

The shorts in my original posts are just a symptom of the problem. With this documentary we want to find out how this happened, how it became acceptable to dress our children and market to them as if they are adults, so that maybe we can find a real way to solve it.

(VIDEO) AOL Presents iJustine In Chicago: the Beet Video Summit w/ McDonald's,Target, Digitas, Havas and SMG

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.18.2015 | Chicago
Andy Plesser

iJustine, a pioneering  innovator  in the Web originals space will headlining a two hour video summit on the emerging medium of digital video. Also ...

The Plus Sized Thang

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Stacie Huckeba

I hate that there is even plus-sized versus regular-sized in the first place. It's one of the last acceptable forms of segregation and judgment. Yes, I said segregation. It's only been in the last couple of years that women over a size 14 were even allowed to shop with everyone else.

Target Is Closing As Many Stores As It Opened Last Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business

Target might have Alex, but the teen heartthrob isn't enough to save some of the company's stores from getting the ax. The retail giant said Tuesda...

'Alex from Target': Can I Do This With My Brand?

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The success or failure of an innovation lies therefore no longer in Alex from Target, his cuteness, or the humor that is portrayed in the photo, but rather in the hands of multiple actors who may deal with Alex very differently. Some people will adore him. Others will caricature him.

How #AlexFromTarget Scanned Our Items And Stole Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Jackie Oshry & Claudia Oshry | Posted 11.07.2014 | Teen

UPDATE: Nov. 5 -- This post dissects how some unfunny, uninteresting photos and videos go viral for seemingly no reason. In the case of Alex From Targ...

Alex From Target Is The First Cool Thing To Happen To Target In A Long Time (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business

UPDATE: Nov. 4 -- Like many teenage heartthrobs, Alex from Target may be too good to be true. He is from Target, but it appears his image didn't beco...

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.