Posted by Shirley Brady on September 20, 2012 08:55 AM
Samsung mocks iPhone 5 buyers in latest commercial.
Chick-fil-A backs down and vows to stop donating to anti-LGBT groups.
Visa shifts global creative duties back to BBDO.
AOL names female CFO.
AT&T faces backlash over Apple FaceTime restrictions, while CEO explains anti-texting and driving push.
Bed Bath & Beyond beats the odds.
Citibank credit card is coming to China.Continue reading...
social media watch
Posted by Sheila Shayon on April 23, 2012 04:01 PM
Socialbakers claims it's #1 source for global Facebook data (other than Facebook, of course) with more than 10 million Facebook pages and places indexed.
The social media analytics company just launched its AnalyticsPRO product designed to enhance social media performance through competitive insights, engagement and influencer identification.
The proprietary technology tracks Facebook and Twitter campaigns for any company, enterprise to small business, while monitoring industry competitors. It’s currently the most utilized social media analytics platform in Europe, with 250,000 users across 75 countries.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 12, 2011 09:01 AM
Amazon considers remedy for Kindle faults.
Anheuser-Busch InBev plans reality show for Budweiser brand.
Apple and HTC face judgment day on patent dispute, as Apple celebrates 100M apps from the Mac App Store and The Beatles' success on iTunes.
AT&T reportedly gets a break in its T-Mobile acquisition plan.
Auto Nation seeks new dealerships in existing Sun Belt markets, while U.S. auto dealers get creative with promotions.
Diamond Foods faces challenge over payments to walnut growers, complicating acquisition of Pringles from P&G.
Disney Four Seasons hotel begins construction.
General Mills takes G-WIN digital innovation initiative global.
GM faces potentially long investigation of Volt fires.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 7, 2011 08:45 AM
Best Buy stores to close in the U.K. as Carphone Warehouse sells its stake for $1.3 billion. In the U.S., BB will join post-Thanksgiving "Black Midnight" frenzy.
IAG, owner of British Airways & Iberia, pursues Portugal's TAP airline after agreeing to buy bmi (British Midland International) from Lufthansa.
Barnes & Noble expects to prod Amazon's Kindle with new Nook Color.
All Nippon Airways probes glitch in Dreamliner landing as Airbus tries to exploit longer-than-expected training time for the new Boeing plane.
Apple hit by piracy claim by leading computer scientist as brand rewards top executives to try to retain them for the post-Jobs era and threatens Google with new Siri "personal-assistant" search technology.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 17, 2011 09:00 AM
Airbus says it’s ahead of rival Boeing on new-plane orders.
AOL bets on hyperlocal news with Patch.com.
BP deal with Russian oil giant Rosneft criticized on U.S. national-security grounds.
Campbell Soup targets China.
Fiat wins a crucial union vote agreeing to changes in a plant in Turin and plans product changes for Chrysler.
Hyundai ponders a second U.S. manufacturing plant despite UAW lobbying.
Johnson & Johnson looks to get its act together in drug aisle.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on August 13, 2010 01:00 PM
Pizza Hut viral dance craze sweeps South Korea, wooing teens with with in Seoul. (above)
OkCupid dating site breaks down attractiveness of users based on camera and mobile phone brands: Panasonic > Canon > Nikon.
Denny's joins the ridiculous sandwich wars with a Cheese stick sandwich.
New York City transit authority relents and accepts ads referencing 9/11 (more background here).
McDonald's french fry ad crosses over, literally.
Playboy's iPad app disappoints with no-nudity policy (that's right: Hef's keeping the smoking jacket on).Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 22, 2010 05:20 PM
Christies' first green auction tonight will offer adventures with celebs with brands' support.
Amazon's Kindle is its best-selling product (and it's coming to Target).
Coca-Cola dismisses criticism of BPA packaging.
Apple and Adobe clash over Flash.
US Airways ends talks with United.
Hulu is planning a monthly subscription service.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on February 22, 2010 07:49 AM
Stop & Shop is negotiating with workers, but a strike may still be in the works. [Boston Herald]
Lufthansa pilots refuse to cease demands, strike scheduled for tomorrow. [Businessweek]
Upcoming horror movie 'The Crazies' has a multitude of promotional products. [BrandFreak]
Though net profit was down by 42%, Nestle saw sales growth in overseas markets. [WSJ]
With less people working, sales for early-morning fast-food meals drop. [Washington Post]
Visa advertisements tug at the hearstrings of Olympic audiences. [Adweek]Continue reading...