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Channelising social chatter: What is the potential of social media listening and analytics?

Social media listening is beyond customer service; it is direct feedback on the brand, product and customer satisfaction. By Raman Mittal Every brand has a customer base on social media, which means there will always be conversations around the brand. And if brands don’t measure these conversations, they are missing out on a big chunk of insights that could be ... Read More »

Trump’s Job Growth Is The Lowest Since He Took Office

The U.S. Department of Labor announced May’s employment report and it was not pretty. Expectations had been running for job growth in the 175,000 to 180,000 range. The reported number for May was 75,000 but combined with downward revisions for March (down 36,000) and April (down 39,000) the net change was 0. The underlying economy is weaker than perceived when you look at ... Read More »

How Fintech Is Changing The Small Business Game

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data will transform financial services and small-business lending long before they impact driverless cars, predicts Harvard Business School Senior Fellow Karen G. Mills. “As we speak, large banks and fintech providers are working on solutions that will dramatically change the options for small businesses.” Her new book, Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream: How Technology ... Read More »

THE GOLDEN AGE OF YOUTUBE IS OVER

Danny Philippou is mad. He’s practically standing on top of his chair as his twin brother and fellow YouTube creator Michael stares on in amusement. Logan Paul, perhaps YouTube’s most notorious character, laughs on the other side of the desk that they’re all sitting around for an episode of his popular podcast Impaulsive. Anyone who’s watched the Philippous’ channel, RackaRacka, won’t be surprised by Danny’s ... Read More »

Is the Startup Mentality Just for Startups?

Silicon Valley, America’s hotbed of technology and entrepreneurship, is widely regarded as the birthplace of the startup culture that has permeated across geographies and built some of the world’s most successful companies. The culture of innovation and ingenuity continues to thrive worldwide as a rising number of startup founders are busy chasing the next big idea and building their dream ... Read More »

Best Buy Is Still In Business — And Thriving

Electronics retailer Best Buy is still in business, standing up to Amazon, and thriving. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported $42.1 billion in revenue,  $2.72 in non-GAAP earnings per share, and an 11% dividend increase. That’s certainly a big turnaround from almost a decade ago when Best Buy was under pressure from online giant Amazon, fighting for its survival. Wall Street took ... Read More »

Which Small Business Retirement Plan Is Best?

What is the best retirement plan for a self-employed person? Which is the best retirement plan for a small business owner? More importantly, which is the right retirement plan for you – as a business owner and / or a self-employed individual? Choosing the best retirement plan for you and your personal financial goals will depend on a few factors. ... Read More »

Tuesday briefing: ‘Social media behaves as if it is above the law’

Top story: Facebook, Instagram told to shield young minds Good morning, Warren Murray here with your primer at the gates of dawn. Feelings of inadequacy driven by social media are driving a loss of hope in life among new people, a study suggests. The government has signalled it will make social media firms sign a legally binding code of conduct ... Read More »

Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data

Experienced journalists are also enrolling on postgrad courses for data training. Photograph: artiemedvedev/Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up a frenzy on social media, build an interactive ... Read More »

How Alexa Is Changing The Future Of Advertising

Now that brands have had quite a bit of time to get accustomed to voice, it seems like it’s only a matter time before Amazon offers advertising through its popular Alexa platform. There were rumors early this year that the retail and tech giant was testing ad delivery through deals with Clorox and Proctor & Gamble, Amazon has denied them ... Read More »