I live and work in Minnesota. The last two places I've worked have been this way.
I just prefer to work for a company that offers unlimited vacation and allows me to take extended time off, more than once a year.
We usually do 3 weeks in July and I take off another 4-5 weeks of time off throughout the rest of the year.
Modern, forward-thinking companies have been moving this way as of late in order to attract and retain top talent. I'm kinda surprised it's not talked about more here on
Pretty soon all those scrubs who ditched cable will discover they are having pay twice as much to get the same content they were getting from cable.
Sorry, but as someone who dropped CATV/SATV in 2008 due to the cost increases and has never looked back, I don't pay double for content; I simply don't consume anything that's non-free outside of what I choose (Netflix).
I mean, when you cut the cord you expect there will be content losses. I don't know of anyone who opts out of TV subscriptions that expects to somehow save money while keeping the same amount of content.
I work in the marketing analytics and attribution space and can confidently speak to this topic. While Social isn't the BEST performer, it doesn't carry with it the dire statement of a "complete lack of results" as you state.
With dependencies on vertical and how the advertising is used in known conjunction with other channels, Social definitely does have an assister effect on those other channels. The problem you may be encountering is relying solely on outdated analysis methods which do not appropriately track credit for known users across the entirety of their path to purchase or you're simply just looking at in effective ad buying behavior resulting in poor ROAS.
Done right, Social is definitely valuable for relatively low cost when compared to the much larger channels (based on investment) and can absolutely jack up your return on those other channels as an assister but definitely is not going to be a 1:1 return as the only advertising channel you should leverage if you are hoping for conversion.
I work for a Marketing Analytics firm. Our interns do real work so we can gauge their effectiveness should we offer them a full time position.
Honestly, I haven't seen worthless interns anywhere in the last decade; perhaps this is due to the economic climate through those years?
So very sorry that as an active user of the devices my experience is counter to your opinion.
I am not a shill and I have a Tap because a friend of my had an Echo and I loved it, mostly b/c I use Prime Music a ton and my young kids can easily interact w/the device to play what they want. Several of my friends have purchased the devices after using mine.
I mean, popular? No, not nearly as much as Amazon may like you to believe; however, they are pretty great devices for what they are and I think the recognition software is world's better than Siri (which, IMO, is completely and utterly useless and I never use on my Mac or phone).
By all means, be skeptical, however it doesn't mean they're not being used by people and they're not any good.
In the span of 1000 years, I can certainly see humans being able to travel and inhabit other nearby planets but do we really think we'll be at a point where we can move large groups of humans >25 trillion miles away? Or does he see this more as we'll be putting civilization into space for centuries-long travel toward those other systems?
I worked for @Home and ATTBI. ATTBI was 1500/128 which pissed off a TON of @Home customers.
Privacy International said the judgment did not specify whether the unlawfully obtained, sensitive personal data would be deleted.
And, more importantly, it doesn't say who, how, or when the individuals responsible for the initial collection and later usage of those data will be prosecuted and/or fined for their actions.
So basically this is, "yup, we have your data and you know about it. Tough shit."
Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced. - John Keats