Posted by Dale Buss on March 7, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple frustrates rivals who are trying to beat iPad’s price.
BBC announces agencies for branding and creative duties.
Disney's ABC Family channel spins gold in dramas.
Baby Gaga makers face possible legal action by Lady Gaga over breast-milk ice cream.
Bank of America looks forward to “normal” performance.
Barclays CEO gets huge bonus.
CBS hopes to conclude Charlie Sheen saga as Mark Cuban approaches him for HDNet project.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on March 4, 2011 12:00 PM
• P&G and Old Spice agency W+K reveal the secrets of Old Spice Man Isaiah Mustafa's smooth moves in brand's Scent Vacation spot.
• After the jump: FedEx finds its Old Spice man, HTC's ChaCha(Cha) dance, from Etsy to Regretsy, and more.
From the Dept. of It's All in the Headline: "Japanese scientists develop human-shaped phone that feels like real skin" Continue reading...
Posted by Jennifer Sokolowsky on February 18, 2011 11:30 AM
Condé Nast has a world of magazines in its portfolio.
Now the global media maven is offering readers more than 100 of its international glossy publications – including Vogue, GQ, Glamour and Vanity Fair – all in one place as it opens an upscale newsstand in London.
The newsstand, designed by Ab Rogers, son of the British architect Richard Rogers, will be located on the ground floor of Condé Nast’s London offices near Bond Street, where many of the magazines’ luxury brand advertisers sell their goods.
The new retail outlet not only proclaims that print is not dead — it also promotes Condé Nast’s desire to be seen as a company that is working to keep print vibrant and alive while embracing the complementary role of digital content.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 8, 2010 09:00 AM
* Oracle's Larry Ellison will fight HP's lawsuit over Mark Hurd's hiring.
* BP assumes partial blame for the Gulf disaster, citing a series of factors in its just-released report.
* Oprah Winfrey uses clout to launch syndicated talk show featuring her designer, Nate Berkus.
* Vodafone sold its China Mobile stake for $6.6 billion.
* Samsung's Galaxy S phone will be offered by China's three mobile carriers.
* Anheuser-Busch scored a "partial victory" in legal battle with an Illinois distributor.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 10, 2010 09:00 AM
As Google and Verizon defend a net neutrality proposal that exempts wireless services, Google faces privacy questions over an alleged order of a “microdrone” from a German company.
BSkyB challenges Skype over logo.
BP nears a deal with U.S. government on guarantees for $20B compensation fund.
Dish Network experiences slippage in subscribers even while rival DirecTV posts gains.
H-P navigates its future after the resignation of CEO Mark Hurd in an ethics scandal, as customers by and large remain loyal – but investors knock down the company’s share price.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 13, 2010 01:00 PM
When your brand is build on being provocative and something of an iconoclast, you're going to go after other brands, including other iconoclasts. Which is what Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and Jezebel are doing.
Gawker's post-feminist blog recently accused Comedy Central's The Daily Show of being sexist by not featuring more women. Stewart swiped back on-air (see the 2:05 mark here) while his female staffers responded with a mocking note posted on the show's website.
It's all great for business as far as Gawker Media owner Nick Denton is concerned.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on April 23, 2010 07:34 AM
McDonald's unveils new I'm Lovin' It campaign (above).
Virgin Atlantic is under investigation for alleged price-fixing.
Thanks to Japan and its love of smartphones, Apple sales are up.
Gatorade's new campaign has athletes drinking throughout their games.
Lay's won't need the FDA to launch a new form of salt.
Netflix is wooing users with price cuts for Wii-based service.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on April 14, 2010 07:54 AM
WePad is the iPad's most recent opposition. [Boston Herald]
McDonald's breakfast loses customers to Subway. [CNN Money]
Corona sets its sights on Hispanic drinkers. [Brandweek]
'Iron Man 2' campaigns now include Stan Lee. [BrandFreak]
Abercrombie wants employees to stay on the ground. [WSJ]
Candie's reveals unretouched Britney Spears ads. [NY Mag]Continue reading...