Apple wasn’t the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall

Apple wasn’t joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the end of 2018, hitting 11.8 million. It’s the third consecutive year of declines, the analyst group said, blaming this year’s drop on a […]

After 29 years of searching, I finally found a hair-care brand that understands my curls

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Briogeo Briogeo is a range of clean, safe hair-care products formulated for all hair types — but it’s seen particular success in the curly hair space. Founder Nancy Twine created […]

A Swedish sex toy brand is giving its employees 4 ‘self love’ days off each year because it thinks they’ll be more productive if they have more orgasms

Shutterstock Swedish sex toy brand LELO is giving its employees four extra days off every year to let them have more orgasms. The idea is that staff who are more sexually fulfilled will be more productive. Studies show that orgasms make people happier, which could make them better workers. From encouraging lunchbreak strolls to installing […]

Your brand is ignoring its most captive audience — here’s why podcasts should be the go-to channel for your next ad campaign (KRW)

This is a preview of The Podcast Report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The number of US podcast consumers has more than doubled in the past decade — and there’s still a long runway for growth. And the podcast listenership base continues to grow in the US amid declines in […]

As Troubles At Home Hit Subaru’s Bottom Line, Americans Do Their Duty and Hand the Brand Another Record

Subaru reported an operating loss in its most recent fiscal quarter, with recalls and regulatory scandals in its home market dragging the company into the red. The company said it lost $ 22 million in the quarter ending September 30th, a departure from last year’s $ 816.3 million operating profit. Meanwhile, global volume fell 6 […]

The New Benefits of Brand Loyalty

For the most part, the major benefit of brand loyalty is not getting into an argument with your family members at the dinner table. Grandpa worked for General Motors, Dad buys Chevy exclusively, and you decided not to buck the trend. You even bragged about Aunt Beth helping you get a sweet deal on that […]

Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand

Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Brand That Looks at Fiat With Envy in the U.S. Previews Its Future

The Smart (“smart,” officially) experiment continues in North America, only now it’s electric. While the Daimler division has never offered anything other than a single, two-seat model on this side of the Atlantic, Europeans have a modicum of choice when it comes to choosing a Smart. You can even get one with a backseat. After […]