Posted by Stephanie Startz on January 8, 2010 08:11 AM
Spyker makes another bid for Saab. [NY Times]
BMW, Coke, Sony-Ericsson may take advantage of UK product placements. [BusinessWeek]
Tide's new ad campaign focuses on frugality, cleanliness. [NY Times]
Virgin moves into retail banking. [WSJ]
Jay Leno may get his old time slot back in NBC late-night shuffle. [NPR]
Best Buy's December sales top analyst expectations. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on January 7, 2010 09:04 AM
Weatherproof debuts new Times Square billboard using President Obama's image. [NY Times]
Sam's Club to sell own brand of vodka. [ABC News]
3D will be a major trend in 2010 with Sony, ESPN, Discovery and Imax offering products. [USA Today]
Cadbury and Hershey in talks after Kraft's hostile takeover bid suffers setbacks. [Times of London]
Toyota and Ford top brand perception survey. [WSJ]
Dove's new men's line goes to the gridiron, will debut at the Super Bowl. [AdAge]Continue reading...
Posted by Jim Thompson on January 6, 2010 09:35 AM
Toyota and Ford show stong end-of-year sales increases. [WSJ]
Shanghai Panda, Chinese milk brand, incurs contamination scandal. [Guardian]
Dove makes a play for male demographic with Super Bowl ad. [Ad Age]
Warren Buffet threatens Kraft's bid for Cadbury. [WP]
ESPN and Discovery mark new beginning with launch of 3-D programming. [CNN]
High expectations raise stakes for Apple's iSlate. [Reuters]Continue reading...
Posted by Jim Thompson on January 5, 2010 09:11 AM
Apple to compete with Google by acquiring mobile ad network Quattro wireless. [Adage]
Kraft Foods sweetens its hostile takeover bid for Cadbury. [NYT]
Ten years later, ex Time Warner Chief apologizes for "worst deal of the century." [FT]
Nestle promotes new candy bar via social media. [BrandWeek]
Visa uses card fees and signatures to profit from purchases. [NYT]
Apple finally to ship "Tablet" in March after mounting speculation. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 17, 2009 08:40 AM
Ford looks to harness customizable iPhone-like "apps" for it's Sync operating system. [WSJ]
US reconsiders sale of Citigroup stake after bank struggles to raise capital. [NY Times]
Bank of America names Brian Moynihan as chief executive. [Times of London]
2009's most talked about brand: Microsoft. [AdWeek]
Domino's Pizza will change US recipe in attempt to improve sales. [Bloomberg]
Playboy's talks with Iconix fall apart. [LA Times]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 14, 2009 08:20 AM
Accenture ends sponsorship of Tiger Woods. [NY Times]
Citigroup in tentative deal with government officials to repay bailout funds. [NY Times]
Asda to share sourcing with parent-company Walmart, cutting costs and slashing prices. [Times of London]
The Google phone, "Nexus One", leaks to the web as phone enters beta-testing. [WSJ]
Forecasting dismal performance in 2010, Nokia cuts jobs at Finnish plant. [NY Times]
Beijing Automotive will buy parts of Saab. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 8, 2009 08:26 AM
Dodge will expand the Ram truck division. [Detroit News]
Google unveils 5 new features to their search engine. [FT]
Online retailer Zappo's debuts paper catalog. [NY Times]
Hasbro beats Mattel for a ten-year Sesame Street contract. [NY Times]
Cadbury will make a formal response to Kraft's bid next Monday. [Times of London]
The comeback of India's number two motorcycle maker. [Forbes]
Does appealing to budget conscious consumers hurt the Saks brand? [Globe and Mail]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 4, 2009 07:50 AM
Banks pay out millions in bonuses. [Times of London]
Comcast will take control of NBC Universal. [FT]
Google will grant publishers' wishes and limit search results. [NY Times]
Kraft informs shareholders Cadbury's valuation will reach $18.3 million. [Bloomberg]
George Stephanopolous tapped to anchor ABC's Good Morning America. [NY Times]
Peugeot eyes 50% stake in Mitsubishi. [Telegraph]
(More headlines: Comcast details, Tesco vouchers.)Continue reading...