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Toyota Will Struggle to Regain Marketshare: Compete Analyst on CNBC

Lincoln Merrihew, Managing Director of Automotive and Travel at Compete, was featured last night on CNBC’s Earnings Central segment on Toyota. Toyota released their quarterly numbers yesterday and due to natural disasters and the yen, there are worries that Toyota’s financial forecast may be in the red. Take a look at what Lincoln has to say about Toyota’s current state due to overwhelming circumstances, it’s marketshare, it’s competition, and how

The Weekly Compete Pulse

With Halloween over, the holiday shopping season has officially kicked into high gear! Our Retail team is prepared to update you every step of the way. Just yesterday, we released our first report: Compete Holiday Insights 2011. Whether you’re making your holiday shopping list, planning a Thanksgiving dinner, or just relaxing with family today, find some time to catch up on articles we found interesting for online marketers this week.

Traffic Report: The Top 10 Growing Magazines Online

Here at Compete, we have compiled a Magazine category which encompasses both digital magazines and the digital forms of print magazines. While the category experienced a slight (and expected) seasonal dip of 3% in unique visitors, it is up 13% year over year, a much larger growth than the 4% growth from September 2009 to September 2010. As digital becomes more relevant and more crucial to a magazine’s success, we

The Weekly Compete Pulse

If you’ve been too busy carving social media and tech-inspired pumpkins, then you certainly may have missed out on these great articles. So kick back in your costume, grab some Halloween candy, and catch up on these 5 good reads that we found relevant for online marketers this week. Looking for a controversial topic? Alan Pearlstein of AdAge questions whether or not the Internet is the be all end all

Will Banks Remember, Remember the 5th of November?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about November 5th, the unofficial “leave your bank” day, a grassroots effort against large corporate  banks who aim to replace the revenue they were getting from small business with new user fees. I decided to take a look at the Facebook page surrounding the “Bank Transfer Day” campaign and found that it has already garnered over 28,000+ likes and is being “talked about” by

Are Online Readers Looking for Good Reads or Quick Reads?

Image from: cosma/Shutterstock It seems that I’m always on the hunt for a new good book, but that I’m never taking the time to read the ones I have. I don’t actually need to buy any more books – I have about 5 unread ones sitting on my shelf at home! Interestingly enough, I spend most of my day reading short articles online and converting those I find important into

The Weekly Compete Pulse

We’d like to wager a guess that you have spent any free time you had this past week prepping for the upcoming Halloween holiday – buying just the right candy for the 5 trick or treaters you will get, debating whether you want to be Frankenstein or Frank Sinatra, deciding if you want your little one to rock the frog outfit or the hot dog outfit. While the ins and

Pan Am Takes Flight Again

This isn’t just a shameless plug for my new favorite TV show or to make my Halloween costume relevant – this is a look at the incredible brand revitalization that is occurring from an airline company that virtually disappeared in 1998. If you haven’t heard, ABC has piloted a new series entitled “Pan Am”, which hopes to capture the stories of the 1960’s jet age, particularly representing what it meant

The Weekly Compete Pulse

It’s been a busy week at Compete, especially for the Technology & Entertainment and Financial Services verticals! If you missed Chris Collin’s webinar on Apple make sure to find some time to either watch it or review the slides: Think Different: The Decade of Apple. Also, here’s two free ebooks that we just released on the mobile money industry: Mobile Credit Cards and Mobile Banking. If that doesn’t keep you

August Category Data Show NFL Recovered From Its Lockout Fumble

Image from: Paul Orr/Shutterstock BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Oct 11, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released August data showing notable growth in its Football category, which drew in 16.6M UVs, a month-over-month (M-O-M) increase of 94.6% percent and a 22.2% percent rise year-over-year (Y-O-Y). This was healthy bounce-back from its lockout-mired lull in July. In fact, football fans showed up in higher numbers online in August 2011 than August 2010.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Yesterday a group of Compete-rs and myself were walking to our usual Friday lunch spot, which passes the Boston Apple store. Out in front of the glass panels lay an array of apples, flowers, pictures, and handwritten notes all paying tribute and homage to Steve Jobs. One of my favorite notes stated in black marker, “iPod, iPad, iCon”. From the moment that we heard the news, the world has coped quite publicly