People Believe Ads Are Becoming More Intrusive

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Description: Users feel bombarded by too many ads Source: eMarketer.com Date: Apr 10, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/people-believe-ads-are-becoming-more-intrusive?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: Interpret the research presented in this article. What should marketing managers do with this information, from a planning point of view?

The Truth About U.S.-China Car Trade

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Description: Despite what President Trump says, America is coming out on top. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Apr 12, 2018 Link: http://fortune.com/2018/04/12/china-solar-intelligent-highway/ Questions for discussion: What does the report say about trade between the two countries? Who would benefit from higher tariffs? How would consumers respond to higher tariffs?

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

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Description: When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”) Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 11, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/personaltech/i-downloaded-the-information-that-facebook-has-on-me-yikes.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the key… Read more »

Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

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Description:  Some signs are subtle, like the “Whole Foods + Amazon” one near the bananas. Others are more obvious, like the kiosk with Amazon devices for sale. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 1, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/technology/bit-by-bit-whole-foods-gets-an-amazon-touch.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: How has the transition strategy unfolded thus far? Do you think the firms are going about the… Read more »

Boeing Is Killing It by Squeezing Its Suppliers

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Description: Under CEO Dennis Muilenburg, the industrial giant has turned unapologetically hard-nosed. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 14, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-02-14/boeing-is-killing-it-by-squeezing-its-suppliers Questions for discussion: How has Boeing’s strategic management changed, according to the article? Do you think this way of doing business is sustainable?

Jerry Dias: We blew it on NAFTA

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Description: Jerry Dias: We blew it on NAFTA Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/video/1_tq7if0ru Questions for discussion: Summarize the strategic issues presented by Jerry Dias. What does this mean for labour relations in Canadian industries, particularly, the auto industry. How can Canadian auto industry firms respond to the situation?

The Facebook News Feed Conundrum

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Description: In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we consider the changes planned for Facebook’s News Feed and the possible implications for advertisers. Will the shifting focus of the News Feed, with an emphasis on “personal” posts, force changes for marketers? Source: eMarketer.com Date: Jan 23, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/the-facebook-news-feed-conundrum?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion:… Read more »

The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

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Description: Imagine you’re a cookie mogul. You figured out a way to make lots of money by giving away delicious cookies for free, and in less than a decade, you created a global cookie behemoth. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 13, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/facebook-news-feed-overhaul.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What is changing at Facebook? Do you think this… Read more »

Fortune’s 2018 Business by Design List

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Description: Technology and globalization are leading to more and faster disruption than ever. To stay ahead, smart companies are turning to design to better connect with customers and find their competitive advantage. Here, we feature 25 companies from—Apple to Zalando—in a range of industries that are getting design right. Source: Fortune.com Date: Dec 22, 2017… Read more »

The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

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Description: Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 02, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/economy/single-family-home.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the relationship between the housing industry, governments, and local communties? How… Read more »