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The Business News Headlines & More 20 August 2019

They say that "hope springs eternal" and investors, before the bell where hoping for a good day on Wall Street. In the end the major markets were all down with the Dow off by 173 points as financials took it in the shorts. In other business news today:

  • Home Depot beats estimates but...there is a but;
  • A major retailer considers getting out of the gun sale business;
  • Trouble brewing for American consumers;
  • What? Guns being sold on Facebook Marketplace;
  • Disney whistleblower says the company has misstated billions in revenue;
  • New Google App for "emerging nations" could be 1 billion users.

Those stories and more along with Marketing4Business and Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital. He's back and this month our focus is on gathering data from your Facebook posts. What do you do with it? You sell more stuff. To hear that conversation click here

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Marketing for Business with Phil K. James

We're back with Marketing for Business and our friend Phil K. James with Good Milkshake Digital. Yeah, it's been several months but, we've hooked up again. Today we're talking about Facebook, data, sales and how you can master some pretty simple tricks to allow you to boost your engagement and collect data allowing you to re-market your product or service. Now, while Phil works a bunch in the hospitality industry his method, we prove, can be used along other verticals as well.  Click through...and even if we get a little "geeky" I think you'll get the point.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business Events, Social Media Marketing and More with Laura Kinnard

Spend some time with us as we talk about some great business events going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro like the ribbon cutting at the new Gravitate location, the Social Media Club of Des Moines and we spend some time chatting about business to business use of social media. Oh the data and the content. Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is right here: 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in the house. Listen to Laura here

Thanks for coming by! 

Video, Business, Tero International and Kyle Plummer

If you've been with the Business News Hour for the past dozen years you know we love to put up some video. We believe it adds to the engagement level and it's good for business. That's the feeling of the people behind Tero International an organization that, according to our guest Kyle Plummer, provides their clients with "confidence". Here Kyle talks about video, video production and their brand new video production studio. It's really amazing and yes...we have video. Should your company get into video?  We think it's a great idea...even if you start small which is what Tero did originally...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

The Business News Headlines 27 March 2019

It was another worrisome day on Wall Street as Brexit, China and the inversion issue came back again today. Click ahead for these stories:

  • Salesforce named as a partner in sex trafficking;
  • Millennials are said to be killing off a bunch of stuff...and we've got a list;
  • Lyft today upped it's IPO target;
  • Facebook and hate groups; a new development;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and today we shine our Small Business Spotlight on the promotional products industry with Kris Gregersen the owner of Premium Solutions. What you may or may not know about promotional products, how decisions are made, what the return on investment might look like and a host of other facts about the industry he's been in for over 20 years. Kris Gregersen and Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight.  Listen to that conversation here

Our Small Business Spotlight - Premium Solutions with Kris Gregersen

Today we're going to talk about the world of promotional products with Kris Gregersen who has been in that field for two decades selling to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We start off by talking about why having a local consultant trumps the online world. Then it's into what is selling, what is hot what companies need to consider when using promotional products to market themselves. The business has changed greatly in 20 years... Today it's Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 27 December 2018

The markets opened today lower and stayed that way until the final hour of trading on Wall Street...and that's just one of the many stories we've got for you today:

  • Markets rebound in the final hour;
  • The sad tale of Amazon stock;
  • India, Amazon and Walmart and the story is....
  • Buying laundry detergent online... First question might be "Why?" but after that;
  • Several well known brand names are going away in 2019 and we've got a list;
  • We might have discovered the reason young people are giving up on parenthood;
  • The Market Report - The numbers broken down.

Those stories plus we climb into our Way Back Machine for a two part conversation with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital We're talking about paying attention to your "internal brand" and what they is and what it means for business. Here is Part One.

And, here is part two of our internal branding conversation with Phil K. James. Stuff you should be considering as we head into the New Year. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington State

Recently Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was in the Des Moines Metro to headline two events. We caught up with her folloing her address to the non-partisan Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. Here we talk a little politics, the economy, trade, small business, agriculture, health care and much more. Click through to meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and our thanks to the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition for making this happen. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Tattoos, Custom Bicycles and Marketing for Business - Episode 27

We went to the Drake University Neighborhood and to Mars Cafe for this edition of Marketing for Business. There Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital and Michael from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications sat down with Dan Koenig. Dan is an interesting cat. Decades ago he started Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoos now a staple in that area. Then he revisited his childhood love of bicycles and started Ichi Bike a very non-traditional bike shop in the East Village of Des Moines. Both edgy and both artful. We talk about his brand, marketing and more. Fun stuff...and valuable lessons in telling stories. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.