On October 1st 2012 Medicare began fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of being discharged. On average these fines will be about $125,000 per hospital in the first year and can rise to 3% of Medicare payments under the new health care law. All of a sudden reducing readmissions is a top priority.
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The advertising giant BBDO West recently teamed up with Goodwill and Levi's to promote the message of recycling used clothing.
The suggestion to donate your jeans to Goodwill when you no longer want them (or maybe gain too much weight?!) appears just below the washing, drying and ironing instructions on the laundry tag.
Print advertising is dead, they say. Conde Nast is closing magazines because of plummeting ad pages. Newspapers are shrinking into pamphlets, and quite frankly, it's a miracle there's even a physical phone book with Yellow Pages ads anymore.
Product packaging is big business and an important way to keep your brand visible, mobile and in front of your target market. I sent flowers to my wife for mothers day and she was almost as impressed with the package as she was with the flowers.