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June 05 2013

Researchers Explain How Brands Make You Fall In Love

Brands spend millions of dollars trying to make consumers fall in love with them, and according to C.W. Park, director of the Global Branding Center at USC’s Marshall School of Business, these attempts are usually miserable failures. "If you really ask people, they have only vague understandings about each brand," says Park. "Or they’re not aware of many brands in the first place."


The Rise Of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins And Likes Can Turn Into Sales

Overall usage on social media platforms is exploding. Millions and millions of consumers are expressing likes on Facebook, tweeting about products on Twitter, and pinning on Pinterest every single day. Retailers and brands are therefore increasingly focusing their attention on social commerce. But, many struggle with the question: how do you convert a "like," a "tweet," or "pin" into a sale?

 

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at successful examples of businesses and business models for generating commerce via social media-based strategies, analyze Pinterest's success as a social commerce platform, look at Facebook's potential as a social commerce contender, and examine the e-commerce conversion and order value gap. Here's an overview of the converging trends that promise to transform social media into a viable commerce platform....



The Rise Of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins And Likes Can Turn Into Sales

Overall usage on social media platforms is exploding. Millions and millions of consumers are expressing likes on Facebook, tweeting about products on Twitter, and pinning on Pinterest every single day. Retailers and brands are therefore increasingly focusing their attention on social commerce. But, many struggle with the question: how do you convert a "like," a "tweet," or "pin" into a sale?

 

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at successful examples of businesses and business models for generating commerce via social media-based strategies, analyze Pinterest's success as a social commerce platform, look at Facebook's potential as a social commerce contender, and examine the e-commerce conversion and order value gap. Here's an overview of the converging trends that promise to transform social media into a viable commerce platform....



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April 15 2013

The Nerdy Jam Session

I spent the last few days on my first accreditation site visit.  I’ve been on the receiving end of three of the big ten-year versions -- lucky timing -- so it seemed like time to try being on the other side.

I won’t disclose any of the particulars of the discussion or the school, as a professional courtesy.  But the experience itself seems like fair game.



The Nerdy Jam Session

I spent the last few days on my first accreditation site visit.  I’ve been on the receiving end of three of the big ten-year versions -- lucky timing -- so it seemed like time to try being on the other side.

I won’t disclose any of the particulars of the discussion or the school, as a professional courtesy.  But the experience itself seems like fair game.



A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges

Basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges.


A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges

Basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges.


Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service

Gehry Technologies has spent the last several decades developing a digital system for sharing and working on architectural plans and diagrams and other types of building information modeling, and now he's trying to share it across the industry,...


Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service

Gehry Technologies has spent the last several decades developing a digital system for sharing and working on architectural plans and diagrams and other types of building information modeling, and now he's trying to share it across the industry,...


Through the Looking Glass Call for Presentations— "Visions and Planning for the Future of Higher Education"

SCUP 2013 Southern Regional Conference
October 20–22, 2013 | Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Atlanta, GA

Call deadline is April 18!

 

Nothing is permanent except change; the continuous evolution of higher education is its only constant. The speed of this evolution is influenced by many drivers but as we attempt to predict what the future of higher education might look like it is evident that changes are accelerating at an unprecedented pace.

 

From academics to campus life; from fiscal to the environmental; the future is influenced in part by changes in expectations, technologies, pedagogies and demographics. Glimpses of the future of higher education are starting to influence the way we think of and plan for our institutions now. Student, parent, legislative and market expectations are advancing performance based, result oriented decisions on every aspect of education. Technologies are driving changes in the way education is purchased, accessed, and delivered.

 

Education and scholarship are no longer bound by location, time or cost. How do planners integrate academics, financial and physical parameters and interest when they are changing so quickly? What makes the campus of the future relevant in the age of online classes? What environmental and fiscal changes have to be made to accommodate changing models of learning?

 

We invite you to share with us session and workshop proposals that shed light on what the future of higher education could look like; projects and steps being taken or planned today that position institutions to better transition or insure their relevance in the future. How are these studies and examples successfully integrating fiscal, academic, social, administrative and physical parameters?



Through the Looking Glass Call for Presentations— "Visions and Planning for the Future of Higher Education"

SCUP 2013 Southern Regional Conference
October 20–22, 2013 | Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Atlanta, GA

Call deadline is April 18!

 

Nothing is permanent except change; the continuous evolution of higher education is its only constant. The speed of this evolution is influenced by many drivers but as we attempt to predict what the future of higher education might look like it is evident that changes are accelerating at an unprecedented pace.

 

From academics to campus life; from fiscal to the environmental; the future is influenced in part by changes in expectations, technologies, pedagogies and demographics. Glimpses of the future of higher education are starting to influence the way we think of and plan for our institutions now. Student, parent, legislative and market expectations are advancing performance based, result oriented decisions on every aspect of education. Technologies are driving changes in the way education is purchased, accessed, and delivered.

 

Education and scholarship are no longer bound by location, time or cost. How do planners integrate academics, financial and physical parameters and interest when they are changing so quickly? What makes the campus of the future relevant in the age of online classes? What environmental and fiscal changes have to be made to accommodate changing models of learning?

 

We invite you to share with us session and workshop proposals that shed light on what the future of higher education could look like; projects and steps being taken or planned today that position institutions to better transition or insure their relevance in the future. How are these studies and examples successfully integrating fiscal, academic, social, administrative and physical parameters?



In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.


In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.


5 Concise Reasons to Read Robert Reich's 'Afterschock'

"Reason #3 - The Higher Education Plan: Reich actually has a plan for higher education. He would make tuition free (to public institutions), and recoup the costs with a levy on future earnings for anyone who participated. His proposal is more complex than this description, and wildly unlikely to ever be enacted anywhere, but still fun to debate."



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