Posted by Sara Zucker on January 27, 2010 07:24 AM
EBay changes its listing fees to increase sales. [Reuters]
Starting February, Chanel will raise handbag prices by $100. [Madison Avenue Spy]
Prince Charles stars in a new campaign to help Britain's wool industry. [WWD]
Toyota temporarily stops sale and construction of 8 models post-recall. [NY Times]
Thanks to General Motors, Saab enters Spyker's hands. [NY Times]
Book publishers continue to talk with Apple over Tablet e-books. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on January 13, 2010 08:51 AM
Google may stop complying with Chinese Internet censorship requests and shut down operations due to cyber attack. [NY Times]
Conan O'Brien rejects 12:05 timeslot, prepared to leave NBC. [NY Times]
Toyota to introduce two new Scion vehicles in 2010. [WSJ]
Nintendo Wii game console to stream Netflix movies. [NY Times]
Football sponsors launch digital initiatives in preparation for the summer World Cup. [WSJ]
Ferrero abandons Cadbury bid. [Times of London]Continue reading...
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 Stephanie Startz on December 24, 2009 09:50 AM
McDonald's internal branding campaign, Voice of McDonald's, fosters goodwill with employees, consumers. [NY Times]
Lego expands brand "virtue" into videogames, movie tie-ins. [WSJ]
Ford may finally sell Volvo to Geely. [LA Times]
PepsiCo. pushes social responsibility internally, in advertising. [Warc]
Spyker wants to make the Saab "more Saabish." [WSJ]
Hyundai emerges from the recession a winner, sales up 6.2%. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 23, 2009 08:41 AM
Ford and Geeley announce progress in sale of Volvo. [NY Times]
Citigroup denies WSJ report on cyber theft. [WSJ]
RIM, Blackberry email service outages, delays hinder customers. [NY Times]
Fast food chain Wendy's launches mobile coupon promotion. [BrandWeek]
Gossip web site TMZ expected to launch a sports spinoff in 2010. [NY Times]
Nordstrom poised to enter recovery ahead of competitors. [WSJ]Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 21, 2009 02:58 PM
Regardless of whether General Motors ends up selling its Saab brand to Dutch sports-car maker Spyker Cars NV – or to anyone else – its apparent demise provides a depressing exclamation mark on a year in which the doomsayers about global automotive overcapacity were finally proven right.
Even during the worldwide, mid-decade economic boom, automotive analysts periodically would point out – and honest industry executives would admit – that automakers were headed for a capacity donnybrook. Even as Asian brands kept building new plants in North America and Europe, and General Motors and the Europeans kept adding capacity in Asia, those doing the relatively simple math kept saying: There’s way too much room to build cars, and sooner or later someone is going to have to pay for it.Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 21, 2009 08:27 AM
Spyker in 11th-hour bid for Saab. [Times of London]
American Airlines and Hilton Hotels symbiosis in "Up in the Air" garner earned media. [NY Times]
Regulators to scrutinize brand's "real" claims. [AdAge]
Seeking to drive growth, General Mills turns to digital campaigns. [Warc]
Hasbro licenses toys to movie and video game developers. [WSJ]
Finally, PBS to be measured by Nielsen. [NY Times]Continue reading...