Posted by Shirley Brady on September 26, 2011 05:59 PM
Amazon is set to unveil the Kindle Fire e-reader on Wednesday, with Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith on board, but Time Inc. negotiations going down to the wire.
Boeing confident about Dreamliner output as All Nippon Airways prepares for aircraft's first commercial flight.
Chrysler lets car buyers track production and delivery.
Coca-Cola CEO is "cautiously pleased" with company outlook.
Jay-Z announces the New Jersey Nets will be renamed the Brooklyn Nets, and that he'll kick off the NBA team's new home at the Barclays Center with an eight-concert series in Sept. 2012.
John Hancock extends "Who Knew?" campaign.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on August 3, 2011 06:00 PM
AT&T challenges ESPN on 3DTV claims.
Audi signs on as Emmys sponsor.
Budweiser rebrands its can.
Burger King, Wendy's, Subway, Taco Bell, Carl's Jr. lead US fast food brands expanding in Russia.
Coca-Cola tests "FaceLook" facial recognition Facebook app in Israel.
Dunkin' Brands quarterly profits slip.
Facebook marketing director (and sister-of-Mark) Randi Zuckerberg quits to launch a start-up.
Google accuses Apple, Oracle and Microsoft of "patent bullying."Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 7, 2011 05:00 PM
Back in February, we noted how the "advertising option icon" at right, a logo to warn web surfers about targeted marketing, would be enforced by the Direct Marketing Association.
Now comes word that Quantcast, a leading provider of audience measurement and media targeting solutions, has signed on to the program, spearheaded by the US Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), in a move that expands adoption of the icon for millions of small and medium-size website publishers.
While larger web publishers and advertisers including MSNBC.com, Google, Time Inc., General Motors and Kraft Foods, have adopted the program, smaller companies have been slower to sign up.Continue reading...
in the spotlight
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 21, 2011 10:00 AM
The pleasure of the annual TIME 100 special issue isn't which celebrities made the list (Justin Bieber and Oprah again?) and which ones didn't (no Lady Gaga?). It's discovering "influentials" you may not have heard of before, people quietly excelling in their fields such as Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh of the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa. Check out the TIME 100 class of 2011 here and TIME's promotional clip below.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on March 7, 2011 04:00 PM
Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the world's most admired companies is also a shorthand for most admired brands.
Its just-released 14th annual ranking, a collaboration between the Time Inc.-owned business title with research conducted by the Hay Group, is worth checking out to see who's up, who's down, and why.
As ever, this year's list is based on a survey of business executives and the criteria includes quality of management, social responsibility (community and environment), quality of products and services, allocation of corporate resources, recruitment and retention of talent.
This year's top ten:Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 18, 2011 09:00 AM
Anglo American and Lafarge to form $2.8 billion UK venture.
Apple draws scrutiny from regulators over subscription rules and gets closer to a cheaper iPhone.
CBS gets heat for allegedly sitting on the Lara Logan story.
Campbell Soup lowers outlook.
Citadel Broadcasting ponders selling itself to smaller rival Cumulus.
Daimler unveils BharatBenz brand for India.
Disney head Bob Iger outlines vision for TV's future, while studio arm plots counter offensive against DVD industry woes.
Egypt's new military rulers launch Facebook page, attract 75,000 fans in 24 hours.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 15, 2011 03:00 PM
Time Inc. knows a cash cow when it sees one. And none are more bovinely bountiful (or bodacious) than the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which hits newsstands today.
As Bloomberg TV notes, it's the Super Bowl of the publishing world, generating more than a billion dollars to date. It generates 7% of SI's annual revenue, and its readership — surprisingly — is 30% female, with its influence impacting bikini and swimsuit trends and sales.
It's naturally marketed to the hilt, getting a billboard in Times Square, a top ten list from David Letterman and reveal for the cover model (this year, Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, Irina Shayk) plus a closing bell-ringing ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.
This year it's all about mobile, the basis for a new business model for SI — and potentially Time Inc.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 10, 2011 07:00 PM
American Airlines wins court order barring Sabre from hiding flight and fare information.
Barneys rumors pan out, as creative director Simon Doonan steps down to become 'ambassador.'
Campbell's soup returns to UK after two-year break.
CNN simplifies on-air look.
Facebook rolls out new profile design to all users.
Groupon raises record-breaking $950 million in venture capital.Continue reading...