Is Canada’s housing market headed for collapse?
There’s plenty of arguments to be made on both sides of that question, but so far no clear answer. What does appear obvious is that Bank of Nova Scotia has emerged as perhaps the best positioned of the domestic banks to withstand the kind of impact on retail lending that you might expect from a worst case scenario in residential real estate. It’s all about diversification.
Information on more than 17 million mobile phone customers will be used to sell advertising on the internet later this summer. A venture set up by Vodafone, O2 and EE will look to profit from the data they have collected from customers by placing advertisements on behalf of multi-national corporations such as carmakers and food and drink giants.
One of the least understood aspects of Facebook's advertising business is its move into "Big Data." Back in Q1 2013, Facebook signed deals with Datalogix, Acxiom, BlueKai, and Epsilon. They are all companies that either hold or process vast troves of consumer marketing and purchase information.
Urban Outfitters' namesake brand suffered a 1% decline in same-store sales in the most recent quarter, while its Free People and Anthropologie brands saw double-digit gains of 13% and 30%, respectively.
1. Plan and coordinate what you do -The different strands of marketing need to work in harmony and you’ll only manage that if you plan carefully and keep it simple. What you say on social media will impact on your PR; your PR should support your SEO and social media can make a huge difference to your SEO. A creative idea has to be judged by whether it delivers your business plan and fits your brand values.
Fitbug (LON:FITB), the personal health and well-being business, has signed four new agreements with new and existing customers which will see its customer base extended in both the US, the Middle East and Europe. The deals are among the early successes of a strategy to ratchet up Fitbug’s sales and marketing efforts following several years of product development. In April, the company hired ex-Bupa director Fergus Kee as executive chairman, who ploughed £200,000 of his own money into the company and set about expanding its presence in key territories, including the all-important US market.