This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.
In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind.
As an old newspaperman living in a digital age, I am often asked if print will survive. My answer is yes, and for a very important reason: You can't wrap fish in a website. Besides, what are you supposed to do, housebreak your dog on an iPad?
I decided to round up three online industry heavy-hitters to give you expert advice on what tips they have for you as you're looking to break into the business. I spoke with some of the hardest working professionals in the digital industry and here's the career advice they wanted to share with you.
Giving our attention only to the task at hand enables us to accomplish more while feeling less anxious and less scatterbrained. Digital interruptions are more prevalent and persistent than ever before.
Lists: I love them. Especially at this time of year. So here is one of the many lists I've written in anticipation of 2016. This one is for when a client asks me, "what's going to happen in digital?". Steal liberally!
When employed correctly, digital can greatly increase customer engagement, brand loyalty and sales. I believe most specialty retailers do not fully realize how digital platforms can help them grow very fast on all of the financial metrics that matter.
Competition is part of the American way. Who's better, who's tougher, who smarter, and...who's got more money. We may think about such competition on an individual or corporate level but now it seems to be deepening even on the age demographic level.
The Pretty series curated by Antonia Opiah of Un-Ruly and sponsored by Hairfinity, explores concepts and varied experiences of beauty by women of color across the world in an effortless and artistically inspiring way.
Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).
Yet another massive data break example, the TalkTalk data breach of "significant and sustained proportions" as quoted from the CEO Chief Executive Dido Harding, is cold comfort for customers, but what lessons must we keep learning?