Michael Zakkour is the Founder and Managing Director of 5 New Digital, a digital and retail consultancy focused on helping startups to Fortune 100 brands develop successful eCommerce and digital commerce strategies and shape their retail and consumer pathways. They work with companies in North America, Europe, and Asia and navigate growth opportunities through innovative solutions that drive revenue in their domestic and international operations.
As an acclaimed and sought-after professional speaker and lecturer, Michael is a regular guest on the BBC, CNN, NPR, and NBC. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, FORBES, WWD, MSNBC, NYSE TV, and countless other print, digital, web, and broadcast outlets. He is also an author, entrepreneur, and investor with more than 20 years of experience building successful businesses.
As digital marketplaces continue to expand, how can your brand prepare to engage with consumers on the next level? Consumers are demanding personalized experiences, which drives the need for brands to offer elite eCommerce shopping experiences. What if you could use practical applications of digital tools and technologies to build a luxury experience?
According to Michael Zakkour, there’s an opportunity for individual brands and large organizations to make the leap into the metaverse and use digital tools to become leaders. Innovative tools and the fusion between eCommerce and virtual space produces the perfect foundation for brands to associate themselves with these environments. Building a brand in this environment means giving consumers a new and elevated experience with how they shop, entertain, and consume information. How can you boost your brand performance across these emerging digital worlds? Today, Michael is here to share his advice and insights on the digital space.
In this episode of The Digital Deep Dive podcast, Aaron Conant sits down with Michael Zakkour, Founder and Managing Director of 5 New Digital, to talk about how brands are interacting with the metaverse and associating with NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Michael discusses the monetization and consumption of brands in the digital space, how brands and retailers are engaging and using NFTs, and rapidly growing your brand in the metaverse by educating consumers on the value of your brand.
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