For Nike, Sears Just Doesn’t Do It

This article in the New York Times reports that Nike has decided to stop selling its shoes and clothing at Sears. The speculation is that Nike is afraid of having its brand end up at whatever types of low-end stores emerge from the Sears/Kmart merger. I actually think this is a great move by Nike. […]

Why Are Mitsubishi And Isuzu Driving Off A Cliff?

I drive a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero with 140,000 miles on it. I love it, but at the rate the automaker is going, I won’t be able to buy one to replace it. Adweek reports on the departure of two more marketing executives from Mitsubishi, the latest in a long string of ‘em. Mitusbishi’s sales declined […]

WorldCon: Bernie Ebbers Found Guilty

Click on any news site. You’ll see any number of stories about this former WorldCom CEO. A federal jury in Manhattan returned guilty verdicts on all nine counts, including securities fraud, conspiracy and lying to regulators

There Oughta Be A Law

Fresh on the heels of the Ogilvy time sheet case, Adweek reports a new courtroom drama will soon be unfolding. The plaintiff this time is Saatchi & Saatchi. The defendant is a former employee. The reason for the suit? Leaving Saatchi for another agency and allegedly convincing 17 other Saatchi employees to join him a […]

Those Pesky Scammers

Writing in the New York Times today, Nat Ives sheds light on the newest scam: click fraud. Since pay-per-click advertising (and there’s some on our site) is the newest cash cow for companies like Google, this could be a huge problem very soon. It’s also the latest gotcha for marketers who are desperate to precisely […]

Black Is The New Black

from The Telegraph: If there is one woman in the world who can state with conviction that “black IS the new black” it is Miuccia Prada. She made that pronouncement after her stark and simple autumn/winter 2005/2006 collection at Milan Fashion week last night. No matter that she was wearing a white cotton shirt-dress with […]

iSucker

This always happens to me when it comes to technology purchases. I just got an iPod last week. And today Apple introduces a new line of iPod Minis and iPod Photos, with increased capacity on the Minis and lower prices on the Photos. We are all just pawns in Steve Jobs’ cosmic chess game.

The Ogilvy Verdict: Guilty On All Counts

Adweek has the initial report. It didn’t take the jury very long to reach a verdict. Yikes. I might have more to say on this later. I think this may have huge implications for the ad industry. Thoughts, anyone?

We Know Who You Are. Maybe.

USA Today and other newspapers have been following a story about identity theft that ought to scare the bezeejus out of you. Criminals targeted ChoicePoint, a company that keeps a database containing over 19 billion records on Americans. According to the article, “The criminals opened 50 accounts and received volumes of data on consumers, including […]

We Know Why You (Hate To) Fly

Seen the latest TV spots from American Airlines? They