Social shopping will redefine online retail

A new social shopping site is in beta test and already it looks set to redefine things for Internet retailers. Called Crowdstorm it allows shoppers to find out what is being sold, where, what’s good about it and so on. In other words shoppers can find out the best deals and … Read more

Blogging and 9/11

On September 11th 2001 I was on holiday with my wife Cathy and my son Elliot, who was nearly two years old at the time. We had been out to lunch and got back at just after 2pm. Elliot wanted to watch a video, so we switched on the TV … Read more

Intel job cuts and Internet marketing

So, Intel has announced that 10% of its worldwide workforce – or 10,500 people – are to lose their jobs. The aim is to make the company more competitive and save money. In recent years, Intel’s main competitor, AMD, has been a real force to be reckoned with. However, what’s … Read more

Online Shopping Is Not Like Retail

In a traditional shop everything you do is controlled by the retailer. The route you take through the store has been pre-planned. Retail psychologists observer shopper behaviour and help retailers maximise their sales by having the right offers in the right place. It is no coincidence that most supermarkets are … Read more

Internet dating helps online marketers

Research on Internet dating could help Internet marketers. The study, conducted at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, shows that people who use online dating sites attempt to present their real selves, rather than an idealised or false self. Earlier studies on the use of chat rooms showed that people who … Read more

Trust, relationships and the Internet

At the moment I’m in Orlando, Florida, USA, attending the annual convention of the National Speakers Association. There are 1,700 people here and much of the coffee-room chat is about maximising the use of the Internet for the speaking business. But one delegate, Mike Stewart (The Internet Audio Guy) said … Read more