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Ralph Jacobson

Global Consumer Products Industry Marketing Executive
IBM

Although I work in a tech company, I actually don't get drowned in apps all that much... other than email and Google search and maps, that's really about it. Pretty sad, huh? I only tweet, etc. for work. Free time is spent on digital detox!!!

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Dick Seesel made a very accurate comment, yet I'd add that there are physical locations that are high-traffic areas during the holidays where chain stores may not actually have presences. Those are the ones that offer opportunity for those larger stores as pop-ups. How about an outdoor holiday center...

There is nothing but opportunity for more shopping channels than Amazon. Although there is initial retailer hesitation, I would recommend adoption of the Google button or something similar to offer a wider choice and greater control of the shopping experience by the consumer. Merchants need to be everywhere today....

Social Media Analytics is one of the most top-of-mind areas our CPG clients are talking about with us these days. The good news is that insights from the technology available today takes the gut-feel out of decision making based upon the insights. Gathering information on what people are saying...

Although video has indeed been utilized in the past, I still feel it is a great tool for suppliers to manage their displays to ensure retail execution.

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I am feeling SO old right now. I LOVE all the vintage holiday standards! I say play a mix of new and old holiday tunes, but definitely play them!

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Wearable tech on our wrists or ankles for fitness are widely accepted by society, whereas face tech is not. Think about it: How much have eyeglasses actually changed in the past 200 years or so? We just ain't ready for it ... yet. Bluetooth earpieces are somewhat utilized, but...

I'm actually a bit encouraged by these findings. In most cuts of the data, a small minority believe their debt will be perpetual. Based upon recent surveys, I believe consumer sentiment and confidence continue to grow in most major metropolitan areas of the U.S. This is not true globally,...

I know of more than one top or senior female executive in a major supermarket company in the U.S. who began their careers as a part-time store cashier, etc. I think great strides have been made in our business for women to achieve leadership positions. If anything, I also...

I LOVE this promotion! I am a haggler from way back, so my comments are purely from my personal perspective. When you look at art, collectibles, etc., prices tend to be driven by emotion in general, so I would think a merchant would rather sell an item for a...

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