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June 18, 2014

Duck brand duct tape has partnered with Fiskars to introduce Fiskars Duck Edition scissors. To mark the launch, Fiskars is hosting a sweepstakes starting today called Imagination on a Roll on its Facebook page. 

June 10, 2014

An employer can look at its employees’ posts on social networking sites, but it needs to be careful in how it responds -- or does not -- to what it sees there.

In testimony before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on March 12, 2014, employment law attorney Jonathan Segal, speaking on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), said: “To ignore social media today is like ignoring e-mail 20 years ago. Social media is no longer cutting-edge; it is now mainstream.”

March 20, 2014

Concrete projects tend to conjure images of big guys in trucks. But executives at Quikrete are taking steps to make sure DIYers have plenty of project ideas for themselves.

And the work is paying off in places like Pinterest and Facebook, according to Frank Owens, VP marketing for the Atlanta-based concrete industry leader.

During a media tour of New York this week, Owens helped spread the word that there are plenty of projects in and around the house for Quikrete products.

October 11, 2013

LG Electronics USA is giving consumers a chance to win a suite of home appliances via a contest on its Facebook page.

September 16, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

August 16, 2013

Having a social media policy -- and training employees to follow it -- are critical practices for every organization. Even if your company is not using social media, you still need a policy because your employees are using it in their private lives and they need guidelines to protect your interests and your organization’s reputation.

Before creating a social media policy, employers should decide what they want to get out of social media, advises Eric Meyer, a partner in the labor employment law group of Dilworth Paxson LLP.

May 6, 2013

Orlando, Fla. — It’s a brave new world for home improvement researchers.

Take for instance the gathering of more than 70 research and marketing professionals here for the Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI’s) Spring Conference.

April 17, 2013

CertainTeed is encouraging homeowners to grab their video cameras and document their wish lists for a dream outdoor living space.

CertainTeed is encouraging homeowners to grab their video cameras and document their wish lists for a dream outdoor living space. This summer, one winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation, through the 2013 CertainTeed $75,000 Exterior Living Spaces Home Makeover Video Facebook Contest.

March 26, 2013

On Feb. 28, 2013, approximately 286 businesses and municipal employers filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Feb. 28, 2013, approximately 286 businesses and municipal employers filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 15, 2013

For stock market advice, I always turn to my dad. He's not a stockbroker. But he has watched almost every episode of "Wall Street Week" since the mid-1970s. Now that he's retired, he sometimes watches the same episode of "Mad Money" twice in the same day. (The hands-down superiority of Louis Rukeyser over Jim Cramer will be discussed in a future editorial.)

Here's what my dad said about newly public Boise Cascade: "I like companies with tangible products — like building materials."

March 12, 2013

The Miami-based producer of indoor plants plans to speak to more Hispanic gardeners.

Miami-based Costa Farms hired Hispanic writer Andrés Fortuño as “the voice for Costa Farms’ new Facebook page, Costa Farms en Español.

The plan is for Fortuño speak to the growing number of Hispanics who love to garden, said the company, which describes itself as “the largest producer of indoor plants in North America.”

March 8, 2013

Ace Hardware is promoting its nationwide “Free Paint Saturday,” along with a sweepstakes for customers.

Ace Hardware is promoting its nationwide “Free Paint Saturday,” along with a sweepstakes for customers.

The promotional event, at participating Ace Hardware stores across the country, will give customers a free quart of paint when they present a coupon available at Ace’s Facebook page, or its Ace website. The one-day deal is good March 9.

January 22, 2013

The year 2012 brought numerous headlines about data breaches from organizations nationwide. Common threats to business data include intruders hacking into a computer system or network, remotely installed malware, lost or stolen laptops or data storage devices, insider threats, accidents and natural disasters.

November 19, 2012

Ace Hardware Corp. plans to give away a complete room makeover as part of its Merry Paint Makeover design contest.

It works like this: Through No. 26, homeowners can go to Ace’s Facebook page and upload a photo and 100-word description of a room in their house that needs home improvement for the holiday season. 

October 26, 2012

Facebook brand engagement has risen 896% on a year-over-year basis, according to a new study from Adobe Systems Inc., with mobile users accounting for nearly one-quarter of all engagement.

Engagement on Facebook is expected to surge in the fourth quarter, Adobe's Digital Index for third quarter 2012 points out, as brands continue to invest in social marketing and take advantage of the latest Facebook platform changes (e.g., Timeline) to target consumers.

September 18, 2012

A federal judge has ruled that Home Depot was overly broad in seeking to obtain all Facebook, Twitter and other social networking posts made by a former employee now suing the retailer for unlawful discrimination.

August 29, 2012

The mixing of paint and primer together, in the same can, has swept through the coatings industry like no other innovation. Almost every manufacturer and retailer has added a version of this product to its assortment, although some have done so reluctantly. Within the paint industry, many dismiss paint-and-primer combos as a marketing ploy that raises the price of a gallon of paint. Others say it can save time and money and has a rightful place as a consumer option.

July 27, 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics will offer a technologically unprecedented opportunity for workers to plug in and slack off to watch live-streaming games on smartphones, tablets or company computers. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that the London games, which get under way July 27, will hurt productivity much more than previous Olympics.

July 20, 2012

Not surprisingly, there’s a big gulf between the under-35 and over-35 age group when it comes to using technology to make purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by Today Info Retail, an Atlanta-based strategy and design agency.

Not surprisingly, there’s a big gulf between the under-35 and over-35 age group when it comes to using technology to make purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by Today Info Retail, an Atlanta-based strategy and design agency. But while both groups have integrated technology into their shopping habits, 54% of all 18-34 year olds surveyed have used Facebook as an information source in shopping, compared to only 15% of those 35 and older. Similarly, 35% of the younger age group used mobile devices, versus 12% of the older consumers.

July 20, 2012

Not surprisingly, there’s a big gulf between the under-35 and over-35 age group when it comes to using technology to make purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by Today Info Retail, an Atlanta-based strategy and design agency.

Not surprisingly, there’s a big gulf between the under-35 and over-35 age group when it comes to using technology to make purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by Today Info Retail, an Atlanta-based strategy and design agency. But while both groups have integrated technology into their shopping habits, 54% of all 18-34 year olds surveyed have used Facebook as an information source in shopping, compared to only 15% of those 35 and older. Similarly, 35% of the younger age group used mobile devices, versus 12% of the older consumers.

July 9, 2012

PPG Pittsburgh Paint has kicked off a promotion to coincide with the launch of its new website that gives visitors the opportunity to name 150 new colors. In addition, its “The Voice of Color” (voiceofcolor.com) program features a new, integrated, comprehensive color design system.

June 1, 2012

Facebook’s billions
An item that compared the market capitalization of Facebook and The Home Depot led to several letters:

“The value of Facebook is staggering, given they don’t produce a single product except to waste employees’ attention to what they are being paid to do.

“I for one am not of the opinion that the stock will ever turn a dividend to any stockholder unless you own millions of free shares.

June 1, 2012

Facebook’s billions
An item that compared the market capitalization of Facebook and The Home Depot led to several letters:

“The value of Facebook is staggering, given they don’t produce a single product except to waste employees’ attention to what they are being paid to do.

“I for one am not of the opinion that the stock will ever turn a dividend to any stockholder unless you own millions of free shares.

June 1, 2012

Something is wrong on Wall Street.

The whole financial community is aflutter over Facebook shares, which stumbled out of the blocks as a publicly traded company last month.

But that’s not the problem. The problem is that the company’s market capitalization is completely out of whack with acceptable notions of corporate significance and meaningful contributions to society. The value of Facebook shares multiplied by the number of those shares is — at last tally — an amazing $87.33 billion.

June 1, 2012

Something is wrong on Wall Street.

The whole financial community is aflutter over Facebook shares, which stumbled out of the blocks as a publicly traded company last month.

But that’s not the problem. The problem is that the company’s market capitalization is completely out of whack with acceptable notions of corporate significance and meaningful contributions to society. The value of Facebook shares multiplied by the number of those shares is — at last tally — an amazing $87.33 billion.