Sunday Sales Blast 2/8/15

Here is our week after the Super Bowl info:

The cost of Super Bowl Advertising

What else could you get for $4.5 million instead of 30 seconds of Super Bowl airtime?  You could buy 12 spots on NBC’s “The Blacklist” and CBS’s “Big Bang Theory.” You could also pay for full-page color ads in every issue of Men’s Fitness, Details, Men’s Journal and another 50 magazines.

Super Bowl’s Ticket Resale Price Shatters a Record

PHOENIX — Sunday’s Super Bowl set numerous records, from touchdown passes to television ratings. By at least by one measure, the game was also the most expensive ticket ever

According to TiqIQ.com, the average price of a ticket being offered for resale on game day was $10,466.11, which is over four times more than last year, when the average price was $2,567.

Which commercial did you like the best from the Super Bowl? I thought the best was and I guess so did a lot of other people:

Big Data and Bacteria: Mapping the New York Subway’s DNA

Scientists in 18-Month Project Gather DNA Throughout Transit System to Identify Germs, Study Urban Microbiology

 

Depending on the material involved, some surfaces can have thousands of different types of bacteria while others may have only a few hundred, researchers monitoring the new Chicago hospital found. Pathogens responsible for common infections, such as the strep germs that cause an estimated 700 million infections world-wide every year, can survive for months on a dry surface, researchers in Germany reported in September in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases.

Upholstery fabric can make a difference. Drug-resistant staph germs can live for up to a week on materials used for airplane seat pockets, while E. coli can last 96 hours on the covering used for an airliner armrest, researchers at Auburn University said at a meeting of the American Society of Microbiology last year.

Very interesting and scary article to read and think about, here is the link:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/big-data-and-bacteria-mapping-the-new-york-subways-dna-1423159629?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories

Thats it for this week, lets hope winter will back off a bit in the future. Spring is 39 days away!

Have a great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden