Diana: It's a good question. I have two things I want to say on this, one social listening is obviously incredibly important in content management systems or continuing to evolve publishing platforms, and it's important that we stay thoughtful of that, but the number of channels that you now have to participate in is exhaustive, and it's just growing, and I think it's important that we not become sort of overwhelmed with the technology, but really solve specific business problems. One of the things I think that law firms can do is I think it's important that they continue to differentiate themselves with eminence, and thought leadership, and specific things that you can differentiate yourself on. And one of the things I think that are particularly useful are - maybe not as technology-buzzing, if you will - but blogs and podcasts. I think they're low-cost communication tools that really are a more direct engagement, and can connect more easily sometimes with the targeted audience … [Read more...] about The Future of Law Firm Marketing with Deloitte CMO Diana O’Brien [PODCAST]
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Special pleading – Often competition authorities are confronted with complaints from competitors, and the challenge is to remain objective in their assessment: “In these cases, the role of competition authorities is first and foremost to separate the signal from the noise. To ask: is this complaint a genuine concern that impacts the public good? Or is it the desperate plea of a special private interest? If the latter, then the competition regulator needs to be robust enough to let Schumpeterian competition run its course.” In other words, regulators should not allocate resources to cases only because new comers and new technologies make established business models obsolete. … [Read more...] about Competition in Digital Markets: Head of the CMA Urges to Separate the Signal from the Noise – UK Competition and Markets Authority
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U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Tuesday rejected the Justice Department's request for an order blocking the Time Warner acquisition after a six-week trial, saying the government failed to make its case that the combination would lead to higher prices for pay-TV subscribers. … [Read more...] about Justice Dept. Slams $85B AT&T-Time Warner Decision
Ticker Security Last Change %Chg WDAY WORKDAY INC. 188.72 +1.94 +1.04% AMZN AMAZON.COM INC. 1,654.75 +21.44 +1.31% NVDA NVIDIA CORPORATION 149.87 +0.69 +0.46% BA BOEING COMPANY 407.47 +10.47 +2.64% Growth has clearly been the leader over the last decade but given some of the stumbles in high flyers like Nvidia, I'm finding it safer to bet on both sides. Some names like Boeing show up in both models. Most of the economic data has been descent and at least up until now jobs data has been very supportive. Friday's report (304k) was a blowout and well above consensus. Unfortunately, some data like Consumer Confidence have been rolling over. Still at high levels but the last reading at 120 is the lowest level since July 2017. … [Read more...] about State of the Union is State of the Markets for investors