Posted by Shirley Brady on May 31, 2011 06:30 PM
Apple looks to secure content deals ahead of iCloud unveiling as company previews announcements and Steve Jobs involvement in rare move.
Big Ten Network rebrands as BTN.
CTIA dismisses World Health Organization finding on cancer/mobile link, as WHO also issues new tobacco warning.
Google estimated to take 54 cents of every web ad dollar spent.
LinkedIn establishes Asian base in Singapore.
Montreal promotes its festivals in NYC's Times Square.
Netflix stock hits all-time high as troubled Nokia's stock hits 13-year low.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 31, 2011 05:30 PM
Fresh off a season of FOX's American Idol during which competitors made music videos for Ford weekly, were overshadowed by massive Coke bottles behind them onstage while being interviewed, and fans were encouraged to text votes on their AT&T phones, it’s hard to imagine a show more blatant in its use of product placement. But, according to Nielsen, NBC's Celebrity Apprentice actually ruled the roost on product placement on prime-time television in the month of April.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 16, 2011 06:30 PM
Adidas rolls out "unforgettable swims" digital/social campaign in the UK.
AOL content chief Arianna Huffington adds Healthy Living and Industry sector channels, starting with energy.
Budweiser casts Bud United Presents: The Big Time branded entertainment global reality TV show on Facebook and Renren.
Donald Trump is (surprise!) not running for president.
Facebook fans in Israel name daughter "Like."
Fendi catwalk show cancelled in South Korea following anti-fur protests.
Google borrows $3 billion in first bond offer.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 16, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple sees PC cannibalization by iPad drop.
AutoNation car dealer network gets thrown for a spin by Japanese car-supply problems.
Barnes & Noble hits one million Nook app downloads.
BP tries to salvage Russian deal.
Dish Network taps former Sirius head Joseph Clayton to replace founder Charlie Ergen as CEO.
Fox puts faith in Simon Cowell's The X Factor for fall prime-time schedule.
IMF head arrest in sexual-assault case roils worlds from French politics to euro zone debt.Continue reading...
week in review
Posted by Michael Waltzer on May 13, 2011 05:30 PM
Our most-read blog posts of the past week range from McDonald's makeover to Lady Gaga's Judas video:
#1 McDonald's Launches Billion Dollar McMakeover
#2 Chobani Conquers Yogurt Market, Faces New Problem
#3 Is Sprint Really Asking Us to Spam an (Almost) 100-Year-Old Woman?
#4 The Lady Gaga Judas Video Product Placement Surprise
#5 Trump Golf Biz First To Suffer Trump Prez Biz
#6 Missed Opp: The Mystery Jacket Obama Wore To Take Out Bin Laden
#7 Coca-Cola Turns 125
#8 A New Queen for McQueen: Sarah Burton Steps Up
#9 GagaVille: Zynga Helps Lady Gaga Launch 'Born This Way' Album
#10 Branson Rebrands, Defends Virgin Australia Debut
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 11, 2011 06:30 PM
True to his tweet, Newt Gingrinch officially threw his hat in the ring today and announced he's running in the 2012 US presidential race against Barack Obama. Polling in the high single digits, his GOP rivals include Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, while Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and (maybe) Donald Trump have yet to confirm their plans.
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 06:30 PM
Maria Shriver (who recently hinted she's in transition) and Arnold Schwarzenegger prepare to divorce as he announces movie comeback and their son Patrick responds on Twitter.
Bristol Palin lands reality show on History Channel's BIO cable channel.
Facebook asks to be exempt from US political advertising rules.
Audi launches roadside assistance app.
Australian advertisers face opposition on self-regulation and children's marketing.
BMW launches eBay store in the UK.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 9, 2011 02:00 PM
Above all, Donald Trump prides himself on being an exceptional businessman. In fact, one of his core criticisms of the current leader is that he doesn't know how to do a deal, saying in one interview "I'm a deal man. I make hundreds and hundreds of deals and transactions. [President Obama] never did deals before."
So then, just what kind of a business impact would a Trump presidency have on, say, Trump's signature golf courses? We already know.Continue reading...