I first came across Edward Lampert’s name earlier this week, while preparing for a phone interview with Kmart (yes, I’m open to a client-side move). I was surprised to discover that this old-school discount retailer was run by such a young man. Lampert, a Yale grad, is 42. Today, Lampert is all over the news, […]
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The Bad Ass Coffee Company, a purveyor of fine Kona coffees, is about to open a new store in Antioch, IL–a small town north of Chicago. But some residents of Antioch are none too pleased. Long-time Antioch resident Marion Rush said “I just can’t see going up and saying, ‘Can I have a Bad Ass […]
U.K. digital entertainment firm, Inspired Broadcast Networks, is preparing to launch the world’s first vending machines that dispense music, not snacks. According to the News Telegraph, Norman Crowley, the company’s chief executive officer, said: “All you need is a mobile phone or an MP3 player and a coin in your pocket. You select the track […]
“People are good. That’s what Pierre Omidyar was thinking when he started eBay in his living room back in 1995. His idea was simple: That people could buy and sell goods and services from one another honestly, fairly and openly. Almost 10 years and millions of transactions later, his idea has proven to be more […]
I have no idea what this lifestyle brand is attempting to convey here. Perhaps, you can help me understand. If so, your wit and wisdom will, as always, be most appreciated.
The discount retailer Kmart Holding Corp. is combining with one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, Sears, Roebuck & Co., in an $11 billion deal that will create the nation’s third largest retailer. The company will continue to operate the Kmart and Sears stores under their current brand names. The combined company is […]
Okay, I can retire now. You too Steve Hall. Mainstream media has just entered the advertising blog space. Adweek has wisely decided to not let us “amateurs” have all the fun. Now they have their own blog. Interestingly, the tone of this new blog matches the zany name and whimsical logo (quite a departure for […]