(StatePoint) New household products are introduced to store shelves all the time, which can make a typical shopping trip somewhat of a struggle, even for the savviest shoppers.Rather than spending hours researching product reviews, let the votes of 40,000 consumers guide your decisions. Get faster insight from shoppers nationwide by consulting valuable resources such as Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, determined by a national study conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research.“The distinctive Product of the Year logo helps shoppers identify the best new products, saving them valuable time and money during the shopping experience,” says Mike Nolan, CEO, Product of the Year. Of the 36 winners this year, these 18 household products won in their respective categories:• Air care: Air Wick Essential Mist• Automatic dish care: FINISH Max-in-1 POWERBALL• Car care: Rain-X … [Read more...] about How to Save Time, Money and Energy on Household Shopping
(StatePoint) Flowers and chocolates are always fun to give and receive on Valentine’s Day, but if you are looking to shake things up with your gift-giving, there are plenty of ways to tell someone you love them.Here are unique gift ideas to really wow that special someone.• Go Somewhere: Whether it’s a pair of concert tickets, a long weekend to an exciting destination or dinner on the town, the gift of an experience, particularly one that allows you to spend time together doing something new and different, can be both meaningful and memorable.• Give the Gift of Music: Are you shopping for a musician or someone who would like to learn to play an instrument? Wherever that someone is on his or her musical journey, and no matter your budget, you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality to make Valentine’s Day special. New keyboard models, for example, are making it possible to get great sound quality at a modest price. One example is the CT-X700, which … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Wow That Special Someone
(StatePoint) It may be winter, but that’s no reason to put your outdoor adventures on hold. When you’re properly equipped, you may find you can brave all kinds of weather.Stay safe, smart and warm with the following tools and gear:• Moisture-Wicking Fabrics: Fabrics aren’t what they used to be. While long johns and other cool weather gear were once comprised of natural fabrics, such as cotton, textile engineering has taken true warmth to new frontiers. Be sure that you layer up the right way with moisture-wicking fabrics, which are designed to wick away moisture from the skin and allow it to dry rapidly. This is particularly essential for your base layer, as even in cold weather, you’re going to sweat when you are active, and your outermost layer which is in contact with the elements.• Tough Tech: The latest rugged watches are standing up to the toughest conditions. Check out the G-SHOCK MUDMASTER GG1000-1A8 from Casio, particularly if you … [Read more...] about Great Tools for Winter Adventures
We are out of the cold December of 2018, and have now entered the, well, even colder January of 2019. Last year was a momentous one for the marketing industry – there was the fall and rise again of adland stalwart Martin Sorrell; the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally came into force; and social media influencers continued to cement themselves as an integral (if controversial) part of the advertising landscape. But what about the year ahead? To find out what trends to look out for, I asked the experts for their big predictions for 2019. The B-word Sorry, I couldn’t go one whole article without mentioning the impact of Brexit, so let’s get it out of the way early. Marketing will obviously be strongly affected by the UK’s departure from the EU in three months’ time, just like many other sectors – perhaps more so. If the post-Brexit climate has a negative impact on UK businesses, it is likely that advertising … [Read more...] about Brexit, ad fraud and #MeToo – what does the future year hold for the marketing industry?
(StatePoint) You may have a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Luckily, these days, your efforts can be simplified with the use of technology. Check out these high-tech ways to achieve your 2019 goals:• Focusing: An ancient practice with renewed popularity today, the benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. If you’re resolving to meditate in the New Year, you may be hard pressed to actually go about it, particularly if you haven’t meditated before. Luckily, there are plenty of handy apps available that can lead you through a guided practice. From Headspace to Stop, Breathe & Think, a calmer day is at your fingertips.• Staying Active: If staying active is a struggle for you, consider some wearable tech for that needed jolt of motivation. Whether you are already an outdoor enthusiast or an aspiring one, a watch that’s also an activity tracker, compass, altimeter and more is a great tool for getting active in the New Year. For example, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Achieve New Year’s Resolutions