Michael Close

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47 Compelling Stats to Inform Your Holiday Marketing Strategy [SlideShare]

Curious about the best ways to attract new business during the holidays? Check out how the latest trends affect your holiday marketing.

Company’s Amazing Reply to a Raging Customer Has Fans and Orders Pouring In

Every once in a while, giving a foul-tempered customer a public skewering can be good for business. At least that seems to be the lesson of Liberty …

Advertising Industry

Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day

An analysis of retail pricing habits run by price intelligence firm Profitero revealed a pretty staggering statistic: Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day. By comparison, Walmart and Best Buy changed their prices roughly 50,000 times each in the entire month of …

Shopping

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Tesco crowned cheapest supermarket for Christmas

A nationwide price comparison reveals the under-fire supermarket giant has the best prices out of Britain's 'BIg Five' for a basket of festive food and drink products<p>Tesco has been crowned as the cheapest of Britain's big five supermarkets for Christmas for the first time for at least six years.<p>A …

24 Rules For Being A True Gentleman

By Chelsea Fagan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1jEd3B0<p>The Age of the Gentleman — that semi-imaginary time we all have in our heads where men you …

24 Rules For Being A Human Being In 2014

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1j0vIJm<p><i>The lovely Chelsea Fagan outlined some rules for ladies and gentlemen to reach their best</i> …

Parents are buying their kids all the wrong toys

The highlight of my son’s speech therapy was always the bag of toys. Years ago, when he was a toddler and the therapist came to our house, he’d wait patiently as she took out one toy at a time and used each to help build language skills. Anxious to boost his progress, I watched her work and wrote …

Kids