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Retail Publisher Strategy: Making The Leap to CPA & Lead-Gen

November 8, 2012

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Many publishers promoting retail advertisers on a cost-per-sale basis are hesitant to move to the “other side” and promote customer acquisition or lead generation offers

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Walking the Line Between Commerce and Regulatory Compliance

August 2, 2012

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It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]

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Best Practices in Revenue Reporting

July 30, 2007

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RevenueRecognition.com in association with International Data Corporation (IDC) recently surveyed 578 business leaders about the need for improvements in their finance processes, with a focus on revenue recognition and related reporting processes. The survey was conducted in July 2007 by email and all responses were on an anonymous basis. More than 80% of […]

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Trends in Governance, Risk and Compliance

July 30, 2007

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Business complexity, along with increased regulatory and market scrutiny, is driving organizations to adopt a structured approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The goal is to effectively define, manage and monitor the external and internal business environments. GRC maturity is pointing toward this more structured approach: Past – Organizations struggled to manage enterprise risk […]

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What”s Troubling Finance?

July 30, 2007

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The office of finance is currently undergoing a sea change. Our world has shifted dramatically, and a host of new challenges have emerged. Many of the attributes that made finance an attractive career choice are now hidden in a swamp of compliance, disclosures, litigation and controls, and the rewards for this profession are getting increasingly […]

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Measuring the Effectiveness and Performance of Your Program

July 30, 2007

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Managing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in the current era of enforcement, shareholder suits and explosive class action activity poses huge risks if you fail – and presents game-changing opportunities if you choose to embrace them. Over the past few years, organizations have focused significant time, energy and resources on designing, implementing and improving governance, […]

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Strategies for Assessing Risk

July 30, 2007

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In today’s business environment – increasingly global in nature and more competitive than ever – the failure to properly recognize and manage risk can undermine the strategic intents of the enterprise. The ability to recognize and manage risk effectively not only helps a company meet its many obligations and goals, but a thoughtfully planned and well-executed […]

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Weighing the Options for Funding Nonqualified Benefits

July 30, 2007

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Over the past several years, there have been laws enacted to address perceived abuses in the area of executive compensation. In addition, rating agencies are beginning to cast a negative eye on corporate balance sheets with unfunded benefit liabilities. In light of these regulations, this article focuses on the “new reality” of funding nonqualified plans. […]

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The Rise of Alternative Investments

July 30, 2007

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Much has been written about the “perfect storm” of corporate accounting scandals, pension crises and subsequent legislative backlash, which resulted in a decline in the funded status of defined benefit plans as well as an increase in the expense recognition and contribution requirements for those plans. Hindsight now reveals that these problems might have been […]

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