Without Harry Potter and other leading franchise titles upping the ante, print book sales in the United States returned to a more standard year for the industry in 2017. With fewer juggernaut titles and categories, overall U.S. print books sales growth was slower than in the previous three years. NPD BookScan recaps the year in books 2017.
“Fake news” accusations appear to have created a “credibility crisis” and impacted public trust in the media, Karla Jo Helms, founder and CEO of JoTo PR says, “but we’ve seen an increase in the number of media outlets carrying news to the public — and the amount of content the media is putting out.”
Shane Barker Consulting rounded up some lead-generation trends shaping up in the B2B space for CMO.com. Generating valuable leads is often the biggest challenge business owners and their sales staffs face. The following developments can lead to new strategies.
A new study concludes that walking has the potential to significantly improve the public’s health. It finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity. The study appears early online in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
There will be further refinements, mass adoptions of certain trends, and a whole new batch of tempting handsets. Here’s what the experts at DigitalTrends.com expect to see this year in smartphones.
When it comes to fashion, flashy logos have been out of vogue for a while. But a number of premium retailers say logos are back. Coach Brand President & CEO Josh Schulman told investors on the company's second-quarter conference call that the company is seeing "a global movement in luxury brands toward a higher penetration of logo product."
The furniture and design emporium, Roman and Williams Guild, and its in-store cafe, bakery and restaurant, La Mercerie, grabbed headlines when it opened in December. The designers suggest that the line between retail and restaurant is a porous border that can be pushed even further.
2018 is looking to be the greenest year yet for the auto market, according to new data from Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform. Edmunds analysts project that overall market share for green vehicles (EVs, plug-ins and traditional hybrids) will reach 4.4 percent in 2018, compared to an estimated 3.2 percent in 2017.
A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that specialized fitness wearables integrated into clothing and ear-based ‘hearables’ will grow from an expected 4.5 million shipped in 2018 to nearly 30 million in 2022, an increase of more than 550%. By contrast, conventional activity tracker shipments will only grow by 20% in that time.
According to The NPD Group’s Checkout, a receipt mining service, close to one-third (29 percent) of total online apparel buyers purchased outerwear online in the 12 months ending November 2017, up two percentage points over the previous year. The average consumer is spending $178 when buying outerwear online, a 3 percent increase in spending over the prior year.
As rent consumes a growing share of household income in many cities, some people must relocate or find ways to offset rising prices. An increasingly popular way to cut costs is by adding a roommate. Nationally, 30 percent of working-age adults—aged 23 to 65—live in doubled-up households, up from a low of 21 percent in 2005 and 23 percent in 1990, Zillow reports.