Category Archives: Celebrities

Hollywood Marketing Muscle Terrorized

Wow. In what might be the first instance of almost anything thwarting the power of Hollywood’s Movie Marketing Muscle, Sony Pictures it seems, has decided to cancel its blockbuster New York premiere of the new Seth Rogen/James Franco film “The … Continue reading

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Age Before Beauty? Why Choose?

In our youth obsessed culture, it’s fantastic to see an iconic brand like L’Oreal tap another “Mature Market” spokesperson, welcoming Dame Helen Mirren, 69, to join fellow beauties like Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively as a face of … Continue reading

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Return To Sender.

You’ve no doubt heard of Apple’s giveaway of U2’s latest album “Songs Of Innocence” and the controversy it caused. Apparently, even though everyone wants something for nothing, there are some people that don’t want it thrust upon them without their … Continue reading

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How Strong is The NFL… Brand?

So many exciting “Marketing Things” to be shared this season regarding the NFL and its use of marketing and technology to create a better experience for game day fans.  And I was excited to share that this week. But given … Continue reading

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Just Do It On the Courts.

How does Nike launch a new line of tennis gear? With precision timing to coincide with one of the hottest tennis events, the US Open, and by staging a temporary tennis court complete with locker room and swag area, smack dab in the … Continue reading

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Pull Up Your Damn Pants!

And no, I’m not talking about the inexplicable way some young men wear their jeans these days. Of course, I’m talking about that Trivago guy. But thank god, it seems I’m not the only one. I had to pause the … Continue reading

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Click Clack is Back.

What’s the #1 app shooting to the top this month?  A high tech, can’t-live-without app? No. Sometimes it is the simplest things long forgotten in the wake of high tech, but given new life again. Hanx Writer, a simulated  typewriter … Continue reading

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