Category Archives: Amazon

Another One Bites the Dust in Retail

Queen’s song “Another one bites the dust” is topping the charts in Retail industry. It’s not exactly carnage at an industry scale yet, but some retailers are clearly feeling it like it is one, including

Personally, I think there are numerous reasons for carnage in Retail, and especially for certain retailers. Bad products, poor merchandising, poorly thought or non-existent loyalty programs, lousy omni-channel capabilities, little support for experiential shopping are some of the reasons that come to mind. Each of above reasons by itself can cause significant trouble, but if a retailer is afflicted by combination of the above, carnage and eventual demise are certain.

Today’s  W. C. Fields Award for Excellence in BS goes to this article in CIOReview

Amazon, Netflix and Independent Film Making

Netflix and Amazon are shaking up Sundance hierarchy. It looks like Amazon and Netflix are providing a major boost to the independent film production. I see a dichotomy appearing with major studies focusing on franchises (Avengers…) and streaming services more or less dominating independent film making. Where art thou, Apple and Youtube?