Americans Are Crying Fowl In Nationwide Wings Shortage

Breaking news…Chicken wings are in short supply. As you can see from the above video footage, Kraft Foods–the conglomerate based in suburban Chicago–admits, at least in part, responsibility for the shortage. David Ervin, Brand Director, Kraft Salad Dressing, says, “Authorities have informed us that samples of our best tasting Ranch ever have been leaked to […]

Irrelevance Blows

Is your marketing relevant? Is the product or service that’s being marketed? These are tough questions in the ad biz. Brutal, really. Alan Wolk, for one, understands the lack of relevance in our midst, and what a danger it is. Agencies have stopped being relevant. Much of what they produce is reactive, out-of-date and lacks […]

Today In Twitterverse: Coffee by Tweet

Yes, it’s also a sales channel! Houston Twiterati are at this very minute placing drink orders with the baristas @coffeegroundz via Twitter, the micro-blogging platform rumored to be worth $250 mil. Mr. Tweet, says, “How cool is that? You don’t even have to stop working to walk to the counter and order a coffee.” Share

Don’t Panic, Grow Organic

John Adams planted a garden in the White House lawn. Will President Obama? According to Associated Press, many small scale organic farmers think it would be a great idea. In fact, they’ve organized on a Web site dedicated to nominating the nation’s first official White House Farmer. Over 27,000 votes have poured in so far. […]

Sorrell Steering Ship Through Tough Passages

Jennifer L. Schenker of BusinessWeek flew to Greece to spend time with 250 WPP staffers busy embracing their digital futures. The reporter said Sir Martin Sorrell, while dressed casually, did not seem relaxed. I suppose it’s hard to concentrate when your stock loses 45% of its value in one year. Yet, concentrate Sorrell and his […]

Happy Morning in Cinci

According to Cincinnati Enquirer, Procter & Gamble reported net earnings of $5 billion, or 1.58 per share, for the October-December quarter, an increase of 53 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The gain came from the sale of Folgers coffee. Share

“Getting Robbed” Has Additional Meaning Today

> The Wall Street Journal has the full story and multimedia treatment on ousted Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich. But this is the thing I find intriguing. He used his office improperly. But how common is this “crime” in corporate environments? That it’s common doesn’t make it right, but will you agree that it’s all too […]

The Bleeding Edge Is A Bloody Mess

I’m laughing right now. Not at the attempt to go viral above. Rather, at the response to it from our friends at The Denver Egotist. For the love of God, can someone in San Francisco please walk over to the Cutwater office right now and slap the creative director across the face with the back […]

Can You Be Anti-Branding And Pro-Sales At the Same Time?

Geoffrey James is a freelance writer and author. He used to sell expensive computer systems. Here’s a small sample of his writing from BNET: I also believe that developing “Awareness, Interest, and Desire” (aka “Branding”) inside B2B firms is mostly just an excuse to spend money. In fact, branding is overrated in B2C firms, too. […]

It’s All So Clean

Reids Dry Cleaners has 16 locations in the Austin, TX area and a new spokes-singer, Austin musician Erin Ivey. Ivey says on her blog that she sot shot video throughout the production process and that she’ll post it soon. [via Adfreak] Share