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Has the Advertising Industry Become Divergent?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Advertising Age announced the Top Campaigns of the 21st Century, which some might find odd since we are less than a quarter into the new century. Apparently there are reasons for it. According to Forbes, there has been so much change that has happened in advertising in the last fifteen years, that the editors at Ad Age decided to capture the winners in a time capsule sort of way. Indeed, there have been some massive advances in such a short period of time, which should be interesting to compare to in the next couple of years.

Read the full story here :: Ad Age’s Top 15 Campaigns of the 21st Century: Has The Advertising Industry Become Divergent?

How The Internet Will Transform Retail

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Considering the amount of smart devices we each own, it’s pretty obvious to say that the Internet is transforming retail. In fact, by 2020 there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the internet, meaning easy accessibility to all and any possible retail item you might need. Some people have already abandoned classic shopping completely, while others are using apps to help them spend more strategically. There’s also tons of apps for ordering food, booking flight, and even offering shopping services.

Read the full story here :: The Internet of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It

Why Cash is a Bad Gift

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

There are probably certain times when you wondered if giving cash was an acceptable gift or not. Well, in some cases it is, and in some others, it’s considered a bad gift. If you are tipping someone a little extra for the holidays that provides regular service for you, but if you’ve developed a relationship with that person, you might want to reconsider. In this article, one woman asks an expert what she thinks about her husband giving his (attractive, single) fitness instructor $50 cash in a card as a holiday gift. What do you think her response was?

Read the full article here :: A Bit More Tact Needed With Gift Giving

Why Relationship-Forward Companies Succeed

Friday, January 9th, 2015

This is an article about how relationship-forward companies market and sell, beginning with advanced recruiting techniques such as psychometric evaluations to identify and acquire highly relational talent. They also focus on a new set of skills, and look at not only intellectual horsepower, but also communication skills and leadership in sports and community services.

Read the full story here :: How Do “Relationship-Forward” Companies Market and Sell?

What Gift To Get The World Traveler

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Your world traveler friend or jet setting boss aren’t going to be interested in the fancy desk set you’d get your co-worker. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, all travelers are sure to enjoy these fun gifts that make any trip a bit nicer.

Give them the gift of silence with a pair of noise-canceling headphones, or help them nap in public with the Ostrich Pillow light. If the Ostrich is a bit too strange looking, opt for a Muji neck pillow for a comfortable on flight nap. Tumi packing cubes are always much appreciated, as is a lightweight carryon like the Rimowa Salsa Air Carry On Bag.

For the fancy flyer, a personalized passport holder is quite an impressive gift, or if you really want to go crazy, get them a Clear card that lets them bypass security and lines. Luggage tags, travel books, a Swiss Army Knife of adapters, portable chargers and many more are all great gifts for the world traveler in your life.

Read the full story here :: 18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

What Celebrities Want For Christmas

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Have you ever wondered what celebrities would ask for for Christmas? They pretty much have everything, so how could anyone even begin attempting to find something they’d like! This hilarious celebrity gift guide spoof offers some cynical insight to things they think certain celebrities would want…or rather, what they should want.

Read the full story here :: Christmas Guide For Celebrities

Gift Guide for Geeks

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Finding the perfect gift for that geek in your life can be extremely difficult, especially since they’re all so different. You can’t really generalize a geek for gifts, so instead you kind of have to sift through some options until you see something you feel they’d like. Since there are tons of geeky gifts, it might be more helpful to tell you where to look. ThinkGeek, TokyoFlash, This is Why I’m Broke, Japan Trend Shop, Photojojo, and Threadless will give you some pretty great options.

Read the full story here :: Gift Guide 2014: Where to Buy Presents For The Geek In Your Life

Keurig Coffee Makers Not Making Gift Guides

Friday, December 5th, 2014

If you’ve ever been irritated when your old iPhone charger doesn’t work with your new iPhone, you’re definitely not going to be happy with Keurig Coffee. Although delicious and incredibly convenient, the Massachusetts-based coffee brand is jumping on the bandwagon of locking new gadgets so that they only work with specific new coffee pods. Customers are not happy about this, which is why Keurig coffee makers are not making an appearance on many gift guides this year.

Read the full story here :: Gift Guide: Think Twice Before Buying a Keurig Coffee Maker

Holiday Gift Guide For The Modern Lady

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Getting a gift for the modern lady is much different than just getting a general gift that a lot of women like. That’s because she’s probably on top of trends and knows exactly what she wants. Unfortunately you probably don’t, which is why this gift guide is going to help you out…a lot. Look through it and let me know how many of the items you can even pronounce.

Get the full story here :: 15 Gifts The Modern Lady Actually Wants This Year

How To Survive Black Friday

Friday, November 28th, 2014

If you’re still one of those people who actually goes shopping on Black Friday instead of taking advantage of online shopping, you’d better be prepared for mass hysteria. Everyone loves discounts, which is why everyone will be shopping, but there are ways to survive the awesome yet dreaded shopping day. From parking wars, to not checking-in online, these tips will definitely help spare you a bit of a headache.

Get the full story here :: Black Friday Survival Guide