Holiday Tag

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It’s holiday time – when good cheer arrives from people you’ve worked with all year. When old friends get back in touch with you. When it’s great to be reminded of the relationships you’ve built and to touch base with people you haven’t had reason to contact in the past bit of time. And so, I love the business version of the holiday card tradition. That’s right. You remember physical cards. They are printed (that’s p-r-i-n-t-e-d) with a process that involves applying ink to paper. It’s a really interesting process if you haven’t ever seen it. Even better, it creates an item that spends longer in someone’s consciousness than the average holiday Tweet (.0005 nano-seconds) or the average holiday mass eMail (.0010 micro-seconds). It fully “engages” the recipient because it’s physical. (To be clear, that means NOT displayed on a 3D TV – but something that really exists in 3 dimensions.) Sadly, this year the holiday card is scarce. My trend-spotting hasn’t found a single reason. Some businesses seem to think they are being “green”. Some businesses may be choosing frugality in recognition of economic hard times. But a great many seem to have opted for the low-hassle/low-impact e-card. Don’t send ME an e-card. I’ll never know you did because I delete Holiday Spam without reading. Scary thing is that online action lets us THINK we’ve done something – even though we most often haven’t as online holiday actions are forgotten at a very rapid rate. Then, there’s donations. Over time I’ve become quite turned off

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Summit 2011 Helps Participants Discover Insights to Stimulate Growth, Provoke New Thinking, Illuminate the Way Forward and Foster Real Competitive Advantage CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 - The "new normal" is an intensely competitive world where every single leg up matters for CPG retailers and manufacturers, who are doing everything they can to compete and win with shoppers. Because shoppers will separate the winners from the losers in 2011, the SymphonyIRI Group Summit 2011 will focus on "Gaining the Competitive Edge." The action-oriented forum, taking place March 28-30, 2011 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, will provide actionable strategies

HOLIDAY SHOPPING 2010 Bounty on a Budget As we enter the 2010 holiday shopping season, marketers question whether consumers will tighten or loosen their purse strings with an unpredictable 2011 economy looming on the horizon. As confidence about the immediate future continues to lag, shoppers are cautious...