Categories: Blogging

Ford CEO Tries Out Twitter and YouTube. But To What Effect?

Posted by: David Kiley on April 23

Anyone who knows or has spent time with Ford CEO Alan Mulally knows that he finds it hard to leave his “Isn’t this neat?” persona. Mulally, who came to Ford...

Obama Great For Newspapers

Posted by: David Kiley on November 05

One thing about history is that it's great for news-stand sales. I stopped at six outlets in my town of Ann Arbor, MI and everyone was cleaned out of...

Memo to David Brooks: Obama is a Boomer

Posted by: David Kiley on November 04

I think The New York Times' David Brooks is about the most readable conservative writer of our times. But his column today stopped me after the second paragraph. “Nov. 4,...

Ad Age Picks Winner---Obama.

Posted by: David Kiley on October 20

Not too suprisingly, trade pub Ad Age selected Barack Obama and his campaign Marketer of The Year, besting Apple and Zappos. The award is made after a vote by attendees...

"No Conversations" About Troop Ad: McCain Camp--BND's Further Thoughts

Posted by: David Kiley on July 31

Given the McCain campaign’s vehement denials about ever discussing an ad/messaging strategy that would have bashed Sen. Barack Obama for visiting wounded troops in Germany this month [The New Normal:...

Dunkin Donuts Move To Pull Ad Is Cowardly and Ridiculous

Posted by: David Kiley on May 28

Where do I begin? Dunkin Donuts has decided to pull an Internet ad featuring the compulsively perky Rachael Ray because a handful of blithering idiots said they objected to...

Ad Exec Tilley's Suicide Does Not Indict Blogs, But Should Spotlight Workplace Depression.

Posted by: David Kiley on March 03

On February 25, DDB Chicago creative chief Paul Tilley took his own life by jumping off the Fairmount Hotel. Since then, there has been a firestorm of entries and comments...

Ikea Youtube Vids Need Actual Humor To Work

Posted by: David Kiley on January 22

There is a series of videos on youtube featuring Mark Malkoff, a Comedy Central staffer who is living in the Paramus, NJ Ikea store. I first heard about Mark on...

Bill Cosby drinks a triple tall, nonfat, extra-hot, no-foam latte

Posted by: Burth Helm on April 03

Maybe someday Google will add a feature where you search to find out what brands celebrities are using in real time (or, maybe someday, we'll stop caring). Until then, we'll...

Fast Fooders and Value-Sit-Down Eateries Who Hide Nutritional Info Do So For a Reason

Posted by: David Kiley on March 09

From Hungry Girl at Yahoo Food: Bob Evans Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad (1,108 calories, 63g fat, 2,741mg sodium, 63g carbs, 7g fiber, 43g sugars, 40g protein) Fruit, nuts, and...

New Kid on the Block

Posted by: Burth Helm on August 07

Hi there. Before I jump in and start blogging, I’d like to take a second to introduce myself. I’m Burt Helm, BusinessWeek’s new Marketing Editor, and I’m excited to be...

New Orleans Ritz Carlton Turns Into MASH Unit

Posted by: David Kiley on September 02

This from a resident of the Ritz. A lucky man. Thursday, September 01, 2005 Katrina: A Physician's Report from The Middle of New Orleans This e-mail just came in from...

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News, opinions, inflammatory meanderings and occasional ravings about the world of advertising, marketing and media. By marketing editor Burt Helm, Innovation Editor Helen Walters, and senior correspondent Michael Arndt.

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