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Five Key Trends That Are Driving the Business of Sports. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes.

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Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. To thank you for doing so, we’re happy to present you with an ad-light experience. Hi again. Looks like you’re still using an ad blocker. Please turn it off in order to continue into Forbes' ad-light experience. Marketing Communications, Communication and Marketing. 4 TED Talks Every Marketer Should Watch.

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All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the government. Apple CEOs really want to defend your privacy — whether you've asked them to be your protectors or not.

All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the government

On Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook published a powerful, striking open letter to customers on Apple's website explaining why the technology giant had refused a federal court order to help the FBI by building new software to unlock data on the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the attackers behind last year's mass shooting in San Bernardino. It might sound like a no-brainer: the two shooters inflicted tremendous harm on the community and claimed a connection to ISIS. Any data that could shed light on the incident would surely be valuable. The 13 Biggest Brand Fails of 2014.

The year's silliest, scariest and stupidest screw-upsBy Tim NuddDecember 16, 2014, 12:03 PM EST The 13 Biggest Brand Fails of 2014.

The 13 Biggest Brand Fails of 2014

The brand name you'll never forget. If you want to understand the challenges of choosing a name for your product in the ever more interconnected global market, look no further than an Indian sportswear range.

The brand name you'll never forget

It demonstrates that what works in one market can be a disaster in another. Brand names are supposed to embody the core values a product wants to project. That is why big companies spend millions of dollars choosing the right name. Untitled. It used to be the case that sales shouldered most of the sales funnel burden, while marketing had a much more fire-and-forget role.

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But with the advent of ever-increasing transparency, and online interconnectivity, marketing has taken on more and more responsibilities traditionally handled by sales. In other words, the funnel itself is changing from a traditional sales funnel to a content marketing funnel, which many brands are still doing their best to figure out.

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Groups Accuse Apple Supplier in China of Labor Violations. Photo HONG KONG — With its stock near a high and its latest iPhone expected to be introduced on Tuesday, Apple is facing new accusations of violations of labor rights and workplace safety at a supplier in China.

Groups Accuse Apple Supplier in China of Labor Violations

The allegations involve employees at a factory in the eastern China city of Suqian that is owned by Catcher Technology, a Taiwan company, and that makes metal casings for Apple iPads and for other consumer electronics companies. The employees are made to work excessive overtime and handle toxic chemicals without proper protective clothing, according to a report released Thursday by Green America, an environmental nonprofit group, and China Labor Watch, a workers’ rights group based in New York.

Apple, like Samsung and several other multinational companies, has previously faced scrutiny over the working conditions at the factories in China where its products are made. Apple’s audits showed that the plant’s aluminum-polishing systems exceeded international safety standards, Mr. Forbes Welcome. 2015 Global 100 results. The Global 100 process begins each year on October 1, when the starting universe for the index is established.

2015 Global 100 results

Companies in the starting universe are put through four screens, and the companies that emerge constitute the Global 100 Shortlist. Companies in the Shortlist are then scored on the priority KPIs for their particular GICS Industry. The top overall performers from each GICS Sector are named to the final Global 100, subject to the number of slots reserved for each GICS Sector. The Global 100 index (which is equally weighted) commenced on February 1, 2005. From inception to December 31, 2014, it delivered a total return of 90.76%, compared to 96.98% for its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index. How Younger and Older Millennial Shoppers Differ. Digital shopping is standard procedure across the millennial age bracket.

How Younger and Older Millennial Shoppers Differ

But there are some differences in how the younger and older consumers go about things, online and offline, as explored in a new eMarketer report “US Millennials at Key Life Stages: How Younger and Older Segments Differ and Converge.” The obvious disparity between older and younger millennial shoppers is that the older ones spend more. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data covering 2014, households headed by 25- to 34-year-olds spent an average of $49,547. Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

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Why Your (Early-Stage) Startup Needs Marketing. The worlds of marketing and technology continue to converge, resulting in a growing interdependence that has consumer Internet startups taking notice.

Why Your (Early-Stage) Startup Needs Marketing

This is likely the result of a few factors: Internet marketers, specifically those who are focused on inbound marketing, are now competing with the masses, many of whom utilize many of the same tools – social media, blogs – for different purposes, but who nevertheless fall into the category of being a “content creator.” Cutting-edge software and technology enables marketers to stay above the fray and “win” in this overcrowded space.The costs associated with launching your Internet startup have fallen to the point of being negligible in many cases. The result is more startups and more competition for those crucial early adopters. Syncing your product focus with thoughtful marketing can develop into a huge, sustainable advantage (think Apple). Cgri closer look 41 lululemon. Samsung Bio-Processor for Wearables News. The Persuaders. Marketing, business - The 7 Ps of Marketing. Once you've developed your marketing strategy, there is a "Seven P Formula" you should use to continually evaluate and reevaluate your business activities.

These seven are: product, price, promotion, place, packaging, positioning and people. As products, markets, customers and needs change rapidly, you must continually revisit these seven Ps to make sure you're on track and achieving the maximum results possible for you in today's marketplace. Product. Marketing, business - The 7 Ps of Marketing. How To Write a Product-Brief. Jinsop Lee: Design for all 5 senses. Tim Leberecht: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand. Product Brief Checklist.