Is Your Digital Footprint Killing Your Sales?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Did you know only 1 in 4 Americans believe sales professionals are credible in what they say and do? Poor personal experience with a sales rep surely contributes to this dismal number. You can likely recall instances when you suspected the salesperson you were about to do … Read more

Tech giants’ latest moves, regulatory action

Citizens try out a virtual reality experience at the opening of Cheonan Qianshu Shopping mall, Shanghai, China, On December 22, 2021. Virtual reality is a key part of the concept of the metaverse. Xing Yun | Costfoto | Future Publishing | Getty Images Imagine this: the metaverse with Chinese characteristics. That’s how the virtual world … Read more

Tech layoffs, hiring slowdown stand out in red-hot job market

San Francisco Compassandcamera | Getty Images US employers added more jobs than expected in April amid a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which boomed during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook parent company Meta is pausing hiring and scaling down some recruitment plans, Insider … Read more

Digital Agency Census: The Most Innovative Creative Work Puts People Before Platforms

Agency creatives strive to stay on top of new creative mediums and platforms. But AMV BBDO’s Brian Williamson argues that it’s more important to stay in touch with the human element of advertising. How wonderful that the most innovative work in the industry is taking inspiration from real people again these last two years. It’s … Read more

Meta’s first store aims to lure consumers to the metaverse

Katie Contreras and Chris Nguyen, experience experts, stand at the Customer Onboarding station for the Quest Demo space during a preview of the inaugural physical store of Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc in Burlingame, California, May 4, 2022. Brittany Hosea-Small | Reuters Meta is taking the next step in its evolution away from being an ad-supported … Read more

Who is Europe’s most influential tech person? – POLITICO

Europe has set rules for the digital world. Now it needs to convince the world’s most powerful tech firms to follow them. The European Union is shaping a regulatory model to govern the rules underpinning the new economy. In the past year it has rapidly rolled out new rulebooks on digital competition, platform regulation, cybersecurity, … Read more

Biden sued for ‘colluding’ with Big Tech to suppress free speech on Hunter laptop

Two Republican-led states have reportedly filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and other top administration officials, alleging they “pressured and colluded” with Big Tech companies to squash The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story and censor information related to COVID-19’s lab origins. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney … Read more

What Is the Metaverse and Why Should We Care About It?

There’s no officially agreed upon understanding of what “the metaverse” actually means. The term can best be described as a developing vision of the internet where multisensory enhancements, such as virtual reality (VR) headsets, enable users to do things like work, meet with friends, shop, and play games as digital avatars. “You can think about … Read more

How Ireland lost its chance to become Big Tech’s ‘super regulator’

Many of the largest US tech firms hold their European headquarters in Dublin. Arthur Widak | Nurphoto | Getty Images Incoming EU rules forcing Big Tech to police content on the internet more aggressively will be enforced directly by the European Commission, a move experts say will diminish the role Ireland has played so far … Read more

How To Be A Trusted Partner Across The Entire Digital Customer Journey

Companies that can claim to be a leading solutions provider across the entire digital customer journey are thin on the ground. Achieving digital customer engagement is challenging both in its complexity and ever-changing nature, with shifting consumer preferences and new technological innovations demanding unprecedented agility and insight from marketers, customer experience (CX), and customer service … Read more