Economic Downturn Imposes Marketing Constraints

Marketing (including SEO and lead generation) is typically seen as a luxury for companies. So this is often one of the first things to be cut when a business experiences budgetary constraints. For companies with a well-established customer base or a unique (specialty)...

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Marketing Sector Struggles Amidst Economic Downturn

Marketing (including SEO and lead generation) is typically seen as a luxury for companies. So this is often one of the first things to be cut when a business experiences budgetary constraints. For companies with a well-established customer base or a unique (specialty)...

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Less Demand Leads To Drastic Rise In Unemployment

The pandemic-induced economic downturn has created a catch-22 with consumer demand vis a vis companies’ ability to employ workers. Small to medium-sized businesses are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic-induced economic downturn. Loss of business prompts budget...

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Strategies For Companies To Weather The Storm

The reduced availability of credit makes it impossible for small businesses to overcome temporary deprivations by simply borrowing in the conventional manner. Consequently, companies without an adequate support structure cannot continue operating. The key is to find...

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Adverse Effects of the Economic Downturn

As a result of the pandemic, the IMF has just projected that global economic growth will fall 3% for 2020 (down from the 6.3% growth projected in January). This contrasts to the 0.1% fall that ensued from the 2008 financial crisis (which was induced by a dysfunctional...

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AI Plays Crucial Role In Improving Epidemiology

Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI recently held a “COVID-19 and AI” virtual conference. This is a hot topic: AI technology is helping doctors identify COVID-19 cases at a rapid rate with high accuracy. The machine-learning community Kaggle (owned by Google) is...

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The Role of AI in Law Enforcement

The UN’s Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is working to advance the use of AI. It has established a specialized “Centre for AI and Robotics” in the Hague; and is one of the few international organizations dedicated to assessing AI’s role in...

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Companies Most Vulnerable To Commercial Disruption

The pandemic-induced economic downturn has severely addled commerce. Let’s look at a few of the companies that were already faltering BEFORE social-distancing mandates further encumbered retail businesses. Department stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penny, and Stein...

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Clothing Retailers In Need of Capital

Closings include major clothing stores like L.L. Bean, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Reformation, Patagonia, Modell’s, Nike, Under Armour, Lululemon, Everlane, Ashley Stewart, Anne Taylor / Loft, Express, and Victoria’s Secret. But those experiencing...

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AI Is Playing A Role In Handling The Pandemic

The better we can track the virus, the better we can fight it. AI is indispensable to this endeavor. AI technology is ideally positioned to identify, track and forecast outbreaks. By analyzing news reports, social media platforms, and government documents, AI can...

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