Over half of all internet users choose to listen to music using internet radio or on-demand music services these days. This is according to the "Music Acquisition Monitor," a report from the NPD Group that tracks the use of Pandora and other music services.
That 50 percent of internet users equates to about 96 million people who flock to music services such as Pandora, Last.fm, Slacker Radio, YouTube, VEVO, Rhapsody and other services. The report finds that in the past three months 37 percent of U.S. Internet users listened to music...
Forget Black Friday. Football season—especially the weeks preceding the Super Bowl—in many ways trumps the traditional holiday season because it actually gives retailers a chance to make some money on the sale of TVs, related electronics and add-ons.
“I am pretty passionate about the value of the football selling season,” Doug Schatz, vice president of electronics merchandising for the Nationwide Marketing Group, says. He creates a yearly merchandising “playbook” for members that addresses football season sales strategies retailers can also use during the crucial fourth quarter and into January, leading up to the Super Bowl.