The answer: big data. Target tracked the buying habits of thousands of newly pregnant women and found many pregnant women bought fragrance-free lotions and soaps, vitamin supplements such as zinc, calcium and magnesium and cotton balls in early stages of pregnancy. This type of big data enables Target to guess a woman is pregnant and even estimate her due date based upon her purchasing habits..
It’s time to tackle the proverbial elephant in the room –lifestyle change. When I was doing my field work in graduate school, I shadowed a pathologist at a community hospital. He had started his career in primary care, but he eventually became so disenchanted with treating the same conditions and begging patients to make lifestyle [...]
By Ryan Lamont (@RyLamont) “Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view.” Shel Silverstein has a unique way of capturing the essence of penetrating a larger-than-life concept in an amusing and light-hearted verse. Last week we celebrated our annual [...]
What he probably did not anticipate was for Coca-Cola to feature a story about the ban on its own website. Seem counterintuitive?
By Sam Cox (@samanthamcox) Presentation. A single word that makes many people – including even some PR professionals – shudder. Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of assisting Brian Ellis during several client presentation trainings. Brian leads our media, communication and crisis training work at CRT/tanaka, and every time I leave one [...]
By Emily Lacy (@emstheticket) Despite what the movies might feed you (hello, childhood full of Disney!), if you’ve been part of a romantic duo that lasted beyond the initial hormonal flash in the pan, you know the truth about long-term, serious relationships: they take work. The beginning of every new relationship is exciting, filled with [...]
By David McNamara On September 12, Apple hosted an event to announce its latest smartphone amid much feverish anticipation on the part of tech journalists and consumers. Leading up to the event were the expected rumors circulating the internet about what the new phone would be called and what new capabilities it would have. At [...]