US economy ekes out 0.4% growth in fourth quarter
The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Department of Commerce has said.
BBC News – 3/28/2013
Analytics Is Like Driving
One of the wonderful things about going to conferences is the ability to sit back and listen instead of leaning forward and solving problems - or equations - all day. When one is sitting back, listening, the mind gets to wander. Not far, but wide enough to hit some aha moments along the way.
ClickZ – 3/28/2013
Manufacturers Outline Goals for Successful EU Trade Agreement Negotiations
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons sent a letter today to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of the trade agreement with the European Union (EU) to make manufacturers in the United States more globally competitive and create jobs.
NAM – 3/27/2013
OSHA Schedules Additional Crane Meeting
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a third informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
Construction Equipment – 3/22/2013
Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013
Mobile Email - Metrics and Quick Wins
We have many clients investing in responsive design for email, but few who have done an A/B split test against the control. These marketers look at the numbers and use common sense: if 30 to 60 percent of my email opens are on mobile devices, my message should look great on screens small and large.
ClickZ – 3/20/2013
Getting Ready for Real Time
Social networks and real-time marketing is a classic chicken-or-the-egg scenario: have social networks evolved to support real-time marketing, or is the real-time frenzy a product of social media mania? Either way, as social networks continue to grow at an exponential speed, as illustrated in eMarketer’s “Meeting the Need for Speed: How Social Analytics Support Real-Time Marketing,” it’s evident that real-time marketing is becoming a brand imperative.
ClickZ – 3/20/2013
OSHA Schedules Meetings to Discuss Crane Operator Certification Requirements
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/18/2013
Goods Orders Exceed Forecast in Sign of U.S. Factory Rebound
Orders for durable goods climbed more than forecast in December, showing U.S. manufacturing rebounded following a mid-year slump.
Bloomberg – 1/28/2013
Realizing Agile Email Marketing: The Future of Video, Content, and Context
In my last column, I discussed the importance of adapting to change and the use of responsive design to optimize content rendering. In this column, I will dive deeper into that trend and highlight what Movable Ink refers to as “agile email marketing.”
ClickZ – 1/28/2013