• Boye Brooklyn

    Best Bets for Boye Brooklyn

    April 2, 2019 Jake DiMare

    This spring I am thrilled to participate in Janus Boye’s annual conference, returning to the US on May 7 in Brooklyn, New York. Boye Conference is one of the best ways to get involved with Boye-Co, an affiliation that has changed the trajectory of my professional career with strong friendships in a network of digital…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg at F8 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg wants more regulations on the internet

    March 31, 2019 Jake DiMare

    Today, over at the Washington Post, Mark Zuckerberg shared his ideas for fixing the internet. At a high level, he’s calling for more government involvement in regulating the internet. As he gets into the details, there are a lot of ideas borrowed from the EU, organized around four categories. I believe we need a more…

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  • Orange bad man and the Twitter village square

    March 30, 2019 Jake DiMare

    This week in petty nonsense news, the orange bad man wasted more public resources before the Second Circuit arguing although he sometimes uses Twitter in his official capacity as president, when he blocks someone, he’s acting as a private citizen. The courts were skeptical and ultimately ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on the question of…

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  • Ought there be equal justice for all?

    March 29, 2019 Jake DiMare

    There are two types of people in this world: Those that think there are two types of people in this world, and everybody else.  In his post entitled: “Seaton: Justice or Jussie In The System,” Chris Seaton over at Simple Justice let us all know which way he swings. Were you outraged when the Cook…

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  • What is it?

    July 6, 2018 Jake DiMare

    I’d never purport to understand what ‘it’ is for Solange Knowles, but sometimes I do wonder if it is more universal than we’ve all been lead to believe. I tried to drink it away I tried to put one in the air I tried to dance it away I tried to change it with my…

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  • Let’s make strategy great again

    May 2, 2018 Jake DiMare

    With the rapid rise of Agile methodologies, now spreading far beyond the original intent of managing a technological product development team, a strategy has sometimes become something of an unfortunate afterthought -particularly in the world of digital transformation. It’s still surprising to me, how few leaders understand what a strategy is, let alone how critically…

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  • Making the case for Digital Transformation

    April 24, 2018 Jake DiMare

    While traditional retail continues to suffer in North America, the outlook for digital is strong, revenue is expected to keep climbing, and many organizations are investing in digital around the path to purchase. Budgets for digital commerce continue to rise and seven-figure projects are not entirely uncommon. As a result, organizations that are contemplating change…

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  • 5 ways to increase customer lifetime value by improving your eCommerce site

    April 24, 2018 Jake DiMare

    Customer lifetime value, or LTV, is how much net profit you can expect to generate from that person for as long as he or she is purchasing from you. In other words, it determines what your customers are worth to your business. A customer who buys a product once isn’t worth nearly as much as…

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  • Ahead of the Curve, Cybersecurity is your top priority

    February 24, 2018 Jake DiMare

    2017 was one more in a string of years with increasingly alarming evidence that the organizations we trust with personal data have dropped the ball when it comes to cybersecurity. News of high-profile data breaches at Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, and the US SEC topped the headlines in what seemed like a year when no organization…

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  • AI-driven product recommendations: This holiday season, coffee is for robots

    December 12, 2017 Jake DiMare

    Last week I took a detailed look at the numbers around this year’s Black Friday sales weekend to prepare a note for brand manufacturers in the EU J.Boye community. The data, provided by the NRF, RetailNext, Retail Dive, and Adobe Digital Insights, confirmed a couple of foregone conclusions and provided some surprising insights. However, none…

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