Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

Mobile Is Transforming Political Engagement – Infographic

There’s no denying that we’re a much more mobile nation than we were four years ago. That switch to mobile is affecting not only how we communicate with each other, but also how we engage politically.

As of late September, a reported 88% of registered voters had a cell phone of some kind, with 53% of those voters toting around smartphones. For this year’s election, one in 10 voters made a political contribution via text message or a mobile app, and 37% of voters used their mobile phone for political information and discussion with others.

Payvia, a company that powered political contributions for the Obama and Romney campaigns, created this infographic breaking down some of the numbers from this year, and making some predictions on what we can expect with the 2016 election.

Take a look at their findings below, then give us your thoughts in the comments — how do you think mobile will have evolved by the 2016 election?

Source: Mashable.com

Why The Republican Party Failed- Again!

The 2012 Elections are over and the winner is, again, Barack Obama. For the GOP the result is a disaster. Lots of money has been spent and lots of leverage with big business and SuperPacs went out of the window. What are the major reasons for the Republican failure?

While an easy answer is to blame the Republican candidate, this strategy would be dangerous for the GOP. The reasons are, in my opinion, much deeper. Over the past 10 years the party overdid the conservative approach and drifted too far to the right in a time when the entire world is opening up and becomes a smaller place. 15 years ago international news and news in general didn’t flow as it does these days. It was much easier to plant a toilet parole and see it taking on its own dynamics. Like in this case, blaming President Obama for the current mess and telling the world that rape can’t cause pregnancy doesn’t fly anymore. The results of this election clearly confirm this. There is too much information for everyone available that will flush such false and ridiculous arguments off the table.  It is also a time when in other western countries gays are sitting in high government roles and the GOP argues with “biblical means” against gay rights, women rights and other major human rights. The hard core right wingers still offer solutions from the mid ages. This is really not the 1600’s anymore.

Right wingers such as Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Fox News and others hijacked the party to promote a completely out of date and sometimes a full of hate and disrespectful program. The outcome is that young voters, women, minorities, gays and Americans with a much more open and educated mind, and that number is growing as well, turn their back towards the GOP.  If this continues, the party will not have a chance to ever again win any election.

The party has a close relationship with big business and supports a pro business approach. While this is a chance and a solid foundation for the party, it is not something that is a given forever. For over two years big business has spent a lot of money and backed the party. Now, after the election, they too will analyze what happened and will no longer hold off on measures that would improve their growth. Besides, no major industry can afford to back outdated programs as mentioned above and risk to end up in the public firing line. Ask big business if they would back “rape can’t cause pregnancy” and other nonsense. The banks, with their well earned bad reputation, can tell you a story about that. Other businesses and industries will not take that risk much longer.

As far as the future goes, the GOP will be well advised to separate itself from the far right wing including the Tea Party and adapt a more open minded approach towards the world around them and the American people.  The mid age approach is death and sticking to it will make the GOP bleed out. Change is mandatory.

New York City Impressions By Kat

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Is Your Company’s Network Ready To Mobilize – Infographic

Today’s average worker is carrying more than three mobile devices. Learn how a more mobile workforce is affecting the network.

Source: Visual.ly


The Office Catwalk – Why Work Fashion Can be A Full Time Job – Infographic

Getting the right look for the daily office catwalk could help you dress to impress.  While for most men picking a tie that goes with their shirt is the biggest decision they have to make, for women at work the fashion bar is set a great deal higher.

At Very we want to help you extract the maximum fashion benefit from your daily 9 to 5 existence, so we polled women up and down the country to find out the secrets of working that dress code.  When we looked over the results we discovered that while we all want to impress with our carefully considered outfits, 38% of women have revealed that they don’t want to look like they are trying too hard, they want to turn heads but look effortless while doing it.

The majority of women we surveyed believe the best way of breaking through the glass ceiling is by teetering on high heels, with a whopping 44% of women putting their faith in gravity defying footwear.

Slapping on the make-up, plunging necklines and dressing for a night out on the town during the day are all major no-no’s for fashion savvy employees, with most believing that good quality work trousers, teamed with funky knitwear or eye-catching blouses, are the way to go.

Black dresses still remain the go-to staple for office workers, with 77% of women believing the dark silhouette has a slimming effect, but crafty colleagues know teaming the muted tones with accessories like bright handbags can lift an outfit to another level.

So check out the results of our office catwalk poll to find out who your office fashion icons are, whether shoulder pads are back to stay and whether the mini skirt comes up short when trying to make a positive impression at work.

Power dressing worker or effortless executive? Find out whether work trousers or black dresses are the best way to move from office frump to supermodel employee on the office catwalk.

Source: The Very Blog