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9 Unlikely Ways to Drum Up New Customers

Acquiring new customers is a permanent fixture of your sales process. But how do you develop new strategies to earn new business? Try these ideas from the Young Entrepreneur Council.<p><i>We asked successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council to name some unusual--or at least</i> …

Customers

P&G Shifts Marketing Dollars to Online, Mobile

World's Largest Advertiser Says as Much as 35% of Ad Budget Going to Digital Media<p>Procter & Gamble Co. is now spending more than a third of its U.S. marketing budget on digital media, an aggressive shift as Americans for the first time are expected to spend more time online this year than watching …

Marketing

Did One Man's Greed Drive Detroit Into Bankruptcy?

Disclaimer: I have never lived in Detroit. I have, however, lived in Philadelphia. And the two cities have a remarkable amount in common. The two were founded about 20 years apart – though Detroit waited a hundred years or so before incorporating. The two occupy roughly the same land acreage – just …

The World's Most Powerful Sports Agents 2013

When it comes to successful sports agents, no one can say “show me the money” louder than mega agent Scott Boras. Representing over a hundred of Major League Baseball’s top players in a salary cap free system, Boras has negotiated over $1.6 billion in current contracts with estimated earnable …

Who the hell is this man? (Hint: think CRD IV)

2013-08-02T14:59:55.000Z<p>We’re completely thrown.<p>There we were, Friday afternoon, early August, Australia a stubborn 494-7, just tucking into an FCA …

Adweek’s Talent 100

For the third year, Adweek is gearing up to unveil its Talent 100, a showcase of some of the most outstanding work submitted by art directors, …

A 'Perfect Storm' Could Cause A Collapse In Oil Prices That Hits The Stock Market Too

"A major pullback in oil prices could have a concentrated effect on the S&P energy and industrials sectors, with perhaps further sentiment knock-on effects," write the strategists. "After WTI's brief pullback from its peak last month, it may be time to at least consider this possibility."<p>West Texas …

Hashtag Inventor Chris Messina Leaves Google to Join Small Startup NeonMob

Chris Messina, known for bringing the hashtag to social media, has left Google after more than three and a half years.<p>An advocate of open social Web …

The Debate Over Unpaid Internships and Other Top Comments

Top Comments 8/3/2013<p>Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts<p>1 in 4 Young Adults Regret Social Media Posts, Survey Says<p>Why Social Media Internships …

Advertising - Oath

Oath surveyed 304 U.S. advertising decision makers for their thoughts on brand safety and uncovered the issue is only gaining importance.<p>The struggle …

What is the world's favourite holiday destination?

<b>For many people the holiday season has arrived. Where do those travelling abroad go? UN figures suggest that France had more foreign visitors than any other country in 2012, while the most visited capital city is now, according to one study, Bangkok.</b><p>A recent study by the United Nations World …

Tourism

Kevin Rudd signs asylum seeker settlement deal with Nauru

The prime minister Kevin Rudd has announced a new agreement with the Pacific Island nation of Nauru, which like Australia's deal with Papua New Guinea, will deny asylum seekers the chance to resettle in Australia.<p>Rudd and the president of the Republic of Nauru, Baron Waqa, signed the memorandum of …

Should you delete all emails you get while you are on holiday?

<b>The standard out-of-office message goes like this: "I am now away until x and will deal with your email on my return."</b><p>Useful, yes. And a way of signalling that you are off having a lovely time while your recipient is still at work - possibly in a hot, sticky office. But it also means your first …

Sabbaticals

How to Make the Perfect Hipster Logo in 6 Easy Steps

If you have an authentic, artisanal, handcrafted product, you'll need an authentic, artisanal, handcrafted logo to go along with it. But what to do …

8 Best iTunes Alternatives

Best iTunes Alternatives<p>1. Ecoute<p>2. Tomahawk<p>3. Swinsian<p>4. Fidelia<p>5. Vox<p>6. Sonora<p>7. doubleTwist<p>8. Vinyls<p>The trusty iTunes library can be a blessing …

Zynga sues 'Bang with Friends' sex app for trademark violation

It appears that Zynga is not "down to bang" with the casual-sex app "Bang with Friends." The game maker filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the app's maker for trademark infringement of its "with friends" franchise.<p>"This is a case about illegal free riding on recognized and valuable …

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing With Blogging

Do you blog? Are you active on social media?<p>Have you integrated your blogging with your social activities?<p>Blogging can help you improve your social …

Social Media

America's Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

We often associate hefty salaries with corner offices, lab coats and law degrees, but it turns out you can pull in a pretty penny working outside the financial, medical and legal fields. Writers, home economics teachers, and film editors, for instance, can score six-figure paychecks in their …

Update: What would a Big Mac cost if McDonald’s doubled pay?

<b>Update:</b> The story this blog post was based on: “Doubling McDonald’s Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More” on The Huffington Post was based an faulty data. The Huffington Post says on its site, “The research used as the basis of the story contains significant errors that cast …

Shell profits hit by Nigeria disruption

Oil thefts and gas supply disruptions in Nigeria contributed to a large fall in profits at Royal Dutch Shell in the second quarter.<p>Europe's biggest oil company was also hit by the tax impact of a weaker Australian dollar, with profits falling to $4.6bn (£3bn) from $6bn in the same period last …

The global shell game.

Foreign direct investment flows to emerging economies like China proved to be much more resilient than flows to developed countries, recording their second highest level – even though they declined slightly (by 4%) to $703 billion in 2012. Developing nations accounted for a record 52% of global …

Why do Salesforce and Oracle keep buying social and marketing companies?

A great revelation has lodged itself deep inside modern businesses, and it promises to revise the rules around the way customers are discovered, …

Tottenham Hotspur to revamp commercial strategy

en_GB<p>article<p>Tottenham Hotspur has parted ways with its commercial chief Tracey Keenan as it looks to overhaul how it strikes global deals with …

Asylum seekers sent to Manus Island despite fire safety warning

Asylum seekers were transferred to Manus Island without the Department of Immigration (Diac) acting fully on a report that raised huge fire safety concerns about the regional processing centre, Guardian Australia has learned.<p>A document released under the Freedom of Information Act shows that as of …

'Oil threat' to DR Congo's Virunga National Park

<b>The conservation group WWF is calling on a UK-based company to abandon its plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park.</b><p>The charity says Soco International's proposals could put the Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at risk.<p>The park is home to more than …

Wildlife

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

The US Navy Seal who went from Chris to Kristin

<b>Chris Beck spent 20 years as an elite US Navy Seal, often operating in secret behind enemy lines. But the highly decorated serviceman was always hiding a deeper, personal secret - since early childhood, he felt he was a female born into a male body.</b><p>As a Navy Seal, Chris Beck's world was tough, …

Military