Every day there are more than 3 million blogs posts created, more than 4 million hours of content uploaded to YouTube and well north of 5 billion Google searches. With our Month in a Minute series we save you from the bottomless pit of the Internet and serve you up 10 stories from recent weeks that we think you’ll love.
Month in a Minute: 10 stories from around the web we think you’ll love
- Marshall Fisher and his colleagues published a great piece on the power of retail sales associates in Harvard Business Review. “For every dollar a #retailer saves on staffing costs, it may be losing several dollars in revenues and gross margin if customers leave a store empty-handed because they can’t find a knowledgeable employee to help them.”
- Turns out, much of the internet is fake: metrics, followers, businesses, and people. Performance indicators are nice, but we should not fall in love with impressions, views, or engagement measurements. Instead, we need to focus our effort on needle-moving, real metrics.
- Simply put, out-of-stock products could be costing you millions.
- The Wall Street Journal’s insights on how to stay creative, and other challenges facing marketers in 2019.
- Outdoor brands are speaking up for national parks during the government shutdown. It’s a good business move.
- No one feels the post-holiday blues quite like retail. While some consumers appear to be “shopped out,” here are five ways to avoid the new year sales drop from retail experts.
- Just in case you didn’t already know, the internet is super random – congrats to this ordinary egg for being Instagram’s most-liked post ever.
- Callaway Golf Company announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Jack Wolfskin for €418 million.
- Have you seen those reports on how screen time really isn’t that bad for our kids? Yeah, they’re wrong.
- After a months of high praise, both within the climbing community and without, National Geographic’s “Free Solo” has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 91st Academy Awards.