News from Bridge's Chalkboard
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January 16 Happy to see Iittala in the MoMA Store in Soho...
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January 15 CB Insights shares this in its newsletter: $6.6B: According to a note by JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth, Amazon is well-positioned to emerge as the third "scaled digital ad platform" after Google and Facebook, with its ad revenue set to surpass $4.5B in 2018. Anmuth further notes that he “expect[s] Amazon’s ad revenue to grow rapidly over the next few years, reaching $6.6B in 2019.” Our Amazon Strategy Teardown digs into the e-commerce giant's history, top initiatives, and possible strategy for t...
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January 15 Is Amazon “steel dumping”? Scott Galloway suggests that Amazon is using profits from its AWS hosting service to lose money on its retail operations. I think this analogy may be accurate. Excerpt from Scott's newsletter email: Amazon. The Seattle firm is actively engaged in information age steel dumping, using the profits from AWS to subsidize losses on the retail platform, neutering other retailers’ ability to compete. The result is that good firms are being euthanized prematurely, and start...
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January 15 Join us in Dallas: Bridge will be there to meet with you Thursday, January 18th - Saturday, January 20th. ...
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January 15 Want your business to 'win' in 2018? Check out these predictions: https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/winners-and-losers/prof-galloways-2018-predictions...
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January 14 A friend of mine asked me about the buy local movement and young people. She wonders if young people (people under 40--gosh, I guess that excludes me?!) cared about the buy local 'movement.' My response to her was that asking someone to buy local is sort of like asking someone to ignore the major principles of why people shop (aka ignore capitalism). The primary reasons we shop where we do is: 1. Selection. People want a wide variety of selection…aka: all the items you can find on Amazon. 2. ...
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January 14 I ran into a friend at the Beatriz Ball showroom in Atlanta. :) Congrats to Beatriz Ball for being an Oprah pick. ...
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January 14 Did you know that customer reviews are responsible for about 10% of your store's Google ranking? Bridge gives stores free Review Us table tents. Request a review tent from us and we’ll mail you two tents for free. You can make a request by using the comments field below....
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January 14 Do you hangout with Christian Hemsworth, own a space ship company, and help replace jobs with robots? That’s Jeff. And America is fueling his ship. ...
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January 14 Is your cell phone screen like a cereal box aisle? Its colored icons are meant to make your want all of its Trix and Lucky Charms. Imagine an aisle of black and white cereal boxes—would you eat more healthy? Today’s Times suggests that changing your mobile phone screen to grayscale may help ease the ‘mobile junk food diet.’ Excerpt from Lifehacker: iPhone: In iOS 10, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >Display Accommodations >Color Filters. Switch Color Filters on and select Grayscal...
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January 13 Amazon has opened more than 10 locations on college campuses—along with offering students an amazon prime-like service that is 1/2 the price. http://www.news.gatech.edu/2016/03/07/amazon-open-new-pickup-location-georgia-tech...
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January 13 Wayfair is hiding behind small businesses in an effort to not charge tax on out-of-state purchases. South Dakota and 34 other states are trying to stop this abuse since its costing states billions in lost revenue. ...
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January 12 We’re “de-mall”ing our vocab. ...
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January 11 Amazon renting 1 million sq feet in Boston. ...
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January 11 This is what happens when one gives their camera to Joe Latona to take pictures of the seminar host: selfies. :) Good to see Joe and Barbara...
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January 11 Do you have an eye out for a good deal on crystal? Mark at Badash on the 8th floor is happy to help. ...
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January 11 How lucky are u feeling? Stop by and test your luck for a great show special Donna at Abbiamo Tutto. ...
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January 9 How can your store rank higher in Google? Beat Amazon? Come to our free Atlanta seminars to find out. Weds. at 5 pm and Thurs. at 9 am. ...
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January 9 It’s raining sequins and crystals at the Olivia Riegel showroom. ...
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January 9 Joe Visotski has the Heisman of metal bowls! Go visit him and his lovely items at Werner Frank. Building 2 / 12th floor. ...
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