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How Can OOH Drive Mobile Commerce?

Advertising Week | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Ian Reynolds, CEO, KBH-On-Train-Media Over the past year, mobile commerce sales have accounted for almost two-fifths (39.4%) of all digital sales ...

A New and Ugly form of Racial Bias

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

A new civil rights consciousness has gripped a great deal of the country. Maybe we can address some of the challenges that still occur on the basis of race by turning the tide against consumer racial profiling and letting it be a thing of the past.

There's No Economic Justification for Massive U.S. Military Presence Around the Globe

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Foreign policy should reflect international realities, which change over time. The Republic of Korea was vulnerable to renewed North Korean aggression at the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. Today, Seoul could do whatever was necessary to deter and defeat the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There's no need for America to defend that which could be defended otherwise.

Small Businesses: The Top Seven Resources to Help You Conquer Problems and Grow

Helen Callier | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Helen Callier

Small businesses play an important role in the United States by creating over 50% of the private jobs and by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars ...

Bestselling Commercial Women's Fiction Author Talks the Value of Self Publishing

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Books
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Case for Holding the 2024 Olympics in Jerusalem

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

Envision a peaceful Middle East, where instead of fear and disorder, there is thriving commerce, resulting in prosperity and jobs. Picture Jerusalem -- a city that holds immense spiritual significance for Christians, Jews, and Muslims -- flourishing.

Waiting on the Commissary

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 12.21.2015 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Mississippi prisons are so rife with gang violence that a federal court ruled that it's cruel and unusual punishment just to have inmates reside in th...

Tis the Season for Multi-Channel Commerce

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Online Sales Will Dominate Statistic Brain's compilation of data from the U.S. Commerce Department, Internet Retail, ComScore, Inc. and Forrester Res...

How the Connected Generation Is Re-shaping the Modern Enterprise

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Gunjan Sinha

Today's economies and societies are fueled by rapid technological disruption and change. Continuous innovation, the rapid digitization of services, and the unprecedented number of connected devices are at the epicenter of this upheaval.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Where Are the Friends of Trade?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Clinton's defection will inevitably put the TPP front and center in next year's elections. Already some are suggesting a vote on the TPP will be delayed until after the election.

A Grandfather's Appreciation of Things Grandfatherly

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

I was recently asked by an editor to explain why I've lived in the same place -- in New York's Hudson Valley -- for nearly 40 years. I could only think to answer the question in the guise I'm most familiar with: as the grandfather of four boys.

Smart Strategies for Issuing Ecommerce Coupons

Danny Wong | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

Consumers love coupons, and brands are eager to issue them. Discounts and special offers make it easy to incentivize hesitant shoppers to finally p...

Twitter Is Stupid

James Whittaker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
James Whittaker

It's not the product I find stupid. Nor the company that makes it. What is stupid is Twitter's insistence on ignoring their value as an engine of commerce and mindlessly following the lead of Google and Facebook as an engine of advertisement. Wake up, Twitter.

In Defense Of Grocery Store Cashiers

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I chat with cashiers, visit with bank tellers, and linger at the Farmer's Market to talk with the friendly folks who barter their goods for my cash. For me, the exchange of serious business is better with real human interaction.

Vietnam War 40 Years Later: Capitalism Trumps Ideology

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Andrew Lam

Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended, and a parade was staged in Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon, to commemorate that date. Yet despite the fanfare, debates rage on both sides of the Pacific as to who really won and who lost that war.

Small Businesses Must Export East to Maintain US Leadership

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

The Trans Pacific Partnership offers a unique opportunity to change the analysis for small businesses who believe the costs of exporting outweigh its benefits, and in doing so, create greater opportunity for millions of Americans they employ. We must seize it.

Reinventing Marketing: 5 Obsessions Today's Digital CMO Needs to Succeed

Matt Dion | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

The vast majority of digital experience projects -- the very same projects CMOs were hired to see through to fruition -- "sometimes" or "often" fail.

When Commerce Makes Us Want to Puke

David Macaray | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
David Macaray

I'm not so naïve or recalcitrant as to deny the fact that the surest way to wreck the American economy -- to take it from whatever point it sits at today and send it straight into the abyss -- is for us consumers to voluntarily go on a six-month austerity kick, a period during which we don't buy anything except stuff we actually "need."

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...

Art vs. Commerce

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

Every year, millions of people shop at Walmart -- but few of them are as inspired by what they find in the aisles as artist Brendan O'Connell. O'Conne...

It's Not the End of the Internet as We Know It -- Five Myths About the Recent U.S. Internet Announcement

Fadi Chehadé | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Fadi Chehadé

As the Internet expands, we must ensure that it continues to be a platform for choice and competition, drives innovation and infuses development across the globe.

Live Events Are Back! (Were They Ever Really Gone?)

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I attended several "live events" this month -- trade shows, conferences, a fan fest, and a speed networking event. I'm happy to report that name tags,...

Wholehearted Commerce

Alison Whitmire | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business
Alison Whitmire

I had the most remarkable and meaningful experience recently... at the dentist. That's right! I had a meaningful experience at the dentist. And it was quite a surprise.