Pricey grocery stores (such as Whole Foods' lifestyle ethos) attract skinnier customers.
Other trends we're watching:
How smart luxury brands master Facebook, where 30+ brands have 1M+ fans.
Redesigned logos - the best of the year, so far.
Global hotel brands line up in India.
Social media ad spending lags.
Magazine subscribers prefer targeted print ads.
Newspaper websites draw record audiences.
World Cup a missed opportunity to build "Brand Africa."
Why CMOs should embrace creative and analytics equally.
Some thoughts on brand licensing.
2010: The year instant messaging died?
Is the Web getting so "gentrified" it's no longer open?
Companies deemed "trustworthy" are perceived to value innovation.
J.W. Marriott Jr. discusses global travel biz and rebound. [video]
Web video could overtake broadcast TV by 2020. (One reason?)
Apple "storms" Ad Age's viral video chart, while Google's MIA.
Also: can Steve Jobs still wow after new iPhone leaks?
Sony may have finally gotten Web TV right.
& reflecting on "the first YouTube war," through soldiers' eyes.