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Episode 105: The 2014 DMASA Assegai - Integrated Marketing Awards

Date: 12 Sep 2014
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Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

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Shopping cart abandonment syndrome: The future of retail is now
Shopping cart abandonment syndrome: The future of retail is now

LOS ANGELES, US: Imagine a world in the near future where teenagers have never even heard of the mall...

By Mark Kirkpartick 20 May 2014 07:26

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Jon Rabinowitz
Retail: How to avoid energy wastage and manage costs

NEW YORK CITY, US / KFAR SABA, ISRAEL: How you can manage costs better in retail stores: Six factors that contribute to energy waste and are raising your costs.

By Jon Rabinowitz 24 Mar 2014 06:55

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US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves
US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves

WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."

6 Feb 2014 11:40

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Mintel identifies five new social media trends
Mintel identifies five new social media trends

CHICAGO, US: In the latest of a quarterly series, Mintel's social media analysts, Gabi Lieberman and Lizz Martinez, have identified five new trends in online consumer marketplace behaviour gleaned from high-level research into the strategies employed by Fortune 500 companies across the US.

27 Sep 2013 10:15

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Mintel Social Media series identifies top five trends in online consumer marketplace behaviour
Mintel Social Media series identifies top five trends in online consumer marketplace behaviour

NEW YORK, US: The Internet, including social media, is increasingly at the heart of everything people do, changing the way consumers interact with one another and the commercial world around them. Both have proven to be powerful tools for brands to generate and measure buzz and the result is a wealth of online consumer conversations.

25 Jul 2013 07:42

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Q1 2013 desktop-based US retail e-commerce spending, up 13%
Q1 2013 desktop-based US retail e-commerce spending, up 13%

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released its estimates of Q1 2013 US retail e-commerce sales.

15 May 2013 13:42

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NYF International Advertising Awards: 2013 shortlist
NYF International Advertising Awards: 2013 shortlist

NEW YORK, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards for World's Best Advertising has announced the 2013 Shortlist for a number of its competitions.

26 Apr 2013 09:58

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D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

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US sees stronger eBook sales, but growth slows

WASHINGTON, US: Electronic books provided 23% of US publishing revenues in 2012 but sizzling growth rates have eased, according to industry figures released on Thursday.

15 Apr 2013 10:55

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Brand campaign automation key to driving channel and field sales
Brand campaign automation key to driving channel and field sales

PALO ALTO, US: A new CMO Council report finds challenges in localisation strategies as chief marketing officers look to use new digital channels to support customer engagement through local sales networks.

6 Mar 2013 11:26

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Valentine's Day special: a collection of romantic stats from Mintel
Valentine's Day special: a collection of romantic stats from Mintel

CHICAGO, US: OK, Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's another coming around next year, and the year after, and... So Mintel decided to take a look at Valentine's Day just passed, and see what everyone was giving the object of their desires... Well, in the US, at least...

19 Feb 2013 10:00

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Tablets take market share from PCs
Tablets take market share from PCs

WASHINGTON, USA: More than a third of all computers sold worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2012 was a tablet, according to a survey released Wednesday (6 February).

7 Feb 2013 07:19

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Study highlights digital wallet market potential and current adoption barriers
Study highlights digital wallet market potential and current adoption barriers

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has the 'Digital Wallet Road Map 2013', a study which measures consumer awareness, perceptions and intent to use current digital wallet offerings. The study found that digital wallets, which store a virtual copy of the contents of a consumer's physical wallet to facilitate online or offline retail transactions, only had awareness among 51% of US consumers for wallets other than PayPal.

5 Feb 2013 06:31

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Young men: Their beauty secret
Young men: Their beauty secret

CHICAGO, US: While "made for men" beauty products are now mainstream, latest research from Mintel reveals that online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. Indeed, the ease and convenience features of shopping online appeal to some 60% of men aged 18-34 who buy beauty products and agree that buying online is more convenient than shopping in-store. This compares to 52% of women of the same age - and 41% of their older male counterparts (aged 55+).

21 Jan 2013 11:53

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IGA partners with Unitrade to expand to SA
IGA partners with Unitrade to expand to SA

CHICAGO, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: IGA has announced that it will continue to advance its global presence by partnering with Johannesburg-based Unitrade Management Services (UMS) to bring the IGA brand back to South Africa. IGA originally moved into South Africa in 2002, but there have been no IGA stores in the country since 2008.

18 Jan 2013 10:48

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2012 US online holiday spending up 14%
2012 US online holiday spending up 14%

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported the final 2012 holiday season retail e-commerce spending totals. US$42.3bn was spent online during the entire November-December holiday shopping season, marking a 14% increase from 2011.

5 Jan 2013 07:12

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Festive facts from Mintel for the holidays
Festive facts from Mintel for the holidays

CHICAGO, US: As the final countdown begins, Mintel gets into the holiday spirit with a variety of festive stats and figures covering food and drink, health, alcohol, shopping, household goods and personal care.

31 Dec 2012 07:59

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First ever US$7bn online spending week brings holiday season spending to US$35bn
First ever US$7bn online spending week brings holiday season spending to US$35bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season.

22 Dec 2012 08:32

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Facebook, Twitter boost ad spend in US
Facebook, Twitter boost ad spend in US

NEW YORK, USA: New advertising in Facebook and Twitter have given the US mobile market a boost, bringing revenues for the sector to more than US$4bn this year, a research firm says.

19 Dec 2012 07:12

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10 trends that will shape our world in 2013
10 trends that will shape our world in 2013

NEW YORK, US: JWT, one of the world's best-known marketing communications brands, has released its eighth annual forecast of key trends that will drive or significantly impact consumer mind-set and behaviour in the year ahead.

18 Dec 2012 11:38

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Green Monday spending jumps 13% to US$1.275bn
Green Monday spending jumps 13% to US$1.275bn

RESTON, US: comScore has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 40 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season.

14 Dec 2012 07:24

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US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn
US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 37 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date US$26.6bn has been spent online, marking a 13% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

11 Dec 2012 12:52

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US online holiday spending surpasses US$21bn, up 14% vs last year
US online holiday spending surpasses US$21bn, up 14% vs last year

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 32 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date US$21.4bn has been spent online, marking a 14% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

6 Dec 2012 09:52

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US Cyber Monday results
US Cyber Monday results

RESTON, US: comScore has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$20.4bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

3 Dec 2012 08:27

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Survey: 87% of US consumers will use a mobile device to help make holiday purchases
Survey: 87% of US consumers will use a mobile device to help make holiday purchases

DUBLIN (CALIFORNIA), US: According to a joint national survey conducted by Sybase 365, the mobile services arm of SAP AG and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile industry, mobile devices are playing a more crucial role than ever before in influencing consumers' shopping decisions at the point of sale and across every stage of the purchase funnel.

3 Dec 2012 08:15

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eBay pulls plug on pundit's 'Obama in Pee Pee'
eBay pulls plug on pundit's 'Obama in Pee Pee'

WASHINGTON: Online auction site eBay pulled the plug Wednesday, 28 November 2012, on the sale of a Barack Obama bobblehead doll seemingly pickled in urine by a flamboyant right-wing US talk show host.

29 Nov 2012 09:18

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comScore reports US$41.9bn in Q3 2012 US retail e-commerce spending
comScore reports US$41.9bn in Q3 2012 US retail e-commerce spending

RESTON, US: comScore Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its Q3 2012 US retail e-commerce sales estimates, showing that online retail spending reached US$41.9bn for the quarter, up 15% versus year ago.

8 Nov 2012 10:08

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From bricks to clicks: Which retailers are carving out space in the m-commerce market?
From bricks to clicks: Which retailers are carving out space in the m-commerce market?

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study on US smartphone shopping behavior based on data from its comScore Mobile Metrix 2.0 service.

20 Sep 2012 11:57

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Amazon launches Kindle store in India
Amazon launches Kindle store in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA / SAN FRANCISCO, US: e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched its Kindle Store in India, claiming to have the largest selection of any e-bookstore in the country.

23 Aug 2012 12:47

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