Final Holiday Season Tally: 2016 Best In Five Years

The National Retail Federation and VISA attributed the overall strength of the numbers to low unemployment, growing wages and confidence among consumers. "The economy was clearly stronger in the fall," says NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz in a release. "Economic indicators were up, retailers offered great deals, confidence improved and all of that empowered consumers to spend more." ...


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A Million Little Manila Envelopes: Truth, 'Compromat,' Fake News

President-Elect Trump's first formal press conference in months was a circus. In his defense, senior advisor Kellyanne Conway announced during an interview that we shouldn't listen to his words, but rather, look at "what's in his ...

Events & Awards

Each year, all year, MediaPost hosts more than 30 events across a range of marketing disciplines ... including our OMMA events, Insider Summits and Creative Media, OMMA and Appy Awards. Chances are some are just right for you.

Arms Race To Annoy Prospects?

According to Millward Brown, Generation Z, ages 16-19 -- who are just on the cusp of being most marketers' key target audience -- apparently hate digital ads even more than those who came before them. So ...

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Marketing AI: How Not To Make An A.R.S.E. Of It

The whole of CES was buzzing with AI promises, debates, and showcases.The only thing is, I don't think we are really talking about artificial intelligence. ...

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