You never know this may be a success, but it sounds a tad optimistic to me! We’ll see.
Beanz fans can take part in a light-hearted personality test and answer six multiple choice questions to find out what kind of ‘bean’ they are. Those who complete the quiz will be automatically entered into a draw to win an engraved dried bean of the variety that matches their personality the most.
via Heinz Five Beanz offers Facebook fans chance to have name engraved on a bean.
I love this idea:
Dave is installing “man chairs” in Burton Menswear stores to provide shoppers with a place to watch pre-loaded content from the TV channel on tablet devices.
via Dave to install ‘man chairs’ in Burton Menswear – Brand Republic News.
But surely the place us men want and need these chairs is in the ladies fashion shops close to the dressing rooms? That’s when we have the time.
Marketing budgets declined in the UK during the second quarter of this year and the outlook appears mixed for 2012. A regular survey of 300 major firms by the IPA, the ad industry body, and Markit, the research group, showed that nearly 23% of organisations reduced their outlay in the second quarter and 22% enhanced it.
via Latest News on Content Marketing – CMA – What’s new in marketing research this month: August.
Following the launch of Square in May 2010, the mobile PoS solutions market has turned into a highly competitive battleground with European and North American providers jostling for a piece of the action. In this article PaymentEye provides an overview of the different players and their solutions, to clarify what each providers offer and what sets them apart.
see the list >>> Seven key mobile point of sale providers
Instead of charging merchants for each transaction, mobile payment startup Square is now offering something that seems to defy conventional wisdom: a flat monthly fee to merchants who see $250,000 or less in sales per year.
Those merchants instead of paying 2.75 percent per transaction can opt to pay Square $275 per month for any number of transactions. If they go above $250,000 in transactions, they’ll be charged the 2.75 percent rate.
via Square now offers flat fee structure for small businesses.
The male Red Cross chugger claiming to be a busty blonde female when he approached me near Waterloo was a further reminder to me of the damage that can be done by poor collection methods.
I was therefore especially pleased to notice this piece of news on the BBC News website:
Charity fundraisers facing new rules
- Chuggers are not allowed to stand within 3m of a cashpoint or shop doorway
- Charities now face fines of at least £1,000 if their street fundraisers breach rules designed to protect members of the public.
- The restrictions mean that fundraisers, typically referred to as “chuggers”, cannot follow a person for more than three steps.
The introduction of the scheme follows a year-long trial. It will be enforced across the UK by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA).
The new regime also means street fundraisers (chuggers) must not:
- stand within 3m of a shop doorway, cashpoint, pedestrian crossing or station entrance
- sign up anyone to a direct debit who, due to illness, disability, drugs or drink, is unable to give informed consent
- approach members of the public who are working, such as tour guides or newspaper vendors
via BBC News – Charity fundraisers facing new rules
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McDonald’s, the world’s biggest hamburger chain, is testing a mobile payment service featuring PayPal at 30 of its restaurants in France. Earlier this year, McDonald’s ran demonstrations of a broader PayPal mobile payment service at its franchisee conference in Orlando, Fla.
via PayPal, McDonald’s talk mobile payment | The Columbus Dispatch.