You’ve seen the spot. Plenty of times, I’m sure. But a new Adweek article from Steve Hayden, one of the spot’s creators, sheds a little more light on Apple’s “1984.” When [Steve] Jobs and Apple CEO John Sculley finally saw the rough cut of the spot, Jobs said, “This is going to cause an information […]
Archives for January 2011
The campaign was created in house by Fox Sports Marketing, directed by Smuggler’s Renny Maslow and edited by Arcade Edit’s Greg Scruton.
In 70% of package-goods categories last year, at least 30% of merchandise was sold with some kind of promotional support, according to Ad Age. However, while the percentage of packaged goods sold on price promotion increased markedly for the second consecutive year, the average volume lift per promotion fell. The declining effectiveness of price promotion […]
According to BusinessWeek, Joseph Nunes, marketing professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and two colleagues studied shifts in the styles of Louis Vuitton and Gucci handbags marketed in the U.S. before and during the recession. “Everybody was saying, ‘the age of the conspicuous consumer is dead,’” says Nunes, so one […]
The business press loves to frame things, because frames make a nice presentation, even if they’re not always factual. At the same time, it can be a mistake to take a corporate titan at his word. Let’s have a look at Eric Schmidt’s word, delivered in Davos, Switzerland, home of the World Economic Forum. “We […]
Writer, traveler and entrepreneur, Chris Guillebeau, doesn’t like AdSense, the Google product that lets publishers place ads on their site in return for a trickle of change. Here’s a passage from his free PDF download, “279 Nights to Overnight Success”: Guillebeau doesn’t run ads on his site, instead he sells Unconventional Guides in eBook form. […]