A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
"The decrease in unbanked rate can be explained by differences in economic conditions and HH demographics"
"Developing a Personal Brand Is Overrated"
What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?
LinkedIn is actually more popular than Twitter among U.S. adults.
Damn, I should've bought $LNKD yesterday! Nice to see them doing so well.
Really impressed with 's follow through on a tweet I posted. All brands should be so responsive to feedback.
Share of referral traffic coming from socal media is just .2% for Reddit; .07% Google; .04% YouTube & LinkedIn.
Share of referral traffic (paid /organic) from social media: 22% Facebook; 6% Pinterest; Twitter: 1%
Facebook is not only the most important source of social media referral traffic, it is also the fastest-growing one!
My LinkedIn Pulse top article is "Does How You Dress and Look Impact Your Career?" w/ pic of Mila Kunis. 1) Relevance? 2) Rights?
They didn't save when the economy was roaring. Is that a measure of economic health?
US Simplicity Index:
Best: Internet Search, Restaurants, Grocery
Worst: Telecom/Cable, Gen Insurance, Health Insurace
US Simplicity Index:
Winners: Zappos, Amazon, Subway
Losers: Comcast, Time Warner, Cigna
I love your Simplicity Index, , but there's no sharing mechanism on the pages, making it remarkably un-simple to share.
Tell me again how bad the economy is. Americans will spend $7.4B on Halloween, including $350M on pet costumes.
I wish the company were better run, but Uber's service is great. If you've not tried it, sign up & claim a free ride
YTD, NASDAQ up 9.3%; portfolio of social media stocks down 21%. ($FB, $YELP, $LNKD, $TWTR, $MKTO, $AWAY, $ZNGA, $ANGI, $GRPN, $JIVE)
Dear email senders: If your "unsubscribe" link makes me log in, I'll just report you as spam for being difficult. (Looking at you !)
"You Are Doing Social Media Wrong, Here's Why" by on
Behind the hype of peer-to-peer economics is a quiet B2B revolution. ht
Former Google Wallet head launches Poynt, a "future-proofed" payment terminal
MCX Says QR Payments App Will Pivot To NFC If Necessary, Won’t Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity | TechCrunch
It is hard to imagine why CurrentC is even worth the effort and cost for retailers, but they seem determined.
No, but since CurrentC works w/ bank acct , future breaches could still be disastrous.
After it's now 's turn to partner w/: using social data to inform decisions
They haven't even launched yet & they've already been hacked?!
Apple Pay competitor CurrentC says it was hacked
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"I love autoplay video ads," said no one ever. Tumblr Queues Up Autoplay Video Ads to Revenue Mark
In the U.S., between 70 and 75 percent of people look to the internet for healthcare information.
In the U.K., Facebook as the fourth most popular source of health information.
Physicians spend twice as much time consulting online resources than traditional print sources. via
The age of the mobile wallet is here:
Apple Pay saw 1M credit card activations in first 72 hours.
"Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food" /via
WSJ my latest essay on the ups and downs of crowd based resources
Tens of thousands march to the light of their cell phones in Hungary to protest Internet tax:
I do too!
Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail
Sunset in New York City. Have a nice evening, everyone! @ Brookfield Financial Center
Chart of Amazon's Reenue & Income/Losses tells quite a story--one line constantly upward; one glued to X-axis.
Good: US isn't in top 4 countries w/ most executions. Bad: We're in company of China, Iran& Iraq. via
Bad month for Social Media stocks. In past month:
$FB up 2.5%;
$LNKD down 4.3%;
$GRPN down 10%;
$YELP & $TWTR down 16%.
Wow--even higher than I imagined! 97% of US children aged 12-17 play video games for an avg of 1 hour/day ()
More than 2x as many Americans worry about credit card hacking as getting mugged, assaulted or murdered.
Thanks much for the mention and the tweets. So glad to be helping to drive conversations!
GOP-led House Intelligence Committee concludes no Obama administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack via
Well, there were a few caveats (but very few)! :)
I'm one! 33% of Americans who purchased a wearable device over 1 year ago no longer use it or use it infrequently
The Cheapest Generation--how the collaborative economy & shifts in Millennial attitudes may change the economy
Whiplash is great filmmaking. Director Chazelle makes a drum solo as exciting as a gun battle; Teller & Simmons both deserve Oscar nods. A+
Google's introduction to new Inbox. Great task-oriented approach, but surprised there's no integration w/ Calendar: VIDEO
I hate questions like that; it includes anyone who's ever used a blog or LinkedIn community to assist w/ 1 purchase decision.
Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay; many are part of CurrentC, a payment app launching in 2015
Mobile will obviously only grow, but I do think current mobile shift tends to be exaggerated.
19% watch online videos via computer at least once/day; 28% watch on smartphones at least once/day.
When consumers encounter issues accessing a site on smartphone, 49% will use same site on different device.
36% of people often/sometimes encounter issues accessing websites on smartphone vs 38% who rarely/never do.
I'm not. Mobile will only grow, but we tend to oversell it today. PCs, large screens, mice & keyboards still more usable.
60% of those in US use computer only when researching purchase; just 10% use smartphone only.
80% of those in US use computer in any stage of their purchase research; just 28% use smartphones.
Interesting research from Google--just 38% used a search engine before making last purchase.
Top online sources to make purchase decision: Brand sites 27%; retailer sites 17%; price comparison sites 11%;
Social little used for purchase research: Just 4% use social networks for pre-purchase research.
Online/offline research balanced before purchase; 52% research online; 51% off; 19% online only; 18% off only.
26% of consumers did no research prior to purchase; 35% did research days/weeks before; 30% moments/hours before.
TV ain't dead. Most common way people hear about product/offer from ads is TV (46%) followed by online (14%).
No age group that hears about products/offers via WOM does so via social more than 12% of time. Most hear in-person.
Of those who heard about product/offer through WOM, 76% heard it in-person; 8% email/text; just 7% on social network.
Only 10% heard about product/offer thru discussions w/ others & 13% thru advertising; 43% thru previous experiences.
Internet drives purchase research, not discovery! 11% in US became aware of product/offer online; 52% researched.
Most (57%) do not go online while watching TV, and 74% of those that do say it is unrelated to what they're watching.
Surprising: Majority (57%) still do not go online on their devices while watching TV.
Just 12% in US use their smartphones for purchasing on a weekly basis, less than online banking (26%) & games (20%)
3 most common weekly smartphone activities in US: Email (52%); Search (50%) & Social Networks (42%).
23% of those in US go online only w/ computer; 11% only w/ smartphone; 2% only w/ tablet.
"This Internet thing is a fad." 79% of Americans go online daily for personal use; 63% do so several times a day.
66% of those 55+ in US go online every day, but the amazing stat is only 85% of those 16-24 do!
More people in US use computers (72%) than smartphones (60%).
Regina Spektor sang a 1928 song for Boardwalk Empire, and it's pretty darn good.
I still think the Foursquare/Swarm spilt was dumb & unnecessary, but the shift to focus on discovery may still work.
I just think the news should be the news, not a brand positioning. (But yes, FOX knows their audience & what they want.)
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Take some time this weekend w/ friends & family to remind yourself that the world isn't falling apart, no matter what the news says.
Why change products or services when you can hire a "brand journalist" to produce "content marketing" to "storytell"?
Snake oil sales, 1860: This potion will solve all your body's woes.
Snake oil sales, 2014: Social Media will solve all your brand's woes.
News spin: CNN & NBC top story is on nurse cured of Ebola. FOX top headline: "PANDEMIC UNPREPARED." (Caps theirs)
The Buzzfeedification of news is my 2nd most troubling news trend, behind "native advertising."
Shame on CNN for the headline: "Even the Queen's doing this now." (It's tweeting!) Unbecoming of a news org--their desperation is showing.
❝Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.❞
- John D. Rockefeller
Interesting thought. I don't see CX being good enough across industries/companies to be tablet stakes, yet.
"Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department."
- David Packard
Really, 34% don't care?! 66% of consumers will pay more for a product if brand delivers positive customer experience
Considering smartphone penetration, seems low: 24% of consumers research products on smartphones; 12% make purchases
Perhaps shoud improve precautions? Returning docs take temp 2x/day, monitor symptoms &... that's about it.
I work in NYC & am not worried. (I'll come into city for a movie this weekd.) Still think Docs w/o Borders could be more cautious.
Yep. All Doctors w/o Borders docs need to do is check temp & be aware of symptoms. Seems a bit casual, given circumstances.
He followed the Doctors w/o Borders precautions after arriving, but I wonder if the org should be asking for more.
Tempted to make a Doctors/Ebola Without Borders joke, but I see no reason to panic. Still, the medical org ought take stronger percautions!
The Queen tweets! MT It's a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition. I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R
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