Posted by Shirley Brady on June 2, 2011 06:00 PM
Andre Agassi expands commitment to charter schools.
Apple signs deal with Universal Music Group and other publishers for iCloud.
AT&T Wireless CEO "not happy" with US network.
Benetton refreshes visual branding.
Citigroup shuts down $400M hedge fund in wake of new regulations.
Denny's all-you-can-eat pancakes inspires teen marathon.
Disney, looking up at the cloud, relaunches Disney.com to offer TV and film titles.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 19, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple reportedly cuts licensing deal with EMI and moves closer to cloud-based music service, as iPad sales impact HP and Dell.
AT&T presses case for T-Mobile merger.
CBS brings Ashton Kutcher and his Two and a Half Men co-stars at advertisers' fall upfront.
Citigroup awards CEO Vikram Pandit with big retention package.
Coca-Cola launches 2012 Olympics promotion a year early.
Delta cuts capacity to Europe with Air France as airline’s executives recount complex merger with Northwest.
Disney reportedly seeks to develop TV series about SEALS team that killed Osama bin Laden.
Facebook gets new scrutiny over kids in social ads.
Gap CEO undertakes urgent revamp of the brand.Continue reading...
mom's the word
Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 12, 2011 01:00 PM
In a funny twist of virtual fate, turns out that social media-savvy moms wield substantial clout when it comes to recommending, among other things, eReaders and banking services to family and friends.
As competition in both markets escalate, it’s women with one or more children under 18 living at home, who regularly engage in social media, that are influencing brand choices.
Motista's recent survey on eReaders asked consumers about brands including Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony's eReader and Apple's iPad.
“Social media moms definitely feel a deeper connection to their eReaders that their non-social media counterparts don’t,” said Alan Zorfas, chief product and marketing officer at Motista, in a press release.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 5, 2011 09:00 AM
Google may be the target of a Us antitrust probe, as brand's bid for Nortel’s patent assets coincides with Larry Page’s first day back as CEO.
Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood after nuclear plant spews highly contaminated water into sea as Tepco shares plunge to record low. Also, Toyota reports misunderstanding over US impact and Honda targets rise in US sales but faces supply restrictions.
Amazon, Costco and Kohls are top brands for customer service in a new survey.
BAT to develop “safer” nicotine products for long-term use.
Boeing and Southwest deal with aftermath of fuselage tear.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 10, 2011 06:00 PM
American Apparel employee lawsuit is temporarily halted.
AOL layoffs shine spotlight on its brands.
Citigroup called world's "best positioned bank" by CEO in shareholder letter.
Facebook is the leading source of evidence in divorces.
Ford declared "most considered" auto brand on KBB.com.
Google lets users block sites from search, announces it's hiring (esp. in ad sales) at YouTube.
HP's webOS plan "could irritate" Microsoft.
Johnson & Johnson's recall-plagued McNeil Healthcare unit signs FDA deal.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 18, 2011 05:15 PM
Allstate sues Citi, Deutsche Bank over mortgages.
BP execs feel oil spill victims are receiving too much.
BSkyB and MTV protest British House of Lords move to limit commercial time.
Facebook's new status options applauded by gay community.
IBM claims in suit it was overbilled by Ogilvy.
US military sponsorship of NASCAR challenged.
Toyota's new campaign introduces "#1 for a Reason" tagline.
Posted by Dale Buss on January 19, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple hopes to come up with more hits without Steve Jobs.
Boeing will begin delivering the 787 Dreamliner in Q3.
Chrysler boosts Jeep's marketing mileage.
Citigroup to name John Havens as president and COO.
Coca-Cola, Danone and Nike rank high among consumers in emerging markets in Credit Suisse study.
Fox premieres revamped American Idol, featuring rocker Steven Tyler, tonight.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 18, 2011 06:30 PM
Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal is approved (with one FCC commissioner, Michael Copps, opposed). Conditions for the deal, expected to close by Feb. 1, include that Comcast must give up its management role at Hulu, and abide by anti-favoritism clause — a victory for Bloomberg TV and other networks that compete with Comcast and NBCU's channels. Comcast, separately, just invested $10M in Snagfilms, an ad-supported documentary site that owns INDIEwire, and led a $9M financing round in e-publishing consultancy Perfect Market.
Apple announces record quarterly earnings of $6B, with 7 million iPads sold during the Christmas quarter. The iPhone is now the UK's "most desirable" brand.
Citigroup "disappoints" despite quarterly profit of $1.3 billion.Continue reading...