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Mind the Store: Female Consumers Demand Fewer Chemicals

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Target, of all places. My mom would buy a small popcorn as a little treat and while she pushed the cart through those long red aisles, I got to munch on a salty snack....more
Maybe it's me.......why don't more retailers list the materials the products are made from?  Not ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Handling Impulsive Spending and Extravagances 1/4/12

You can change the way you handle impulsive spending and extravagances.Part of impulse spending is based upon a fear-based adrenal response to stimuli, such as from watching a dramatic television commercial.Commercial budgets during the holiday season are highest second only to the super bowl!Consumers are lulled into this dreamy, trance-like emotional state, based upon feel-good notions from feel-good lore.Opposing Energies: scarcity consciousness, lack, fear, worry, over-spending...more

Points, privileges and perks

Hurry, your Exclusive coupons expire on November 20!Choose your offer!Double Loyalty Points or 10 percent off your booking. A bounty of bonus miles...more

Guidelines for Creating an Effective Mobile Website

Web Success Team contributor Justin Delos Reyes discusses guidelines for creating an effective mobile website. ...more

The Great Sellout: Legal Tips for Using eBay, Craigslist and Amazon to Sell Goods

Hyper-Consumerism The words, "We're having a baby" are basically synonymous with "We're about to become hyper consumers." If you have childre...more

Is Your Business Prepared for the "Year of the Tablet?"

Apple unveiled the highly anticipated iPad 2 Wednesday morning. It’s thinner and lighter than the original iPad, boasts two cameras (one in the front and one in the back), and it’s nine times faster than its predecessor....more

Speak Up! Reputation Management and Social Media Strategy

Alyse Speyer, our Web Success Team contributor tells us how to manage our online reputation in the age of Social Media Marketing...more

MerchantCircle Attracts New Customers for Local Businesses

Below is another article by Bob Speyer reviewing A B2B Local platform worth exploring. It offers good opportunities for Local Marketing....more

Consumers Face New Bank Fees

Remember those $35 checking account overdraft fees that were almost universally hated? Banks are in the business of making money. In previous years, they scored big profits on high overdraft fees. When the credit card reform act passed in 2009, however, new regulations meant that banks will no longer be making big bucks from fees and penalties. But consumers won't be seeing a end to fees -- as some fees went away, others popped up. ...more
I checked out our local credit union after my bank announced new fees and found out I had been ...more