[Ads-l] "in spend"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 2 10:00:58 EST 2019


I have nothing against neologisms, in fact I like them, but I hate business-y buzzwords like this use of "spend," which is common in the bureaucratic circles I travel in.


Fred Shapiro



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"....representing more than $400 million in spend on brand, comparison, and metasearch sites...."
(from a fairly recent start-up)

"Chapter 5 provides detailed information on transaction data and source systems that are used in spend analysis." GB 2008

"Almost all the reduction in Wales can be attributed to the reduction in spend by ITV." GB 2008

"A reduction in spend on consulting of £870 million from £1.2 billion to £04 billionn, or 71%." GB 2011

Stephen

PS Yes, good interview, Fred.

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