Brand Bites: Walmart Gets Fruity, Purina’s Taking Dog and more


Walmart gifts holiday shoppers with Frank the Fruitcake web series.

War on Christmas, Part 4,327: Mill’s Fleet Farm bans Salvation Army bell ringers. Invites inevitable criticism. Invites them back.

More trouble for Chrysler’s JLo-Fiat Bronx ad. This time, allegations of copyright violation.

Olla condom brand’s “Unexpected Babies” campaign sends men Facebook requests from their unborn children.[more]

Purina makes a TV star out of YouTube star Mishka, the talking dog:

Nokia’s latest foray into branded entertainment: The Little Amazing Show:

Have you heard? iPhone 4’s Siri can’t find abortion clinics; Apple says it’s a tech glitch.

News Break: Testing some of America’s greatest newspaper logos for trustability.

Ringling Bros. Circus fined $270,000 for Animal Welfare Act violations.

Car dealers make inroads in rural India.

NBA legends from the 1990s will play in China.

“Personal outdoor, tactical and industrial gear” brand Gerber rebrands, sharpens its logo.

A long report from what happened on Occupy Black Friday.

Shotgun brand Mossberg released “Just in Case” kit. “Whether it’s survival in the backcountry or hurricane season on the coast, one can never be too prepared…”

Bristol University demonstrates how to do a QR code.

Pepper spray cop meme reaches inevitable use. (via Reddit)

USA Ammo web ad is most insulting, most American thing you will see all week. (via)