PeekYou, an internet search company created a 1-10 scale for rating the top CEOs on their social media use based on 20 factors about presence, following, and ability. These factors include social networking, amount of friends, blogging statistics, and content created for the web. Abbott Labs’ CEO Miles White is the highest scoring CEO in Illinois. Continue reading here.
As the summer heat puts a strain on power systems causing outages, ComEd’s new CEO, Anne Pramaggiore, is looking to rework the way the company deals with customer service during those times. Pramaggiore is turning to social media and texting to keep customers up-to-date with power availability and repairs. Continue reading here.
Advancements in technology are forcing the retail industry to adjust how they operate. Advertising, payment processing, and customer engagement are all getting a digital facelift with new services and technologies. Accourding to the Downers Grove-based IT non-profit CompTIA, retailers will increase spending on IT by 63% in 2012. Continue reading here.
The above video is an Intel concept for digital signage. As retailers go digital, chances are you’ll be seeing many more television and interactive screens in your local retail stores. Video from intel.com
Two LaPorte County Teenagers were arrested last week for the robbery of a gas station in New Carlisle after police posted Facebook updates seeking the public’s help to catch the robbers. The use of using social media to combat crime is becoming mainstream as police have further success with the method. Continue reading here.