The Economic Times
22 minutes
The inadequacy of technology is not the only reason for these firms to go down under. The logistics sector of India is a sprawling one that is plagued by a number of issues and the shippers’ and fleet ownerswoes are somewhat conflicting. While a shipper struggles to deal with high freight rates when benchmarked against global standards and non transparency of transactions, bill reconciliation with clients and idling of vehicles without load are issues that haunt a fleet owner. And seldom has a startup been able to address both partieswoes in a balanced way. “These apps are trying to create a disruption in the minds of the clients and they are using price to do that. I’m sure that some of these apps are great but I have not embraced them because the kind of quality I seek to deliver including dealing with the related stakeholders across five states for a long journey like that, deserves a premium,” Aditya Agarwal, director, Hari Om Freight Carriers, Kolkata, said.
The Huffington Post
33 minutes
Lindy Huang Werges started her business, an executive recruiting firm focused on accounting and finance after years working for both large corporations and startups. It was important to her to control how her firm's dollars got spent and give back to her local community in a meaningful way. So she started a revenue driven small business, where "you can create a culture and keep it, whereas if you have outside financing you just have a lot less control over all these things." "I really felt I could make a bigger difference if I had my own business. Philanthropy is a big part of me and I wasn't getting that in the larger companies. Now I can control where I my spending goes. We are a woman owned and minority owned business and we allot as much of our procurement spend to minority owned companies or women owned companies. Even if we're taking our clients out to lunch or dinner we really try to eat at local restaurants and not large chains.
Abduzeedo
2 hours
Product Design: Nomad Trackable Powerpack AoiroStudio Jan 20, 2017 We are sharing this cool and yet useful Powerpack called Nomad where there’s one feature that could change it all or not but it’s quite awesome to share. You’ll be able to find it anywhere through your phone. You will say that how you can lose a powerpack? Well I did during my travel to Berlin last year, it’s quite a useful tool to have in your gear especially when you wanna go out all day without resting for recharging battery. We are sharing this product design by the mighty folks from STEL. It’s cool to see designers takes things that we take for granted and push the envelope. STEL is a design consultancy agency that provides solutions for various clients from big to small. Based in Santa Barbara, they focus their work into Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and Branding Strategy.
STV
2 hours
After 10pm you are more likely to get drunk clients or clients on drugs such as cocaine which can make them aggressive and unpredictable. The ones that send you abusive texts or abusive calls, you save those numbers in your phone. When you're new to the area, you don't know the bad eggs of that new area. The issue of safety for sex workers is not a new one. In 2001, Aberdeen set up a tolerance zone, an area of the city that allowed women to work in safer conditions.
The Huffington Post
2 hours
For example, if you're in retail and your customer has recently bought shoes, stick with footwear. If they've browsed an appliance, let them know it's going on sale, or that it's still available at a discounted price. The personal touch keeps customers interested. 2. Content Is Everything One of the most important parts of content management is having good content. Don't stop at just blogs and social media posts. You should have an expert in charge of the copy that goes into your marketing emails as well. Misspellings, grammar errors, boring copy, or copy that's not engaging and informative falls flat. Keep your customer interested by keeping them engaged. Including links to relevant news stories or blog sites is also a plus. 3. There's More Than Email Automation is a little bit more than email, but getting out of the email rut can be tough. Look for ways to approach new clients and customers via social media.
The Huffington Post
2 hours
If you're easy to work with and do a great job, brands will work with you again and again. Plus, if you're working with a PR firm, you could also be considered for work with their other clients too. 4. Don't Undervalue Your Worth When I was a brand new blogger several years ago, I remember being SO excited to secure my first sponsored blog post. It was for a brand I absolutely loved, and I was so thrilled they said yes. Well, now I realize they probably said yes because of my $25 fee for my sponsored post! I had no idea how much other bloggers were charging, and I was just happy to make the first few dollars off of my blog! Now, years later, I charge several hundred dollars per sponsored blog post. The moral of the story is to make sure that you constantly talk to your business colleagues who also work with large brands, whether they are bloggers, graphic designers, speakers, or have some other type of small business.
Collective Evolution
2 hours
It's difficult to determine the roots of Islamaphobia, but I think its strong presence today can largely be attributed to the many terrorist attacks purported to be carried out in the name of Islam almost every year since the occurrence of 9/11. Fortunately, more and more people have begun to see through this facade that has been fooling the masses for decades. Specifically, they're starting to see through what Western media has dubbed The Islamic State,' which is supposedly a large terrorist network. More people recognize that these so-called terrorist attacks have actually been planned and aided, not by practicing Muslims, but by the Western military alliance. One of the best and most recent examples of this comes from the PR firm Bell Pottinger, well-known for having many controversial clients. They were outed for working with the U.
The Huffington Post
3 hours
While agencies invest in and implement new systems and structures to better serve the reversed purchase-funnel needs and interests of their clients, most media companies will remain vendors rather than partners; suppliers of cost-per-thousand based impressions rather than strategic investors in profitable new business models. Over the next few months as the video advertising industry heads toward the same-old, same old Upfront and NewFront scenario, I'll be sharing my video interviews with 18 senior media agency executives in which they explain some of the ways in which they are transforming their business models. Stay tuned; you will be surprised by what you learn. Originally published at MediaVillage.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Forbes
5 hours
While this is not how most agency employees would choose to spend their time, some have to spend extraneous time ensuring clients pay, as executives have said that it's becoming more difficult for their advertising agencies to get paid. Whether it's a client's confusion about advertising concepts, poor client-agency relationships [...]
MintPress News
6 hours
Copyblogger
6 hours
You may have noticed that our content this week shifted forward a day we took Monday off to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Then on Tuesday, we started talking a lot about connections especially the connection with our audiences. Brian kicked things off with a post about one of my favorite topics our ability to attract the kind of customers and clients we want , by thinking carefully about the type of messages we create. The first step is to get very clear about who your people are (and aren't). Brian has some specific exercises for you on how to do that. Fear is the great enemy of connection. On Wednesday, I offered from my viewpoint as a lifelong coward some ideas about how to find the courage to be more genuine and how to handle some of those tricky days in a healthy way. On Thursday, Robert Bruce, who's been working hard behind the scenes at Rainmaker FM, emerged to break his long, public silence.
Adweek
6 hours
Agencies have to adjust how they look at opportunities and see it in terms of the long-term value of a relationship, even if it is just a project assignment, he said, adding, There are fewer ready-made AOR opportunities out there. On a more positive note, agencies concerns over clients moving their work in-house may be slightly overblown. Forty-six percent of agencies expect to see a moderate to very large amount of work disappear this year, up from 32 percent in 2016. But a larger majority of marketers said such moves represent 20 percent or less of the work normally assigned to agency partners. The surveys most surprising finding, according to Sneider, was the speed at which marketers are investing in data-analytics software and hiring chief information officers to manage it. Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed reported employing a CIO, though they largely agreed with ad agencies in stating that those hires and their relationships with CMOs were so far only moderately effective.
Radar Online
8 hours
Jules Wainstein was blindsided, an insider told RadarOnline.com, when her kids' school called her looking for their tuition! Was estranged husband Michael to blame? Former Real Housewives Of New York City star Jules claimed in court on January 18 that Michael has not been paying tuition for their children, Jagger, 5, and Rio, 2. A source told Radar, She has them in a very private Jewish school. One day she got a call from the school asking if she needed to be put on a payment plan [because the tuition was in arrears]. She was totally blindsided! PHOTOS: ‘RHONYJules Wainstein Divorce Scandal Faked In Filming If that wasn't bad enough, Jules also revealed in court that she and the children are facing a possible eviction from their NYC pad. Jules's attorney argued in court, There are eviction notices outstanding for my clients two floors of residence.
PressTV News
8 hours
The Sun Daily
9 hours
Meanwhile, in response to a submission by lawyer Gabriel Susayan, representing the couple, that his clients had been punished by the media with their wide coverage on the case, Muhammad Iskandar clarified that it was the role of the media to report the matter and that it was not to punish them. Based on the facts of the case, the victim was with a colleague and was issuing a summon on a car which was parked, but did not display the parking coupon. The action drew the ire of the couple, who then pulled the victim's uniform and prevented her from leaving the place. A video recording of the incident became viral after it was uploaded on the social websites. — Bernama
Derby Telegraph
9 hours
Frank Harwood, of Oakwood, recalls some highlights of his refereeing career: A RECENT article by Nicola Rippon about extraordinary weather events certainly brought back some memories. Whilst I remember the snowfall that stopped the cricket at Buxton in June 1975, I experienced snow falling in the Buxton area a decade earlier, in the July.I was the manager of Pickford's Removals in Worksop and had a call to visit some prospective clients who were moving down south from a village just outside...
BBC News 24
13 hours
So we are very confident about the future for our business and our sector. Has Donald Trump got anything to do with that? I think you can create good business conditions for us, but we see a lot of the control of our sector in our hands, so we are positive. You've got huge clients in the UK, like the NHS.
SiteProNews
15 hours
The Huffington Post
15 hours
Abduzeedo
15 hours
Slate
19 hours
In the 1990s, Kellyanne Conway counseled corporations on what women want to buy and how to sell it to them. Among her clients was Vaseline, makers of the Kellyanne Conway of products. Petroleum jelly adds shine to lips and soothes delicate skin. It is glossy, softening, and relaxing. It exists to reduce friction, to make rough things easy and pleasant, to glamorize surfaces. It is also very, very slippery.
Politico
20 hours
“I just hope you can help this country get through its ordeals.” Progressive groups tried to keep up the heat after the hearing, with the Progressive Change Campaign Coalition suggesting Mnuchin had “no defense” for his foreclosure record. “Mnuchin is the poster child for how Trump is betraying America's working families — including his own voters,” the group’s co-founder, Stephanie Taylor, said in a statement after the hearing. But some outside observers said Mnuchin effectively parried most of the attacks against him on Thursday. “We believe Mnuchin outperformed in this testimony and believe he should get confirmed, Cowen and Co. analyst Jaret Seiberg wrote in a note to clients. He enjoyed broad GOP support and was adept at responding to sharply barbed questions from some Democrats. To us, he boosted the likelihood that he will become the next Treasury secretary.
21stCenturyWire
21 hours
Bit Tech Forums
21 hours