Tower Records Unveils Digital Download Store
Sacramento, Tower Records has unveiled its newest on-line project, Tower Records Digital, a music-download store at Tower.com/digital, in an effort to maintain the retailer’s digital media strategy. Individual music downloads are $0.99 each and full albums begin at $9.99 each. The digital music store also complements Tower Record’s traditional retail stores, e-commerce, podcasting and TouchView in-store kiosk presence.
Marketing Officer Stepping Down at Circuit City
Richmond, Va., Circuit City Stores announced on Monday that Fiona P. Dias has decided to stop down as executive VP, chief marketing officer for personal reasons, effective Aug. 27, 2006. From Aug. 28, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006, she will assume a new role with the company as executive advisor of strategic branding initiatives.
As executive advisor, Dias will assist in the transition of the chief marketing officer role and assist with select projects, including the planned launch of a new services brand later this year.
Small Businesses Take Action to Protect Customers’ Financial Data
New Castle, N.H., Data-security concerns are penetrating small businesses with more than 64% taking action within the last 12 months to better protect customer financial information, according to a new survey from Visa USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Although many businesses are taking action, about 63% say they rarely, if at all, worry about securing customer data.
To help small businesses understand how to protect their customers’ sensitive card data and reduce fraud, Visa USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce begin a nationwide town hall tour Monday in Portsmouth, N.H. The 12-city tour titled, “Securing Our Businesses, Protecting Our Customers,” marks the second year that Visa and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have teamed with local Chambers of Commerce to educate small businesses about new fraud threats and how to protect themselves.