Will Exercise Junkies ‘Save’ The Smartwatch?

PYMNTS

In fact, the smartwatch industry remains very much a niche and specialized market, one that Apple and other brands and retailers have not done a very good job capitalizing on or monetizing so far. To put things in perspective, Juniper Research released a market study in January of this year stating that the Apple Watch had claimed 52 percent of the smartwatch market in 2015. And Apple is now the market leader in smartwatches.

Fitness Goes Micro With ‘Workout Pods’ Designed For On-Demand Exercise

CB Insights

In one sense, the market in China is primed for fitness innovation. Nonetheless, the workout pods are a trend worth watching — if they take off, they might infiltrate Western markets in the years to come. With 1.35

What are some key credit union table top exercises?

CU Insight

Table top exercises enable you to work through what would happen in a similar situation, and set clear expectations for each employee’s roles and responsibilities. Eventually, you can run a table top exercise before you do your Disaster Recovery (DR) test.

Two exercises to help your credit union tell a better digital story

CU Insight

This exercise you have completed has not been done in vain. Considering the critical role your website and other digital channels play in helping to guide a consumer to open an account or apply for a loan, I would now like you to conduct a second exercise.

Finding credit needles in the (market) haystack

Insights on Business

Institutions invested in a broad range of corporate debt instruments can draw business benefit from adopting an integrated view of market and credit risks. This article seeks to illustrate some of these combined market and credit risk analysis benefits at a single security level.

Credit Union ‘Jump Starts’ Staff Passion for Hispanic Member Service with Immersion Exercises, Training

Coopera

Coopera’s staff took us through an immersion exercise where we went to a local market for lunch,” said Jakubowski. “We Divided into subgroups, such as marketing, Spanish language and compliance, the team is playing an instrumental role in the development and launch of PFCU’s new branch location. Buy-in from management was a critical first step to developing the Prime Financial Credit Union’s (PFCU) Hispanic member growth plan. And it did not come easily.

Apple Has 50 Pct Of Smartwatch Market, Samsung And Fitbit Grow

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And although Apple Watch market share dropped 15 percent over the same time period, it still dominates with control of more than 50 percent of the market. Retail Apple Watch Fitbit market share News Q4 Samsung Smartwatch Wearables What's Hot

Online Fitness Experiences Where Signup Is The Light Lift Differentiator

PYMNTS

When it comes to Forster’s target market, he thinks his service has a broad reach, but will likely have a similar target demographic to other companies in the wellness space. Retail content streaming exercise fitness News subscription commerce subscriptions

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Credit union ‘jump starts’ staff passion for Hispanic member service with immersion exercises, training

CU Insight

Coopera’s staff took us through an immersion exercise where we went to a local market for lunch,” said Jakubowski. “We The post Credit union ‘jump starts’ staff passion for Hispanic member service with immersion exercises, training appeared first on CUInsight.

Groupon And The Big Business Of Beauty

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The market opportunity is huge — health, beauty, wellness is a $100+ billion industry in the U.S., markets, which lets people seamlessly book and pay for beauty appointments using the Groupon [mobile] app.”. Retail anti-aging products beauty beauty products Cosmetics exercise facials Featured News fitness floatation tank grooming Groupon gym memberships hand cream Health laser hair removal makeup Massage mobile app moisturizer News shaving products spas supplements waxing

Noom’s New Approach To Solving The Obesity Epidemic

PYMNTS

And working to capture a piece of that $60 billion market – and hopefully help to boost its success rate to somewhere north of 20 percent – is Noom. The accountability aspect — inputting data such as caloric intake, sleep, exercise, etc. ” Ecosystems diet exercise Health and Wellness healthy living News Noom obesity Weight Loss weight loss appDespite the fact that Americans spend over $60 billion per year trying to lose weight in the U.S.,

Uber Of X: SwitchFit Is The Uber Of Workout Regimens

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There are more choices in fitness than ever, but original, creative and exciting options aren’t marketed well, usually because they don’t have the budget. If a partner wants to increase traffic for a session, they can reduce the price, but we don’t market a discount model. This had a few inherent flaws, like market size and psychographic issues. uber of x exercise fitness gyms Retail studios SwitchFit Uber of X working out workout

Three ways bank-marketing executives should use data

Abrigio

Data may serve as a buzzword for marketers, but it doesn’t make it any less important. Data measuring customers’ habits, likes and dislikes, is a critical tool to any marketing pro’s toolbox. Bank and credit union marketers are often in a unique position to leverage the aggregated data of their customers. Here are three, key ways for financial-institution marketers to employ data smartly and with maximum impact: Know the demographics.

The 30-minute marketing plan

CU Insight

Still trying to find the time to put together a beautifully written, well-researched, comprehensive marketing plan? Believe it or not, most credit unions we speak to don’t have an in-depth marketing strategy or plan. That’s where the 30-minute marketing plan comes in.

A banker’s guide to Facebook’s new advertising rules

BankThink

Banks will likely continue to exercise caution in the wake of Facebook's announcement that it’s restricting the way providers of housing, employment and credit advertise on its site. Social media Digital marketing Race discrimination Age discrimination Facebook Forrester Research

Interested in loyalty? Make it easy

CU Insight

Managing career, school, kids, exercise, housework, charity, and community involvement takes a lot of energy. We are a busy society. When you ask people how they are doing, you can be sure that you will hear, “I’m busy” early on in the course of the conversation.

Pros and cons of remote work

CU Insight

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Adobe to Acquire Marketo: So What?

Gonzobanker

As banks and credit unions pour gasoline on their direct outreach, Adobe’s announced acquisition of Marketo shows us just how hot digital marketing automation is right now. In the morphing cross-industry world of sales, marketing and even some service outreach, it’s hot.

How Banks Can Stay More Connected Like Amazon

Gonzobanker

Reorganize around the entire customer buying process by consolidating sales, marketing and service, instead of organizing by departments and product lines. Deploy strategic delivery plans—aligning with strategic or tech plans —that may start with a journey-mapping exercise.

Uber CEO Blames Trade War For IPO Struggles

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So, I think we got caught up a bit in the market swirl, and there’s nothing you can do about that.”. … We work on building a great enterprise — the market will take care of itself.”. IPO Dara Khosrowshahi ipo News Ridesharing stock market stock price trade war Uber What's Hot

Five ways to improve your marketing today

CU Insight

Quick exercise regimens that offer ways you can move from the couch to a 5K in a month. Do those “get rich quick” type schemes work when it comes to marketing for credit unions and banks? When we do marketing audits for clients, this is typically one of the recommendations we make.

10 traits of very successful people

CU Insight

In a recent Inc.com article , Jake Newfield, inbound marketing specialist for HubSpot, said that after examining and interviewing more than 35 billionaires, no matter where their success came from, they all had 10 traits in common.

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New market perspectives at your credit union

CU Insight

To see what she meant, try this simple exercise: Ask a variety of people who Ron Howard is. General Credit Unions CU Management CUES Demographics market perspectives Mary Auestad Arnold

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The 2018 MarTech Landscape is Here

Perficient Financial Servies

Scott has produced The Marketing Technology Landscape chart since 2011. While the chart is a massive display of logos, it serves to show which vendors play in each category of the market. This goes to show how well much Sales should be tied Marketing.

Searching for the Priceline of Fintech after Lending Market Meltdown Week

Daily Fintech

Ondeck was the first Lending Market to go public, before Lending Club. Both have been hammered since their IPO and last week was a blood bath that we call Lending Market Meltdown Week, with gloomy news from Lending Club and earlier layoffs from Prosper and an earnings miss from Ondeck.

Searching for the Priceline of Fintech after Lending Market Meltdown Week

Daily Fintech

Ondeck was the first Lending Market to go public, before Lending Club. Both have been hammered since their IPO and last week was a blood bath that we call Lending Market Meltdown Week, with gloomy news from Lending Club and earlier layoffs from Prosper and an earnings miss from Ondeck.

Towards a CFO-CRO collaboration model: the real challenges for banks

Bobs Guide

Bank internal functions related to risk (CRO) and finance (CFO) nowadays have become key actors for a huge amount of regulatory and management/market requirements.

JPMorgan Chase Uses Esri Mapping For Branch Plans, Resilience And Marketing

Tech and Finance

So with 5,500 branches and 18,000 ATMs located across 23 states, JPMorgan Chase relies on geographic information systems (GIS), along with customer data to choose facility locations and to support marketing. The customer data is quite impressive,” said Jeremiah Glascock, vice president and GIS market manager at Chase during the July Esri conference in San Diego. Then two years ago the bank decided to enter the Jacksonville, Florida market.

Does your credit union need a digital marketing assessment?

CU Insight

We exercise. Digital marketing hurts credit unions. With our focus on credit union digital marketing strategy , we find digital marketing has become an internal painpoint. How healthy is your digital marketing? Have you defined your digital marketing goals?

Equifax Nears $700M Settlement For Data Breach

PYMNTS

The Justice Department discovered that Ying knew about the data breach before it was public and exercised all of his stock options. Investigators were unable to find the stolen data on digital black markets, leading to suspicions that spies, not fraudsters, were ultimately behind the breach.

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Marlboro Sees Opportunity In Canadian Cannabis

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market, announced that it is acquiring 146.2 The agreement also allows Altria to acquire an additional ownership interest in Cronos at a price of CAD $19 per share exercisable over four years from the closing date. Altria Group , the maker of Marlboro cigarettes for the U.S.

Email marketing: To opt in or opt out?

CU Insight

A question for marketers. If they do exercise that option, the credit union’s best response to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act and members’ wishes is to remove them from your email marketing entirely. by: Karen Bankston.

Zappos On Running Shoes, Personalized eTail And Offline Realness

PYMNTS

Our idea is to replicate that authenticity and realness ” Joe Grusman, general manager of eCommerce marketing for Zappos s aid in an interview. Fitness and exercise was obviously a leading reason, as was meditative purposes.

Things to Consider with Lift-and-Shift Migrations in Cloud

Perficient Financial Servies

It also provides a great learning exercise for those first migrations to the cloud. This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation.

The cyber security threat landscape in financial services

Insights on Business

He outlined four key steps to effective implementation: Exercise and test your strategy and plan. It takes a long time to produce a proper exercise. ” Meshell wrapped up the presentation saying, “Every six weeks there is an IBM cybersecurity response exercise for senior executives to drive awareness. –> Explore IBM Banking and Financial Markets Solutions.

Peloton Eyes 2019 IPO

PYMNTS

The fitness company is among firms that have taken in funds from the private markets and are also looking to have an IPO this year. Heading toward potentially becoming a public company, Peloton Interactive Inc. is reportedly talking with banks about an initial public offering (IPO).

Trade Groups Want To Standardize Cybersecurity Data Sharing

PYMNTS

Members of FS-ISAC began participating in the “Hamilton Series” exercises to help develop rapid response capabilities to debilitating cyberattacks industrywide. Through those exercises, we identified where there might be areas to enhance our resiliency and our recovery,” Kenneth Bentsen, chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, explained.

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It’s not you, It’s my line width

CU Insight

It’s because you need to start exercising. Exercising your use of ideal line widths. Pride aside, ask your marketing team how well a campaign runs if what you produce isn’t perused? Far be it for me to dictate your relationship with your favorite word processor.

Predictions For 2017!

Bank Innovation

The state of sales and marketing hasn’t changed. Blog post for December 31, 2016: It’s that time of year where blogs fill with predictions for sales and marketing for 2017. Change Future Of Buying Lean Sales And Marketing Learning Professional Sales Results

15 ‘musts’ for credit union marketers in 2015 with Mark Arnold

CU Insight

On the Mark Strategy’s renowned credit union marketing expert Mark Arnold, who churns out more top-quality content than anybody I know, joins us in the virtual CUbroadcast studio to discuss one of his latest blog posts entitled: “ 15 Tasks for Marketers in 2015.” So don’t miss this interview — and here are his 15 tasks since we didn’t talk about all of them in the interview… (1) Throw out your marketing calendar. (2)

Virginia Community Banker: LinkedIn Has Business Development Potential

Independent Banker

There is no reason to discount the positive effect employees can have in the Internet market, provided they exercise the appropriate regulatory and internal protocol standards. However, marketers have greater rein on LinkedIn. By Ann Chen.

Introduction To Digital Transformation In Financial Services

Perficient Financial Servies

We use mobile devices to guide us through rush hour traffic, to find a great new spot for lunch, to research recipes for dinner, to do our shopping, to track our exercise, to entertain, to connect with friends and family, and to wake us up the next morning to do it all over again. We have become a digital society.

Mint Payments Completes $6M Placement For Southeast Asia Expansion

PYMNTS

10) announced it completed a placement of new shares, which it is using to expand in South East Asia ’s payments market. The option is exercisable over an 18-month term at an exercise price of $0.079, which will, if exercised, provide Mint with further growth capital of up to $2.4 Mint Payments on Friday (Feb. According to a report , the placement was made to raise $6 million. The shares were priced at $0.079 a share and represent a 3.7