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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Americans Slackers at Following Home Team on Mobile Devices

According to a Localytics report, Americans are not necessarily overly devoted to their home country when it comes to following the World Cup. While 92% of OnefootballBrasilmatchfollowed_final users from Brazil follow their home country; only 22% of Americans are using that app to keep tabs on the US soccer team.

Even more pathetic for American loyalty was that, instead of the most popular games of the World Cup having been the two games in which USA played, it was the first two games in which Mexico played, at least in terms of app usage.

If we just measure loyalty by old fashioned standards, like watching the game, over 18 million US viewers were tuned into the USA vs Brazil game on television. Even better, Americans are the single most represented contingent attending the games in person in Brazil. Go USA!!

Barrett Wissman Turns Around IMG

As written in the International Arts Manager magazine, Barrett Wissman’s involvement with IMG has changed the face and future of the company. While IMG struggled in the early part of the new century, especially with the death of Mark McCormack in 2003, they have found new energy and spirit. Barrett Wissman offered to buy a… Continue Reading

Bot Fraud Plaguing Auto Branding Industry

Digital advertising company Solve Media reports that car companies will be spending at least $500 million on online advertisements in the United States this year which no one will ever see. The report looked at fraudulent web traffic by which tracking thousands of web sites which are solely about cars and other vehicles. Solve Media… Continue Reading

US Inventory Rise Bodes Well for Economy

April was a strong month for the US economy as business inventories posted their largest increase in six months.  Leaving out figures for automobiles, the data support expectations for a significant improvement in growth during the year’s second quarter. Numbers released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed inventories rising by 0.6 percent in April,… Continue Reading

Female Executive Appointments

It’s not always easy for a woman in a man’s business world.  But these days, more and more women are rising to the challenge.  In this article, we focus on two such women who juggle the demands of an executive career in the insurance industry, with being a mom:  Beatrice R. Perez and Inger Loftheim. … Continue Reading

US Job Growth at 15 Year High

For the first time this century the United States saw more than 200,000 jobs added to the economy for four months in a row. This and other data are pointing to a US economy in definite recovery mode, despite the continuing difficult economic struggle still experienced in Europe and Asia. May’s gain of 217,000 jobs… Continue Reading