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Managing your reputation and creating a brand

Does your company have a reputation for great service? In the US the benchmark most business magazines comment on is online shoe and clothing store Zappos – which used to be an independent company, but is now a division of … Continue reading

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The consumer is your new head of marketing

Have you ever read a book on an Amazon Kindle? When you reach the end it asks if you want to tell all your friends about the book on your social networks? It’s not a feature that is there just … Continue reading

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Is the rock-star analyst dead?

Hfs Research always like to shoot straight from the hip with their opinion on the way the industry analyst business is changing so it was interesting to see their latest blog post on the death of the rock-star analyst. Everyone … Continue reading

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The mobile world is maturing fast

Smartphone sales are predicted to top the one billion mark this year – the phone has morphed from a device we use for making calls into a fully functioning computer in our pocket. And now that so many consumers are … Continue reading

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Shoppers are not spending less, they are spending differently

Last Monday was known as cyber-Monday amongst retailers in the UK and it marks the beginning of the Christmas sales rush, but will the tough economic climate change this traditional boom time for British retailers? In a recent article featured in … Continue reading

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Black Friday retail sales in the US: bricks v clicks

Last Friday was Black Friday in the USA. This is the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season, always immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday and featuring absolute pandemonium in stores across the country. The origin of Black Friday is somewhat … Continue reading

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Kindle, Songkick: Online community is now setting the rules for commerce

For every 100 books sold on Amazon they also sell 114 eBooks for their Kindle reader. Amazon is not the only bookstore available and the Kindle is not the eBook reader, but this statistic is fascinating for those of us … Continue reading

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Video is killing the radio star

Video is set to explode across the Internet – in more ways than one. And not just because video-blogging and citizen news is filling tool like YouTube with more content than ever – device convergence is changing how we use … Continue reading

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Customer experience is the future of retail

Do you remember the dot com boom of the nineties? Unfortunately I am old enough to remember it clearly – I’m still shocked when I see graduates entering the company who were born in the nineties so this all seems … Continue reading

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What is the retail omni-channel?

I saw an interesting news story this week in the New York Times on a retailer in the US that is refusing to stock the Amazon Kindle. The reason? Because customers are coming into stores, asking questions about the Kindle, … Continue reading

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