Formerly known as the lip-sync social media platform Musical.ly, ByteDance officially released Tiktok in 2018, intending to further video-focused networking to a global scale. TikTok has changed consumer engagement in just a few years by using a unique algorithmic feed of short videos based on the users' likes and interests.
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they a re the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles W. Eliot
In our 3rd HUG gathering last September 2020, Belle de Jour Power Planner Founder Darlyn Ty-Nilo remarked that creating content for their target audience has been akin to creating a virtual safe space. She shared that while her planners used to be yearly sources of encouragement for her customers, the ongoing pandemic left Belle de Jour customers looking at their cancelled plans in dismay.
Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women to tell the story of four girls growing into women during the American Civil War. Split into two volumes and published in the years 1868 and 1869, respectively, the heartwarming story has touched the lives of women spanning different generations.
In 2019, Deloitte released a report that showed the retail industry is facing an increase in debt and expenses but a decrease in revenue growth and asset turnover. When the pandemic hit, these shaky financial foundations started to crumble. As the months progressed, many small to medium businesses were forced to file for bankruptcy and close down.
The start of the new decade has brought on both challenges and opportunities on a global scale. For instance, the “new normal” forced people to limit physical movements, giving way to the rise of online transactions. Consequently, the online consumer market has grown significantly, while the competition for eCommerce businesses has been tighter.
To help businesses, particularly retailers, adapt to the ever-changing business landscape, StraightArrow, in partnership with the National Retail Association of Australia and Small Business, conducted a four-part webinar session on eCommerce marketing.
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