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FMCG prices pick up as shift away from promotions starts to pay off

en_GB<p>article<p>The attempts of FMCG brands including Unilever and Procter & Gamble to arrest price deflation shifting marketing focus away from …

Marketing

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Jeff Bezos

The year in reviews: 2013's best and worst gadgets scored and scrutinized

Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events.<p>In general, we try to review just the top-tier gadgets, but even then, some of it ends up being forgettable. (Can you name-check everything we …

Smart lighting may be even smarter than you think

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Most folks probably think that paying $600 to $900 per lighting fixture is overkill. I mean, it would take forever to get …

Here Are The 38 Startups Pitching At TechCrunch Moscow Today

TechCrunch Moscow today features a whole 38 startups pitching to enter the final on Day Two, which features the main conference. You can catch the pitches live today on the live video stream but here’s a run-down of al the companies, as they describe themselves.<p>The Startup Alley features over 70 …

These Are The 35 Biggest Advertisers On Facebook

Yet remarkably little is known about who Facebook's biggest advertisers are. Facebook does not disclose that information to the SEC, and its executives rarely talk about how much money individual clients spend on Facebook campaigns.<p>Nielsen doesn't measure Facebook adspend. Kantar doesn't …

Advertising

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Tips for Energizing Your Exhausted Employees

Even though the people in your unit are overstretched, scarred by the budget ax, and sick to death of change, you’re about to present them with a wrenching new challenge.<p>It’s your job to get them excited about it. What’s your plan?<p>I have a story about just such a situation, and, oddly enough, a …

My Productivity Secret: No More Business Travel | Inc.com

I initially cut out business travel for self-preservation reasons. If you read my last Inc. column, you know that I struggled through a depressive episode in the first half of 2013. Depression wasn’t new to me, but this time I slammed into a wall. After months of traveling almost nonstop and binge …

Video Conferencing

The Power of Praise: 'Thank You' Goes a Long Way | Inc.com

Don’t hold off until annual performance reviews to praise stellar employees. A simple “thank you” here and there can boost efficiency and even help your business make more money.<p>According to new research (and, perhaps, the laws of common sense) companies that excel at employee recognition are 12 …

Employee Engagement

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

It’s an agile world — the sooner you get used to it, the better

<i>My post on How to Fix Obamacare generated plenty of feedback – some public and some via email. One of the emails reinforced the challenge of “traditional software development” vs. the new generation of “Agile software development.” I started experiencing, and understanding, agile in 2004 when I</i> …

How to Get Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Season

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are cold, the sun sets at 5, and money will start flying around in a few weeks. The holiday season means consumers open their wallets, and that creates big opportunities for businesses and charities. Indeed, …

Co-ops: the Future of Sustainable Business?

Cooperatives are often seen as being green-minded, but are they really more sustainable than businesses with more traditional set-ups?<p>The days a of a …

Distributed Energy: The Power Sector’s Wild Card

New technologies and consumer demand for cleaner energy are rapidly transforming the power sector. This transformation is most evident in the advent …

Georgia Tech

Britain's leading supermarkets lose market share as Aldi and Waitrose soar

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons losing share of spending on groceries as Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose grab shoppers<p>The “big four” supermarkets in the UK are all losing market share for the first time on record as Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose attract British shoppers.<p>According to data from Kantar, …

Sainsbury's

5 steps to writing a PR plan

<b>1. Situation analysis</b><p>First, a full assessment of the business and the target markets you want to reach – a clear picture of where your business is …

Public Relations

Degrees deliver salaries that rise faster and peak higher

Getting a degree pays off when it comes to earnings with graduates enjoying salaries that accelerate faster and flatten out at a higher level and later age than those who did not go to university, ONS data finds<p>New data from the Office for National Statistics showed that graduates’ annual earnings …