Posted by Abe Sauer on May 21, 2010 11:55 AM
It's Friday, so time for another edition of Brand Bites, starting with Foot Locker UK going all S&M for sneaker fetishists, above. Also:
- A tip (make that "plea") to brand marketers: Don't use Hitler to sell your clothing line to teens - or anyone, for that matter.
- China is not a huge fan of the iPhone. WSJ ponders why.
- Panera Bread tests eatery with a unique pricing model: free.
- An angry dad's open letter to Pampers' beleaguered PR team.
- India's new anti-smoking ads: Influential or insane?
- Judge says "Victor's Secret" sex shop is cheeky, but a trademark violation. No word on Victoria Secret's Twitter page.
- Wild birds deem organic movement for the birds.
- First YouTube viral hit to hit the big screen: Winnebago Man, opening July 9th. Warning: it's "colorful" (NSFW, profane).
- Adobe software ads that should be.
- Product naming FAIL: Would you carry a Schitbag?
- Cool packaging, questionable name. That's Effen Vodka.
- Marc Jacobs promotes his men's fragrance. In the buff.
- Dodge Caravan's new "Turncoat" commercial, below, leaves viewers saying "?!"