Posted by Shirley Brady on June 13, 2011 06:00 PM
Airbus unveils transparent plane concept.
American Airlines to offer Samsung tablet for inflight movies.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to become a comic book superhero.
Citi reportedly knew about hacking "weeks" before revealed.
Comcast and Skype partner on HD video calling service.
Facebook IPO could be worth $100 billion, as US privacy groups balk at site's facial recognition — and Mark Zuckerberg may be (says Bill Gates) engaged.
HP executive churn continues.
Lanvin introduces children's collection.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 6, 2011 09:00 AM
AARP unveils a new ad campaign targeting boomers this week.
Apple will unveil iCloud Android-fighter today at WWDC, as brand leads tablet market in China.
Bank of America and Goldman Sachs lead US bank stocks taking a beating.
Blip.tv ramps up original content to complete with YouTube.
Boeing faces labor strife.
Coca-Cola resists increasing prices.
Demi Moore adds "CNN reporter" to her credits with sex trafficking doc, a subject near and dear to her DNA Foundation.
E3 starts tommorow, where Nintendo will unveil its new Wii console, Sony will tout NGP (its new handheld gaming device) and Microsoft will promote Kinect and position Xbox as the hub of the home entertainment system.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 30, 2011 12:00 PM
"We're at a f**king IHOP."
Like that one for the International House of Pancakes, many of the brand and product appearances in The Hangover 2 come, to some degree, at the expense of the brand. P.F. Chang's. Long John Silver's. MSNBC. Teen People Magazine. Fanta soda. Skype. Hard Rock Cafe. Bally Total Fitness. All of these brands are the punchline to varying jokes.
Then there are the straight placements, including Delta Airlines, Singha beer, Adidas and Smart Water.
But the most interesting product placements in Hangover 2 are the ones the audience can't see, including where to get Zach Galifianakis' labrador t-shirt. Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 12, 2011 06:00 PM
American Express forms venture with French luxury e-tailer, vente-privee.com.
Ashton Kutcher tipped to fill Charlie Sheen void on Two and a Half Men.
Bing continues to capture more searches as Microsoft's antitrust saga comes to an end.
BlackBerry product placement on BBC version of The Apprentice raises eyebrows.
BMW and Audi vie for luxury auto lead.
Bravo TV star Bethenny Frankel sued by former manager for a piece of her just-sold business.
Chevron criticized for corporate citizenship campaign in California.
Facebook claims no smear campaign intended by PR firm Burson-Marsteller vs. Google.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 11, 2011 06:00 PM
Apple and the Weather Channel sued over location-based advertising.
Chrysler may hire up to 3,000 workers.
Cisco, struggling, reveals that AT&T will power its Cius tablet.
Duncan Hines tries to broaden its appeal.
eBay stands to make $1.4 billion on Skype's sale to Microsoft, as Skypers brace for more ads.
Facebook can't keep its Mark Zuckerbergs straight.
FOX releases biometric study assessing brand effectiveness.
Gilt valuation puts web brands to test.
Google will launch Chrome laptops in June.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 11, 2011 09:00 AM
AIG stock offering fetches far less than expected.
Apple and Google tell US Senate hearing they don't track users.
Apollo Global Management agrees to buy CKX, owner of the American Idol franchise.
Chrysler global sales advance 20% with gains outside US.
Delsey uses humor to promote light luggage.
Delta and United Airlines levy fuel fees surcharge.
Disney CEO Bob Iger claims NFL lockout woudn't hurt ESPN.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 10, 2011 09:00 AM
Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype CEO Tony Bates will become president of Microsoft Skype.
Google launches license-free Music Beta cloud-based online music service.
Greece is on the brink of another financial disaster.
Android surpasses iPhone in Japan.
Apple and Google face US lawmakers on location tech today.
Bank of America has billions of dollars in new losses at stake.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 15, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple poaches Microsoft exec to head up data project, as iPhone 5 seen as crucial test with Verizon. And a lucky class of Maine kindergartners receive iPad 2 tablets.
Bank of America appoints new CFO as earnings disappoint.
BP seeks to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Cisco's Flip camera eulogized by NYT's David Pogue.
Donald Trump mulls political announcement on The Apprentice.
Francis Ford Coppola acquires Inglenook trademark, rebranding his Rubicon Estate to the historic name.Continue reading...