Hallett Hard At Work

The Orlando Sentinel profiled blog consultant, Josh Hallett, on Monday. “Corporations think it’s all kids talking about braces and dating, or the far right and left screaming at each other, because that’s where much of the media coverage is,” said Hallett, 33, whose consulting firm, Hyku, is based in Winter Haven. “The truth is, there […]

I Want To Work At Trader Joe’s

HUB senior editor, Peter F. Eder, takes a look at The Trader Joe’s Adventure: Turning a Unique Approach to Business into a Retail and Cultural Phenomenon, a new book by Len Lewis. Len Lewis, a former editor-in-chief of Progressive Grocer, offers a treasure trove of carefully crafted and well-written insights and observations in his new […]

If You Haven’t Got The Call Yet, You’re Probably Not On The List

MarketingVOX spreads the word that Publicis has been recruiting high-level agency types for a new digital business venture. Publicis Groupe Media has been recruiting high-level agency media execs and will soon announce a major new digital business venture having to do with that recruitment drive, chief innovation officer Rishad Tobaccowala said Tuesday, but would not […]

Document Your Drunkenness

Shine Dance Lounge in San Francisco has updated the photobooth concept for the 21st century. Revelers can pop in to the booth and have four sequential images captured in a vertical format like they would at any five-and-dime (if such places still exist). The main difference here is the images are instantly loaded to photo-sharing […]

Sheraton To Lure Yahooligans

Internet News: Since the dawn of the dot-com era, Yahoo has had a billboard near the entrance to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Patterned after motel signs of the 1950s, it says, “Yahoo: A nice place to stay on the Internet.” Thanks to a deal with Sheraton Hotels announced on Monday, Yahoo is making a […]

Ikea Feeds The Needy

Der Spiegel: From Munich in the south to Kiel in the north, Ikea is increasingly turning into a welfare center for pensioners, young moms, low-earners and the unemployed. Many low-earners prefer eating in the familiar atmosphere of this temple to consumption to standing in line at the soup kitchen. Indeed, the stigma of poverty is […]

Profit From Your Coffee Jones

Dunkin’ Donuts will reward caffeinated raconteurs with free coffee for life, if they successfully describe the great lengths they’ve gone to, to acquire a delicious cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. According to the brand’s web site, they held this contest in New England in November and customers liked it so much they decided to run […]

Obsolescence Hurts

We all know Apple has brand evangelists like no other consumer goods company on earth. Which makes this poor guy’s cries all the more poignant, or pitiful. Take your pick. Hello, I purchased a new Powerbook three weeks ago. It was working fine until a few hours ago when you announced the new Intel-powered MacBook […]