AP: A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line. An estimated 5,500 people turned out at the Richmond […]
Jon Armstrong of Salt Lake City recently went on a road trip with two of old buddies. Here’s a photo he’s sharing on Flickr from the trip. He titled the photo, “Sacrament,” proving that irreverence, alcohol consumption, and brand loyalty are all alive in well in Utah.
New York Times is running a piece that would be right at home in W, showcasing the tensions that exist between old money and new money on Nantucket. The article
Washington Post: Using carefully scripted on-premise marketing as the linchpin of hundred-million-dollar ad campaigns, the $15 billion-a-year liquor industry is pushing the concept of affordable luxury into the hands of people in their twenties and thirties as they lean over bars to order drinks. The idea is to get them to order not just a […]
Blog Herald points to Nick Denton’s latest offering, which surprise surprise is not another snarky blog, but snarky t-shirts that advertise his Gawker Media Empire blogs. Here’s the one I want:
Flickr, the preeminent photo sharing site now owned by Yahoo, is offering free schwag. Simply send a self-addressed envelope to: Flickr P.O.Box 3816 Sunnyvale, CA 94088 Flickr is covering the return postage, gratis.
City Rag is running a photographic expos
from Forbes: Branded products have long been a strong draw in college stores, where they represent 10% of sales to identity-seeking students and nostalgic alums. But recently other consumers are buying into college brands as well. “Here’s what I think is interesting,” says Find/SVP analyst Kate Pennell, “foreign tourists are now snapping up college logos […]
Ernie Schenck might consider buying a Mica MP3 player from Norway, if it wasn’t for the power of Apple
from Montgomery Advertiser: About 50 people, some clutching caf