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TODD SMITH — 8 trends every brand & business leader should eye in 2017

Tech and digital marketing tools will continue to improve how brands, companies and businesses reach consumers as we open the book on 2017 – and executives must adapt to reach ever-evolving audiences. Here are some of the top trends and changes in products, marketing, and leadership to tune into going into the new year, according to Fortune: 1. The Internet ...

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TODD SMITH — Leverage your content marketing strategy in 2017

Content marketing is a powerful marketing tool that can drive your branding success in the new year. It can establish your business as an authority on a topic, increases traffic to your website, helps your brand reach new customers and much more! If you intend on using content marketing in 2017, it is important to be aware the constantly evolving ...

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TODD SMITH — 2016 was a ‘surreal,’ ‘post-truth’ ‘xenophobia’ kind of year

It was a very “surreal” year “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream,” or “unbelievable, fantastic.” “Surreal” was chosen as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. The word joins Oxford’s “post-truth” and Dictionary.com’s “xenophobia” as the year’s top choices. “It just seems like one of those years,” said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large. The company tracks year-over-year growth ...

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TODD SMITH — ’12 Days of Christmas’ gifts rise only 0.7 percent in price; in-store shoppers get the biggest bargains

Reflecting a steep decline in energy costs, lower inflation and slow-but-steady economic growth, the 2015 PNC Christmas Price Index® (PNC CPI) experienced its lowest growth rate in six years at 0.6 percent in the whimsical holiday economic analysis by PNC Wealth Management. According to the 32nd annual report – which measures the cost of the gifts in the holiday classic, ...

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Jackson halts Entergy payments until lights get fixed

Jackson officials have decided not to pay the city’s monthly Entergy bill until the power company fixes street lights that have been broken for months. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the approximately $429,000 payment to Entergy from the claims docket, promising only to pay it once the lights are working. Councilman Kenneth Stokes ...

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TODD SMITH — New study shows how the press failed voters in the 2016 presidential election

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy. The negativity was not unique to the 2016 election cycle but instead part of a ...

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North entrance to Mississippi Capitol closed for a year

The north entrance of the Mississippi Capitol will be closed for the next year during the rebuilding of the second-floor terrace above it. The Department of Finance and Administration says the terrace is deteriorating from leaks. Officials announced Monday that the north lobby facing High Street is closing to rebuild the terrace with new structural supports and waterproof it. New ...

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Colonial Highlands puts grocery parcel back on market

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Colonial Highlands developer had been talking with Walmart about opening a 35,0000-square-foot store in the mixed-used development in Jackson. But that apparently is not an option now. The world’s largest retailer has decided to cut back drastically in store openings in the coming year. That has forced the project, whose cost is about $250 million and ...

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Congressman Harper not happy about recount

By BOBBY HARRISON U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper lamented Monday that the election recount being initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is an effort by Democrats “to portray this as an illegitimate outcome of the election.” The Republican Harper of Rankin County, who has represented Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District since 2009, told the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of ...

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Trustmark reports earnings up for third quarter

MBJ staff and wire services Trustmark Corp. reported on Tuesday net income of $31 million, or 46 cents per common share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $28.4 million, or 42 cents, a 9 percent increase, a year earlier. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also ...

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