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How the right statistics can make your thought leadership memorable
I invited Ron Lunde to continue to share some of his insights concerning brand/retailer and consumer relationships in today’s and tomorrow’s markets. Ron has career experience as a senior executive in wholesale and retail as well as a stint as a senior vice president at a major advertising agency.
Companies that closely connect their talent planning to their strategic planning perform better financially. Just as you would identify your most important business opportunities and develop strategies to capitalize upon them...
It’s increasingly difficult for midsize retailers to remain competitive against the ubiquity and scale of global online marketplaces. Some retailers possess customer data but are unsure what to do next. This is focused on that group.
Given the growing contribution of marketing investments, assets and strategies to firm value – investors need better reporting of the value and performance of marketing assets like brand value and customer equity to guide investment decisions and effectively allocate capital.
I invited Ron Lunde to share some of his insights concerning brand/retailer and consumer relationships in today’s markets. Ron has career experience as a senior executive in wholesale and retail as well as a stint as a Senior Vice President at a major advertising agency.

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L.L.Bean continues to claim a rare retail bragging right: a first place finish over Amazon. For the third year in a row, the outdoor outfitter has been named Customer Service Champion over the online behemoth in Prosper Insights & Analytics' annual review of service excellence among retailers.
The effects of years of underinvestment in U.S. infrastructure are in plain sight for rail commuters and interstate highway users. What form will new investment take, and what role should government play?
Delivering always-on, personalized experiences can be challenging, especially if a sales team is bogged down by slow, inefficient processes. So how can sales teams keep up in a fast-paced and demanding environment?
All organizations are already technology enabled to exploit Big Data opportunities. Leading international businesses are using smart technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to capture, analyze and use their corporate and customer-related data to understand and respond to their target markets, discover new business
The ability to organize and enable teams is becoming a key driver of competitive advantage. Success in this new epoch requires mastery of a range of communication and collaboration technologies. To be effective, such tools must be intuitive, interoperable, secure and easily provisioned as needed.
Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, weighs in on some of Prosper’s key predictive analytics and provides much needed knowledge for retailers.

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