The other side of the pandemic… the infodemic

Referred to as an infodemic, fusing the nouns 'information' and 'epidemic', this is another of the many problematic issues on which the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency has led us to reflect. The WHO (World Health Organization) has been denouncing the risk since…

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Where to buy? How to buy?

The world of retail is changing. Not only for small businesses, but also for supermarket chains and large-scale retailing. Technological innovation, new lifestyles and new needs: the way we buy is evolving and changing, and the retail giants are trying to…

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From communication to education

Not everything changes in the same way, even in retail. Even for large retailers, where technological innovation has changed the way we shop, some things have not changed since the 1980s: some direct communication tools in particular, with reference to…

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Customer experience and “new retail

Studying the history of retail is a way of learning about the evolution of society, understanding current changes and trying to predict future scenarios. If we want to try to understand how our way of life will change, we must…

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Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables is an unusual campaign, started a few years ago by the French supermarket chain Intermarché, which has already gone down in advertising history. The campaign stars imperfect fruit and vegetables ("moches" from the French for "ugly"),…

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Social Media Guard, an international campaign

Nearly nine million YouTube users have seen Coca-Cola's 2014 campaign about spreading the correct use of social media. With the campaign's name Social Media Guard Coca-Cola wanted to remind us that sometimes social media are in danger of "monopolizing" our…

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Sky Academy, the commitment of a large group

In recent years there have been some interesting media education initiatives in Italy, such as Sky Academy, the sustainability project of the pay TV platform Sky Italia, dedicated to primary and secondary schools, which provides educational workshops for students aged…

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Social media: a substanceless addiction

WHO (World Health Organization) describes pathological addiction as that psychological, and sometimes even physical, condition caused by the interaction between a person and a toxic substance. This interaction determines a compulsive need to take the substance to feel its psychological…

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