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Is the Stock Market Over-Exuberant for Snap?

3 Mar

Snap Inc. is a U.S.-based technology and social media company that was started in 2011 .Products include the popular Snapchat app and Spectacles eye wear; it also owns the Bitmoji app.

Yesterday (March 2, 2017) was a big day for Snap Inc. and the tech industry overall because of Snap’s highly anticipated IPO (initial public offering) on the New York Stock Exchange. Some analysts are excited at the popularity of this IPO; others wonder whether investors are being overly exuberant. What do YOU think?

As reported by CNBC:

“Snap soared as much as 45% when it opened for trading at $24 a share on Thursday. Market makers at the New York Stock Exchange indicated the stock was set to open from $23.50 to $24.50 a share. At 200 million shares, Snap raised $3.4 billion and was valued at nearly $24 billion as of its pricing. Sources had told CNBC earlier this week that investors were expecting a pricing of $17 to $18 per share, above the $14 to $16 per share range originally given by the company. The IPO is 12 times oversubscribed, sources said Thursday morning, meaning that there were 12 times more orders for than there were shares offered. Some managers told CNBC they got as little as 2 percent of what they were asking for.”

 

Yet, Felix Richter commented thusly for Statista:

“Snap’s IPO valuation of $24 billion is quite a tall order for a company that has never turned a profit and warned investors that it never might. The company is now valued at 59 times its total revenue for 2016. Even for a fast-growing tech company that is a lot. Facebook in comparison has a price-to-sales ratio of around 14. As our chart illustrates, Snap is valued considerably higher than many American household names. That includes companies such as Ralph Lauren and Harley-Davidson that have been around for decades and probably will be for decades to come.”

Infographic: Snap Is More Valuable Than These Household Names | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

 

What’s the State of Healthcare Information Online?

11 Mar

A lot of us look for healthcare information online (sometimes, we even get too much information related to maladies that we or loved ones have acquired). After all, there so many sites out there.

With this in mind, let’s look at the infographic prepared by Luth Research:

[Here are] “stats about today’s health-related activity taking place digitally. Luth Research’s ZQ Intelligence™ cross-platform digital measurement software uncovers the health-related activity of PC, Mobile, and Smartphone App users nationwide. Discover what’s trending health-wise in our digital age. We hope these stats find you in good health!”

 


 

A Potpourri of Online Marketing Tools

22 May

There are a lot of really good inexpensive marketing tools available that can enhance our strategic and tactical online performance.

Damon Nofar, a freelance marketer, has identified ten such tools — as described in the SlideShare presentation below.

Here are the URLs for these tools:

  • BuzzSumo — “Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor”
  • Mention –“Start listening to what’s being said on the web and social web. React quickly, collaborate, and analyze your online presence”
  • Ducksboard — “All of your data. In one place”
  • Socedo“Automated Social Media Lead Generation”
  • Canva — “Amazingly simple graphic design”
  • Tropical — “Know your customers and increase customer satisfaction”
  • Autosend — “See what each customer does on your website & send messages when they need them – automatically”
  • Oktopost — “Easily manage and measure all of your B2B social media marketing”
  • VWO — “Quickly test landing pages, Web sites, E-commerce pages, and more with minimal IT help!”
  • Primer — Google’s “experimental mobile app to make it easier for you. With our 5-minute lessons, you can learn new topics quickly, get practical advice, and even refresh yourself on marketing basics.”

New Adidas App for “Sneakerheads”

12 Feb

There are millions and millions of apps out there — some better than others. 🙂 One clever new app is from Adidas, called Confirmed.

As described by Kyle Stock for Bloomberg:

“Are limited-edition sneakers still special when buyers can reserve them via an app, like a pizza or a pair of movie tickets? Adidas hopes so. The German sportswear giant just launched Confirmed, a mobile platform that will let sneakerheads skip the long lines at Foot Locker, obscure shoe lotteries, and the occasional disturbance of the peace that come with the sale of a rare pair of shoes. ‘You hear a lot of chatter and frustration that the existing system is somehow rigged for friends of friends or VIP customers,’ said Simon Atkins, the company’s vice president of brand activation. ‘We saw a real opportunity to change the paradigm with customers.'”

“Here’s how it works: Consumers who download the app, register with personal details, and allow push notifications from Adidas will get offers to reserve limited-edition shoes and apparel as they become available. Those who respond first are given the right to buy the products at a certain time and place, both in Adidas-owned stores and other retailers.”

Click the image to read more by Stock.
 

A pair of Adidas “Year of the Goat” sneakers celebrating the Chinese New Year that go on sale on Feb. 19 for $130.


 

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