• Insurance

    State Farm Insurance tells Valrico woman to pay $19,000 for damages to neighbor’s house

    Demand letter gives woman 30 days to pay or face a lawsuit over damages caused by a tree limb that fell nearly a year ago by: Shannon Behnken Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 13, 2021 / 06:20 PM EDT VALRICO, Fla. (WFLA) – A limb from a tree in Judy Hart’s yard fell last September, damaging her fence and her neighbor’s pool cage, fence, and roof. Both she and her neighbor called their insurance companies. Hart’s carrier is Security First Insurance and her neighbor has State Farm. Both neighbors paid their deductibles and the  

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  • Business Management

    Amazon tells bosses to conceal when employees are on a performance management plan

    Amazon instructs managers not to tell office employees that they are on a formal performance-management plan that puts their job in jeopardy unless the employee explicitly asks, according to guidance from an Amazon intranet page for managers. The policy, a copy of which was viewed by The Seattle Times, helps explain why some Amazon employees have described the experience of being on the performance-management plan, called Focus, as baffling and demoralizing. Some managers, too, question why they are asked to conceal that their employees are on a pathway that often leads out of the company. The secrecy surrounding performance management  

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  • Business Marketing

    LinkedIn tells advertisers business marketing doesn’t belong near silly pictures

    A dog dressed as a prison guard participates in the 17th annual “Doggie Costume Halloween Party” at Riverside Park in New York. Timothy A. Clary | AFP | Getty Images LinkedIn’s new ad campaign tells advertisers that the right place for business-to-business marketing isn’t alongside pictures of cute puppies or viral videos.  LinkedIn Marketing Solutions‘ new “Fish Out of Water” campaign, which launched Wednesday in the U.S. and U.K., tells advertisers they can reach business professionals on LinkedIn when they’re in a “ready-to-do-business mindset.”  In a blog post, the Microsoft-owned professional network lightly jabbed at TikTok and other ad  

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  • Business Marketing

    Facebook tells business users that iOS 14 privacy features will impact marketing

    Facebook is alerting business users on its platform that new privacy features in iOS 14 could “significantly impact” their marketing and advertising efforts. The social media giant has criticized the upcoming privacy changes, which will make a specific tracking tag explicitly opt in, in a blog post and full-page newspaper ads. Now, it appears that Facebook is using banners in Facebook Business Suite and Facebook Ad Manager on iOS to get its message across. Banners in both apps now claim that “Apple has announced product and policy changes that may significantly impact the way you can run ads, measure  

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