New Canaan Advertiser – NORWALK — A year ago, one of the world’s largest travel-services companies scored a hit with the launch of an ad that would be seen by many millions of people. This year, Norwalk-based Booking Holdings is trying to emulate that success with another commercial that will appear during the marquee annual sporting event in the U.S
CT Insider – STAMFORD — WWE founder Vince McMahon has stepped down from the company, in the wake of a lawsuit filed last week by a former employee who accused him of sexual abuse. If that scenario sounds familiar, it is because McMahon announced his retirement a year-and-a-half ago amid a company investigation into alleged misconduct.
UConn Today – Five UConn School of Business alumni, who have excelled in fields as diverse as college basketball, power-tool manufacturing, and complex financial services, will be inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame this spring.
Q: What are some pieces of advice people should follow when comparing personal loan offers from different lenders?
A: One of the most important criteria is the loan’s interest rate. The higher the interest rate, the more expensive the loan is for the borrower. Borrowers should consider whether the loan has a fixed rate or variable rate.
WalletHub – Q; Do you think Liberty Mutual’s tagline about customizing insurance to customers’ needs really distinguishes it from other insurance companies?
A: The “only pay for what you need” campaign is supported by several humorous vignettes with established characters, building familiarity and trust. The storylines are attention-getting, memorable, and pleasant. This is the strength of this campaign.
UConn Today – Capt. Justin Gilbert believed the new LiveSafe app offered by the UConn Police Department could be a potential lifesaver for students—if only they knew about it.
But after a semester of availability, the app had only 400 active users.
“We weren’t getting much traction,’’ Gilbert says. “And that was really frustrating because this app has really great safety features.’’
Modern Retail – Around this time last year, retailers were clamoring to get a hold of thousands of seasonal workers with some making hiring announcements as early as August. The holiday hiring environment in 2023, however, is a stark contrast to what it was the previous year.
UConn Today – The School of Business’ popular Equity Now Speaker Series resumes this fall with a discussion about the relatively new opportunity for college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness.
Uconn Today – In a new report released on Monday, U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate program at the UConn School of Business among the Top 50 in the nation.
The program is ranked No. 47, based on peer assessment by deans and senior faculty members at other highly-regarded colleges. UConn tied with UMass for the top public undergraduate business education in the New England.
UConn Today – The School of Business has added four faculty members to its ranks, all with extensive classroom experience. The new professors include a trio of OPIM experts, who will be based in Stamford, and a former LEGO-company innovator who is joining the Marketing Department.