Generalizing About Generations Is Generally A Bad Idea

I once worked on a chain of auto repair shops. When our client came in for a strategy session, he seemed confused about the idea of targeting his message. “Well, I think we can narrow down our audience to men and women 18-49,” he confidently stated. Our strategist shot back, “Who own cars, right?” Needless […]

Orbitz Takes “Mac Versus PC” Campaign Literally, Serves Up Spendier Hotels To Mac Users

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Mac users spend on average spend $20 to $30 more a night on hotels than their PC counterparts, according to online travel site Orbitz. Furthermore, Mac users are 40% more likely to book a four- or five-star hotel than PC users, and when Mac and PC users book the same hotel, Mac users tend to […]

American Hipster, Only On YouTube

Hooray, American Hipster is coming. I say this with no mockery in my voice, for as much as I enjoyed Portlandia’s pointy skewers of the self-important, the show lost some of its bite in season two. Ergo, we must seek other commentaries on the vacuousness of our time. American Hipster is part of YouTube’s new […]

Coca-Cola’s BHAG: $200 Billion by 2020

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Coca-Cola is planning to increase revenue to $200 billion in 2020 from $95 billion in 2008. Joseph V. Tripodi, executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer at Coca-Cola, concedes that doubling revenue is “a big, hairy, audacious goal,” a.k.a. BHAG. Yet, he believes global megatrends like urbanization and the rise of the middle […]

Who Makes More Noise? Brands With Big Budgets or The Citizens of The Digiverse?

Misguided digital strategies have created “huge volumes of noise, which is polluting the digital world and making it harder for brands to be heard — presenting a major challenge for businesses trying to enter into dialogue with consumers online,” according to a new study from WPP’s TNS unit. Noise is one way to look at […]

With GLBT Advertising, The Target Isn’t Always The Intended Target

This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honored Google Chrome for the “It Gets Better” campaign. And deservedly so. But writing in Xtra!, a Canadian GLBT news site, Bruce Chambers takes a closer look at other efforts that may, or may not appeal to the GLBT audience, despite their intentions and use […]

New Balance Wants You To Cover Both Feet With A Minimalist Shell

According to Ad Age, athletic shoe brands are starting to put major marketing dollars behind lightweight or minimalist running styles this year. The 2009 book, Born to Run, which followed a tribe of distance runners in Mexico who run in flat, homemade sandals, is credited with bringing the category in to the mainstream. Lightweight products […]

Honey, What’s The Number For Rosetta Stone?

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IBISWorld, an independent publisher of U.S. industry research, estimates that overall Hispanic buying power will total $1.1 trillion in 2011, or about 9.5% of the US total. Which begs the question, is 10 percent of your revenue coming from this demographic? If no, what, if anything, are you doing to change that? For more than […]