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Car Buying - More Economics than Aesthetics

by: Dick Stroud

RIAS is a successful UK insurance company that targets the over-50s.

An omnibus telephone survey of 500 over-50s, conducted in September, showed that people's fears about finances are causing a significant shift in preferences and patterns of behaviour when buying a new car.

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What UK Politicians Can Learn About Online Communities

by: Matt Rhodes

There was an interesting piece in the FT this weekend, discussing how the UK’s political parties could learn from their US counterparts. It is party conference season in the UK at the moment - members of each of the main political parties will be meeting at various seaside resorts around the country to discuss policy and process.

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The Curse of Private Equity and the UK Care Home Industry

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Living in the 21st Century: Older People in England

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Gordon Brown Answers Questions on YouTube

by: Matt Rhodes

A few weeks ago, I posted about a social media initiative from Downing Street: Ask the PM. The idea is great - anybody can video themselves asking a question, post it on YouTube for others to comment on and vote for. And then the most popular questions are answered by Gordon Brown and posted online.

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Internet: Twice as Influential as TV; Eight Times as Print Media

by: Matt Rhodes

A new study, tracking and measuring the impact of the internet on consumer behaviour across three European countries (UK, France and Germany), suggests that the internet is twice as influential as television and eight times as influential as print media. These findings come from the Digital Influence Index study from PR firm Fleishman-Hillard and research firm Harris Interactive.

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No Country for Old Men

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Online Brand Building - a Case Study from Avis Europe

by: Mark Rogers

Recent figures from the IAB indicate that UK online advertising has reached £2bn. This number has already outstripped radio and newspapers and is chasing down television (at £3.9bn). The internet’s proportion of ad spend in the UK is the highest in the world.

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Actress Kristin Scott Thomas Drives a(n electric) G-Wiz!

by: Michael Hoexter

On a Top Gear show aired last night on BBC America, the well-respected actress Kristin Scott Thomas (”The English Patient”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,  “Mission: Impossible”) confesses to the bloviating but funny Jeremy Clarkson that she drives the G-Wiz electric mini-car when she is in London.

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Putting the B(ees) in Buzz

by: Nancy Baym

Swarmteams is a project led by Ken Thompson exploring whether the same sorts of processes that insects and other biological entities use to organize group behavior through short term low range signaling can be applied to human social groups such as fans.

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