Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you enjoy spending some time with your family at Thanksgiving.

Our offices will open again on Monday Morning, November 30th, 2015.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

US Marketers Say Excessive Emails Impede Their Work

Of all the things that get in the way of doing work, US marketers say that excessive email is just about the worst, according to July 2015 research.


Almost two-thirds of US marketers polled in a July 2015 survey by Workfront and The Harris Poll said that the only thing impeding their work more than excessive email was wasteful meetings, including those which were not engaging or inefficient.

Nearly half of respondents said excessive oversight, such as needing too many approvals, and lack of standard processes for workflow also got in the way of their work. Other practices that hindered productivity included a lack of collaboration within their team, client hand-holding and excessive delegation from their boss or manager.


Read the entire article and see how much you relate at emarketer.com.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teens Take Mobile Breaks, Delete Social Apps

 In the words of Roger Daltry, “the kids are alright.” While many of us old (30+) people tend to picture teenagers as being more or less enslaved by their mobile devices and social media in particular, young people are actually developing strategies to moderate their usage, including taking breaks and even deleting social media apps, according to a new study by market research firm Wildness publicized by Social Times.

Wildness, which launched in September as an offshoot of AwesomenessTV, interviewed members of “Gen Z” (born 1995 or after) about their behaviors and attitudes regarding mobile devices and social media. A large majority (nine out of ten) respondents said they try to take breaks from their mobile devices, including 54% who take a break every day. Furthermore, seven out of ten members of Gen Z said they have deleted social media apps like Twitter, Vine, and Facebook.


Read more shocking stats about teen and social media here courtesy of mediapost.com. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Purse Strings Tighten: More Shoppers Plan To Limit Spending

Nearly two in three holiday shoppers (63%) plan to spend under $500 in total on gifts this season, according to a survey by Horizon Media. 

That’s more than last year, when 58% of respondents said they would spend under $500 in total. After the holidays, that percentage slipped a bit as 53% reported that they had actually kept their spending below $500.

Holiday shoppers tend to stick to their plans, routines and resources, says Sheri Roder, Chief of The Why Group, Horizon Media. “As we’ve observed over the past two holiday seasons, people’s habits are formed as soon as they begin their search for gifts. What we’ve been seeing so far at this stage in the shopping season leads us to believe people will be staying the course this year as well.

Read more Holiday shopping stats here courtesy of mediapost.com.