No Jamba Juice Line For You: iPhone That Order In With PayPal
January 15, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

Ebay’s payment subsidiary, PayPal, has been on a tear to make your in-store purchasing as easy as ordering online. In a recent announcement at the National Retail Federation convention, Jamba Juice is reportedly working to integrate into the PayPal iPhone app to let you order and pay in advance. Even with mobile payments still in its nascent stage, research firm Packaged Facts expects U.S. remote and point-of-sale mobile payments volume to grow by 275% in 2013. PayPal and Jamba Juice may be on to something.

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The Big Show: Clouds of Sensors and Sensing
January 15, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

This week, I am attending the annual NRF event in New York. For those that have never been, it lives up to its claim of being a BIG show. Few attendees leave without blisters and the lines of people try your patience. Retailers packed the halls. I spoke yesterday on Big Data and signed some copies of the book that I have written, Bricks Matter. It is exciting to hold it in my hands and talk to people about it. Here I write about some general observations on technologies.

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Caitlin New is Austin’s PRSA Member of the Month
January 14, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

We just wanted to give a shout-out to our Director of Company Branding, Caitlin New, as she’s featured as the Public Relations Society of America’s Austin Chapter member of the month for January. Caitlin is currently serving on the PRSA Austin board as Programs Chair, and is also on the planning committee for the PRSA Southwest District Conference (June 5-7) as the Special Events Chair. Check out her member spotlight article here! Enough shameless bragging, now.

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Goodbye 2012!
January 2, 2013  |  By Ketner Group

We’d like to take this time to say goodbye to 2012. It was a good year, and–just like any year–we had a few downs, but mostly ups. 2012 saw Ketner Group go to NRF’s BIG Show for the 13th year. We explored our industry at SXSW Interactive, where we learned about visual storytelling, local SEO, social branding and new SoLoMo technology. We did a refresh of our company messaging and engaged with an awesome design firm, Creative Pickle, for a complete overhaul of our website. We are looking forward to what 2013 may bring, but before we completely turn away…Read More

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