Saturday, 21 July 2018

Friday Review: Early Christmas present

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 04 December 09

Total Telecom emerges triumphant from the Dragon's Den; online shoppers go nuts; and telecoms players display both Christmas spirit and 'Bah humbug'!

Christmas shopping began in earnest this week as eager consumers sweated over a hot keyboard, buying millions of pounds' worth of presents, a sizeable portion of which will likely be gracing the back of the recipient's wardrobe or local charity shop window come the new year. U.K. shoppers alone were expected to spend a record £400 million online on Monday, or Mega Monday, as it was dubbed by the U.K. press. Meanwhile across the pond - where the first Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday - U.S. shoppers spent $887 million, according to comScore, up 5% on-year and a new record for single-day online sales. That's a lot of Christmas presents. Here at Total Telecom we were given something that money can't buy this week. The champagne flowed on Tuesday when James Caan of Dragon's Den fame presented us with the award for Online Brand of the Year 2009 at the Independent Publisher Awards…

Christmas shopping began in earnest this week as eager consumers sweated over a hot keyboard, buying millions of pounds' worth of presents, a sizeable portion of which will likely be gracing the back of the recipient's wardrobe or local charity shop window come the new year. U.K. shoppers alone were expected to spend a record £400 million online on Monday, or Mega Monday, as it was dubbed by the U.K. press. Meanwhile across the pond - where the first Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday - U.S. shoppers spent $887 million, according to comScore, up 5% on-year and a new record for single-day online sales. That's a lot of Christmas presents. Here at Total Telecom we were given something that money can't buy this week. The champagne flowed on Tuesday when James Caan of Dragon's Den fame presented us with the award for Online Brand of the Year 2009 at the Independent Publisher Awards…

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