The Shockingly Effective Way for Brands and Retailers to Stay a Step Ahead of Their Customers.

RetailSmartTM Bridges the Gap Between Online and In-Store. Rapidly Growing Both.
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Monica Kwias, Founder & CEO
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What do you do when selling used to be about demographics, segments, and tribes…
…but now is all about the individual?
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What do you do when on the one hand CNBC is screaming about 20,000+ brick and mortar stores closing…
…when on the other hand 90% of all retail purchases are still made in-store?
And what do you do with the monsoon of new threats – or opportunities if you play your cards right – ping ponging back and forth in your head:
Omnichannel. Retail-as-a-service. Direct-to-consumer. Influencer marketing. Chinese retail. Next-gen tech. Social responsibility.
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You’re surrounded by old solutions for old problems.
What you need are 2020 solutions for 2020 problems.
What you need are solutions that are RetailSmartTM.


WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

The decision to work with MMK was easy for Ellie Mae and the results have been more than satisfying. Within our fist 60 days we launched two new social platforms, initiated a round of new email marketing strategies and went live with our digital marketing strategy.
Jeremy Wood-Ross
COO, Ellie Mae Studios
MMK worked with us to design a set of customized mats and risers to showcase PCs in our retail stores. They created a custom substrate for these mats that have been both functional and durable. These materials have lived in our stores for a few years with little to no visible wear and tear. We haven't needed a full refresh of this merch, since it launched
Felicia Hyman
Computer Project Manager, Staples USA
MMK's ability to communicate effectively with our key retailers and be creative has had a positive impact on our business. I highly recommend MMK as they have been a great addition to our business to help drive growth of the Char-Broil brand in Canada. I highly recommend MMK.
John Stephenson
Former Director Canada, Char-Broil

HOW IT WORKS

RetailSmartTM   is a data-influenced process that focuses on outcomes. It balances short-term wins against long-term profits. And mixes in a sprinkle of ultramodern know-how sourced from across the globe.

1. HARVEST INSIGHTS

You’ll start by untangling your challenges and identifying your opportunities.
Here you’ll nurture ideas that will become bigger and better realities.
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2. A LEAN, AGILE, FAST, AND SMART PLAN OF ATTACK

Using our RetailRxTM  framework, you’ll reimagine what tomorrow can look like.
You’ll emerge with a prescription for an exciting future-forward experience for you and your customers.
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3. NOW WE IMPLEMENT

Plans are only as good as their implementations. And Implementations are only as good as the people doing the work.
We can do it for you using our network of experts. Or we can support your team with a dedicated group of advisors to help you along the way.
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4. PRESSURE TEST

Long-term profitability requires more than set it and forget it. Together we’re going to test your new strategy. Aggressively.
Armed with the right KPIs we’ll help you determine the financial impact of your new strategy and performance test your brand.
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5. DOUBLE-DOWN ON YOUR WINS

Once performance tested, you’ll celebrate your successes and push them further. Find new gaps in the marketplace to exploit. Continue to surprise and delight your customers.
Look forward to your next record-breaking quarter. Keep increasing market share. Pioneer a new breed of retail.
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HOW RETAILSMARTTM  IS HELPING OUR CLIENTS

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In-Store PC
Segmentation
9.2%
In Sales YOY.
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In-Store and Digital
Seasonal Campaign
80%
In Sales YOY.
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Digital Store
Takeover
15x
ROI

RETAILSMARTTM   IS FOR…

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CMOs
Who know the solutions they depended on in the past won’t work in a marketplace filled with disruptors.
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Brand Managers
Eager to improve the customer experience.
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Marketers
Craving the gains to be had by optimizing every step of the customer journey.
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Monica Kwias is the CEO and founder of retail experienced based agency, MMK Marketing. She has 20+ years of creating business impact for her clients, using marketing to drive sales and deliver on ROI. Monica is committed to elevating how marketing and agencies are perceived.

She is also an early stage investor in "New Retail" and looks for strategic partners that are changing what retail is today for tomorrow via data and customer experiences to ensure brands deliver on what customer's are expecting and demanding.  

Monica has led North-American retail programs that include a full PC shopping experience at Walmart and Staples, global sponsorships that include Intel's Montreal F1 activation program, and creating the first multi-vendor store on Amazon.

MMK is a certified women's owned business with WeConnect International.  She is also the marketing instructor for Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). Monica is considered a Retail Marketing Expert and has been featured on CBC News and CBC Radio.
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