AT&T Time Warner Merger Approved

  On Tuesday, a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner without any restrictions. This was a blow to the Justice Department, which opposed the merger. So, what’s next with the AT&T Time Warner merger approved? Will this open the floodgates to other big mergers? And will the merger positively or negative […]

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IHOP Becoming IHOb

  Last week, IHOP tweeted that it would be changing its name to IHOb. With an announcement on Monday June 11, 2018 as to what the “b” stood for. It encouraged the media and customers to guess what the “b” would be with IHOP becoming IHOb. Some times, public relations work. See Iconic PR Campaigns […]

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Electric Cars Are Booming Worldwide

  Despite the news surrounding Tesla’s recent financial woes, technology keeps advancing. [For example, see 1 and 2.] Thus, today’s post looks at how electric cars are booming worldwide. Even though they still represent only a fraction of overall car sales. And we need to build Customer Relationships in a High-Tech World.   Electric Cars […]

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NBA Players Give Back

  As we reported last week, world-class athletes are extremely popular. And they often do more than just make a lot of money. They also work with various charities. For example, NBA players give back in many ways. Around the world. The NBA merely illustrates what athletes in all sports do. In some cases, negative […]

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Shopper Online-Offline Psychology

  We need to well understand shopper online-offline psychology to beat our competitors. And it is a key part of consumer decision making. These posts look at an aspect of consumer psychology: FORTY Facts on the Psychology of Color Which Elements of YOUR Emotional Intelligence Do YOU Need to Improve? Better Customer Experience   Shopper […]

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Music Streaming Payment Rates Differ by Platform

We know that music streaming has taken off in a big way. But if you are a music company or an artist, how do music streaming payment rates differ by platform? The answer is they differ a lot. To see who pays most and least, read on. In fact, we have come a long way […]

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Big Mac’s Special Coke Can

In honor of its 50th anniversary, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are teaming up for Big Mac’s special Coke can. And this is a very entertaining approach. Too bad it’s not geared for the U.S. market. 🙁 The new campaign complements some of the marketing tactics separately applied by McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. For example: An “Upscale” McDonald’s […]

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Memorial Day 2018

As is the case every year, Memorial Day 2018 promises to be a special day. First, Monday May 28 involves solemn reflection about the millions of U.S. veterans who have been lost in combat over the years. Second, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer. And lots of people travel. In turn, travel […]

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Mobile Ads Keep on Booming in 2018

In 2015, we wrote about how Mobile Internet Advertising Was Booming. What’s happened since then? In today’s post, we examine how mobile ads keep on booming in 2018. The trend in mobile advertising is certainly not surprising, given the growth of mobile E-commerce. As we reported earlier in 2018: “In 2014, retail E-commerce sales worldwide […]

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Bonobos Showcases Diversity

Bonobos showcases diversity. At Bonobos, an online men’s clothier, the focus is on the following: “Shopping for clothes is a pain. We’re here to make it painless, and maybe even fun. A Better Experience. Like most guys, we’re not big fans of shopping. That’s why we set out to build the best online shopping experience […]

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