Finally, the time will come very soon when Americans can use smart phones to pay for almost everything. According to this CNN News video, smart phone users can download a free app that allows them to make payments with their phones. For now, this app only works on the Android system and is only available in certain Nexus phones. The developer is urging more merchants to adopt this app and will soon introduce this concept in big markets like NYC and San Francisco.
Using smart phones as a means of payments works great for those who enjoy city life. When people go out for parties at night, they no longer need to carry anything else but their cell phones with them. How cool is that? This app, however, also raises privacy and security concerns. As a business owner, what are your thoughts of adopting this mobile trend? As a consumer, how would you like or dislike the ideas?
“Every business interacts with a variety of publics: consumers, the general public, the financial community, the organizations’ employees, government, the media, suppliers, and many others. Public relations is the process by which the relationships with each to these publics is managed.” --- Reid and Bojanic, in Hospitality Marketing Management (2010, p. 492).
Just recently at my workplace, there was an incident regarding one of my coworkers. It turns out that he used Facebook’s personal messaging system as a medium to exchange harsh words with another person. This person was not in any way connected to our company, but after finding out where my coworker worked through my coworker’s Facebook profile, this person decided to post on our company’s public Facebook profile what my coworker had said to them for anyone to see. It appeared that my coworker said things that were not nice; and even though he thought he was having a private conversation via personal messaging with this person, t…
Entering the summer, we need to pay attention to the following travel trends: Travelers continue to take more short road trips.International destinations become more popular.The demand for long-haul flights remains strong. More travelers will visit national parks.Hotels will win more travelers this summer than OTAs.Sustainability will remain a buzzword for the industry.Do you also observe those trends? (visit Multibriefs.com for my detailed discussion). Add additional trends to the list are welcome - please share with us.
A recent trend has emerged in the beverage industry that pinpoints a change in attitude and behavior in consumers. Want to find out what this new trend is? Next time you are at a grocery store, walk down the wine aisle and look for something out of the ordinary. Between all of the wine bottles, something different will pop out: wine cans. It now seems that beer is not the only alcoholic beverage sold in cans. Within the past year, the creation and consumption of canned wine have greatly increased. In fact, canned wine sales have more than doubled in the past year, according to a Business Insider study. The study showed that sales of canned wine reached up to a revenue of $6.4 million in 2015 and so far to $14.5 million in 2016. Although canned wine currently only makes up about 1% of the market, the growth rate is rapidly climbing, comments Sommelier, Andrew Jones.
The idea of canned wine only began a few years ago. Andrew Jones, who started Field Recordings winery in Paso Robles, Ca…