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Mobile Payments Are Finally Here. Wait, What?

There has been a good amount of press and fanfare recently regarding mobile payment technologies, and rightfully so. With the recent announcement of Apple Pay, the digital and retail world is buzzing – some with excitement, others with a resounding, “Meh.” Are consumers ready to embrace mobile payments for good?

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Posted Tue, Sep 30, 2014 by Brian Gronniger, Elena Karakizis in News

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Mobile video and its rapid growth

Yesterday, AdWeek published a report titled, “Mobile Video Has Jumped 400% in the Last Two Years.” This brief but informative article is worth a read, whether you’re on the client side or, like us, the advertising side.

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Posted Tue, Sep 16, 2014 by Slingshot LLC. in News

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Among Millennials, Hashtags Are The #NewURLs

We’ve been dancing around this topic for a while, so I’m going to come right out and say it: Hashtags are the new URL. Jack Dorsey & co. have said it since 2011, but nobody’s paid much attention. Now it’s time for marketers to face the music or get left behind.

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Posted Fri, Feb 28, 2014 by Kristy Ladner, VP of Digital Presence in News

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Social Media Is Changing The Recipe For How Teens Eat

Teens from every generation have been influenced by peer pressure, and this current crop is no different. Status symbols impact purchase behavior on a daily basis. Just ask any teen if they would rather have a pair of Beats by Dre or Bose headphones (widely regarded as the better product). He won’t respond, because his shiny new Beats will cancel out the ambient noise of adult questioning.  

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Posted Fri, Jan 31, 2014 by Wilson Pryor in News

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Millennials and Finance: Why it Pays to Engage this Generation Now

Despite stubbornly high unemployment rates, Millennials’ purchasing power is growing rapidly. At nearly 40 million strong, this group is expected to contribute to the economy in a big way, spending $200 billion dollars annually starting in 2017, and investing a higher percentage of their income than any other generation. As far as personal finance and financial-centered products are concerned, we can’t afford to ignore them. And luckily for us, Millennials are more open to financial advice than any other generation. 

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Posted Thu, Jan 2, 2014 by Babette Gilmore, Account Planner and Millennial Insights Specialist, Slingshot LLC in News