Posted by Dale Buss on December 9, 2011 09:05 AM
Apple still sees consumer demand for iPhone 3GS.
AT&T warns blocking T-Mobile deal will lead to higher prices.
Amazon provokes retailers with new price-check app.
Banana Republic opens Paris flagship.
Bill Gates rumored to consider returning to Microsoft.
Billabong uses augmented reality in new campaign.
Carrefour mulls merger with French supermarket chain.
Dean & Deluca expands from New York to Singapore.
Jamba Juice to tap into schools market with self-serve units.
Ford to restart dividend after five years.
GM CEO Dan Akerson acts aggressively to staunch Volt damage.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 19, 2011 06:34 PM
Apple "iPhone 5 in October" rumors heat up and cases appear, while Samsung sues to pre-emptively block the device in Korea.
Netflix's Qwikster spin-off proves a turn-off to observers, subscribers and Wall Street.
Tyson Foods releases social campaign for Feeding America, and settles 12-year legal battle with employees with $32M settlement.
AT&T faces tough battle with seven states backing DoJ suit.
Facebook and Time Warner's CNN and Cartoon Network team up on anti-bullying pledge app.
Jarritos Mexican soda appeals to non-Hispanic young men with new campaign.
Kenshoo expands relationship with Omnicom's Annalect.
Lego enhances augmented reality packaging.Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on April 27, 2011 06:00 PM
If you haven’t noticed the staying power of flash mobs, many organized by brands looking to generate some viral buzz — well, lucky you. They're everywhere.
Earlier today we noted some up and coming Disney stars promoting themselves with an Apple Store mini-flash mob. T-Mobile in the UK has been particularly fond of them — but can Glee also be blamed for this?
The FOX hit series' recent extended episode featured a flash mob breaking out in the middle of the mall, dancing to the song Barbra Streisand by Duck Sauce. As is typical with flash mobs, it starts with just a few characters, and builds up until the floor of the mall is covered in dancers and the whole thing ends up on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 13, 2011 10:00 AM
It may not have caught as much attention as the recent Glee flashmob in Seattle. Still, Wells Fargo trumpeted its April 7th flashmob in Times Square as a return to its roots, as the bank was founded in New York more than 150 years ago.
"Glee" also sums up what Wells Fargo will feel once it's finally banished the Wachovia brand once and for all.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 4, 2011 06:00 PM
In the wake of cracks being found in three Southwest planes, FAA calls for cross-airline inspections of Boeing 737s.
Texas Instruments acquires National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion.
Wachovia, now part of Wells Fargo, accused of drug cartel money-laundering.
American Airlines ends spat with Expedia.
Apple goes after Color and Instagram with iPhone's social photo stream, looks to become media gatekeeper.
CBS News anchor Katie Couric is negotiating her exit, and eyeing a syndicated talkshow with Jeff Zucker.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 22, 2010 09:00 AM
Allstate targets college-football road-trippers online.
Boston Market upgrades image.
Conan ratings level off but stay solid.
Dell refocuses brand, stops chasing Apple.
Delta flights suffer mishaps over weekend.
Fox moves American Idol to Wednesday-Thursday slots.
Gap launches in Italy.
GE and IBM lead green social-media efforts.
GM unveils Baojun brand in China.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on March 19, 2010 07:07 AM
Clothing line Benetton will reorganize internally to keep up with competitors. [WSJ]
Casual Male is expanding its stores to include a big-and-tall warehouse. [Boston Herald]
Adidas capitalizes on its relationship with celebrities in a new commercial. [BrandFreak]
The NCAA basketball tournament is expected to bring in solid advertisers. [CNN Money]
Raquel Welch reprises her role as a Foster Grant spokeswoman. [LA Times]
Apple computers were given permission to use Amazon's Kindle application. [Reuters]Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 7, 2009 08:13 AM
Nike's future includes focus on digital, boosting brand profile of holdings. [USA Today]
Wells Fargo will close some Wachovia branches, rebrand others under Wells. [SF Chronicle]
Chevron will withdraw from select markets along the East Coast. [CS News]
DeBeers sees a 99% profits decline, 50% production fall. [Guardian]
Could a consumer guide lead to a recall of the Zhu Zhu Pets? [CS Monitor]
Apple to buy cloud-based music streaming service Lala. [NY Times]
(More headlines: GM, online sample sales, Chiquita.)Continue reading...