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Press Release -- May 2nd, 2018
Source: CenturyLink

What do the store of the future and immersive retail have in common? Digital disruption.

MONROE, La., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —¬†What does the future of retail look like? It has been said retail is not doing enough to reach and inspire customers in the ways they want to be engaged. So, what are those “ways” and what’s in store? Join CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) and leading retail influencers for a Twitter chat to discuss the store of the future, immersive retail and the role technology plays in powering moments that drive differentiated customer experiences.

Twitter Chat Details:


Tuesday, May 8, 2018


3 p.m. ET




Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet

Doug is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands.

Doug has published two books, Reengineering Retail and The Retail Revival.

Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of The Lionesque Group

Melissa is an award-winning retail strategist and a regular contributor on ABC LA Radio with her segment #RetailWithMelissa as well as a regular guest on Cheddar TV and an active retail tech blogger.

Melissa’s recent book, The Pop-Up Paradigm, explains¬†how companies can use temporary retail to generate customer loyalty, understand new markets and test concepts.

Corinne Ruff, The Editor

Corinne Ruff is a reporter/editor at Retail Dive, a Washington D.C.-based digital trade publication. She primarily covers retail innovation, the future of stores and public policy for an audience of business executives. She is also the host and producer of Retail Dive’s podcast Conversational Commerce.

Unable to Participate in the Chat?
CenturyLink will be hosting additional Twitter chats with Doug Stephens and other retail experts in the fall of 2018. In addition, CenturyLink will be hosting: An Evening with The Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. To learn more about the educational tour, please contact Susan McReynolds, or 1-720-888-8571.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.


D. Nikki Wheeler
+1 720 888-0560

SOURCE CenturyLink

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