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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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Pinterest Releases New Stats on How Pinners Use the Platform to Make Purchases

Pinterest Releases New Stats on How Pinners Use the Platform to Make Purchases | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Have you considered using Pinterest as part of your social media marketing outreach? The platform's released some new stats on how Pinners use the platform in their purchase journeys - and they may inspire you to take another look. 

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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted."


Decades before social media, Sontag (b. Jan 16, 1933) wrote brilliantly about our "aesthetic consumerism" of images

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Infographic: TV Remains the World's Number 1 News Source

Infographic: TV Remains the World's Number 1 News Source | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Despite the rise of websites and search engines as alternatives to „classic“ news sources such as television, newspapers and the radio, the TV is still the news source most people around the globe rely on. That’s the result of a global survey of more than 30,000 online consumers across 60 countries conducted by Nielsen.

When asked where they get the news, 53 percent of the global respondents named the television as one of their go-to sources. Search engines and social media sites were the second and third most popular choices with newspapers relegated to fourth place.

Not surprisingly, news preferences vary across different generations. However, TV is the most popular choice for Millennials (21-34), Gen Xers (34-49), Baby Boomers (50-64) and the Silent Generation (65+) with Generation Z respondents (15-20 years old) the only ones favoring social media sites over TV for news consumption....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 1, 2015 11:41 PM

TV still rules as preferred news source worldwide

DaHive's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:04 AM

la TV reste le média de référence sur la consommation de contenu "News" 

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Which Country Spends the Most Online? #Infographic

Which Country Spends the Most Online? #Infographic | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Residents of Hong Kong are the ecommerce champions of the world. By far.

The average consumer spends $2,868 per year online shopping in Hong Kong, according to data from the German statistics firm Statista. The country next in line for the most online spending is Norway, with an average of $2,448 spent per consumer. And Israel rounds has the third most online spending per capita with $2,171 spent per year.

To be sure, online spending correlates with a country’s wealth. And only countries that are reasonably well connected to the Internet are included in this research.

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Dazzling D's curator insight, November 9, 2015 8:09 PM

Interesting...

Caroline Doughty's curator insight, November 10, 2015 8:56 AM

Cyber Monday is coming up.  1 day sales anticipated to top $3Billion - a 12% growth in online sales over 2014 for the one day.  What are your plans for holiday shopping? Online or keep it local? 

Megan Katherine's curator insight, November 10, 2015 11:48 AM

Will shopping malls become irrelevant?

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How Many E-Commerce Shopping Carts Are Abandoned? #INFOGRAPHIC

How Many E-Commerce Shopping Carts Are Abandoned? #INFOGRAPHIC | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Here’s some key facts:

  • Almost 68% of online shopping carts are abandoned
  • There is a $100 “psychological barrier” when it comes to online purchases that causes many to abandon their carts
  • 90% of leads go cold after one hour

How has abandoned shopping carts affected your e-commerce business?


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Why do people unfollow brands on Social Media? [Infographic]

Why do people unfollow brands on Social Media? [Infographic] | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Do you know why you are disengaging your social media fans? Social media channels give Marketers the opportunities for reach, to build a community and qual. Marketing topic(s):Social media analytics. Advice by Susanne Colwyn.

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Designing for Profit: On “Instructions for Use”

Designing for Profit: On “Instructions for Use” | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

When companies offer instructions as to how much of their product to use, what do you think drives their decisions as to what advice to give?

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Customer Satisfaction Rises for Ecommerce, Falls for Offline Retail, Says ACSI Retail Report

Customer Satisfaction Rises for Ecommerce, Falls for Offline Retail, Says ACSI Retail Report | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
ACSI Retail Report 2014 examines customer satisfaction for top retailers, both traditional and online, including popular department or discount store chains; dollar stores and wholesale warehouse clubs; office suppliers and home improvement; electronics, clothing, book retailers; supermarkets, drug stores, and Web retailers.
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Should Men’s Products Fear a Woman’s Touch?

Should Men’s Products Fear a Woman’s Touch? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Most eight-year-olds are familiar with cooties: an imaginary infectious disease spread through proximity to children of the opposite sex. We eventually outgrow the silly idea.


But when it comes to the world of consumer products, fear of associating with the opposite sex, at least for some, never really goes away.

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How Our Brain Determines if the Product is Worth the Price

How Our Brain Determines if the Product is Worth the Price | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Are consumers more likely to buy if they see the price before the product, or vice versa? Uma Karmarkar and colleagues scan the brains of shoppers to find out.
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Retail therapy: How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing

Retail therapy: How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
“You would be amazed to find how often we mislead ourselves, regardless of how smart we think we are, when we attempt to explain why we are behaving the way we do,” Dichter observed in 1960, in his book “The Strategy of Desire”. He held that marketplace decisions are driven by emotions and subconscious whims and fears, and often have little to do with the product itself. Trained as a psychoanalyst, Dichter saw human motivation as an “iceberg”, with two-thirds hidden from view, even to the decision-maker. “What people actually spend their money on in most instances are psychological differences, illusory brand images,” he explained.

At a time when national companies were aggressively jockeying for position among Americans—a suddenly cash-happy and acquisitive bunch—Dichter promised a way to influence consumers' brains. If shopping was an emotional minefield, then strategic marketing could be a gold mine for companies.

Between the late 1930s and 1960s Dichter became famous for transforming the fates of businesses such as Procter & Gamble, Exxon, Chrysler, General Mills and DuPont. His insight changed the way hundreds of products were sold, from cars to cake mix. He pioneered research techniques such as the focus group, understood the power of word-of-mouth persuasion and earned startling fees for his theories. By the late 1950s his global business reached an annual turnover of $1m ($8m today), and he enjoyed a reputation as the Freud of the supermarket age.
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How Colors Affect Conversion Infographic

How Colors Affect Conversion Infographic | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Colors plays major role in our life. Check out how colors affect your customers decision and make conversion happen. #infographics #conversion
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Luxury brands often misidentify their target consumers

Luxury brands often misidentify their target consumers | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

"That's according to new research from Epsilon and The Luxury Institute. An analysis compared 30,000 luxury shoppers to uncover insights, myths and stereotypes of the luxury shopper ..."

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Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Women and men are paying different amounts for similar, comparable products at major retailers, and Canada has no consumer protection against price discrimination based on gender, CBC's Marketplace found.


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Grocery Shoppers Won’t Part with Paper Coupons

Grocery Shoppers Won’t Part with Paper Coupons | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A July 2014 study indicates that reading printed circulars at home is the most popular way US grocery shoppers save cash. Half of all respondents did so before their last supermarket trip. Comparably, only 4.0% of shoppers found a promotion on social media.
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Why PayPal’s Split From eBay Threatens 70 Million Americans

Why PayPal’s Split From eBay Threatens 70 Million Americans | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Inc. PayPal’s coming split from eBay potentially threatens eBay, Apple Pay, and all the ungainly legacy tech companies whose investors are now pushing them to break into pieces.  But there’s also a large group of people for whom the PayPal-eBay breakup is bad news: anyone...
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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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Why Collect?

Why Collect? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Not only is is obvious (and lame) to say that the reasons for collecting are as varied as the collections themselves, but I've already discussed that the m
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Policy Update: “Redskins” | Etsy News Blog

Policy Update: “Redskins” | Etsy News Blog | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Effective today, the term redskin will no longer be permitted in the Etsy marketplace, out of respect for Native Americans.
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Should Buyers Be Able to Cancel eBay Orders within 1 Hour?

Should Buyers Be Able to Cancel eBay Orders within 1 Hour? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
There's a new eBay policy that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with all the changes the marketplace announced on ...
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This is another attempt by eBay to nail the coffins shut on small mom & pop shops, independent artists and antique dealers, plain & simple.

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Good News-Bad News: Priority Mail Rates Change Next Month

Good News-Bad News: Priority Mail Rates Change Next Month | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
There's good news - or bad news - for shippers when it comes to new USPS Priority Mail rates that go into effect on September 7th, depending on how you purchase postage. Make sure you're prepared for next month's changes.
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Survey Asks eBay Sellers about Mandatory Managed Returns

Survey Asks eBay Sellers about Mandatory Managed Returns | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
eBay sellers, will you be keeping your return policies the same once eBay's new Managed Returns policy takes effect for all sellers? Take our survey and we'll share the results.
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I find this Managed Returns policy terrifying - both as a seller & a buyer.

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Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld

Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online
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Tom Kabinet offers a platform that it says lets users legally sell used ebooks. Sellers have to declare they obtained their copies legally and agree to delete their versions when a sale is made.

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Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on..

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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