The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced on Monday it plans to establish an Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) to provide retailers with information on cyber security threats identified by other merchants, the government, law enforcement and financial services firms. Will the creation of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center by the NRF help to deal more effectively with cyber security threats?
Ever since the very first cute kitten video went viral, individuals and marketers have been looking to post content online that attracts millions of views. Now, researchers from Stanford, Facebook and Cornell say they have developed a system, which can predict viral events up to 88 percent of the time. Do you see value to marketers in the findings of the viral events study?
The recent bankruptcy filings of Sbarro, Quiznos and Hot Dog on a Stick had some observers lamenting on the sorry state of food courts and regional malls. How would you revamp food courts at the regional malls? Are food courts potentially a material differentiator for malls to online shopping?