The great English writer Samuel Johnson once declared that, “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Johnson’s beef wasn’t with patriotism per se, rather the issue of it being coopted for the purposes self-interest. In the preceding several hundred years since he uttered the phrase, proof of Johnson’s quote is still readily seen in […]
According to Cossette/Toronto, you don’t need to be a Scotsman to experience the delicious, long lasting crunch of Oatmeal Crisp. Nevertheless, Oatsy McTavish is keen on the brand. As he likes to say, “Oatmeal Crisp wins. It’s the ultimate crunch.” There’s more for your mouth at CompetitionCrunch.com.
Why do brands feel the need to say they’re “human”? This Ad Age article highlights the trend. I think more brands should be like dogs, not humans. Dogs simply have more qualities worth emulating. Dogs are loyal — when you feed them. Keep feeding them, pay attention to them, and they’re forever yours. Human loyalty […]
It’s probably more of an blow to corporate egos than a real metric worth pondering, but as Adweek reports, this year’s Best Global Brands 2013 report by Interbrand places Apple on top, dropping the previous chart leader Coca-Cola to #3. The conventional not-so-much wisdom in the advertising and marketing industries for the past couple of […]
Kids today are exposed to ads in the school setting. There’s a problem no one’s parents had. Microsoft sees opportunity here and has introduced Bing for Schools, which removes all ads from searches on the school’s network, adds strict filters to help prevent adult content, and enhances privacy protections. Video: Bing for Schools: A Teaching […]
We live in the social age. Along with the amazing ability to connect to friends and family within seconds, business owners can sometimes feel like they live under constant pressure to be responsive. One bad review blown out of proportion can spiral out of control, leading to a social nightmare with dire consequences for your […]
Hood River, Oregon is known for lots of things: Beautiful scenery, kitesailing and kayaking, and a charming downtown. It’s also home to a quirky little company called Bunnyjuice that’s making a splash in Las Vegas hotels. The company offers “Lovekits” available for purchase in-room. You know, a little something for when you and your sweetie […]
Like many people, I was impressed watching Texas state Senator Wendy Davis attempt a 13-hour filibuster of an anti-choice law. She couldn’t sit, eat, drink, or even lean on anything for support as she spoke. So it’s no surprise that the Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider sneakers she wore have gained a bit of attention, as […]