Let Me Check My List

I like to see well executed examples of lifestyle marketing and that’s what precisely what a boutique hotel company needs to deliver–their properties’ unique lifestyle in droves. That’s what guest are paying for, that not so little something extra. Morgans Hotel Group is playing by these rules. Their new site by Zaaz, Inc. features a […]

Disney Pumps Up Its High Dollar Offerings

Disney says that sales of its home and lifestyle products will total about $85 million in the next 12 months, making up one percent of the consumer unit’s revenue. Within five years, the company projects the category will deliver $500 million in sales a year. It is an ambitious plan for a company whose idea […]

Same Idea, Different Word

Online, it’s all about community. Building community, embracing community, listening to the community. According to USA TODAY, offline marketing is more about “the neighborhood.” Many Starbucks stores now boast that they have the best espresso “in the neighborhood.” Applebee’s has a new slogan: “It’s a whole new neighborhood.” Wal-Mart’s smaller-scale suburban stores call themselves Wal-Mart […]

This Surf Report Brought To You by Quicksilver/Roxy

The 30-second spot might be out of vogue at the moment, but that’s not a concern when you work on a brand that’s deep into lifestyle marketing. When you’re on a brand like that, you can make an entire film. Without leaving the ad biz for Hollywood. Fresh Creation points to one such film from […]

CUL8r English Language

Brace yourself, big marketers are getting hip to text-message lingo. In ads that begin in two weeks for a new line of Degree deodorant for teen girls, Unilever is highlighting “OMG! Moments.” Print ads running in magazines such as Seventeen and CosmoGIRL show “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale at a glitzy affair discovering that […]

Frustrated Flyers Take Note

Mahogany interiors, five-course meals and personal butler service will be available on several Amtrak routes starting this fall, as the national passenger railroad embarks on a new partnership with GrandLuxe Rail Journeys. The companies have teamed up to attach seven special GrandLuxe cars to regularly scheduled Amtrak trains. For Amtrak, the partnership will be a […]

This Is The Life

Chivas recently launched This Is the Life on MSN.com. The web “channel” shows affluent young Chivas enthusiasts cooking gourmet meals on 50-foot yachts, boutiquing, golfing and learning about hand-rolled cigars. The site also features footage from concerts at Chivas-sponsored concerts, as well as video auditions from couples hoping to land a $200,000-a-year gig as global […]

Thoroughly Distressing

Here’s some copy from the Attus Apparel website, used to differentiate their product offerings from the rest. Your typical polo’s have little animals, crests, etc. embroidered on the chest that serves as nothing more than an advertising tool for the clothing co, and also serves as a status symbol for the wearer. We came up […]

“So, You Want Two Beds?”

Atlanta Constitution Journal explores the city’s niche marketing efforts. City boosters are taking the journalists — who write for the nation’s gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and Web sites — to dinner at gay-owned and gay-friendly restaurants; to meetings with gay and lesbian entrepreneurs; and to visit neighborhoods where openly gay residents can live without […]

Women Like Gadgets. Who Knew?

There is no digital divide between the sexes, according to this USA Today article: An Oxygen Network survey released Tuesday found that more than three out of four women said they’d choose the TV over a diamond solitaire necklace. Women preferred a top-of-the-line cellphone to designer shoes by a similar margin. And a little white […]