All Marketing Is Shopper Marketing, But I Digress

Are you tired of hearing about shopper marketing? Or no, maybe you are still wondering what the hell “shopper marketing” is? It’s two words for retail, instead of one. Stuart Elliott calls shopper marketing “one of the hottest fields in advertising” in his piece on Team Enterprises, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Team Enterprises is […]

Not Your Father’s CMO

Today’s CMOs are more than marketers, they’re “Marketing’s CEOs.” That’s according to CMG Partners and their 4th Annual CMO’s Agenda, a study of the latest trends and issues facing CMOs today. Based on interviews with 30 CMOs at U.S. companies, the study identified five trends affecting Chief Marketing Officers, including a reported increase in influence […]

Time To Pay The Paper Boy

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News, particularly when it is local and thus not widely available, has marketplace value. Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, is planning to mine that value by moving all of its 80 community newspapers doing business online to a paid model by the end of the year. Acccording to PaidContent, The New York Times and […]

In Advertising, There’s No Substitute For Experiencing

A while back, I wrote about my newfound friends at Seattle’s egg and their Tomato Goodness brand. So should all agencies get into a business of some other kind? What kind of experience is lacking if all we focus on is making advertising? If we’re going to pursue more experiential marketing ideas, it helps to […]

The Data Is Upon Us, Now What Do We Do With It?

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According to Accenture, “the new high ground for data services is not in location-based apps. It is in a kaleidoscope of context that adds up to rich user experiences.” Technet, which pointed me to the Accenture study, mentions Reach.ly as a good example of a service that is busy marrying content to context. Reach.ly is […]

Liquid Plumr Double Impact

There are some days I bang my ahead against my desk and then there are other days when I just say WTF? Today has been a little bit of both with a chuckle thrown in for good measure. Here’s Liquid Plumr’s new spot for Double Impact Snake and Gel System. Kudos to DDB San Francisco […]

MySpace Is Social’s Comeback Kid

Specific Media and Justin Timberlake picked up MySpace last June from News Corp. for just $35 million. News Corp., of course, paid $580 million for the site in 2005 before running it aground. Now MySpace is growing again and the new owners have something to cheer about. According to CBS News and The New York […]

If Your Phone Is So Smart, Have It Bring You A Hot Dog And A Beer

Taap.it is a startup intent on solving problems for its customers. According to The Next Web, “the mobile app connects local buyers and sellers in a Craigslist like fashion, albeit with items both searchable and sellable by location.” In other words, it’s a hyperlocal ecommerce community with a critical game layer. Here, let the company’s […]

Downton Abbey And Many Other Programs Are Free With A Strong Antenna

Cable TV is an unaffordable expense for many American households. For others, cable is simply not the place to invest one’s money or time. Benefitting from the both the cord cutting Gen Y crowd and the budget constrained “working poor” is Antennas Direct, a St. Louis company that expects to double last year’s sales of […]

Louder Beats From Microsoft’s Drum

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Microsoft is pretty sure its new Windows Phone is faster than your Android or iPhone. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Microsoft conducted the “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge. CES attendees were offered $100 if their smartphone beat the Windows Phone. According to the Seattle Times, the final tally for Windows Phone at the […]