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TODD SMITH — Holiday sales set records for Cyber Monday, Black Friday

Cyber Monday sales vaulted to a multi-billion-dollar record, easily surpassing last year’s total, marking the largest online shopping day of all time in the U.S. Based on data from Adobe Analytics – which tracks hundreds of retail websites – sales soared to $9.4 billion by the end of Cyber Monday, growing 19.7 percent year over year and beating last year’s record of nearly $8 billion. That’s on ...

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TODD SMITH — Not milk? Largest brand buys the farm

Not Milk! With a nod to one of the greatest branding campaigns in the world – who can forget Got Milk! – our society has increasingly tossed the jug and opted for tea and soft drinks instead. This alarming trend recently led to the nation’s biggest milk producer filing for bankruptcy. Dean Foods blamed a decadelong drop in milk consumption ...

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Allegiant offers flights between Gulfport-Biloxi and Nashville

MBJ staff Allegiant announces new nonstop service from Gulfport to Nashville via Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport beginning Feb. 15. The company is offering introductory one-way fares on the new route for as low as $55. “We’re excited to offer Gulfport residents new travel options to one of the fastest growing destinations– steeped in music history, Nashville,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president ...

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TODD SMITH — LinkedIn boosts newsroom to 65 journalists

Dan Roth – editor-in-chief of LinkedIn – has a vision for making the social media powerhouse must read for news. It is Roth’s dream for LinkedIn’s 645 million members and for workers who have yet to use the site to turn to the site for news with their morning coffee. He envisions LinkedIn as the perfect “utility” for professionals. “LinkedIn ...

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TODD SMITH — Tech companies tops in best global brand survey

Interbrand has released its Best Global Brands 2019 report (bestglobalbrands.com), the 20th edition of the world’s first brand valuation survey, showing that Apple, Google, and Amazon continue their success as the three most valuable brands worldwide. The report also uncovered that the luxury and retail industry is still the fastest growing sector. Taking into account Interbrand’s unparalleled wealth of 20 years of brand valuation data, ...

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TODD SMITH — ABC ‘World News Tonight’ gains in popularity

David Muir, anchor of ABC “World News Tonight” is delivering the news to a broader audience. The nightly news program has become one of the most-watched network programs, according to Variety. Since joining the newscast as anchor in 2014, the network has gained audience share. Muir recently spoke to the publication to discuss what today’s audience is seeking from the ...

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TODD SMITH — Americans are wary of role social media plays in delivering the news

While debate rages over how social media sites can improve the quality of news they offer while enforcing rules fairly, most Americans are pessimistic about these efforts and are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, conducted July 8-21, majorities say that social media companies have ...

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TODD SMITH — American trust erodes for Congress, tech leaders

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center report that examines public confidence in eight groups of people who hold positions of power and responsibility in America. The new survey looked at ...

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TODD SMITH — The four types of young news consumers

There’s very interesting news out about how people under age 35 are consuming news. It’s all in the palm of their hands – in their phones, more specifically! Research conducted recently by consulting firm Flamingo for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism revealed some insightful trends. The study complements Reuter’s previously released qualitative study, the 2019 Digital News ...

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TODD SMITH — Facebook taps journalists, part 2

Facebook grabbed headlines last year when it cut its “trending topics” editorial team. Now, it’s back in editor hiring mode. Recently, the social media leader announced plans to hire what it is describing as a “small team” of veteran journalists – likely 10 or fewer – to choose content that will be featured in a section of the news tab, ...

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