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Communication Revolutions

Innovations, Trends and Insights in Marketing Communications

Published: 2008-11-08T14:32:06-05:00


Dealing with tough times - Quotes from Churchill


Some good quotes from a man who excelled in times of crisis- Never, never, never give up. It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right. If we open a quarrel between...

Crisis in Confidence


Consumer Confidence Plunges Amid Financial Turmoil Consumer confidence plummeted to an all-time low in October as Wall Street turmoil hit consumers on Main Street. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index plunged to 38 in October from 61.4 in September, falling...

Behavioral Revolution


Interesting article on the behavioral revolution by David Brooks in the NYT Roughly speaking, there are four steps to every decision. First, you perceive a situation. Then you think of possible courses of action. Then you calculate which course is...

The grid


More on the evolution of "The Grid" from Times Online: The Grid is the latest evolution of the internet and the world wide web and computer scientists will announce on Friday that it is ready to be connected to the...

Travel Trends - August 2008


INTL. VISITS UP 11% IN FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2008. The Department of Commerce said that 23.9 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. during the first six months of 2008, an increase of 11% over the same period in...

Travel and Hospitality Trends


From HSMAI - 55 trends affecting Society, Travel and Hospitality.

looking around corners


Interesting report on Visual computing and the emergance of virtual reality 3D graphics on the web

The Price of Gas


Interesting analysis on the real price of gas from the LA Times After studying the average yearly price of gasoline from 1949 to 2007, and assigning the number "1" to the ratio in 1960, we found today's prices comparable to...

Travel Trends - Fall 2008


A couple of recent travel trends: Nationwide, hotel occupancy levels have been hovering around 65%, down about 5% from last year, according to STR. But business in particular areas--like Maui in Hawaii, which is almost entirely dependent on air travel--has...

Why consumers want the brands they buy


Got a taste of Rob Walker's new Book The Desire Code in Brand Week - some excerpts If brands and logos are mere symbols, empty of meaning, then choosing among clothing lines—or anything—becomes a largely rational affair. There are probably...