Do Shoppers Like Dynamic Pricing?

  We all like to feel that we get bargains when shopping. But that’s not always the case. See More Gamesmanship on Retail Prices — Even Online.  And When Is a “Sale” a Sale? Today, we look at do shoppers like dynamic pricing — or not? First, let’s define dynamic pricing. According to Luke Metcalfe, […]

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Social Media Future of Customer Care

  Due to its importance, social marketing is a hot topic for us. In looking ahead, let’s study the social media future of customer care. These posts highlight our recent social media coverage: Following Proper Social Media Etiquette Hottest Social Media Marketing Tools Using Social Media to Boost In-Store Shopping More Social Media Marketing Tips […]

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Data Analytics Can Enhance Customer Experiences

We know that using data analytics can enhance customer experiences. And in a big way. Thus, this post takes a marketing client perspective of analytics. For a further look at data analytics, visit these posts: Data Analytics Can Help Predict Consumer Behavior Thinking About a Career in Data Analytics? Ever Wondered What You Can Do […]

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Wells Fargo Seeks to Earn Back Trust

Interesting title, right? Wells Fargo Seeks to Earn Back Trust. As noted before, trust is a big deal to consumers and other parties. For example, see: Does YOUR Brand Creep Out Customers Getting Great Online Customer Reviews Ad Features Which Annoy Consumers Most Top Authentic Global Brands — Credibility Pays How Credible/Authentic is Your Web […]

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How Companies Must Respond to GDPR

Last week, we reported that Many Companies Remain Unready for GDPR. And now, we study how companies must respond to GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) by May 25, 2018. Just 17 days from today. In this post, we look at what companies must do. And we show what a global firm — Google — […]

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How Global Consumers Feel About Their Finances

Today’s topic: how global consumers feel about their finances. And our discussion builds on these recent posts. How Global Wealth Is Allocated and 2018 Projected Global Wage Growth.   How Global Consumers Feel About Their Finances Given the allocation of global wealth, we ask: are most consumers satisfied or dissatisfied with their finance? We turn […]

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How Affluent Americans Live

Income/wealth is distributed quite unevenly in the United States and around the world. And high poverty rates exist globally. But today, we look at the upper end of the income spectrum. How affluent Americans live. Their demographics and behavior impact many firms. In the United States, 28 percent of households earn at least $100,000 per […]

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Customers Like Caring Brands

As we have noted before, customers appreciate purpose-driven brands. And brands that do the right thing. At the same time, people may dislike brands that “creep them out”. Today, we delve further into why customers like caring brands.   Why Customers Like Caring Brands As Erik Wander writes for Adweek: “There’s a good reason marketers […]

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Americans Eat a Lot AND Fast

In 2017, $5.61 trillion was spent on U.S. restaurants and bars. And this amounted to to 4.3 percent of all personal consumption. We also spent trillions on food for in home-use use. That’s impressive, right. On the other hand, Americans eat a lot AND fast. Furthermore, our obesity level is at an all-time high — […]

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What Is Next for Smartphones

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. As we know, over this time, the smartphone has certainly evolved. And revolutionized the way we communicate, shop, use social media, etc. Thus, an apt question to ask now: What is next for smartphones? For sure, forecasts indicate looming changes. First, we consider what the smartphone […]

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