Monthly Archives: January 2017

British PM, Theresa May Visiting U.S.

Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Trump are set to meet as the first in-person meeting between the new U.S. President and a foreign leader. PM May is expected to discuss free trade deal opportunities between the U.S. and U.K. According to The Independent, “Ms May, is only allowed to talk about deals with new […]

America First – Buy American, Hire American

President Donald Trump just concluded his speech and there are a number of analysts starting to pick apart what he said and interpreting what it means. A few keywords that came up during the speech included, repeatedly, “America First”. During his speech, the U.S. President mentioned he wanted to work to “bring back our jobs”. […]

Entering Trump’s America

For overseas companies watching the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States – there are a number of questions that come to mind. For example: What’s it going to be like for brands to enter the U.S. market? Will it be easier to enter the U.S. market? Will there be special incentives to […]

Uber Arriving Now Magazine

Techcrunch recently had an article about Uber launching a new magazine, this time aimed at its passengers (they already have a quarterly magazine called “Momentum” for their drivers). It launched in NYC in time for Fashion Week. While many are looking at this as a content play and advertising play – I am looking at […]

Queuing Theory (CX)

Did You Pick the Right Line (Queue) Last Time at the Store? There have been numerous times I’ve been faced with a massively critical decision. Which line should I pick? Waiting in the Wrong Line Unnecessarily? As luck would have it – or lack thereof, I usually find myself in the “wrong” line. But why is […]

Outdoor vs. Digital

A while back, I was driving in L.A. when the blackout ruling fell upon the digital outdoor billboard displays in West L.A. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/12/local/la-me-adv-digital-billboards-20130413 At the time, I wondered if this was going to impact digital billboards across the nation. And what about outdoor media companies – what was their fate? Fast forward to today, and […]

Tech-tonic Shift in Retail

  We are witnessing a tech-tonic shift in the way that goods and services are bought.   There is no doubt, we see the changes around us in retail. You can see the countless quarterly earnings from the mainstays in the business, coming in with lackluster results. Some are fighting back the beast we know as […]