Upward And Onward For The People’s Wine Critic

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After five and half year and more than 1000 episodes of WineLibraryTV and Daily Grape combined, Gary Vaynerchuk will make wine videos no more. Vaynerchuk changed the wine world with his down-to-earth, often raw, descriptions of wine. He pulled the stuffing out of it, and while some traditionalists surely bristle at his takes, I’ve been […]

Vodka Distilled From Pineapple: That’s the Kind of Innovation America Is Famous For

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Skiver Advertising in Newport Beach, Calif. specializes in helping spirits brands perfect their messaging. For example, the agency works with PAU Maui Vodka, a super premium vodka distilled from pineapples and made in Hawaii. PAU Maui costs $89.99 a bottle, so Skiver introduced the brand at fashion shows, placed ads in golf publications and provided […]

Seven Unwritten Rules of Social Media c/o Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley. He also contributes to American Express OPEN Forum, where I found this gem. Seven Unwritten Rules of Social Media 1. Connection does not imply permission 2. Access does not imply entitlement 3. Activity is not productivity 4. More is not better 5. Reciprocation […]

Do Conversations About Luxury Accomodations Inspire Bookings? Hilton’s Luxury Brands Want To Know

John Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands at Hilton Worldwide (which includes Conrad and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts), explores the company’s Luxury Manifesto with thought leaders in the segment. Here we have Lisa Hughes, publisher of The New Yorker, discussing how luxury brands communicate in new ways via social media while holding […]

Duck Tron – Duck Brand Duck Tape

I’ll just leave this right here. A spot for Duck Brand Duck Tape from Ryactive. I like it. A pretty gutsy call capitalizing on Tron and Tron Guy, Jay Maynard.

The Best Performing Banner In A Poorly Performing Class

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Todd Wasserman of Mashable reports that banner ads may be experiencing big growth this year, they’re not getting any more effective. Only one person in 1,000 actually clicks on banner ads, despite attempts to make them more inviting. However, the Google report, which comes out this week, found that the format of a display ad […]

Whazzup Bud Light?

Although Bud Light has struggled during the economic downturn, it remains by far the best-selling beer in the U.S., commanding 19.1% market share at the end of 2010, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights. Be that as it may, Anheuser-Busch InBev is pushing for more and it wants new ideas from a new crop of advertising […]

W+K/NY Cooks Up Outdoor Board That’s Really Just A Prop For An Impromptu Celebrity Event

Rock stars love the money from a corporate gig, but they often prefer to play the show in relative privacy, far from the spotlight. But not TV on the Radio. This band with a media-friendly name, climbed up on a Heineken Light billboard in Manhattan last week and played a short show that received minimal […]