Ads Make Their Way Into RSS

from Silicon Beat: Now that the use of RSS aggregators is really starting to take off, people are peering into the question of market share. Which aggregator is the favorite among users

Kids Can Do No. 2 (With A Little Help From P&G)

from NY Times: Looking for new ways to expand their businesses, makers of the two top diaper brands, Huggies and Pampers, are both introducing lines of toiletries for babies and small children. Pampers, made by Procter & Gamble, the No. 2 diaper brand in the United States with 30.5 percent of the market, is now […]

Bayless Buffaloed On National TV

Last night on Food Network’s “Iron Chef” Chicago’s Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill & Topolobampo, went down hard to Bobby Flay of New Yawk in what many consider to be questionable judging. The secret ingedient for this episode was buffalo, and everyone knows Bayless can cook him some buffalo. Chicagoist for one, was hoping to […]

Wine Generously Poured Into Highly Palatable Film

Sideways, the new film from Alexander Payne, won several Golden Globes last night. I’ll leave the artistic judgments to more qualified voices, but allow me to point out how well this film markets wine, and specifically Santa Barbara County wineries like Firestone, Foxen, Fess Parker and Kalyra. Actually, the lead character Miles, an ornery oenophile, […]

Nice New Caddy Sweetens The Deal

A 2006 Cadillac DTS will be sworn into service this week to chauffeur President Bush in his second inaugural parade. The ’06 DTS replaces a 2001 Cadillac DeVille President Bush had been using. While boasting that the front end of the presidential limo gives the public its first look at the design adopted for the […]

Cool Hunters Petition Adidas To Release Retro Shoe

from USA Today: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, which stars Bill Murray as a dissolute deep-sea explorer searching for a jaguar shark, may be slowly sinking on the box-office charts. But an avid coterie of filmgoers are on a quest for the footwear equivalent of Zissou’s elusive prey: the nifty Adidas-brand blue-and-aqua-striped training shoes […]

Heinz Says Naked Chef Full Of Beans

from A war of words has broken out between Jamie Oliver and the makers of Heinz baked beans. The celebrity chef caused a stir when he charged

Beer Titans Battle For Legendary Canadian Brand

Forbes: Yesterday Adolph Coors said it would offer an additional $1.81 per share, or 6%, to Molson shareholders in order to head off growing resistance and a rival offer from SABMiller. Though the Molson shareholder is now getting a better than “equal” deal, no one seems to be toasting their good fortune. Though Coors sells […]

Germans Take An Interest In “The Greening Of America”

from USA TODAY: Smart, the Mercedes-Benz mini-car brand that evolved from a 1993 joint venture with watchmaker Swatch, definitely will launch a small four-seater in the USA in September 2006, but it might decide to sell one of its toy-like two-seaters here even before that, according to Smart CEO Ulrich Walker. The U.S.-bound Formore isn’t […]

Maybe Markets Are Getting Smarter

from Promo Magazine: The “Let Them Eat Cake” sweepstakes, which supports the recent launch of Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake treats and the upcoming world premiere of The History Channel’s The French Revolution, puts a new twist on Marie Antoinette’s infamous statement, “Let them eat cake.” Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Consumers can log onto […]