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Show the Love: How Customers Reward Responsive Brands (Infographic)

More than 90 percent of customers are more inclined to make a purchase after reading a brand's response to feedback. What exactly is the value of responding to customer feedback? Column Five Media used survey data from Bazaarvoice, a user-review software company, to answer that question with the infographic below.

Column: Can Bubba Be More Than Golf's Local Hero?

2 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and — in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts —Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

Footnotes: The Weird, Horrific Birthplace of 'True Detective'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

You saw the show, loved it, and you've had a few weeks to digest it. Now, let's revisit the darkness that was HBO's 'True Detective'-where it came from and what it's done for the weird fiction genre. Column by Ryan Peverly Marty Hart...Show More Summary

Top-Down Smackdown: WrestleMania Predictions

What else could this column be about this week? We're days away from the biggest show of the year, one that this year has been uniquely positioned as a loss-leader to help sell people the WWE Ne...

What Is Richard M. Daley Getting Paid $180k a Year For if Coca-Cola's Management Is Ripping Off Shareholders for Tens of Billions of Dollars?

That what readers of Andrew Sorkin's column on management bonuses at Coca-Cola will be asking. Sorkin cites analysis from money manager David Winters showing that Coca-Cola has set aside $24 billion as bonuses for senior management in recent years. Show More Summary

Labour jitters as polls show big Tory leap for pension reform

Where's the vision, ask think tanks? Where's the response to scrapping of annuities, ask MPs? Column The Mole Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:02am THERE are distinct signs of jitters in the Labour camp after two weekend polls from YouGov and Survation showed Labour's lead over the Conservatives has narrowed to a single percentage point. Show More Summary

Apps of the Week: Link Bubble, Citymapper, Agent and more!

We have another great set of apps to check out this weekend It's another Saturday afternoon, and that means it's time for another edition of our Apps of the Week column. We take a slot every week to show off an app from each of the writers here at Android Central, along with a quick explanation of why it's on our device. Show More Summary

A Time Machine Looking at Blues From September 1976

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Back in the Time Machine to my blues column from the September 1976 Buffalo Jazz Report. I was at the B.B. King show I mention which was theater in the round so the stage rotated during the show. My comment on B.B.'s guitar playing may...Show More Summary

The returns to currency speculation: Evidence from Keynes the trader

Olivier Accominotti, David Chambers, 18 March 2014 John Maynard Keynes traded currencies using a discretionary and fundamentals-based strategy. This column shows that he underperformed rules-based carry, momentum and value strategies. Show More Summary

Drunk Dubliners and Other Irish Writers Worth Reading

4 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I take you through Irish literary history and show off some of the best writers from the Emerald Isle. Column by Robbie Blair Two years ago, I went on a month-long tour of Ireland. During that trek, I reviewed the famous Irish writers, spending time with their work and the famous places associated with them. Show More Summary

How Big Brands Subjugated Startup Brands at SXSW

As I catch up from SXSW, I'm a bit behind in sharing my thoughts here, but plenty more are coming. I did get a column out in Ad Age before the show wrapped - not the easiest feat, but a good excuse to squirrel away in my hotel room for a bit and recover. The final version with a much better headline is at Ad Age, so you may just want to head there, but...

Damon Bruce Was Banned From The Giants' Clubhouse For Taking Creepshots

last monthSports : Deadspin

We haven't heard much from former KNBR radio host Damon Bruce since he went on a dick-twirling rant during one of his shows. But Bruce's recent move from KNBR to 95.7 The Game elicited a column from the Press Democrat's Lowell Cohn, in which he dishes some serious dirt on Bruce. Read more...

Bozell and Graham Column: Obama Flops on Russia

After Russia invaded Ukraine, demonstrating how Vladimir Putin has zero fear of Barack Obama, Fox News anchor Bret Baker reran a snippet from the third presidential debate in 2012, showing who felt Russia was a geopolitical threat, and who thought that sounded silly. Obama mocked Romney for being concerned about Russia. Show More Summary

Tea Partier Rusty Humphries To Be Key Part of TWT Expansion

Rusty Humphries, a spokesman for the Tea Party Leadership Fund and a former conservative radio show host from Arizona, has been hired by The Washington Times. Humphries will have a significant role at TWT. He will be a weekly columnist,...Show More Summary

15 90s Oscar Dresses That Would Look Totally Normal This Year

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

When it comes to picking our favorite looks from awards shows, we immediately  think of the basics: Lupita Nyong'o's red Ralph Lauren cape from the Golden Globes, Gwyneth Paltrow's (admittedly similar) white Tom Ford column dress at the Oscars a few years back, and, really, a whole lot of dresses... More »

Billy Corgan bars Chicago Tribune reporter from show after critical column

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Trotter was supposed to cover Billy Corgan’s “ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha,” a performance taking place Friday at a teahouse the Smashing Pumpkins frontman owns, a show he estimated on Facebook would last … Read more

Rashida Jones' Discusses "Mixed Feelings" in Glamour March 2014

Showing off her talents away from the cameras, Rashida Jones is penning her thoughts about love and life monthly in Glamour magazine. The 37-year-old multi-talented artist's first installment of the illustrated column for the publication's...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant and the Thunder's decisive victory

Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City stole the show from LeBron James and Miami on Wednesday. Was it a harbinger of things to come, or just a January blip? This has all the trappings of the column you regret in the spring. It’s the one that...Show More Summary

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Every Outfit Right - Seriously

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

It appears that 2014 just might be the year of the bright column gown! We've seen this trend continue on from show to show, with tons of celebrities stepping out for the SAG Awards in different variations of this dress style. We love it, but are you a fan? Take a look, and let us know! On Allison: Avelon top, Tibi skirt, Massimo Dutti watch

It's a Jersey Thing: Why Chris Christie - or Any Pol From the Garden State - Can't Go National

3 months agoNews : Reason

I've got a new column up at which discusses what being from New Jersey means for Chris Christie, the embattled governor of he greatest state in the country. Snippets: Shows such as The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire only make...Show More Summary

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