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Top 10 Stories of the Week: Eminem + Audi, Harley Davidson + Captain America, Google+ & more

Posted by michelle on July 15, 2011 05:00 PM

Our most-read blog posts of the past week range from a controversial Planet of the Apes viral to LeBron James' Nike gear heading to campus:

#1 Eminem Sues Audi, Chokes Other Brands in His Videos

#2 Going Viral: Planet Of The Apes Video is Amusing. But is it Racist?

#3 Nike Sends LeBron James Gear to School as King James Brand Takes a Hit

#4 Harley-Davidson Roars Into Captain America, and Into the Black

#5 Starbucks: Small Meals, Huge Drinks, Global Dreams

#6 Actually, TOMS Would Prefer Not to Focus on the Family

#7 Nestlé Expands Skinny Cow Brand Beyond Freezer Section

#8 Google+ Stalls Businesses, Brands (and Ford)

#9 Nike Better World? Not For Converse Factory Workers in Indonesia

#10 Cyclist Chic: Levi’s Launches Commuter Denim Collection

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Peppa Pig Set To Overthrow America

Posted by michelle on June 2, 2011 11:00 AM

Never heard of Peppa Pig? Well, you haven’t been watching children’s TV lately. It’s a British children’s television show with 180 five-minute episodes that focus on the everyday lives of Peppa Pig, her quirky family and her pals.

It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom in 2004. Peppa Pig toys first hit British shelves in 2005 and, according to the Guardian, made more than £200m last year. There are video games, the series has been translated into languages including Italian, there's even a Peppa Pig outdoor attraction in the UK. That’s some pig!Continue reading...


Cloudy With A Chance Of Jell-O

Posted by michelle on September 22, 2009 11:48 AM

Sony/Columbia's animated Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs garnered $30.3 million this past weekend at the US box office, and joins our brandcameo listing of product placements in No. 1 films.

Flint Lockwood, the ambitious and quirky protagonist (voice by Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader), is determined to invent a machine that will change the world. So he develops the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator, or FLDSMDFR for short, which turns water into food. However, when Flint’s invention skyrockets into the atmosphere, his little town of Swallow Falls begins to experience rain in the form of cheeseburgers, donuts, ice cream storms, spaghetti tornados and other foods on a daily basis.Continue reading...

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