Facebook’s Festive Playbook Lays Out Consumer Trends For Businesses To Shine This Diwali

Festive Playbook will help brands build campaigns based on current consumer trends for Diwali and beyond

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Facebook on Wednesday launched Festive Playbook which through video, AR (augmented reality), influencers, vernacular and messaging will drive discovery of brands, shopping and celebrations to help brands connect with shoppers digitally this Diwali.

The Festive Playbook comes on the back of a series of efforts by Facebook to work with the industry, and help the recovery of businesses from the pandemic.

“Diwali and the weeks leading up to it are critical to businesses in India and consequently to the economy. More than half the purchases in key festival spends of fashion and tech devices are now

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Verisma Adds to its Industry-Leading Online Suite of Self-Service Consumer Solutions

Extends convenience to attorneys

Verisma Systems, Inc., an industry leader in disclosure management technology and services to the US provider market, has announced the expansion of their ground-breaking Verisma Request App™ (VRA) technology. Verisma will now offer the same self-service capabilities, along with an expanded online request management portal, to 3rd party attorney organizations. Verisma’s expanded VRA platform and request management portal will provide attorneys with a remote, self-managed approach to electronic record ordering, tracking, payment, and delivery. This change will enhance efficiency and compliance, result in a more satisfied requestor experience, and eliminate the stress on providers of a paper-driven manual request process.

Benefits of VRA Attorney include:

  • Up to a 50% reduction in total request turn-around-times with elimination of a paper driven request mail process, a manual paper request intake and logging process, and a manual delivery of paper record copies.

  • Up to a 30% reduction in

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Future Returns: Investing in a New Consumer Behavior Era

Anticipating fiscal reactions to the shifts in consumer behavior caused by the Covid-19 crisis isn’t easy. But careful observers can find plenty of indicators for how people live and spend money in the new normal.

It’s important to keep in mind many changes, despite the circumstances, aren’t from left field. Nathan
Cockrell
, co-director of global research at Lazard Asset Management characterizes what we’re seeing as a fast-forward of shifts that were already underway.

“On the offline-to-online transition, this looks like it has created a step change, but the direction of travel was already established,” he says. “The longer that Covid has gone on, the more likely it is that enforced changes in consumer habits become learned and persistent. I definitely subscribe to the idea that something’s changed that is somewhat irreversible.”

He uses the example of China’s consumption, which has largely recovered back to 2019 levels. There, online channels

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Survey assesses consumer perceptions of different dining room setups implemented by restaurants amid COVID-19 pandemic — ScienceDaily

Restaurants around the world were forced to shut down their dining rooms at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year to comply with stay-at-home orders. While many operations closed for good, others reopened at limited capacity several weeks later, sparking creative solutions to enforce social distancing guidelines, including utilizing mannequins. Others were more conservative and opted to place plastic or glass partitions between tables. But which socially-distanced dining room do consumers prefer?

A study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Managementrevealed that consumer perceptions of the dining room that utilized partitions were significantly greater than those that used mannequins. Scott Taylor, assistant professor at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, led the survey of more than 300 people comparing the two servicescapes on the qualities of aesthetics, comfort, safety and cleanliness.

“Results of the current study suggest that consumers

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Best Cell Phone Sales Found by Consumer Article

List of all the latest mobile phone & iPhone deals for Prime Day, including all the top discounts on the Pixel 4 XL & 4a, iPhone 11 Pro & Pro Max, & Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus & S20 Ultra cell phones

Amazon Prime Day iPhone, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and cell phone deals have landed. Compare the best offers on the iPhone 11 series, Google Pixel 4 series, and 5G-capable Galaxy S20 smartphone series. Links to the best deals are listed below.

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Prime Day 2020 deals are live for a brief amount of time. Consumer Article earns commissions from purchases made using

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Top Early Dell, HP, Acer & Lenovo Monitor & PC Deals Tracked by Consumer Walk

Save on desktop PC & monitor deals at the early Prime Day sale, featuring all the top HP, Acer, Dell & Asus computer & monitor discounts

Amazon Prime Day 2020 experts at Consumer Walk are rounding-up all the top early gaming & productivity monitor & pre-built PC deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, including discounts on HP & Dell desktop computers & various monitors. Links to the best deals are listed below.

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  • Save up to 44% on Dell PCs, laptops & more at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on

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Best Prime Day Gaming Deals (2020): Early Gaming PC & Laptop, Corsair & Razer Headset & Peripherals, VR, Elgato & Gaming Chair Deals Listed by The Consumer Post

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compare the top early gaming deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring Corsair & Razer gaming laptops, PC & headsets, Oculus, Valve Index & more VR kits, AVerMedia & Elgato capture devices & gaming & office chair deals. Links to the top deals are listed below.

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  • Save up to $451 on Razer gaming laptops, keyboards, mice & gaming headsets – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Save $161 on the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop at Amazon – featuring Intel Core i5-9400F, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
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Top Early GoPro Action Camera & DJI Drone & Gimbal Deals Compared by Consumer Walk

Save on a range of DJI drone & GoPro action camera deals at the early Prime Day 2020 sale, including DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom, GoPro HERO9, GoPro HERO8, & GoPro HERO7 savings

Compare the latest early GoPro & DJI drone deals for Amazon Prime Day, including lightweight DJI Mavic drones, professional DJI Phantom drones, & GoPro action camera discounts. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

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In need of some more GoPro action cameras & DJI drone deals? Click here to check out the full range of deals on the Amazon Prime Day sale page.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals are live for a restricted time period. Consumer Walk earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

Amazon holds their Prime Day sale every year. The popular shopping and entertainment event offers numerous deals for

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Top Early Smartphone Savings Revealed by Consumer Walk

Save on a wide selection of Android mobile phone & iPhone deals at the early Prime Day sale, featuring all the best Samsung Galaxy S20, Note20, Google Pixel 4, Apple iPhone 11, and more cell phone discounts

Compare the best early iPhone and Android smartphone deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring all the latest Pixel 4, iPhone 11, and Galaxy S20 discounts. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Apple iPhone deals:

Best Samsung Galaxy deals:

  • Save up to 20% on Samsung Galaxy unlocked smartphones – at the Amazon Prime Day sale

  • Save $200 on the Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G at Amazon – with S Pen and Samsung Notes, intelligent battery and super fast charge, and power of 5G

  • Save $100 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G at Amazon – 128 GB factory unlocked Android cell phone with pro-grade camera and 30x space zoom

  • Save $55 on

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Matt Wood: Lenders Must Be ‘in Concert with the Consumer at the Moment of Intent’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders have now fully realized that the transition to an all-digital mortgage process is critical to their success. While there will always be a need for an in-person, human touch, consumers are expected to increasingly gravitate toward an entirely automated, all-digital mortgage experience.

To an increasing degree, borrower satisfaction will be driven by the quality of the digital mortgage experience that lenders deliver. In other words, technology – and they way it is used – is now a key differentiator. The challenge now is how to build customer loyalty – a task that was difficult before the digital mortgage came to fruition.

To gain some insights into what mortgage lenders should be considering when planning their future technology roadmaps, MortgageOrb interviewed Matt Wood, business solutions manager at Tavant, which offers an all-digital front-end origination platform for mortgage lenders.

Q: In this unprecedented compulsory

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