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RIM giving 6,000 employees the boot?

by on May 28, 2012 in Nuggets, Retail News

According to Reuters, Research In Motion (RIM), makers of handsets such as the Bold 9900 and the Curve 9360, may give as much as 6,000 of its employees the boot. It seems the Canadian firm’s predicament is getting worse.

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Women for Women : What women want in a ‘perfect man’

by on May 27, 2012 in Businesswoman, Latest News, Lead story, Research, Women for Women

A recent study by clothing company Austin Reed analysed the tastes and preferences of 2,000 British women and came up with a list of 30 traits that made up the 'perfect man'.

It's a pretty curious list. According to Austin Reed's findings, the perfect man earns £48,000 a year and drives an Audi. He is six foot tall with short dark hair and loves shopping. He eats meat and watches football but rings his mum regularly.

Oh, and he can swim. Obviously.

What traits would you include? Martina Quinn

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Varonis, Big Data, Google+, Hutchison Whampoa, Red Rocket Media, StrongMail, Betfair, Rupert Staines, RadiumOne / theMarketingblog

by on May 25, 2012 in Lead story, Retail News

More than two thirds of IT people think Big Data should be a strategic priority according to research conducted by Varonis, the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software.

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All about Watson Phillips Norman, Focus Point Films, MARS\Y&R and Hiscox / theMarketingblog

by on May 25, 2012 in Entertainment, Nuggets

Growing penetration of internet-enabled TVs in 2012 is set to fuel the next generation of direct response television

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Marketing news – Emerald Isle / Iain Lovatt, Darragh Fanning, Celtech, Titanic Belfast centre, Lauren Fisher, Simply Zesty

by on May 25, 2012 in Ireland, Lead story, Retail News

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Majority of IT Security believe Big Data should be a strategic focus / Varonis

by on May 24, 2012 in Metrics, Nuggets, Research

More than two thirds of IT people think Big Data should be a strategic priority according to research conducted by Varonis, the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software.

More than half expect Big Data to be a strategic initiative over the next five years, but fewer than half of the respondents felt there was a clear definition of Big Data, even fewer felt they had adequate knowledge of Big Data products.

To download the full Big Data Research report, visit http://hub.varonis.com/big-data-survey-results/

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From love to bingo using 873 images displayed in quick succession over a one minute period

by on May 24, 2012 in Lead story, Retail News, Videos

.. To illustrate the power of the picture, Getty tells the story of life, from love to bingo as it were, using 873 images displayed in quick succession over a one minute period.

Gathering the right images and creating the ad took AlmapBBDO six months to complete.

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A serious PR problem : “KFC Stop Trashing My Home”

by on May 23, 2012 in Advertising, Latest News, Lead story, PR, Retail, Retail News

Greenpeace activists have scaled the headquarters of the world’s largest fast food company (1) and deployed a giant banner depicting a Sumatran tiger on the front pillars of the iconic KFC building. The banner read: ‘KFC Stop Trashing My Home’.

“We're here today to expose KFC's secret recipe. KFC customers worldwide will be horrified to learn that the fast food giant is using rainforests to make its packaging.

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Howzat! – Lessons in sport equal lessons in business / Jeff Deighton

by on May 23, 2012 in featured item, Lead story, Research

Jeff Deighton of insight engineers writes ...

As some of you know, I spent a lot of my spare time over the last few months doing the English Cricket Board Level 2 coaching certificate and with the test series against the West Indies under way (1:0 after Lords), I found myself musing on the foundations for success in team sport and business.

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Big:Group announces stake in Tiger Pistol

by on May 22, 2012 in Marketing, Media, Nuggets

Nick Scott, CEO of creative digital design and marketing agency big:group, has announced an equity interest in Australia headquartered social media and marketing company Tiger Pistol Pty Ltd.

Nigel Egerton-King, COO at big:group, has joined the Tiger Pistol Board as a non-executive Director.

For further information, visit: www.biggroup.co.uk

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