Archive for January, 2013

Pay TV is Booming in Europe

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Despite a decrease in pay-TV in the States, the industry is growing rapidly in Europe. Pay-Tv households will increase by 10.2 percent to 186 million between 2012 and 2017.

So what’s driving this growth? Well, HDTV channels have increased 243 percent from 2009 to 2012. Also, European pay-TV subscribers have access to multiscreen services that offer interaction, user control, simulcasting across devices.

Check out the infographic below presented by ClickSoftware to learn more about what’s driving pay-TV growth in Europe.

Retail Social Media Top 10

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Almost every company uses social media to interact with their consumers, and if they don’t, then they are way behind the times. Retailers are no different. This infographic presented by Retail Customer Experience takes a look at the top 10 retailers in social media. Check it out below to see if any of your favorite retailers made the cut.

Apple is #Winning [Infographic]

Friday, January 25th, 2013

What makes a company stand out from the rest? Is it their creativity, leadership, innovation, or perhaps all three?  Apple has for sure gone over and above what many thought possible by becoming one of the top financial powerhouses of the new millennium. From iPhones to the ever classy iPad, Apple has gained a following that will not be satisfied with anything less than the newest hipster tools known to man.  This following stretches beyond the U.S., with 55% of Apple’s sales generated from foreign countries. Now, that’s a lot of sales!

So what is it going to take to keep Apple the financial and technological giant that it is presently?  The three major forces behind Apple’s success are laid out in this delightful infographic presented by California Phone Lookup.  Do you think that Apple can keep on #winning? Check out the infographic below and let us know what you think.
Apple is #Winning

What Can You Learn From the Knee Injury of Robert Griffin III? [Infographic]

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Injuries in the sports world are hardly uncommon.  With rigorous training and intense seasons of play, it makes sense why our favorite athletes have their share of hospital and physical therapy visits.  One of the most recent injuries was that of NFL quarterback, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.  Griffin arguably has the most popular knee in the U.S. after he tore his ACL and LCL in a wildcard playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.  Shortly thereafter, Griffin underwent an extensive surgery to repair his torn ligaments.

While you’re chances of tearing your ACL are minimal if you are a non-athlete (only 1 in 1000), tears in underage athletes are on the rise.  In 2011, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported an increase of 400% of underage athletes treated for ACL related injuries since 1999.  And with the cost of surgery to repair a torn ACL easily reaching to the $10,000 range, this surgery is not of little importance.

This infographic provided by Insurance Quotes gives insight into who is at risk for a torn ACL and what that damage means for them.

ACL injuries and knee surgery

From: Bankrate Insurance’s

The Psychology of Choice [Infographic]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Choice is an illusion.  Or so it seems.  In a mixture of psychology, neurology, and just plain observation, marketers understand the average shopper in ways that might surprise you and they make every effort to capitalize on that knowledge.

For example, research has shown that the first turn shoppers make is a right one.  As a result, retailers put their newer, more exciting products in the front right of their stores.  Retailers invest in extra advertising for the front of the store and consumers are more sensitive to external cues earlier in their shopping experience.  Coupons given at the store entrance see more results than those given inside the store.  One Harvard study shows that a coupon can actually increase the amount a customer is willing to spend.

Marketers know all of these things and are learning more about shopping habits every day.  To find out more about this subject, check out this infographic presented by BestPsychologyDegrees.

The Psychology of Choice
Source: Best Psychology Degrees

Social Gifting [Infographic]

Friday, January 18th, 2013

There is a problem when it comes to gifting. The cost of what people want is higher than what people are willing to pay. Gifts are getting more and more expensive. And there is nothing worse than not being able to afford a gift your loved on really wants. However, there is a solution you might not know of and it’s called social gifting.

Social gifting allows people to share wish lists so that others can collaborate and pitch in money for gifts. This is a great way for people to get the gifts that people really want without breaking the bank.

Check out the infographic below presented by Countmein to learn more about social gifting and how it works.

Football and Television [Infographic]

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Customer service is a huge part of any business, but especially so for cable and satellite companies as they deal with not only television, but often times internet and phone as well. Poor customer service reflects badly on a company and has led 2 out of 3 customers to switch service providers. Many of these providers are making a move to social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to handle issues as they arise.

All of that being said, the folks at ClickSoftware were curious to know how something like Football season effects TV viewers and the cable and satellite industries. Check out the infographic below to learn more.

CES Technology Trends for 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

What will they think of next? This is question many of us ask ourselves when some new technology is introduced to us. There seems to always be something new in the tech world that seems like nothing else could top it.

This infographic presented by BestChoiceReviews highlights some of the biggest trends at CES this year. Check it out below to see the best in televisions, smartphones, cameras and more for 2013.

Data Footprints by Generation [Infographic]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

As a member of the millennial generation myself (ages 18-29), it comes as no surprise that my generation is the most connected to the internet.  I was, however, a bit surprised to find out that baby boomers (55+) watch the most amount of television; I thought for sure that would be my generation as well–turns out, we opt to watch our video in other ways.

This infographic presented by Wikibon takes a deeper look into the data footprints of each generation. Check it out to learn more and find out what kind of footprint your generation is leaving behind.

Data Footprints by Generations
Via: Wikibon Infographics

Hide Yo’ Kids, Hide Yo’ Wife & Your Husband Too

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

You probably think your home will never get burglarized. However, the sad truth is that every 14.4 seconds a home in the U.S. is broken into. Of course the most logical way to keep your home safe is with a security system, but an additional way to keep your belongings safe is to think like a thief.

Knowing when burglars will strike and what they are looking for can help you safe guard your home from them. Check out the infographic below presented by Safe Sound Family to learn more about protecting your home from burglars.

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