Insights for 2-21-19

By Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:46 PM Progress on initiatives to accelerate growth, along with a favorable economic environment, helped us deliver strong comp sales and gain market share. We're excited about the work we're doing to reach customers in a more digitally-connected way. Our commitment to the customer is clear — we'll be there when, where and how they want to shop and deliver new, convenient experiences that are uniquely Walmart.

Insights for 2-22-19

By Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:31 AM Amazon continues to “prime” consumers for experience. Price transparency, consumer reviews, and fast-shipping feature high on Prime shoppers’ love-list of features. These facets of consumer experience are bleeding over into peoples’ expectations for health care.

Insights for 2-25-19

By Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:28 AM Nowadays, commerce is a by-product of engagement. The consumer need might not necessarily be about buying a pair of shoes, it might be about a favorite band that hasn’t played for two years playing in a Dr. Martens store and they need to get there. It’s about giving them that opportunity so then they buy into the brand while not necessarily having to buy into the product.

Insights for 2-20-19

By Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:17 AM They've driven out all the rich people [in Connecticut]. California is doing the same thing. I know a lot of rich people who have left California. I think it's really stupid for a state to drive the rich people out. … They are old, they keep your hospitals busy, they don't burden your schools, police departments or prisons. Who wouldn't want rich people?

Insights 2-19-19

By Staff
Friday, February 15, 2019 11:12 AM Anyone with half a brain knows that millennials are nowhere near having the most spending power. In fact, on a per capita basis they have the lowest spending power of any adult group. People over 50 control 70 percent of the wealth in the U.S., and are responsible for about half of all consumer spending.

Insights for 2-15-19

By Staff
Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:58 AM This number was terrible. The U.S. consumer is holding the global economy on its shoulders. After seeing today's data, we better hope it was a one-month outlier and that the rebound in stocks in January and month to date will revive consumer spending.

Insights for 2-14-19

By Staff
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:23 AM If I am a betting person, which I am, I would say at some point we would be public again.

Insights for 2-13-19

By Staff
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:27 PM Americans' optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69 percent now saying they expect to be financially better off "at this time next year."

Insights for 2-12-19

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15 AM Most marketing teams already have a staggering number of technologies as part of their marketing tech stack. This only complicates [things] for companies, and requires a great deal of time. ... In 2019, we expect that they will look to reduce the number of technologies, and seek out platforms that support multiple needs rather than purchasing highly specialized tools.

Dr. Joseph Allen’s ‘Dr. Eye Health’ Focuses on Teaching the Sciences of Eyecare

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:45 AM Doctor Eye Health is a 6-month-old educational YouTube Channel geared toward anyone who is interested in knowing more about the eyes, disease and vision products. Its creator, Joseph Allen, OD, is a graduate of the Rosenberg School of Optometry who did his residency in ocular disease and vision rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Though he has been working on Doctor Eye Health since January of last year, his first video didn’t launch until July 2018 due to the amount of research he wanted to conduct prior.

My Data Is (Not) Your Data

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:30 AM During a recent visit to my doctor for a yearly check-up I was handed an iPad at the desk and was asked to review my medical history. Under my current medications, I was a little surprised to see my flu shot listed since I had received it in our N.Y. offices as part of a wellness program at Jobson.

Yes, You, Too, Can Redefine the Customer Experience

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:30 AM Few companies have influenced and wowed consumers with intriguing breakthrough concepts for products, a completely new kind of store environment and the introduction of new notions of customer service as have Apple and Tesla. I mention these companies, so closely associated now with “being different,” because these are two of the companies at which George Blankenship, a long-time retail and real estate strategy veteran helped two dynamic and one-of-a-kind leaders like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk hone their visions into such compelling brand realities.

Insights for 2-11-19

By Staff
Friday, February 8, 2019 4:34 PM The judge was warning that you claim to want to save tens of thousands of jobs. I hope that is what you do and not end up liquidating the company over the next few years.

Doing it for the Ladies: Dr. Brasfield’s Instagram Aims to Make Women Feel ‘Beautiful and Fabulous’

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, February 8, 2019 12:18 PM Dr. Athena Brasfield’s eponymous Instagram page, drbrasfield, is a hub of color and scenery reflective of the woman who runs it. Brasfield launched the page in October of 2018, and today it stands at 4,066 followers. The aim was to create a space that showcased not just the clinical side of optometry, but also the more fun, fashionable and creative side of the science as well. “I used to want to work in the fashion industry when I was a young girl, but I wanted to do something with more meaning, such as helping communities and giving back to others,” she stated.

Insights for 2-8-19

By Staff
Thursday, February 7, 2019 11:29 AM Yes, total user numbers are down, but we’ve known for a while now that Twitter has a fake-users problem and is trying to deal with it, so that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Higher operating expenses, on the other hand, are a bigger problem, as I anticipate Twitter’s margins and profits to shrink considerably in 2019.