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Who generates the leads — marketing or sales?

CSO Insights, the research division of Miller Heiman Group, the world leader in improving sales performance through research, training, and technology, today announced the official release of its “2018-2019 Sales Performance Report.” The study, based on a global survey of nearly 900 global sales leaders, looks at the four primary objectives driving performance improvement efforts over the next 12 months: improving lead generation, securing new accounts, expanding penetration into existing custom...
Tags: Sales, Branding, CSO, Lunsford, Seleste Lunsford, Miller Heiman Group the world


Michelob Ultra's Super Bowl ad had Zoe Kravitz whispering about pure gold beer — here's what ASMR is and why such videos have become internet sensations

Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, is a tingling sensation that occurs when some people hear soft sounds, such as whispered voices or the poof of a bag of chips opening.  Awareness of the sensation was initially limited to a small group, but in recent years, it's entered the mainstream. Major brands are tapping into that awareness. Dove and IKEA have produced ads intended to trigger the response, and W Magazine has produced a series of ASMR-inducing videos featuring celebrities. ...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Ikea, Eva Longoria, Asmr, Margot Robbie, Kate Hudson, British Airways, Zoe Kravitz, W Magazine, Robbie, Jennifer Allen Allen, ASMR Michelob Ultra


People are freaking out because they think T-Mobile ripped off a meme in its Super Bowl ad. Here's what the person who posted the viral tweet says actually happened.

T-Mobile ran a Super Bowl ad that was directly inspired by a viral tweet from 2017.  In the ad and the tweet, someone mistakes a rideshare driver for a concerned friend.  T-Mobile didn't rip off the tweet. Instead, the carrier licensed the joke, according to the person who originally posted the fake text screenshot.  One of T-Mobile's Super Bowl commercials was inspired by a viral tweet. But, despite social media conspiracies, this is not an example of brands callously ripping off memes. Rea...
Tags: NFL, America, Trends, Netflix, Tom Brady, Hyundai, Columbia House, Mike, T Mobile, Karl Fredrickson, Brent Heiden


Asian stocks mixed on US-China fears at start of quiet week

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Monday amid speculation over next steps in the dispute between the U.S. and China over technology development and trade following meetings in Washington last week. Markets in mainland China and Taiwan are closed for the week for Lunar New Year celebrations. South Korean markets were closed for a […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, China, Singapore, Ap, Taiwan, Nation, US China


Bud Light touches nerve with corn syrup Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light attacked rival brands in its Super Bowl ads, but it was the corn industry that felt stung. The spots trolled rival brands that use corn syrup. One showed a medieval caravan schlepping a huge barrel of corn syrup to castles owned by Miller and Coors. The National Corn Growers […]
Tags: Business, New York, Television, News, Sports, Nation, Miller, Coors The National Corn Growers


D-Day for Australian banks as bombshell inquiry report set for release

The Australian government is due to release on Monday the final recommendations of the independent inquiry that exposed systemic wrongdoing in Australia's financial sector last year, likely leading to sweeping changes to the country's banking industry.
Tags: Money, Australia, businessNews


Australia's central bank faces watershed week for policy

Australia's central bank holds its first policy meeting of the year facing a world re-shaped, and not for the better.
Tags: Money, Australia, businessNews


Singapore police looking into reports of alleged financial irregularities at Wirecard

Singapore police on Monday said it was looking into reports by the Financial Times of alleged financial irregularities at German payments firm Wirecard AG.
Tags: Money, Singapore, businessNews, Financial Times, Wirecard


Dewan Housing Finance sinks to over five-year low

Shares in India's Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd plunged on Monday to their lowest in over five years as claims of financial mismanagement and broader sectoral woes continue to plague the home loan provider.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd, Dewan Housing Finance


Japan insurers to target China M&A in new phase after $50 billion overseas push

Japanese insurance companies have spent more than $50 billion on acquisitions over the past five years to become the world's second-largest buyer of insurance assets, and the deals spree won't be slowing down any time soon.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews


Vedanta says Anglo American stake buy meets governance requirements

Indian miner Vedanta Ltd said https://www.bseindia.com/xml-data/corpfiling/AttachLive/1d83894b-3223-4952-b182-ed46c724e8f0.pdf on Monday that its foreign unit Cairn India Holdings Limited's investment in Anglo American Plc met all governance requirements.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Anglo American Plc, Vedanta, Vedanta Ltd, Cairn India Holdings Limited


Operator of Tonga’s internet cable can’t rule out sabotage

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A director at the operator of Tonga’s undersea internet cable said Monday he can’t rule out sabotage as the reason the cable broke and plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks. Repair crews found two breaks along the vital fiber-optic cable that connects Tonga with the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Pacific, Tonga, Wellington New Zealand


Tonga director can’t rule out sabotage in internet outage

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A director of the company which operates Tonga’s undersea internet cable says he can’t rule out sabotage as breaking the cable which plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks. Piveni Piukala, a director of Tonga Cable Ltd., said Monday that crews found two breaks along the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Pacific, Tonga, Wellington New Zealand, Piveni Piukala, Tonga Cable Ltd


Global Markets: Asia stocks quiet, dollar firm after upbeat U.S. job data

Asia stocks hovered near four-month highs on Monday after a mixed performance on Wall Street at the close of last week, while the dollar firmed against the yen following strong U.S. job and manufacturing data.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, after upbeat U S


Build a 5-Star Customer Experience With Artificial Intelligence

By Alston Ghafourifar and Michael Evans Rapid technological advances have created opportunities for smaller companies to serve customers around the world and effectively compete with larger companies for new customers. These smaller companies are rapidly going global, deploying a variety of technology-enabled solutions such as automated call centers, customer service bots, and digital marketing intelligence. But these advances, designed to facilitate customer interaction and service in new ways,...
Tags: Technology, Craigslist, Air Canada, Sales, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Rbs, Ai, Forrester Research, Michael Evans, Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Royal Bank of Scotland RBS, Newport Board Group, Dorchester Collection


Most ridiculous footage caught on security cams

Take a look at the most ridiculous footage caught on security cams. From wild animals to crazy break-ins, we've gathered the weird footage from home security cams to show you what really happens around the front door. The post Most ridiculous footage caught on security cams appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Home Security Cameras, Security Cam, Best Home Security Footage, Crazy Security Camera, Nesties, Ridiculous Security Footage


Live Q&A: Ann Smarty on Link Building and Featured Snippets Wed, Feb 6, 2019 9-5 EST

Join us in the BizSugar Mastermind Community this coming Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Ann Smarty will be answering your questions about SEO, link building, and especially landing more than your fair share of Featured Snippets. This is one event you won’t want to miss. I’ve been collecting questions and relevant links to ensure small businesses, bloggers, and the consultants and freelancers who work with them learn all they can. What You Need to Know About Link Buildi...
Tags: Google, Business, Linkedin, Skype, Don, Ann Smarty, Gail Gardner, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Featured snippets, BizSugar Mastermind Community, Ann Vazoola


Netflix says viewership plunged by 32% compared to an average Sunday during the Super Bowl

Netflix viewership in the US is down roughly 32% compared to a "normal Sunday" on Super Bowl Sunday, according to the streaming service.  Netflix debuted a commercial for "Our Planet," an upcoming animal-centric Netflix show, during the Super Bowl. In 2018, Netflix shocked people by releasing a new "Cloverfield" movie immediately after the big game.  Netflix's viewership plunged on Sunday evening, as Americans ditched the streaming service in favor of the Super Bowl.  "S o apparently th...
Tags: US, NFL, America, Trends, Netflix, Tom Brady, Hulu, Netflix US


Turbulent markets wreaked havoc on KiwiSaver funds in 2018 - Morningstar

Market volatility took its toll on KiwiSaver accounts in the final quarter of 2018, investment research company Morningstar said.Over the December quarter the S&P/NZX 50 Index was down 5.8 per cent, erasing the previous quarter's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Morningstar


‘Glass’ makes it three in a row at the box office over weak Super Bowl weekend

Glass won the Super Bowl weekend box office, but it was a disappointing three-day span overall, with little change in the top ten films and a disappointing debut for the only new release, Miss Bala. The post ‘Glass’ makes it three in a row at the box office over weak Super Bowl weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Glass, Bala, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Miss Bala


Paytm cuts cashbacks on Paytm mall; Sales drop significantly (90% in grocery)

1. Paytm Mall has slashed cashbacks by more than 80% across categories including grocery, electronics and fashion 2. Paytm is instead investing big time on O2O 3. In order to save logistic costs, Paytm is removing cashbacks from warehouse supplied items and directing them toward physical store supplies “Sales have dropped by more than 90% in grocery, people are clearly not buying any more. The cashback offer was up to a maximum 35%, but Paytm Mall stopped giving cashback from December 2 as it wa...
Tags: Business, Paytm, Digitalindia, Paytm Mall


Thanks to FDI Rule, Amazon, Walmart lose over $50 billion

Amazon’s shares fell by 5.38% to $1626.23, losing $45.22 billion in market capitalisation. Walmart’s share price fell by 2.06% to $93.86 on NYSE, losing $5.7 billion in market capitalisation. At the close of trade on Friday in the US, Amazon was valued at $795.18 billion while Walmart was at $272.69 billion. Both companies’ India foray is partly responsible for the share price fall. [Source: (ET)] The post Thanks to FDI Rule, Amazon, Walmart lose over $50 billion appeared first on NextBigWhat. ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, India, Walmart, Nyse, US Amazon, Digitalindia, FDI Rule Amazon Walmart


Wairarapa vineyard sold to Japan brewing company for $9m

Long-established Japanese brewer, Nishi Sake, has won Overseas Investment Office approval to buy Wairarapa vineyard, Urlar Farms, for $8.75 million.According to its application, Nishi Sake is a family company which has specialised... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Overseas Investment Office, Wairarapa, Nishi Sake, Urlar Farms


Wairapapa vineyard sold to Japan brewing company for $9m

Long-established Japanese brewer, Nishi Sake, has won Overseas Investment Office approval to buy Wairarapa vineyard, Urlar Farms, for $8.75 million.Acording to its application, Nishi Sake is a family company which has specialised... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Overseas Investment Office, Wairarapa, Nishi Sake, Urlar Farms


Super Bowl ads play it safe with nostalgia

Super Bowl Sunday is the day when the advertising industry is not only tolerated but celebrated. And as in years past, brands paid millions of dollars for the opportunity to make consumers laugh, cry and reach for their wallets. While it may take away some of the surprise, the vast majority of Super Bowl ads […]
Tags: Business, News


Consultants will train the crew of your super-yacht to take care of your fine art collection

The difficult decision of whether or not to store your priceless art collection on your super-yacht just got easier: after a series of high-profile debacles in which multi-million-dollar paintings were damaged by poorly trained yacht crews (like the ham-fisted swabbies who didn't use the correct technique to clean a $110.5m Basquiat after the fruit of His Lordship's loins covered it in breakfast cereal), a boutique industry of specialist consultants has emerged to train your yacht's crew in art...
Tags: Art, Post, Business, News, Thames, Manchester City, United Arab Emirates, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Tate Britain, Joe Lewis, Freud, Nautical, George Dyer, Guillotine Watch, Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan


Australian Royal Commission slams banks calling for tougher regulation

The Australian banking Royal Commission has called for tougher regulation, more scrutiny of pay and has made 76 recommendations to overhaul the industry.In a final report released this evening, the Commission found 24 instances... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Commission, Royal Commission, Australian Royal Commission


Monetise-your-carpark app Parkable expands into Oz with acquisition bankrolled by Spark, NZVIF

Carpark space-sharing app Parkable has expanded across the Tasman by buying Park Genie.Parkable chief executive Toby Littin says the deal will give his company's app access to 1200 carpark spaces in Brisbane, on top of the 5500... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Brisbane, Park Genie Parkable, Toby Littin


‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ claims throne as fastest-selling Nintendo game ever

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch sold 12.08 million units as of December 31, making it the fastest-selling Nintendo game of all-time. The multiplayer brawler is also now ranked third among Nintendo Switch games. The post ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ claims throne as fastest-selling Nintendo game ever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Ann Smarty Answers About Link Building and Featured Snippets

Although the live event is now over, you can still come see all the great questions and comprehensive answers Ann Smarty provided about Featured Snippets, Link Building, and the effect of commenting on our sites. See the questions below and go to the Mastermind Community for her responses and images. Join us in the BizSugar Mastermind Community this coming Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Ann Smarty will be answering your questions about SEO, link building, and especially...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Linkedin, Ariel, Skype, Don, Ann Smarty, David Leonhardt, Gail Gardner, Julie Weishaar, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Ileane Smith, Martin Lindeskog, Flipsnack, Lisa Sicard



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