Posted by Dale Buss on July 5, 2012 08:59 AM
Volkswagen acquires remaining Porsche stake for nearly $6 billion.
Aetna and California doctors face off over business practices.
Barclays former CEO apologizes in grilling by U.K. lawmakers.
Alibaba clamps down on staff corruption.
Avon introduces his and her fragrances with Jon Bon Jovi's help.
BBC names new director general.
Best Buy makes its stores look sleeker.
Boeing plans new green technologies.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on December 16, 2011 11:08 AM
Jon Bon Jovi’s new movie “New Year’s Eve,” including a stinging slap by actress Katherine Heigel, coincides with his first endorsement of a product in his 30-year career – pain relief from Pfizer’s Advil.
Shot at the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, his non-profit community kitchen in Red Bank, N.J., the rocker’s testimonial is part of The Advil Stories campaign launched last year, TakeAdvil.com.
The gist of the campaign is that pain has no prejudice, disrupting all our lives equally — even if you're a rock star/actor/community activist running a not-for-profit restaurant. “Pain does not have much of a place in my life. I checked the schedule and it’s not on it. You never know when Advil is needed,” says Bon Jovi in the TV spot.
How the celebrity brandmatch came about? While on tour last year, the Jersey-proud rocker injured his calf muscle and told a reporter he used Advil for relief. Advil, naturally, contacted him to tell his story.Continue reading...
getting by with a little help
Posted by Sheila Shayon on October 24, 2011 11:10 AM
Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen is an example of what can happen when “a painter, a student, a local builder and a rockstar work together, that's what we call the power of we making a difference," as the New Jersey born rock star says in a promotional video.
The star rocker and his wife Dorothea opened the restaurant in their hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey, serving gourmet dishes with ingredients in the restaurant's garden. There are no prices listed on the menu, just a suggested $10 donation for a meal. The Bon Jovi “community kitchen” is redefining the issue of hunger as customers leave whatever they choose in envelopes on the table.
For those who can’t pay or prefer to donate their time, volunteers are welcome for every facet it takes to run a restaurant from setting the table to washing the dishes. Volunteer work earns an individual a certificate that can be exchanged for a meal at The Soul Kitchen.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on April 15, 2011 12:00 PM
Decline of Western Civilization, Entry #466: Rebecca Black hits 100 million YouTube views.
Decline of Western Civilization, Entry #319: JeanPants underwear.
Decline of Western Civilization, Entry #623: Toletta, the world's first premium toilet seat cover.
Decline of Western Civilization, Entry #789: Baby served tequila at Applebee's.
Decline of Western Civilization, Entry #812: Toddler served sangria at Olive Garden.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on December 15, 2010 05:00 PM
American Express helps New York's Ellis Island.
Bing adds features, reports 90 million users and edges Google and Yahoo for November.
BP sued with eight other firms over Gulf oil spill by US justice department, flagged in new WikiLeaks cable.
Coke Zero taps Ogilvy for global creative work.
E! and sibling Comcast cable networks vote to join Writers Guild.Continue reading...