Columnists


The Smart Lab: All About Google’s Algorithms

July 8, 2020
Smart Age’s Emmanuel Raheb on why it’s important to always stay up-to-date with the latest changes to Google’s frequently altered algorithms.

Creative Connecting: Hashtag Hacks

June 16, 2020
In their latest column, Jen Cullen Williams and Duvall O’Steen share pro tips for using hashtags on Instagram, TikTok and even Facebook.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

June 5, 2020
How the civil unrest is impacting jewelers, a revived relief fund, and why the largest deal in luxury is reportedly on the rocks.

The Smart Lab: Why Your Website Is an Integral Part of Reopening

June 2, 2020
It is an online representation of your brand and the perfect place to launch your store’s reopening campaign, Emmanuel Raheb writes.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 30, 2020
News from Alrosa and AGS, all about the nurse who won the Omi pendant, a pandemic doctor’s Patek Philippe pocket watch, and more.

Squirrel Spotting: 20 Songs for Sanity’s Sake

May 27, 2020
Seventy-plus days into isolation, Peter Smith takes a break from sharing reopening tips to give us his ultimate lockdown playlist.

Creative Connecting: TikTok Tips

May 19, 2020
In their new social media-focused column, Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams break down how jewelers can bring the bling to Gen Z on the popular new app.

Squirrel Spotting: Life in Lockdown

May 11, 2020
In his latest column, Peter Smith muses about “Taxi Driver,” a condescending conversation, and what jewelers can learn from his dentist.

Coach’s Corner: Is Your Business Open to Change?

May 6, 2020
It’s not going to be business as usual when we open up, writes Pat Henneberry, and the jewelry industry will need to adapt.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 1, 2020
Tips for reopening your store and managing your mental health, a hand sanitizer solution for jewelry stores, and more.New York—All the big stories last week revolved around reopening.

On Data: A 5-Point Reopening Checklist

April 28, 2020
Jewelers need to re-evaluate their sales forecasts, their inventory and their employees, writes Sherry Smith in this special edition of On Data.

The Smart Lab: Implement the Chat Feature on Your Website

April 23, 2020
It’s the best way to personally assist your customers remotely, writes Emmanuel Raheb.

Instagram Live: Avoid These 3 Pitfalls to Ensure Success

April 21, 2020
In a special guest column, communications strategists Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams talk timing, content and brand visibility on the platform.

Squirrel Spotting: What Will Retail Look Like After COVID-19?

April 14, 2020
Consumers will return to physical stores, writes Peter Smith, and jewelers need to be ready for them.

Designs on Marketing: Build a Monthly Digital Publication

April 6, 2020
Jacqueline Stone gives some tips for keeping content fresh, fun and thoughtful in a time when communication is taking place largely online.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

April 3, 2020
Three major trade shows are called off, thousands of retail workers are furloughed, and one retailer spreads hope.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 27, 2020
Store closures, the RapNet row, auction house updates and more.

Coach’s Corner: A Call for Togetherness

March 24, 2020
Columnist Pat Henneberry shares her thoughts on how members of the jewelry industry can support each other during these difficult times.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 20, 2020
This is how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the jewelry industry so far.

On Data: 10 Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Fallout

March 20, 2020
In this special edition of On Data, Sherry Smith talks virtually connecting with customers and compiling a cheat sheet for employees on available resources.
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