According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the May unemployment rate was just over 9%, basically unchanged from April numbers. Nearly 14 million Americans are currently unemployed. Small businesses are one place looking for workers. According to the latest survey from Manta, small businesses are cautiously looking for labor.
Some luxury brands in the social sphere still don't appear to 'get' social media. According to new analysis of luxury brands on Facebook, one in five continue to prevent their Fans from posting or commenting on their Page Walls.
In our thirst for entertainment, American consumers are looking for more options. Many are turning to the Internet as well as television, which is causing some upheaval in the television community. More than 90% of consumers are watching traditional television (Cable, Satellite, Antennae-based), but 49% are now watching television programming online, and 13% are watching from mobile devices.
Many would have you think that email is passé, but a new study from email marketing firm Epsilon and the Direct Marketing Association's Email Experience Council (EEC) found there's no sign from marketers of email volumes dropping.
People are hungry for content. The number of consumers going to magazine, television and newspaper content sites increases each month, and many advertisers are looking for better ways to engage them. Advertising networks and exchanges offer marketers the ability to easily buy ad space across the web without the hassle of complicated search engine buys.
Online video, display and search advertisers, be on the lookout. There is a new hijacking scheme out there and experts from Adometry say it is catching many users unawares. The scheme targets online video, search and display using malware and infections to create a network of 'hijacked' computers to commit advertising fraud.