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‘The Social Network’ “Liked” by the Golden Globe Awards

The Social Network

The Social Network

Last night, “The Social Network,” a film about the controversial founding of Facebook by Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, walked away with several Golden Globe Awards, including the highly-coveted “Best Picture” award. Many in the film industry point to the Golden Globe Awards (in its 68th year this year) as an indicator for the Oscars, which will release its nominations on January 25. Others rely on the Golden Globe Awards to either add-to or check-off films on their “must see” list. And given that all these films will be, or already are, on DVD in 2011, sales and rentals of these films tend experience a notable spike post-awards. What about you? Will “The Social Network” be watched on your flat-screen TV and TV lift cabinet before winter’s end?

At the 68th Golden Globe Awards, “The Social Network” had six nominations. The only film to best it in nominations was “The King’s Speech.” What the “likable” film won, in the end, were awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Picture. Sony Pictures released the film and will likely be celebrating for months to come. During its opening weekend, “The Social Network” earned $23 million in ticket sales, and even the Facebook staff and Mark Zuckerberg went to see the film as a “work outing.”

When director Aaron Sorkin and the film’s producer, Scott Rudin, accepted awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, they both thanked and praised Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for their contribution to society (and likely their own success).

One film that had no part of last night’s award show was the recently-released “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and directed by the Coen brothers. Interestingly, Jeff Bridges won for “Best Actor” at the 2010 Golden Globes for his performance as an alcoholic country singer in “Crazy Heart.” Many fans of “True Grit,” Jeff Bridges and the Coen brothers will be watching eagerly on January 25 to see if the film bucks the Golden Globes’ supposed trend and winds up with one or more Oscar nominations.

The Academy Awards (aka the “Oscars”) will air live on February 27, 2011. Will you be hosting an Oscar party at your home? Will you be impressing your friends with the magic and quiet of your TV lift cabinet? Let us know what you have planned for the next awards show.

‘The Social Network’ “Liked” by the Golden Globe Awards

The Social Network

The Social Network

Last night, “The Social Network,” a film about the controversial founding of Facebook by Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, walked away with several Golden Globe Awards, including the highly-coveted “Best Picture” award. Many in the film industry point to the Golden Globe Awards (in its 68th year this year) as an indicator for the Oscars, which will release its nominations on January 25. Others rely on the Golden Globe Awards to either add-to or check-off films on their “must see” list. And given that all these films will be, or already are, on DVD in 2011, sales and rentals of these films tend experience a notable spike post-awards. What about you? Will “The Social Network” be watched on your flat-screen TV and TV lift cabinet before winter’s end?

At the 68th Golden Globe Awards, “The Social Network” had six nominations. The only film to best it in nominations was “The King’s Speech.” What the “likable” film won, in the end, were awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Picture. Sony Pictures released the film and will likely be celebrating for months to come. During its opening weekend, “The Social Network” earned $23 million in ticket sales, and even the Facebook staff and Mark Zuckerberg went to see the film as a “work outing.”

When director Aaron Sorkin and the film’s producer, Scott Rudin, accepted awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, they both thanked and praised Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for their contribution to society (and likely their own success).

One film that had no part of last night’s award show was the recently-released “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and directed by the Coen brothers. Interestingly, Jeff Bridges won for “Best Actor” at the 2010 Golden Globes for his performance as an alcoholic country singer in “Crazy Heart.” Many fans of “True Grit,” Jeff Bridges and the Coen brothers will be watching eagerly on January 25 to see if the film bucks the Golden Globes’ supposed trend and winds up with one or more Oscar nominations.

The Academy Awards (aka the “Oscars”) will air live on February 27, 2011. Will you be hosting an Oscar party at your home? Will you be impressing your friends with the magic and quiet of your TV lift cabinet? Let us know what you have planned for the next awards show.

It’s Not all Social When it Comes to Shopping

Most reports for the 2010 holiday shopping season indicate it was an improvement over recent years, and last week’s big news about social media giant, Facebook’s, $50 billion valuation may seem to point to a connection between social networking and shopping. However, a survey by ForSee Results found that not as many consumers as expected used their “friends” or a company’s “tweets” to make a purchase decision.

Of course, even factory-direct TV lift cabinet manufacturer, ImportAdvantage, has its own Facebook page, but with how widespread social and corporate networking has been throughout 2010, it would seem that consumers would be hard-pressed to avoid its influence. The survey by ForSee Results received 10,000 responses from various consumers between November 29 and December 15, 2010. The survey showed that only 5% of online holiday shoppers were primarily influenced to visit top retailer sites by social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). However, 19% of consumers were prompted by promotional emails and 8% were driven by search engine results.

So what does this do for retailers’ websites? Maybe not much. The survey also showed that the web is still an important place to do research before buying and that mobile web access is very important to shoppers. Fourteen percent of shoppers say they used their phones to access the website or a mobile app of a major retailer during the holiday season, but only 2% bought something over their phones.

Overall, almost half of shoppers who responded to the survey said they access a company’s website to research a product they intend on buying, but not necessarily go there to buy it. In fact, one-fifth of shoppers who first research a product online go to a brick-and-mortar store to actually make the purchase.

As an aside to the survey, ForSee Results also uncovered which of the major retailers’ websites scored highest and lowest for customer satisfaction. At the top, tied for first were Amazon.com and Netflix.com. At the bottom, BestBuy.com and Target.com tied for last place with six other retailers, including Buy.com, Cabelas.com, ToysRUs.com and 1800Flowers.com.

ImportAdvantage is proud to offer both a dynamic online shopping opportunity, complete with high-resolution product photos and descriptions, and honest customer reviews. However, for the one-fifth of shoppers who still want to visit a website first and then buy at a brick-and-mortar store, ImportAdvantage TV lift cabinets can be found in showrooms around the country. Call us today to find if there’s one near you! 1-877-377-5435.

It’s Not all Social When it Comes to Shopping

Most reports for the 2010 holiday shopping season indicate it was an improvement over recent years, and last week’s big news about social media giant, Facebook’s, $50 billion valuation may seem to point to a connection between social networking and shopping. However, a survey by ForSee Results found that not as many consumers as expected used their “friends” or a company’s “tweets” to make a purchase decision.

Of course, even factory-direct TV lift cabinet manufacturer, ImportAdvantage, has its own Facebook page, but with how widespread social and corporate networking has been throughout 2010, it would seem that consumers would be hard-pressed to avoid its influence. The survey by ForSee Results received 10,000 responses from various consumers between November 29 and December 15, 2010. The survey showed that only 5% of online holiday shoppers were primarily influenced to visit top retailer sites by social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). However, 19% of consumers were prompted by promotional emails and 8% were driven by search engine results.

So what does this do for retailers’ websites? Maybe not much. The survey also showed that the web is still an important place to do research before buying and that mobile web access is very important to shoppers. Fourteen percent of shoppers say they used their phones to access the website or a mobile app of a major retailer during the holiday season, but only 2% bought something over their phones.

Overall, almost half of shoppers who responded to the survey said they access a company’s website to research a product they intend on buying, but not necessarily go there to buy it. In fact, one-fifth of shoppers who first research a product online go to a brick-and-mortar store to actually make the purchase.

As an aside to the survey, ForSee Results also uncovered which of the major retailers’ websites scored highest and lowest for customer satisfaction. At the top, tied for first were Amazon.com and Netflix.com. At the bottom, BestBuy.com and Target.com tied for last place with six other retailers, including Buy.com, Cabelas.com, ToysRUs.com and 1800Flowers.com.

ImportAdvantage is proud to offer both a dynamic online shopping opportunity, complete with high-resolution product photos and descriptions, and honest customer reviews. However, for the one-fifth of shoppers who still want to visit a website first and then buy at a brick-and-mortar store, ImportAdvantage TV lift cabinets can be found in showrooms around the country. Call us today to find if there’s one near you! 1-877-377-5435.

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