E-Commerce in Developing Markets: The Next Frontier in Global Expansion

A.T. Kearney, a leading consulting firm, has generated a report on the most attractive developing markets for E-commerce: “Online shopping is changing how retailers develop their global expansion strategies. A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index reveals which developing markets hold the most potential for online growth.” Click the chart to learn more.

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Coming Soon: A Smaller iPad?

According to Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times: “The tech companies are at it again — trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market. Google on Friday began shipping its Nexus 7, which is smaller and less expensive than Apple’s iPad, and is meant […]

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New Retailing Blog

If retailing is a subject of interest to you, check out our new blog. There are already more than 350 posts. Click the icon to visit. These are some of the categories that you may be interested in which are at that blog: Careers in Retailing Career Useful Information Career Video Clips Global Retailing Online […]

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Dish Ad-Skipping Lawsuit to Proceed in California

As we posted in May, Dish Network has introduced a new DVR that zaps out ads. Clearly, this is not in the best interest of the advertising community — which already worries about people fast-forwarding through commercials when they watch recorded shows. This emerging technology is a real threat to ad-based programming. As a result, […]

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To Sell More, Focus on Existing Customers

As Rick Reynolds says on the Harvard Business Review blog: “Strengthening your relationship with your existing customer base is one of the best ways to increase sales. Your company’s account management and operating teams play critical roles in making this happen. If they’re not performing at their peak, the door opens for competitors to step […]

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Economy-Proof Ads: Funny Beats Frugal in Advertising

As reported by James Russo, a Nielsen Vice-President: “Over the next decade, estimated global consumer spending will exceed $450 trillion. With so much at stake — and many markets continuing to face tough economic realities, how do advertisers reach and resonate with an increasingly diverse, demanding, and connected audience? Nielsen conducted an in-depth custom research […]

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