David Kertesz

It's True, Housing Demand is Down — We Have Proof!

Ok"¦So we’ve heard the news that the housing market is softening up, but by how much? Most industry reports detail price drops and sparsely attended open houses, but we haven’t seen an actual figure of how bad the situation has become. Since many of us at Compete own homes, we thought we would put our data to action. Measuring Housing Demand Online: Compete selected seven major housing/real estate sites to

Lost in the Mail

Well, I have to admit I don’t send packages very often and when I do I usually use the US postal service. So on September 12 I had to send out a package to New Jersey and like I normally do I walked to the post office, waited in line and then handed the teller my package. I paid the cheapest amount necessary and I walked out. My job was

Box Tops For Education

For the past 10 years, General Mills and Box Tops for Education have partnered and donated over $175 million to 90,000 participating K-8 schools"¦all for the simple act of clipping box tops! The year round fundraiser has created enormous buzz for General Mills products and has provided incentive for parents and children to purchase General Mills brands when shopping online or in the grocery store. This is a great way

Back To School

To most parents, this is the best time of the year. Unfortunately, to many scholarly children, this can be the worst time of year. Moms and Dads everywhere begin to make sure their kids are prepared for the upcoming school year by taking them for a little "back-to-school" shopping. Most kids dread that back to school trip to the mall and would rather be doing anything else"¦even cleaning their room.

The 9

Do you feel overwhelmed by the endless amounts of information and entertainment you can find when you go online? There never seems to be enough time in the day to read, watch, listen, and blog about everything. So, you ingest as much information as you possibly can and yet it’s inevitable you’ll wind up missing something. Then your Dad calls and tells you about this crazy dance video he found

Runner's World

Have you ever thought about running a marathon? How about a half marathon? Just thinking about running a mile makes you want to throw up? And in times like these, who can find the time to exercise and train? It’s exhausting to run 1 mile, what about 26.2! It just seems impossible. Yet, according to our data, over 155,000 "yes, you can" runners are visiting runnersworld.com a month and becoming

Summer Movie Season

For the past several years, the movie industry has seen a decline in summer movie goers. The reason is more and more people have built their entertainment nests and watch newly released DVDs in front of their High Definition flat screens with surround sound systems that literally do this. Today, the magic of going to the movies can be brought to your living rooms and consumers are making sure they

High Tide

Doing the laundry is possibly my least favorite thing to do in life. It’s tedious, takes forever and is never fun. Plus, my clothes always turn gray for some reason. But Proctor and Gamble has been taking strides to make doing the laundry, well, bearable. Tide.com has been redesigned and one of Proctor and Gamble’s best selling products is trying to engage and excite their consumers online. Tide.com was the


Social networking is all about the ability to create an online identity, share something about yourself with others and most important"¦have fun. And sites like flickr are being flooded by people who want to share and blog about photos from around the world. Our data is showing flickr receives 4.9 million people a month. You can get lost on Flickr for hours while you tag and comment on some ridiculously

Doing Things Is What I Like To Do.

It’s been years since Dunkin Donuts commercials have featured that guy who looks like Mario from Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers. His uninspiring "It’s time to make the donuts" line had run its course and was exasperatingly tiresome to the consumer. And if you weren’t living in the northeast during the 80’s and 90’s you probably don’t know what we’re talking about. Dunkin Donuts is now taking America, including the The


The iPod. What can we say about the leader in portable digital devices that hasn’t been said already? We’re huge fans of the iPod. All generations"¦except the one where the battery didn’t last very long. Not cool apple, not cool. Today, you can buy just about anything to accessorize your iPod; customized skins, shields, wallets, docks, clips, cables, speakers, earphones, sneakers and car products to name a few. You can