7 Social Networks to Watch in 2013 / Ryan Holmes,CEO at HootSuite
In December 2010, a little-known app for sharing photos with funky, retro filters announced it had signed up its millionth user. Fast-forward two years, and Instagram is a social media titan, with more than 100 million users and some 58 photos uploaded every second.
"A swanky Manchester city centre restaurant told a customer on Facebook her friends and family 'wouldn't know fine dining if it slapped them in their ugly faces"
Melissa Grogan-Morgan, 27, was left disappointed when her hen do at 47 King Street West in Manchester city centre didn't go to plan. But after leaving a less-than-impressed review on Facebook, the restaurant responded with a tirade of insults towards her and her group.
More than half of consumers (57%) claim they are happy to share personal information with brands, according to joint research undertaken by Teradata and Celebrus Technologies.
The study, into issues around personalisation and data privacy amongst consumers in both the UK and Germany also found that nearly two thirds (63%) of consumers across every age group like to receive individualised communications. To download a copy of the research report eBook, “Balancing the Personalisation and Privacy Equation – The Consumer View”, please visit the Teradata or Celebrus website. [more…]
A man got on a bus with both of his front trouser pockets full of golf balls. He sat down next to a beautiful blonde. The puzzled blonde kept looking at him and his bulging pockets. Finally, after many glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls."
By Agnes Pusca, associate director, Pragma - a St Ives Group company
If a company wants to grow its sales, it really only has two options: either it develops new products to sell to its existing customers or it finds new customers for its existing products. Typically, the latter is easier to do, and so many brands and retailers look to different channels or, more often, to international markets in search of new people to buy their products.
The husband leans over and asks his wife, "Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind the village tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you."
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.---The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.
There were all the regular types of stuff: Spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, that only Janie was left."Janie, do you have a story to share?"
After World War II, an American soldier was going back to London from the front. He was on a very crowded train, and was looking for a seat, but the only empty one was next to an older lady, and she had her pet poodle on it. He said, “Please, madam, I'm very tired. May I please sit here?”