BREAKING NEWS: It’s Amateur Hour on Pennsylvania Avenue

Trump and his administration are a brand in crisis. Witness the desperation and lame wish to control the message in this bizarre attempt at a presser by Sean Spicer, the new White House Press Secretary: I’m not interested in the political calculations here. I want to focus on the marketing communications problems, which are significant. […]

Also Made In USA? Our Conflicted Emotions About Overseas Manufacturing

In the wake of the US Olympic Team’s Chinese-made uniform kerfuffle, kiplinger.com has an interesting feature showcasing some fashion brands that are still made in the USA, including familiar names like New Balance, Hickey Freeman and Pendleton. I’m sure we all know a few more names we could add. Still, it’s a pretty short list. […]

One In Ten Chinese Internet Users “Drink” Pepsi

For it’s fourth annual Creative Challenge in China, Pepsi partnered with Tencent, China’s internet giant, to effectively allow Chinese netizens the ability to twitter, blog and IM their birthday wishes to China. Here’s a look at some of the wishes: The People’s Intermediate Court as the brain, national defense as the heart, people’s livelihood as […]