Foster articulates that the relation of more positive attributes to a particular brand makes consumers to be attracted and become loyal to the brand. Another dominant factor in this perspective is the price factor. Various studies have found out that customers who harbored a high brand loyalty were not very sensitive to price changes. A brand name is a significant factor that influences brand loyalty. Keller, (1998) points out that a popular brand name can disseminate the advantages of the product, and result into a higher recall of a particular advertised benefit in comparison to a brand that is less known. These will therefore, lead to high repurchase rates and high recalls. Product promotion factor was another equally important element in relation to brand loyalty. Promotion is one element of the product mix, which takes the form of communication between the brand, and its potential customers. This study will apply the Confirmation Theory, which is also in line with DeSarbo and Oliver’s ideology (1988). The basic tenets of this theory articulate that satisfaction is chiefly related to the expectations of customers, the results of which is regarded as the discontentment.
Here are Danny and Aaron in the taxi on the way to church.After church Aaron had some fun at a local mall playing on all the rides. Last Thursday Betsy and Danny got all dressed up for the annual staff banquet. It was a wonderful evening. Over the past year we have seen a lot of construction in our neighborhood as the local town council is working to make the area “barrier free”. The largest portion of this work is upgrading all of the elevators to stop at all floors instead of just the even floors (some buildings they only stop every four floors!) That construction has finally reached our building. Thankfully there are two lifts in the building and they are only working on one at a time, but this construction is supposed to take close to a year to complete! Aaron is really enjoying newfound freedom. He loves to run off ahead of us while walking to the hawker for dinner. But thankfully he is also very good at waiting for us before he attempts to cross the street. A random building seen on an outing last Saturday. This is one of the many mosques in Singapore. Aaron and Mommy at the MRT station. Aaron loves walking on the bumps! Thanks for caring. Checking up on us! We love you all, drop us a comment to let us know you were here!
And I wasn’t the only unusual one thoroughly engaged: there were kids, elderly, parents, tourists, foreigners and students all appreciating the same exhibition, albeit in different manners. With the kids gravitating towards the interactive games and storytelling booths, the adults were free to wander and lose themselves in the heavier stuff like the photography series that challenged perspectives or a riveting Infographic about World Poverty. The concept behind each work is easy to grasp because it either resonates well with Singaporeans, or is a familiar social issue to all. Held in conjunction with SG50, many of the pieces have a local tinge to it. A particular crowd favourite was Scrap Snag, an interactive role-playing game involving Singapore’s iconic Karang-Guni man and government personnel, both racing against time to snag the trash. I particularly enjoyed the exhibit entitled ‘Streetsauce’, which I heard belongs to a professor of the department. Revolving around the social issue of female homelessness, Streetsauce is designed as an edible interface that conveys public engagement in the issue over the sense of taste.
Thought that this was a neat technical article from Clouflare on how they are obtaining random values to feed their cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generators (CSPRNG). Essentially, their San Francisco office has a camera pointed at a wall of lava lamps that it is constantly watching and will convert the image into a numeric value to feed into the CSPRNG to generate a secure encryption key, thus making it extremely difficult (try to never use the impossible term) to actually break their key. In a separate article from August, they mention that their London office uses a similar technique but instead is focusing on three double pendulum setups while their Singapore office has a Geiger counter measuring the radioactive decay of a uranium pellet in a glass bell in the lobby. While the probability is obviously very low that somebody will manage to predict or modify the output of the entropy sources on our production machines, it would be irresponsible of us to pretend that it is impossible.
The manufacturer’s actual cost to transport a specific vehicle from the assembly plant to the dealer is not reflected in the destination charge. Automakers instead use proprietary formulas to arrive at a nationwide average for a particular product type. That means large pickups will cost more than small compact cars but the charge for that product is the same whether the consumer buys the vehicle one mile or 2,000 miles away from the assembly plant. Destination charges are only for auto transport within the United States. Random Singaporean With vehicle pricing so competitive, automakers strive to keep the destination charges down because they are included in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). Used cars are also transported throughout the country. In 2007, according to ADESA Analytical Services, almost 42 million used cars were sold in the United States. About one third were sold through franchise dealers, another third sold through 42,751 independent used-car dealers and the rest sold by private individuals.