Let this lesson be learned: social media is more about social and less about media – this is a truism of this Digital Age.
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The United Kingdom’s 52 percent vote yesterday to divorce the European Union will have repercussions for luxury brands and retailers as their high-net-worth customers and prospects scramble to figure out what this referendum’s results means to them.
It is time to redefine luxury around more substantial core values or face the consequences.
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.