Posts from — November 2006

Engines of Innovation


innovation survey

Is innovation your growth engine? Please take our survey (it will only take a coupla minutes and we’ll send you a link to the results if you want). (more)

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Moto Tomato


Motorola, Inc. announced gold medalist and professional snowboarder Shaun White is the newest ambassador for MOTO RED, helping spread the word about Motorola teaming-up with (PRODUCT) RED and the company’s efforts to help fight AIDS in Africa. (more)

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Reggie Talks


Nintendo seems to be all over the press lately, trumpeting their successes with the Wii and receiving generally favorable reviews for their new console. (more)

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Baskin Bar


More than a dozen new toppings in a newly designed “sundae bar” are part of Baskin-Robbins’ new brand concept being unveiled at stores in Utah and nationwide. (more)

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Rolling Rock Ape


On billboards and in Web ads, vice president of marketing Ron Stablehorn apologizes to anyone offended by Rolling Rock’s recent “Beer Ape” commercials. (more)

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Txt Luv


Match-making companies are creating new services that allow people to post their dating profile online and then automatically receive a text message on a GPS-enabled phone when a match is nearby, say, at a coffee shop around the corner. (more)

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Quran Ringtones


Muslim clerics at a leading seminary in India have asked people to refrain from using verses from the Quran as ringtones for their mobile phones, saying the practice was un-Islamic. (more)

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Meijer Mobile


An innovative text messaging service to customers has earned Meijer Inc. a top prize for Best Use of Mobile Marketing, Relationship-Building, from the Mobile Marketing Association. (more)

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Nascar NYC


NASCAR hot rods rip thru midtown to rev up event. (more)

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Mercedes Agencies


Starting in 2007, Mercedes-Benz will be realigning the worldwide partnerships with its advertising agencies. (more)

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Brilliance Auto


Brilliance China Auto, the partner of German luxury car firm BMW, yesterday said it has clinched a deal with a German auto trading company to sell a total of 158,000 own-brand sedans in Europe within the next five years. (more)

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Office Blues


Employees have revealed they get depressed when they work in an office that is painted blue. (more)

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Latin Primer


The theory is that Latin is a dead language and no one is interested in learning it. So why are thousands of people buying a new Latin primer? (more)

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Go Airlines


In-your-face new airline stirs trouble in skies over paradise. (more)

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No-Go Airlines


A Chinese airline has calculated that it takes a liter of fuel to flush the toilet at 30,000 feet and is urging passengers to go to the bathroom before they board. (more)

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Christmas Poo


A DIY store has been playing foul-mouthed Christmas songs to their customers. (more)

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Youngest Barman


A 12-year-old has become the youngest barman in the country. (more)

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Sproutitos


With the recent trend of wholesome snack foods reaching “truly ridiculous proportions,” Frito-Lay announces that it would, against its better judgment, roll out a new line of healthy fruit-and-vegetable-based chips next February. (more)

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Zune Splashes


The Zune, Microsoft’s much-hyped answer to Apple’s trend-setting iPod, had a good first four days of sales. (more)

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Starbucks in Ethiopia


Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the chief executive of Starbucks, the U.S. coffee shop chain, failed to settle a trademark dispute during talks in Addis Ababa. (more)

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IKEA E-Biz


Ikea, the Swedish furniture chain, is to begin internal trials of its online shopping service this week, as it prepares for a pilot launch in the Nottingham area in January. (more)

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PR Avatar


Justin Bovington, who controls the in-world character Fizik Baskerville, has made his firm one of the premier public relations and marketing companies to work inside Second Life. (more)

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B&N Imprint


Barnes & Noble Inc. is adding another toe to its publishing division’s footprint. (more)

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Msoft & Kepcher


Carolyn Kepcher, who helped Donald Trump fire corporate wannabes on “The Apprentice” television show, takes a new role — helping Microsoft Corp. find the best small-business idea in America. (more)

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Mercedes v. Consumer Reports


The luxury carmaker is not happy with recent rankings that appeared in the 2007 New Car Preview. (more)

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Wal-Mart Ban


The City Council in San Diego votes to ban certain giant retail stores, dealing a blow to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s potential to expand in the nation’s eighth-largest city. (more)

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Retail Rx


Some of the savviest brands are tuning in to the customer and need to have a real life, rub shoulders with real people, and at the same time get some added value from their shopping experience. (more)

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Mass Couture


When it comes to fashion, many of us with Veuve Cliquot tastes find ourselves on Boone’s Farm budgets. (more)

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Energy Drinks


Rise of caffeine-stoked energy drinks, and its culture, causing concern among medical experts. (more)

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Hip Sparklers


Made by small estates from their own grapes, grower champagnes have names unknown even to many devout champagne aficionados. To connoisseurs in the know, however, they’re the hip, new sparklers. (more)

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