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Brand Intimacy 2015 Report - U.S.

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  57. Ibid.
  58. Ibid.
  59. Ibid.
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Brand Intimacy 2015 Report - Mexico

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  7. Oliver, Sam. “Apple’s R&D spending shoots up 42% Year-over-Year, Hit New $1.9B Record in Q1,” 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/28/applesrd-spending-shoots-up-42-year-over-year-hit-new-19b-record-in-q1>
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  9. De La Merced, Michael J. “American Express to Sell Half of Its Business Travel Arm for $900 Million.” The New York Times. 17 Mar. 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/american-express-to-sell-half-of-its-business-travel-arm-for-900-million/?_r=0>
  10. Hempel, Jessi. “Uber and the Future of American Express.” Fortune. 9 June 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://fortune.com/2014/06/09/uber-and-thefuture-of-american-express/>
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  49. “Dove Launches a Beauty Film.” iAfrica.com. 7 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://lifestyle.iafrica.com/wellness/beauty/1001761.html>
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  51. “OICA 2014 Production Statistics.” OICA. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.oica.net/category/production-statistics/2014-statistics/>
  52. “Automotive Statistics.” Mexican Automotive. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://mexicanautomotive.com/en/home/100-august-2014/458-automotive-statistics>
  53. “Carsharing Services Will Surpass 12 Million Members Worldwide by 2020.” Navigant Research. 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.navigantresearch.com/newsroom/carsharing-services-willsurpass-12-million-members-worldwide-by-2020>
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  61. “Statistics and Market Data on B2C E-Commerce.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/413/topic/457/b2c-e-commerce/>
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Brand Intimacy Report 2015 - UAE

  1. “Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics.” Apple Press Info. 28 May 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/05/28Apple-to-Acquire-Beats-Music-Beats-Electronics.html>
  2. “50 Smartest Companies 2015.” MIT Technology Review. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/companies/2015/>
  3. “The World’s Most Valuable Brands,” Forbes.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/companies/apple/>
  4. “CarPlay Goes Wireless as HomeKit Gains iCloud and Watch Support at WWDC.” Alphr.com. 8 June 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.alphr.com/apple/1000917/carplay-goes-wireless-as-homekit-gains-icloud-and-watch-support-at-wwdc>
  5. Oliver, Sam. “Apple’s R&D Spending Shoots up 42% Year-over-Year, Hit New $1.9B Record in Q1.” AppleInsider. 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/28/apples-rd-spending-shoots-up-42-year-over-year-hit-new-19b-record-in-q1>
  6. “TRA Reveals Data for Third Quarter of 2014 on UAE Market Share of Mobile Handsets, Smartphones, and Social Networking Sites.” Emirates News Agency. 4 Jan. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. <https://www.wam.ae/en/news/economics/1395274648429.html>
  7. “Apple Granted Exemption from UAE Foreign Ownership Laws, Sources Say.” The National. 19 Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/retail/apple-granted-exemption-from-uae-foreign-ownership-laws-sources-say>
  8. Scott, Andrew. “UAE Sales Rise 26% for Lexus.” The National. 21 Aug. 2014. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/retail/uae-sales-rise-26>
  9. Siegal, Jacob. “Video Explains the Science Behind the Lexus Hoverboard.” Fox News. 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/27/video-explains-science-behind-lexus-hoverboard/>
  10. “New Face of Lexus Drives Substantial Sales Growth.” Al-Futtaim Motors. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.al-futtaim.ae/content/prDetail.asp?Id=3168>
  11. Abbas, Waheed. “Speed Limiters for Business: Why Lexus Doesn’t Want Bumper Growth.” Emirates 24/7. 23 Feb. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. <http://www.emirates247.com/business/speed-limiters-for-business-why-lexus-doesn-t-want-bumper-growth-2015-02-23-1.581845>
  12. Mathew, Manju. “Lexus Announces Partnership With Emirates Polo Championship.” TiresandParts.net. 26 Mar. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.tiresandparts.net/Blog/9697/-Lexus-Announces-Partnership-with-Emirates-Polo-Championship->
  13. Gilbert, David. “Samsung’s $14bn Is ‘Biggest Marketing Budget in History.’” International Business Times. 28 Nov. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/samsung-14bn-marketing-budget-biggest-history-525979>
  14. Rood, Brad. “Samsung Is Spending an Insane Amount of Money to Beat Apple to the ‘Next Big Thing.’” BGR.com. 10 Mar. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://bgr.com/2015/03/10/samsung-r-and-d-spending-2014/>
  15. Whitney. Lance. “Samsung Continues to Rule over Apple in Smartphone Market.” CNET. 23, July 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-continues-to-rule-over-apple-in-smartphone-market/>
  16. Thompson, Cadie. “How Samsung Plans to Get Inside Your Company.” CNBC. 7 Oct. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cnbc.com/2014/10/07/samsung-moves-into-enterprise-it-market.html>
  17. Popal, Nabila. “Low-Cost Models, and Not Apple iPhone 6, Are Reshaping UAE Smartphone Market.” The National. 11 July 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/technology/low-cost-models-and-not-apple-iphone-6-are-reshaping-uae-smartphone-market>
  18. “Toyota Tops Automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands List,” Vanguard. 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/toyota-tops-automakers-2014s-best-global-brands-list-3/>
  19. Savin, Ana Cezara. “Mercedes-Benz to Introduce 30 New Models in the US by 2020.“ Inautonews.com. 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.inautonews.com/mercedes-benz-to-introduce-30-new-models-in-the-us-by-2020>
  20. Badertscher, Nancy. “Mercedes-Benz on Target with Superlative about Atlanta Stadium Rights.” Politifact.com. 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2015/aug/27/steve-cannon/mercedes-benz-target-superlative-about-atlanta-sta/>
  21. Scott, Andrew. “Mercedes-Benz Dealers Race Ahead in Sales Despite Global Slowdown.” The National. 16 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/retail/mercedes-benz-dealers-race-ahead-in-sales-despite-global-slowdown>
  22. Ibid.
  23. Poggi, Jeanine. “See Dove Men’s Super Bowl Ad Celebrating Dads.” AdAge. 20 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://adage.com/article/specialreport-super-bowl/dove-men-care-super-bowl-ad-celebrating-dads/296665/>
  24. Chumsky, Susan. “Why Dove’s ‘Choose Beautiful’ Campaign Sparked a Backlash.” Fortune. 15 Apr. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://fortune.com/2015/04/15/why-doves-choose-beautiful-campaign-sparked-a-backlash/>
  25. “Dove Launches a Beauty Film.” iAfrica.com. 7 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://lifestyle.iafrica.com/wellness/beauty/1001761.html>
  26. “The World’s Most Innovative Companies.” Forbes. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/companies/starbucks/>
  27. Patton, Leslie. “Juan Valdez Goes After Starbucks with New Cafes in Florida.” Bloomberg Business. 21 July 2014. <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-07-21/juan-valdez-goes-after-starbucks-with-franchise-cafes-in-florida>
  28. “Starbucks to Relocate European Headquarters to UK from Netherlands: The Times.” Reuters. 5 Apr. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-starbucks-unitedkingdom-idUSBREA3F03620140416>
  29. “Bring Luxury Coffee to Your Office! Starbucks Teams up with MENA Businesses to Supply Coffee to Employees.” Albawaba Business. 1 Sept. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.albawaba.com/business/starbucks-mena-600456>
  30. “Starbucks Verifies 99% of Coffee Ethically Sourced.” Starbucks Newsroom. 9 Apr. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-ethical-sourcing-program>
  31. “Starbucks Supports the Community Across the Middle East and North Africa Region, as Part of Its Global Month of Service,” Alshaya. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.alshaya.com/component/k2/item/33891-starbucks-supports-the-community-across-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-regionas-part-of-its-global-month-of-service>
  32. “The World’s Most Valuable Brands.” Forbes.com. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/companies/sony/>
  33. “After a string of losses, Sony sees good times ahead for profit.” CNET. 30 Apr. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cnet.com/news/sony-saysgood-times-ahead-as-it-forecasts-profit-for-next-year/>
  34. Alpayev P, and G. Huang, “Sony Leads Gain Among Japanese Tech Companies as Market Rebounds.” Bloomberg Business. 24 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-25/sony-leads-gain-among-japanese-tech-companies-as-market-rebounds>
  35. Sen, Anirban, “Companies like Toyota, General Motors and others spent over $1 billion (AED 3.6) on R&D: Zinnov Report.” The Economic Times. 13 Aug 2015. Web. 19 Sep 2015. <http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-08-13/news/65524092_1_rd-spending-rd-investments-tesla-motors>
  36. “Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Financials.” Morningstar. Web. 19 Sep 2015. <http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=ADCB>
  37. Samoglou, Emmanuel. “Cyber Fraudsters Target UAE Residents’ Credit Cards.” The National. 5 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/uae/cyber-fraudsters-target-uae-residents-credit-cards>
  38. Cherrayil, Naushad K. “ADCB Turns to Voice Biometrics for Secure Authentication.” Gulf News. 19 Oct. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015 <http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/banking/adcb-turns-to-voice-biometrics-for-secure-authentication-1.1401041>
  39. “Earth Hour 2015.” Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.adcb.com/about/events/EarthHour-2015.asp>
  40. “The World’s Most Valuable Brands.” Forbes. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/companies/google/>
  41. Sams, Brad. “Microsoft Tops Google, Apple, and Amazon for R&D Spending in 2014.” Neowin. 4 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2014. <http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-tops-google-apple-and-amazon-for-rd-spending-in-2014>
  42. Levy, Ari, and Womack, Brian, “Google Outspends Top Five Rivals Combined in Deals Push.” Bloomberg Business. 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-01-15/google-outspends-top-five-rivals-combined-in-deals-push>
  43. “The World’s Most Valuable Brands.” Forbes. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/companies/google/>
  44. “America’s Best Employers.” Forbes. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/>
  45. Rosoff, Matt. “What Is ‘Alphabet,’ Google’s New Company?” Business Insider. 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-alphabet-googles-new-company-2015-8>
  46. “Did Google Just Reveal That Solar Energy May Be Its Next Moonshot?” The Motley Fool. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/08/25/did-google-just-reveal-that-solar-energy-may-be-it.aspx>
  47. “Lead Generation and Internet Marketing in UAE.” MVF Global. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.mvfglobal.com/uae>
  48. Carroll, Lindsay. “Google Street View Launches in Dubai.” The National. 9 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/uae/googlestreet-view-launches-in-dubai>
  49. “Statistics and Facts on IKEA.” Statista.com. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1961/ikea/>
  50. “Number of Employees of the IKEA Group Worldwide in 2014, by Function (in Thousands).” Statista.com. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/241825/number-of-employees-of-the-ikea-group-worldwide-by-function/>
  51. “Number of IKEA Catalogs Printed per Year Worldwide from 1951 to 2014 (in Millions).” Statista.com. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/268131/number-of-printed-ikea-catalogs-per-year-worldwide/>
  52. Monaghan, Angela. “Ikea’s Growth in China and Europe Boosts Staff Bonuses,” The Guardian. 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/28/ikea-china-europe-growth-staff-bonuses-sales-retailer-markets-profits>
  53. “The IKEA Group Releases Results Showing Strong Growth and A Clear Focus on Helping Customers Live a More Sustainable Life at Home.” IKEA Media Room. 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/about_ikea/newsitem/2015_yearly_summary>
  54. Abbas, Waheed, “Ikea cuts prices by up to 25% on over 500 products across UAE.” Emirates 24/7. 14 Aug 2015. Web. 19 Sep 2015. <http://www.emirates247.com/business/corporate/ikea-cuts-prices-by-up-to-25-on-over-500-products-across-uae-2015-08-14-1.600296?>
  55. “Statistics and Facts about the Global Automotive Industry. Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1487/automotive-industry/>
  56. Tsetsonis, Athanasios. “UAE’s automotive sector overview.” Emirates NBD. 4 Feb. 2015.
  57. “Statistics and Facts about the Global Automotive Industry. Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1487/automotive-industry/>
  58. “Carsharing Services Will Surpass 12 Million Members Worldwide by 2020.” Navigant Research. 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.navigantresearch.com/newsroom/carsharing-services-willsurpass-12-million-members-worldwide-by-2020>
  59. “Retail Sales Worldwide Will Top $22 Trillion This Year.” eMarketer.com. 23 Dec. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Retail-Sales-Worldwide-Will-Top-22-Trillion-This-Year/1011765>
  60. Sophia, Mary. “UAE’s Retail Sector to Grow 33% by 2015.” Gulf Business. 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/03/uaes-retail-sector-grow-33-2015/#.Vd3viLfbput>
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  62. Ibid.
  63. “The World in 2020: Five Mega Technology Trends That Will Transform Your Consultancy.” Infrastructure Intelligence. 12 Aug. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2014/world-2020-%E2%80%93-five-mega-technology-trends-will-transform-your-consultancy>
  64. “Global Wearable Technology Market to Be Worth USD 5.8 billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research.” Nasdaq Globe NewsWire. 19 Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/09/19/667176/10099303/en/Global-Wearable-Technology-Market-to-Be-Worth-USD-5-8-billion-by-2018-Transparency-Market-Research.html>
  65. Cherrayil, Naushad K. “UAE Mobile Phone Subscriptions Inch Up.” Gulf News. 6 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://m.gulfnews.com/business/sectors/telecoms/uae-mobile-phone-subscriptions-inchup-1.1562407>
  66. Abbas, Waheed. “UAE IT Sales in 2015 to Grow 8.8% to Dh18.68bn.” Emirates 24/7. 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.emirates247.com/business/uae-it-sales-in-2015-to-grow-8-8-todh18-68bn-2015-01-22-1.577659>
  67. “Statistics and Market Data on B2C E-Commerce.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/413/topic/457/b2c-e-commerce/>
  68. “E-Commerce in the UAE Valued at $10 Billion by 2018.” Alibaba.com. Web. 9 Sept. 2015. <http://www.dubaichamber.com/alibaba/news2>
  69. “Mobile Banking on the Rise in UAE,” UAEInteract. 3 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/Mobile-banking-on-the-rise-in-UAE/70164.htm>
  70. “United Arab Emirates Consumer Spending.” Trading Economics. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-arab-emirates/consumer-spending>
  71. Keller, Carsten, et al. “Succeeding in Tomorrow’s Global Fashion Market.” McKinsey & Company. Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.mckinseyonmarketingandsales.com/succeeding-in-tomorrowsglobal-fashion-market>
  72. “UAE Becomes 3rd Largest Textile Importer.” Apparel Resources. 3 Nov 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015 <http://www.apparelresources.com/uae-becomes-3rd-largest-textiles-importer/>
  73. Pivac, Dada Zecic, “Fashion: “Made in the Middle East.” BQ Magazine, 27 Oct. 2014. <http://www.bqdoha.com/2014/10/fashion-made-middle-east>
  74. Sambidge, Andy. “UAE Has Highest Fashion Spend in Developing World,” Arabian Business. 11 June 2011. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-has-highest-fashion-spend-indeveloping-world-404662.html>
  75. “Value of the Global Entertainment and Media Market from 2015 to 2019 (in Trillion US Dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/237749/value-of-the-globalentertainment-and-media-market/>
  76. “UAE a Hub for Leisure and Entertainment.” Gulf News. 8 June 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/tourism/uae-a-hub-for-leisure-and-entertainment>
  77. Khaishgi, Amna Ehtesham. “UAE Is a Nation of Television Addicts, Survey Finds.” The National. 4 Oct. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/uae-is-a-nation-of-televisionaddicts-survey-finds>
  78. “Statistics and Facts on the Global Tourism Industry.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/962/global-tourism/>
  79. “Travel and Tourism to Contribute 8.5 Per Cent of UAE GDP.” Gulf News. 18 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/tourism/travel-tourism-to-contribute-8-5-per-cent-of-uaegdp-1.1305826>
  80. “Statistics and Market Data on Travel, Tourism & Hospitality,” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/420/travel-tourism-hospitality/>
  81. “Fact Sheet: Industry Statistics.” IATA. June 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.iata.org/pressroom/facts_figures/fact_sheets/Documents/fact-sheet-industry-facts.pdf>
  82. Hirose, Rogerio et al. “Three Myths About Growth in Consumer Packaged Goods.” McKinsey and Company. June 2015 <http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/three_myths_about_growth_in_consumer_packaged_goods>
  83. “UAE Food Sector Sees Rising Demand, Growing Exports.” Albawaba. 10 Feb. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-food-trade-654922>
  84. Scott, Andrew. “UAE’s Food and Beverage Industry Expansion May Be Too Hot to Handle.” The National. 3 June 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/retail/uaes-food-andbeverage-industry-expansion-may-be-too-hot-to-handle>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Apparel

  1. Keller, Carsten, et al. “Succeeding in Tomorrow’s Global Fashion Market.” McKinsey & Company. Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.mckinseyonmarketingandsales.com/succeeding-in-tomorrowsglobal-fashion-market>
  2. “Global Fashion Industry Statistics: International Apparel.” Fashion United. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <https://www.fashionunited.com/global-fashion-industry-statistics-international-apparel>
  3. “Statistics and Facts on the Apparel Market in the US.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/965/apparel-market-in-the-us/>
  4. Ibid.
  5. “Young, Robb. “Mexico Enters the Limelight.” Business of Fashion. 28 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/market-gps/mexico-enters-limelight>
  6. Ibid.
  7. Keller, Carsten, et al. “Succeeding in Tomorrow’s Global Fashion Market.” McKinsey & Company. Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.mckinseyonmarketingandsales.com/succeeding-in-tomorrowsglobal-fashion-market>
  8. “UAE Becomes 3rd Largest Textile Importer.” Apparel Resources. 3 Nov 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015 <http://www.apparelresources.com/uae-becomes-3rd-largest-textiles-importer/>
  9. Pivac, Dada Zecic, “Fashion: “Made in the Middle East.” BQ Magazine, 27 Oct. 2014. <http://www.bqdoha.com/2014/10/fashion-made-middle-east>

 

 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Automotive

  1. Statistics and Facts about the Global Automotive Industry. Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1487/automotive-industry/>
  2. Ibid.
  3. “Carsharing Services Will Surpass 12 Million Members Worldwide by 2020.” Navigant Research. 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.navigantresearch.com/newsroom/carsharing-services-willsurpass-12-million-members-worldwide-by-2020>
  4. “Statistics and Facts about the Global Automotive Industry.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1487/automotive-industry/>
  5. Ibid.
  6. “OICA 2014 Production Statistics.” OICA. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.oica.net/category/production-statistics/2014-statistics/>
  7. “Automotive Statistics.” Mexican Automotive. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://mexicanautomotive.com/en/home/100-august-2014/458-automotive-statistics>
  8. Tsetsonis, Athanasios. “UAE’s automotive sector overview.” Emirates NBD. 4 Feb. 2015.

 

 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Consumer Packaged Goods

  1. Hirose, Rogerio et al. “Three Myths About Growth in Consumer Packaged Goods.” McKinsey and Company. June 2015 <http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/three_myths_about_growth_in_consumer_packaged_goods>
  2. “2014 Consumer Products Outlook.” Deloitte. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/consumer-business/articles/2014-consumer-products-outlook.html>
  3. Shriram, K. B. “Consumer Goods Trends.” Strategy&. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/perspectives/2015-consumer-goods-trends_>
  4. Local Brands Grow More in Latin America.” Kantar World Panel: Brand Footprint. 21 May 2014. Web. 24 Sept. 2015. <http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/global/News/Local-brands-grow-more-in-Latin-America>
  5.  “Manufacturers Are Investing in Mexico.” PlantEngineering.com. 7 Feb. 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/manufacturers-are-investing-in-mexico/f5e7333d3cb056085b724c99c54d6f8c.html>
  6. “UAE Food Sector Sees Rising Demand, Growing Exports.” Albawaba. 10 Feb. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-food-trade-654922>
  7. Scott, Andrew. “UAE’s Food and Beverage Industry Expansion May Be Too Hot to Handle.” The National. 3 June 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/business/retail/uaes-food-andbeverage-industry-expansion-may-be-too-hot-to-handle>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Entertainment

  1. “Value of the Global Entertainment and Media Market from 2015 to 2019 (in Trillion US Dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/237749/value-of-the-globalentertainment-and-media-market/>
  2. Global Data Insights.” PricewaterhouseCoopers. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/entertainment-media/outlook/global-data-insights.html>
  3. “Value of the Entertainment and Media Market in the United States from 2015 to 2019 (in Billion US Dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/237769/value-of-the-usentertainment-and-media-market/>
  4. Value of the Latin American Entertainment and Media Market from 2007 to 2016 (in Billion US Dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/237754/value-of-the-latinamerican-entertainment-and-media-market/>
  5. “Top Ten Entertainment Trends for the 21st Century.” Institute for Global Futures. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.globalfuturist.com/about-igf/top-ten-trends/top-ten-entertainment-trends-for-the-21stcentury.html>
  6. UAE a Hub for Leisure and Entertainment.” Gulf News. 8 June 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/tourism/uae-a-hub-for-leisure-and-entertainment>
  7. Khaishgi, Amna Ehtesham. “UAE Is a Nation of Television Addicts, Survey Finds.” The National. 4 Oct. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/uae-is-a-nation-of-televisionaddicts-survey-finds>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Financial Services

  1. “Statistics and Market Data on B2C E-Commerce.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/413/topic/457/b2c-e-commerce/>
  2. “Number of Credit Card Accounts in the United States from 1st Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2015 (in Millions).” Statista.com, Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/245431/number-ofcredit-card-accounts-in-the-united-states-2012>
  3. Martin, James A. “The State of Mobile Payments in 2015.” CIO.com. 22 Apr. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cio.com/article/2912896/mobile/the-state-of-mobile-payments-in-2015.html#slide3>
  4. M-Commerce in Latin America.” Ericsson. June 2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2013/consumerlab/m-commerce-in-latam.pdf>
  5. Ibid.
  6. E-Commerce in the UAE Valued at $10 Billion by 2018.” Alibaba.com. Web. 9 Sept. 2015. <http://www.dubaichamber.com/alibaba/news2>
  7. “Mobile Banking on the Rise in UAE,” UAEInteract. 3 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/Mobile-banking-on-the-rise-in-UAE/70164.htm>
  8. “United Arab Emirates Consumer Spending.” Trading Economics. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-arab-emirates/consumer-spending>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Health & Beauty

  1. “Global Trends in Beauty and Personal Care.” Slideshare.net. 3 Dec. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.slideshare.net/Euromonitor/global-trends-in-beauty-and-personal-care>
  2. Loboda, M. and A. Lopaciuk. “Global Beauty Industry Trends in the 21st Century.” To Know Press. 19 June 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-02-4/papers/ML13-365.pdf>
  3. “Leading Health and Beauty Care Product Categories in the United States in 2014, Based on Sales.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/192647/leading-us-health-andbeauty-care-product-categories-in-2013/>
  4. “New Research Says Cosmeceuticals Rank as the Fastest Growing Beauty Category.” Gcimagazine.com. 31 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.gcimagazine.com/marketstrends/segments/antiaging/New-Research-Says-Cosmeceuticals-Rank-as-the-Fastest-Growing-Beauty-Category-189246721.html>
  5. “Mexico’s Color Cosmetics Market.” In-cosmetics.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://news.incosmetics.com/2015/02/mexicos-color-cosmetics-market/>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Retail

  1. “Retail Sales Worldwide Will Top $22 Trillion This Year.” eMarketer.com. 23 Dec. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Retail-Sales-Worldwide-Will-Top-22-Trillion-This-Year/1011765>
  2. Farfan, Barbara, “2015 US Retail Industry Overview: Info, Facts, Research, Data, Trivia.” About.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://retailindustry.about.com/od/statisticsresearch/p/retailindustry.htm>
  3. “The Economic Impact of the US Retail Industry.” The National Retail Foundation. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <https://nrf.com/resources/retail-library/the-economic-impact-of-the-us-retail-industry>
  4. Ibid.
  5. Total of Retail Net Sales in Mexico from 2013 to 2018 (in Billion US Dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/233132/total-of-retail-net-sales-in-mexico/>
  6. “Retail E-Commerce Sales in Mexico from 2014 to 2019 (in Billion US dollars).” Statista.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/289771/mexico-retail-e-commerce-sales/>
  7. “UPDATE 1—Mexico December Retail Sales Fall 0.8 pct in December.” Reuters. 23 Feb. 2015. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/23/mexico-economy-idUSL1N0VX0WJ20150223>
  8. Sophia, Mary. “UAE’s Retail Sector to Grow 33% by 2015.” Gulf Business. 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/03/uaes-retail-sector-grow-33-2015/#.Vd3viLfbput>
  9. Tsetsonis, Athanasios. “Dubai’s Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Overview.” Emirates NBD. 30 June 2014.
  10. Ibid.
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Technology & Telecommunications

  1. The World in 2020: Five Mega Technology Trends That Will Transform Your Consultancy.” Infrastructure Intelligence. 12 Aug. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2014/world-2020-%E2%80%93-five-mega-technology-trends-will-transform-your-consultancy>
  2. “Global Wearable Technology Market to Be Worth USD 5.8 billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research.” Nasdaq Globe NewsWire. 19 Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/09/19/667176/10099303/en/Global-Wearable-Technology-Market-to-Be-Worth-USD-5-8-billion-by-2018-Transparency-Market-Research.html>
  3. “Technology Sector Scorecard.” PricewaterhouseCoopers. 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.pwc.com/en_GX/gx/technology/scorecard/assets/pwc-tech-scorecard-2015-q1.pdf>
  4. Number of Mobile Phone Users in Mexico from 2011 to 2018 (in Millions).” Statista.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/274700/forecast-of-mobile-phone-users-in-mexico/>
  5. “Mexico Internet Users.” Internetlivestats.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/mexico/>
  6. Cherrayil, Naushad K. “UAE Mobile Phone Subscriptions Inch Up.” Gulf News. 6 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://m.gulfnews.com/business/sectors/telecoms/uae-mobile-phone-subscriptions-inchup-1.1562407>
  7. Abbas, Waheed. “UAE IT Sales in 2015 to Grow 8.8% to Dh18.68bn.” Emirates 24/7. 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://www.emirates247.com/business/uae-it-sales-in-2015-to-grow-8-8-todh18-68bn-2015-01-22-1.577659>
 
 

Brand Intimacy Industry Report 2015 - Travel & Leisure

  1. “Statistics and Facts on the Global Tourism Industry.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/topics/962/global-tourism/>
  2. Statistics and Market Data on Travel, Tourism, & Hospitality.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/420/travel-tourism-hospitality/>
  3. “Fact Sheet: Industry Statistics.” IATA. June 2015. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.iata.org/pressroom/facts_figures/fact_sheets/Documents/fact-sheet-industry-facts.pdf>
  4. “Statistics and Market Data on Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality.” Statista.com. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.statista.com/markets/420/travel-tourism-hospitality/>
  5. Benchmarking Travel and Tourism in Mexico.” World Travel and Tourism Council. Nov. 2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.wttc.org/-/media/files/reports/benchmark%20reports/country%20results/mexico%20benchmarking%202013.pdf>
  6. Ibid.
  7. Travel and Tourism to Contribute 8.5 Per Cent of UAE GDP.” Gulf News. 18 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. <http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/tourism/travel-tourism-to-contribute-8-5-per-cent-of-uaegdp-1.1305826>

 

 
 

Articles

Comparing the Apple Watch Launch to Other Apple Launches

  1. Miller, Chance. “Apple Watch sales hit 5.1M during Q4 2015, pushing smartwatches ahead of Swiss watch for first time.” 9to5Mac. 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. < http://9to5mac.com/2016/02/18/smartwatch-sales-outpace-swiss-watch-sales/>

  2. “The Worldwide Wearables Market Leaps 126.9% in the Fourth Quarter and 171.6% in 2015, According to IDC.” IDC. 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41037416>

  3. Tibken, Shara. “How well is the Apple Watch selling? Tim Cook remains mum.” CNET. 27 Apr. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016 <http://www.cnet.com/news/how-well-did-the-apple-watch-sell-tim-cook-remains-mum/>;

  4. King, Hope. “Apple Watch had a disappointing holiday quarter.” CNN Money. 24 Feb. 2016. Web. 7 Mar. 2016 <http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/24/technology/apple-watch-sales/index.html>

  5. “The Worldwide Wearables Market Leaps 126.9% in the Fourth Quarter and 171.6% in 2015, According to IDC.” IDC. 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41037416>

  6.  Olson, Parmy. “Apple Watch: Analysts Expect Mediocre Sales.” Forbes. 10 Mar. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016 <http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2015/03/10/apple-watch-analysts-expect-mediocre-sales/#1d709c419c08>

  7. “Apple Debuts at the Number Two Spot as the Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 223.2% in 2Q15, Says IDC.” IDC. 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25872215>;

  8. “Worldwide Wearables Market Soars in the Third Quarter as Chinese Vendors Challenge the Market Leaders, According to IDC.” IDC. 3 Dec. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS40674715>;

  9. “iPhone, iPad and iPod sales from 1st quarter 2006 to 1st quarter 2016 (in million units).” Statista. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/253725/iphone-ipad-and-ipod-sales-comparison/>

  10. Bohn, Dieter. “Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet.” The Verge. 21 Jul. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/21/9010781/apple-watch-sales-numbers-apple-quarterly-earnings>

  11. “Apple Debuts at the Number Two Spot as the Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 223.2% in 2Q15, Says IDC.” IDC. 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25872215>;

  12. “Worldwide Wearables Market Soars in the Third Quarter as Chinese Vendors Challenge the Market Leaders, According to IDC.” IDC. 3 Dec. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS40674715>; 

  13. “iPhone, iPad and iPod sales from 1st quarter 2006 to 1st quarter 2016 (in million units).” Statista. Web. 7 Mar. 2016 <http://www.statista.com/statistics/253725/iphone-ipad-and-ipod-sales-comparison/>

  14. Desarnauts, Bernard. “Dissatisfaction Learnings: First insights into unsatisfied Apple Watch owners.” Medium. 30 Nov. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <https://medium.com/wristly-thoughts/dissatisfaction-learnings-48c26d564bc1#.njy2u5gob>

  15.   “Apple Watch Study: Part 1: An Entirely New Kind of Intimate.” MBLM. <http://mblm.com/apple-watch/an-entirely-new-kind-of-intimate/>

  16. “Apple Watch Study: Part 3: The Six-Month Itch.” MBLM<http://mblm.com/apple-watch/apple-watch-study-part-3-the-six-month-itch>

  17. Desarnauts, Bernard. “Dissatisfaction Learnings: First insights into unsatisfied Apple Watch owners.” Medium. 30 Nov. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <https://medium.com/wristly-thoughts/dissatisfaction-learnings-48c26d564bc1#.njy2u5gob>

  18. “Apple Watch Study: Part 3: The Six-Month Itch.” MBLM<http://mblm.com/apple-watch/apple-watch-study-part-3-the-six-month-itch>

  19. Desarnauts, Bernard. “Dissatisfaction Learnings: First insights into unsatisfied Apple Watch owners.” Medium. 30 Nov. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <https://medium.com/wristly-thoughts/dissatisfaction-learnings-48c26d564bc1#.njy2u5gob>

  20. Desarnauts, Bernard. “First large scale Apple Watch customer satisfaction study.” Medium. 19 Jul. 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <https://medium.com/wristly-thoughts/wristly-apple-watch-insider-s-report-12-35463dc919b2#.ilgzfaf67>

  21. “Benchmarks By Company.” ACSI. < http://www.theacsi.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&catid=&Itemid=214&c=Apple&i=Personal+Computers>

  22. Elmer-DeWitt, Philip. “iPhone scores 79% in customer satisfaction survey; RIM trails at 54%.” Fortune. 1 Apr. 2008. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://fortune.com/2008/04/01/iphone-scores-79-in-customer-satisfaction-survey-rim-trails-at-54/>

  23. “ChangeWave Research: Consumer Apple iPhone Trends.” ChangeWave Research. 10 Aug. 2007. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. <http://www.changewave.com/assets/alliance/reports/iphone_20070810/iphone_20070810.pdf>

 
 

Women and Brand Intimacy

  1. “Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Women Consumers,” Forbes, 21 Jan. 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgetbrennan/2015/01/21/top-10-things-everyone-should-know-about-women-consumers/#340f5e3c2897

  2. “Top 10 Trusted Brands: What Brands to Male and Female Consumers Trust the Most?” Nielsen, 31 Aug. 2015.

  3. “Decoding the Female Consumer & Brand Loyalty,” Harbinger Communications, 2014.

 
 

Amazon Wins the Battle for Customer Intimacy

    1. “Reinventing Retail: What Businesses Need to Know for 2015.” Walker Sands Communications. Web. 18 Nov 2015 <http://www.walkersands.com/pdf/2015-future-of-retail.pdf>
    2. Financial Statements for Amazon.com, Inc.” Bloomberg Business. Web. 18 Sept. 2015. <http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/financials/financials.asp?ticker=AMZN>
    3. Kelleher, Kevin. “Amazon’s Secret Weapon is Making Money Like Crazy.” Time. 23 Oct 2015. <http://time.com/4084897/amazon-amzn-aws/>

 

 
 

Why Travel & Leisure Brands Are The Least Intimate

    1. “Supplier or OTA? How U.S. Online Travelers Decide Where to Shop and Book.” Phocuswright. Sep 2015. Web. <http://www.phocuswright.com/Free-Travel-Research/How-US-Online-Travelers-Decide-Where-To-Shop-And-Book#.Vij8PhCrRBw>
    2. “Travel Consumer 2015, Engaging the empowered holidaymaker” Deloitte. Web. 2015. <https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/uk/Documents/consumer-business/deloitte-uk-travel-consumer-2015.pdf>
    3. Del Rosso, Laura. “Marketing: Referrals are a must for travel agents.” Travel Weekly. 17 Aug 2015. Web. <http://www.travelweekly.com/ConsumerSurvey2015/Pass-it-on-Referrals-are-a-must-for-travel-agents>
    4. “Supplier or OTA? How U.S. Online Travelers Decide Where to Shop and Book.” Phocuswright. Sep 2015. Web. <http://www.phocuswright.com/Free-Travel-Research/How-US-Online-Travelers-Decide-Where-To-Shop-And-Book#.Vij8PhCrRBw>
    5. Chipkin, Harvey. “Review sites guide travelers, especially affluent ones.” Travel Weekly. 17 Aug 2015. Web. <http://www.travelweekly.com/ConsumerSurvey2015/Making-a-choice-Review-sites-guide-travelers-especially-affluent-ones>
    6. Tunney, Donna. “Trip Lengths: The year of the quick getaway.” Travel Weekly. 17 Aug 2015. Web. <http://www.travelweekly.com/ConsumerSurvey2015/The-year-of-the-quick-getaway-yet-some-agents-beg-to-differ>
    7. Del Rosso, Laura. “Marketing: Referrals are a must for travel agents.” Travel Weekly. 17 Aug 2015. Web. <http://www.travelweekly.com/ConsumerSurvey2015/Pass-it-on-Referrals-are-a-must-for-travel-agents>
    8. Barro, Josh. “The Fadeout of the Mileage Run.” The New York Times. 12 Sept 2014. Web. <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/upshot/the-fadeout-of-the-mileage-run.html>
    9. Chipkin, Harvey. “Sharing economy: Awareness soars.” Travel Weekly. 17 Aug 2015. Web. <http://www.travelweekly.com/ConsumerSurvey2015/Sharing-economy-awareness-soars-young-usage-up>
    10. Bowen, Brent D. and Headley, Dean E., “Airline Quality Rating 2015.” Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 13 Apr 2015. Web. <http://globe.erau.edu/wp-content/uploads/Airline-Quality-Rating-2015.pdf>
    11. Leff, Gary. “Simple Truth: There are Too Many Hotel Brands, and We’ll Keep Getting More.” View From the Wing. 15 Apr 2015. Web. <http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2015/04/15/simple-truth-there-are-too-many-hotel-brands-and-well-keep-getting-more/>

 

 
 

Big Brains. Bad Brands: The Marketing Wasteland of B2B Financial Services Brands

    1. McKinsey, Business Branding: Bringing Strategy to Life, March 2013
    2. Hoovers.com.
    3. McKinsey, “How B2B Companies Talk Past Their Customers,” Oct. 2013
    4. Martin, Roger, “The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy,” Harvard Business Review, May 5, 2015.
    5. McKinsey, “How B2B companies Talk Past Their Customers,” Oct. 2013
    6. Financial Times, FT Fund Image, Q1 2013

 

 
 

Attention All Marketers: Mind The Gap!

    1. Se Selinger, David, “Big Data: Getting Ready for the 2013 Big Bang,” Forbes, 15 Jan 2013. Web: 8 Dec 2014, http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/01/15/big-data-get-ready-for-the-2013-big-bang/.
    2. H Adler, Emily, “Here’s Why ‘The Internet Of Things’ Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value for People and Businesses,” Business Insider, 7 Dec 2013. Web: 8 Dec 2014, ; http://www.businessinsider.com/growth-in-the-internet-of-things-2013-10; Iansiti, Marco and R. Lakhanai, Karim, “Digital Ubiquity: How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business,” Harvard Business Journal, Nov 2014 . Web: 8 Dec, 2014, https://hbr.org/2014/11/digital-ubiquity-how-connections-sensors-and-data-are-revolutionizing-business.
    3. Srivastava, Anshul, “2 Billion Smartphone Users By 2015: 83% of Internet Usage from Mobile [Study], DazeInfo.com, 23 Jan 2014. Web: 8 Dec 2014,http://www.dazeinfo.com/2014/01/23/smartphone-users-growth-mobile-internet-2014-2017/.
    4. “State of the American Consumer: Insights for Business Leaders,” GALLUP 2014.
    5. The Brand Intimacy Study 2014, Web: 8 Dec 2014,http://mblm.com/brandintimacy/static/download/MBLM_BrandIntimacy_2014_L.pdf.
    6. H Adler, Emily, “Here’s Why ‘The Internet Of Things’ Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value for People and Businesses,” Business Insider, 7 Dec 2013. Web: 8 Dec 2014, ; http://www.businessinsider.com/growth-in-the-internet-of-things-2013-10.

 

 
 

Who's Won Hearts and Minds As Well As Wallets This #BlackFriday

    1. Banjo, Shelly. “Black Friday Fades as Weekend Retail Sales Sink.” OnlineWSJ, November 30, 2014. Accessed December 2, 2014.http://online.wsj.com/articles/holiday-weekend-retail-sales-sink-11-1417376714.

 

 
 

The Brand-Intimate Future

  1. “What Is ‘Haptic Feedback’?,” MobileBurn, 2013.http://www.mobileburn.com/definition.jsp?term=haptic+feedback
  2. Dublon, G. and Paradiso, J.A., “Extra Sensory Perception,” Scientific American, July 2014. Web: 1 Aug. 2014. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-sensor-filled-world-will-change-human-consciousness/.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Geirland, J., “Go With the Flow,” Wired, Issue 4.09, Sept. 1996. Web:http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/4.09/czik.html.
  7. “Introduction to Google Glass,” The Guardian, 2 June 2014.http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/introduction-to-google-glass-michael-rosenblum-digital-course.
  8. “Watch,” Apple, 2014. https://www.apple.com/watch/overview/.
  9. Zuckerberg, M., Posts, Facebook, 25 March, 2014. Web:https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10101319050523971.

 

 
 

Field Notes

Mobile Payment Apps Head-to-Head

  1. Moeser, Michael. “2016 Trend: #2 Mobile P2P Is the Killer App for Real-Time Payments.” Javelin. Javelin, 21 Jan. 2016. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <https://www.javelinstrategy.com/blog/2016-trend-2-mobile-p2p-killer-app-real-time-payments>
  2. “How Many Smartphone Users Are Officially Addicted?” EMarketer. EMarketer, 31 July 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Many-Smartphone-Users-Officially-Addicted/1012800>
  3. “Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse.” United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau, 25 June 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-113.html>
  4. “Value of Mobile Peer to Peer Payments in The United States in 2013 and 2014 and Forecast Thereof till 2018 (in U.S. Billion Dollars).” Statista. Statista, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <http://www.statista.com/ statistics/468619/value-of-mobile-p2p-payments-usa/>
  5. “FinTech – United States.” Statista. Statista, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <https://www.statista.com/ outlook/295/109/fintech/united-states>
  6. Borison, Rebecca. “PayPal’s Venmo Could Soon Be a Big Moneymaker.” TheStreet. TheStreet, 18 Nov. 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <http://www.thestreet.com/story/13370690/2/paypal-s-venmo-could-soon-be-a-big-moneymaker.html>
  7. Yeung, Ken. “Square Cash Publicly Launches to Help You Send Money to Your Friends.” The Next Web. The Next Web, 16 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/16/square-cash-launches-public-can-send-money-friends-email/#gref>
  8. Wagner, Kurt, and Peter Kafka. “Snapchat Thinks It Will Generate at Least $300 Million in Revenue This Year.” Recode. Recode, 07 Mar. 2016. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. <http://recode.net/2016/03/07/snapchat-thinks-it-will-generate-at-least-300-million-in-revenue-this-year/>
 
 

Meal Kit Brands Head-to-Head

  1. “No Time to Cook? Maybe a Cyber Chef Can Help,” Inc.com, 17 October 2014.http://www.inc.com/associated-press/no-time-to-cook-maybe-a-cyber-sous-chef-can-help.html
  2. “Blue Apron confirms $2 billion valuation in latest funding round,” MarketWatch, 9 June 2015 http://www.marketwatch.com/story/blue-apron-confirms-2-billion-valuation-in-latest-funding-round-2015-06-09-151033327
  3. Elizabeth Royte, “One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done,” National Geographic, 13 October 2014.http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141013-food-waste-national-security-environment-science-ngfood/

 

 
 

Philosophy

  1. “2012 Norton Study: Consumer Cybercrime Estimated at $110 Billion Annually,” Press Release, September 5 2012. Web. October 12, 2012, http://symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20120905_02
  2. “Report: “70% of Consumers Trust Brand Recommendations from Friends”,” March 21, 2013, http://mashable.com/2013/03/21/70-percent-brand-recommendations-friends/
  3. “IBM Institute for Business Value,” “CMOs and CIOs,” 2011, http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/gbe03513usen/GBE03513USEN.PDF
  4. “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update,” 2002-2017, February 6, 2013, http://cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns827/white_paper_c11-520862.html
  5. “The average human experiences about 70,000 thoughts a day”, http://www.information-facts.com/health/the-average-human-experiences-about-70000-thoughts-a-day
  6. Carnegie, D., “The Rule of Balance – Logical Mind vs. Emotional Heart,” Westside Toastmasters, http://westsidetoastmasters.com/resources/laws_persuasion/chap14.html