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These Instagram Success Stories Might Just Prove That Traditional Marketing Is Dead

Is traditional marketing dead? As the web expands its ever-encompassing tentacles, and as long-standing mediums such as radio, television and print begin to fizzle out, while technologies such as social media and streaming video take their place, there’s an undeniable new reality setting in that’s …

Saks Fifth Avenue

The Uses And Misuses Of 'Big Data': A Conversation

The organizational theorist Geoffrey Moore once argued that “without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” But without human intelligence, all the data and machine learning in the world won’t set you free. Moore’s freeway analogy is in fact more apt than he knew.<p>In 2011, …

Machine Learning

Business Intelligence: The Difference Between Clever And Wise

In the tech world in 2017, several trends emerged as signals amid the noise, signifying much larger changes to come.<p>As we noted in last year’s More …

3 Things The Presidential Race Can Teach Business About Digital Strategy

Digital strategies being used by presidential candidates to win votes can be applied in business to engage customers and drive sales.<p>Here are three takeaways from this year’s race for president that might change the way your company approaches marketing.<p><b>1. Tweak The Message To Say The Same …

Big Data

Managing a Powerful Work Force: Performance Analytics, Not Time Tracking

In the future, not everyone will work on-demand, but time tracking and hourly billing will give way to real-time performance analytics. Think Uber ratings for projects.<p>During the Collision Conference, I had a distinct pleasure of meeting and speaking with Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone …

Human Resources

The oil crash is crushing the UAE's real estate market

Early last month, the Energy Minister of the emirates said that the UAE was not affected by low oil prices because of its diversified economy. Now economic stats for April have been released, and they reveal quite a different picture.<p>For one thing, the April purchasing managers' index for the UAE …

Real Estate

Saudi Arabia just fired its oil minister

Saudi Arabia has fired long-serving oil minister Ali al-Naimi as it seeks to limit damage from crashing oil prices, effectively ending the career of one of the industry's major power brokers.<p>Al-Naimi, 80, was named oil minister in 1995, and has long been the public face of Saudi Arabia's energy …

Oil