25 Jan’14Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’‘everything in-store, same-day delivery @ lowest prices’ vision took another big step forward with this latest announcement. Here is the first in a new BIG ISSUE series called The Amazon Effect!
Yesterday at the inspirational 2014 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth Conference inventor Patrick O’Neillwas presented with the prestigious award for arguably the most innovative business supplies product in 2013
Many observers billed last year as ‘empty 13’, but consistent innovation and digital development coupled with a better economic outlook created a wealth of opportunity for marketers. According to Marketing Week 2014 promises to be just as exciting!
16 Jan’14 (Complete)
US#1 consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy’s much hyped recovery and counter attack on Amazonhas failed miserably. We highlight why CEO Hubert Joly is deluding himself...
13 Jan’14Branding’s big guns like Coca Cola stand for happiness; Nike for can-do attitude. Here are 14 PPS brands that stand for productivity…
Time to review a positive year for the Personal Productivity Services (PPS) marketplace with progressive service providers setting an example to bigbox players and independent dealers stuck in a traditional stationary mindset…available on 16 Jan'14, sorry
What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Officeteam, Keurig, Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2014. Here are our pointed predictions…
6 Jan’14 (Complete)
Most economic forecasters now believe 2014 will be a strong year with business and consumer spending on the up in US/UK. We believe the continuing need to drive personal productivity will be the positive force for growth in the PPS market…
5 Jan'14 (Complete)
The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2013. The new messily merged Office Depot (aka ODMax)and static Staples have now lost an estimated $10Bn in sales over the past 5 years. Progressive independent resellers and massemarketers viz. Amazoncontinued to gain market share...
1 Jan'14 (Complete)
2013 built on 2012 as strong year of recovery and discovery; a year for progressive marketers dominated by mobile ecommerce: personalised emarketing; open webstores optimised for mobile users. The industry got leaner, cleaner and greener. The Proficiency Indexreview of the best performers is published here with winners in each category...
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