Buckmaster Bewilders Some, Inspires Others

Lucy Kellaway is Financial Times’ management columnist. For the last ten years her weekly column has “poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life.” So it was fun to see how she did with Jim Buckmaster, the CEO of Craiglist. Ahead of our meeting I gave myself […]

Make Grilled Cheese Not War

Stuart Elliott presents moves made by Kraft to inject some emotion into its typical product story. Kraft will devote a campaign that begins today to the glorification of the grilled cheese sandwich. The television, online, print and retail campaign carries the upbeat theme “Have a happy sandwich.” In campaigns from the longtime previous agency for […]

Citi Plays By The Old Rules

According to Media Post’s Marketing Daily, financial services giant Citi would rather not dip its toe into social media. “We’re not there yet, and we’re proceeding very cautiously,” said Lisa Caputo, Citi’s first company-wide CMO, at an industry event last week. She added that allowing consumers access to Citi logos and other materials related to […]

Experiential Spawns WOM

Dockers is turning to trunk-shows in effort to convince a small gorup of influential women to wear the brand’s clothes. Dockers is inviting between 50 and 70 women to each of eight events dubbed “Dockers Style Sessions,” in hotel suites in cities such as Sacramento, Calif., Cincinnati, and McLean, Va. The first event is in […]