Insight on Business with Michael Libbie is our Monday - Friday look at the world of advertising, marketing, consumer trends and best business practices. You can catch the show LIVE today a Noon Central here at Webcast One Live or on your time after we post the entire video. And, because we want to hear what you've got to say you can join us in The Chat or follow me on Twitter. I monitor @MichaelLibbie before, during and after the show. Ready? Let's go! Here is the show from today. Links are below the video:
Further testimony that the economy is improving (even though we had a lousy day on Wall Street and it looks like interest rates are going to go up) online sales hit a record in November. comScore reports that retail online spending has hit $11.64 billion, a 13% increase over last year. Black Friday saw $648 million in online sales, the heaviest online spending day to date and a 9% increase over Black Friday 2009. Even on Thanksgiving Day folks dropped $407 million, a 28% increase over 28% from last year. And, none of this includes sales from Cyber Monday, we'll have those numbers later but expect sales to reach $1 billion with most people buying from...work.
In additional retail news - Do you offer coupons for discounts? If not, this might change your mind. Again, according to a comScore survey 84% of American Shoppers say that coupons are important in their buying decisions. A whopping 31% make their gift giving lists according to coupons and not always what a person might actually WANT for the holidays. So, where is your retail business on this?
And, finally retail lovers - The National Retail Federation reports that Thanksgiving Retail Sales hit $45 billion, up from $41.2 billion last year. Gobble...gobble! So, how are you doing?
Let's talk...Leadership - With Jeff Hannah - Maybe shopping is more on your mind...however just a month ago Americans were talking "leadership". Who has it? Who doesn't? What does it take to be a leader? Can "leaders" be created? Can you "learn" leadership or are some qualities natural? Let's find out today with Jeff Hannah, president of Touchstone Executive Development. Jeff's job is leadership development, training and education. We'll find out together and help you learn more about your leadership style and abilities. Join us today at Noon Central as Jeff Hannah brings leadership lessons to Insight on Business.
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Oh..one other thing. Looks like I get to be a guest today on Liz Live with...Liz Nead. We'll maybe talk Chanukah and Holidays? Who knows...just got the word. See you at 9AM Central on Liz Live here at Webcast One LIVE and then again at Noon Central with Insight on Business! Over exposure baby?