Category: Cartoons

Algorithmic Trading in a Data-full World

By Jen Burns in Big Data, Cartoons, Featured, Personalization on April 16, 2014

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Algorithmic trading in the stock market moves millions of shares by breaking up the big buy/sell orders into a series of smaller ones. Yet, on the flip side, algorithmic trading is also used to sew smaller orders together to make bigger moves all at once. Kevin Slavin mentioned this in his 2011 Ted Talk.

The Changing Face of the CMO

By Jen Burns in Cartoons, Featured on March 24, 2014

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CMO’s have it rough. First, they are expensive. Second, the good ones are challenging to find and hard to keep. By now we all know that the web changes everything, but nowhere is this more prevalent than in the office of the CMO. Gone are the days that the IT team owned the website and sales owned selling.

Big (Data) Problems

By Jen Burns in Cartoons, Featured on March 14, 2014

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Like the buzz that started with SO-LO-MO, companies know that big data is important. And like SO-LO-MO, they don’t really know where to get started or how to get the biggest bang out of this big-data-buck. Companies all over the Silicon Valley are growing tired of the “big data” buzz. As they should, the term was first coined in 1998 (according to the WSJ) so it’s actually about 15 ... Read More »

Free Shipping Reindeer

By Jen Burns in Cartoons, Featured on December 25, 2013

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Today, innovation and speedily getting products to market is expected as technology blurs past us on a daily basis. With Christmas, Santa’s Elves have to try their best to keep up with all of the demands of their customers. 

Better to Give than Receive

By Jen Burns in Cartoons, Featured on December 19, 2013

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It’s the season of giving. Be it something handmade, purchased from a store or ordered online, the time to give is now. Yet, the challenge can often be finding just the right gift for that special someone. And most shoppers would agree that the hunt is always more rewarding when a promotion, deal, coupon or free shipping is offered.

Depleted In-store-ventory

By Jen Burns in Cartoons, Featured, Holiday Shopping Survey on September 18, 2013

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, retailers both in store and online are developing and implementing their holiday strategies. (By the way, if you’re interested in what they are planning for this season, take a look at our Holiday Predictions Survey).

Tidings of Comfort and Joy?

By Marti Tedesco in Cartoons, Featured, Holiday Shopping Survey on August 26, 2013

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While most of America is lazing around on Christmas morning, few will have any idea of the exhausting months of retail preparation that precede the holiday.  Sure, most consumers understand that there are inventory and ordering issues, crowds and hustle at holiday time, but most, like the ecommerce exec pictured in our latest cartoon remain blissfully unaware of what it takes to meet all of the demands of the ... Read More »

Great Inventory in the Store

By Dan Darnell in Cartoons, Featured on October 2, 2012

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We’d like to introduce our latest cartoon series (see our Intent to Buy series) by innovative funny man, Tom Fishburne. In this series, Tom highlights the Misadventures in Merchandising. When it comes to retail, merchandisers struggle with providing the “hot” products at the right time based on a shopper’s profile data. When managing both an ... Read More »

Contextual Personalization

By Dan Darnell in Cartoons, Featured on September 18, 2012

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We’d like to introduce our latest cartoon series (see our Intent to Buy series) by innovative funny man, Tom Fishburne. In this series, Tom highlights the Misadventures in Merchandising. When it comes to retail, merchandisers struggle with providing the “hot” products at the right time based on a shopper’s profile data. Using profile data on your shoppers alone, can ... Read More »

A Day in the Life of a Merchandiser

By Dan Darnell in Cartoons on September 4, 2012

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We’d like to introduce our latest cartoon series (see our Intent to Buy series) by innovative funny man, Tom Fishburne. In this series, Tom highlights the Misadventures in Merchandising. When it comes to retail, merchandisers serve several important masters, from buyers to designers to corporate stylists and ... Read More »