Movie Industry Strategy Regarding Digital Downloads Stinks

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We are moving quickly to a time when movies will be distributed exclusively digitally. The days of the DVD are limited. I can't even remember the last time I had my DVD player plugged in. But the … [Read more...]

Makers and Customers Connect Online

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What a fantastic connected world we live in. Things that were never possible are now possible. I am always excited when I find examples of these facts. I happened upon Custom Made, a website that … [Read more...]

At Sears, New Tech Does Not Equal Improved Customer Experience

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I buy many of my products at Sears, especially in the home improvement category. They have a good selection, prices and an easy no hassle return policy. Recently, however, Sears has instituted a … [Read more...]

Obama Shows How to Control a Meme

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Last month, during the hot and heavy negotiations on the Sequester budget cuts, President Obama made a bit of a faux pas when he said "The fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow do a … [Read more...]

Oreo, The Super Bowl and Real-Time Twitter Marketing

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Sunday was the Super Bowl and the marketing spectacle that goes along with it. But the most exciting thing to happen in marketing on Sunday did not happen on the television screen. Despite the … [Read more...]

Hashtag Tips

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Hashtags are an interesting social media phenomenon. They were started by Twitter users as a way to more easily classify posts of a similar topic or idea. Hashtags really took off with Twitter search … [Read more...]

From Personal Computing To Convenience Computing

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The evidence and data are becoming clear, tablets are now outselling laptops and it indicates a switch to what I am calling convenience computing. Utility Computing or work computing is what we do … [Read more...]

Disney Goes Big Data With Magic Band

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Mobile technology and big data are two continuing trends to watch in 2013 and Disney is utilizing both in a bold new plan for its park guests. This year Disney will roll out the Magic Band which is a … [Read more...]

Avis Buys Zipcar – Smart Expansion of Business

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What do you do when your business is being disintermediated? Buy into the disintermediation. Car sharing is an idea pioneered by Zipcar that could threaten the car rental market. Traditionally … [Read more...]

Snoop Dogg for Hot Pockets

Kudos for Hot Pockets and Snoop Dogg for teaming up to convert the Snoop Dogg hit "Drop it like it's hot" into "Pocket like it's hot." The video is hilarious and silly in all the right ways and became … [Read more...]