It is time to redefine luxury around more substantial core values or face the consequences.
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Noted architect Zaha Hadid’s sudden death on the morning of March 31 shocked fans and followers of her work, including luxury brands and retailers that banked on her iconic designs that worked for trinkets as much as they did for bricks, mortar and steel buildings.
In its “Spotlight on Modern Retail 2015,” the National Retail Federation found that during the first three quarters of 2014, retailers reported their mobile sales grew a whopping 87 percent.
Not much thought is being given to this news – what with all the geopolitical turmoil worldwide – but the whole notion of all content being equal on the Internet is about to become history.
In the rush to build the mobile site of their dreams, marketers and publishers have turned their larger-screen Web sites into a nightmare.
Facebook’s plan to acquire mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion has earned the ire of frustrated media, competitors and industry pundits, and the envy of those VC-backed, revenue-less digital wonders waiting in the wings to be swooped into Google’s or another Silicon Valley giant’s arms.
This is the second article in a series geared toward decision-makers who are currently exploring or are in the midst of developing a mobile presence.
Freed from the day-today issues of financial security, the truly wealthy are more focused on achievement, self-actualization, personal impact and legacies than the rest of us.
While cofounder Bill Gates stepped away from the CEO’s job in 2000, handing over the day-to-day running to lieutenant Steve Ballmer, he cannot be blind to the obvious: his legacy is about to be undone. Unless Microsoft gets its product and customer focus right, it will wither on the vine.
Discussions around mobile in 2013 should no longer focus only on technology or marketing, but include a harsh reality about to hit marketers.