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Five personalised marketing experiences shoppers want

Facing into the busy festive shopping period brands will no doubt be trying to entice consumers to spend as much as possible. With this in mind, before are five things that global consultants McKinsey & Company say that consumers want from online personalised marketing. One – Relevant recommendations they would not have thought of themselves […]

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Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters

BARGAIN-hunters who buy online have been warned they could end up with a tax bill that will wipe out any savings they thought they had secured. Most goods bought from outside the European Union (EU) will be liable to tax and duty if they are over a certain value, Revenue warned. Officials from the tax […]

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Irish retailers fear online festive sales threat

Almost three-quarters of Irish retailers believe the biggest challenge facing them is the increasing dominance online sellers such as Amazon. But retailers here expect to generate just 25pc of their Christmas sales from online channels, according to a report from Barclays Bank Ireland. The new survey found that Irish retailers are more positive about general […]

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How online sales can make it the season to be jolly

The holiday season is now as well known for its landmark online shopping days as it is for goodwill and cheer. From the now famous Black Friday through to the ‘Mondays’ – Cyber, Manic and Panic, to the huge Chinese Singles’ Day – consumers have more discount days than ever at their disposal and it […]

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Cautious outlook for many Irish firms as pace of growth slackens off

Irish companies are reporting a slight slackening off in the pace of growth, and most say they aren’t seeing evidence of overheating in their own environment. Pay is on the rise across the economy, with increases of 2pc seen as the norm for 2018, but very few firms are seeing either no rise or increases […]

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War games bring hackers in from cold as cybersecurity threat grows

A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the computer networks of Fast Freight Ltd. The hackers have taken control of servers and compromised the systems that control Fast Freight’s vessels and its portside machinery. The company’s cybersecurity consultants have 48 hours […]

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Job vacancies for professionals jump 9pc in ‘record month’

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland rose by 9pc month-on-month in October, in what was a record month in terms of jobs announcements, a new study has found. However, the number of professional job vacancies dropped by 2pc in October compared to the same month in 2016, according to the Morgan McKinley Ireland […]

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