Archive for June, 2007

If Bond villains made marketing plans

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I always appreciate new spins on marketing, but allow me to indulge my inner codger for a minute and say this: Some of these newfangled integrated campaigns are giving me a headache. Today’s example is Sony’s Byzantine effort to spread…

Paedophile was snared online (The Scotsman)

Friday, June 29th, 2007

UNDERCOVER detectives netted a paedophile by “advertising” for one online, a court heard yesterday.

Minding The Online Stores (Investor’s Business Daily via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 29th, 2007

When online retailers began setting up shop in the late 1990s, they came with big ideals and loads of cash.

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Friday, June 29th, 2007

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Car cleaners amuse the unwashed masses

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Least subtle slogan of the week goes to Soapy Rides, a car wash in England, whose husband-and-wife owners have been fined £1,000 for this gem. Far from being embarrassed about the ad, the wife sees it almost as a public…

Online Auction Listings Ranking Lower in the SERPs? (Search Engine Roundtable)

Friday, June 29th, 2007

A business owner at WebmasterWorld noticed that he has been getting an increase of sales lately which seems to be predominantly because online auction listings, which were ranked higher in the Google SERPs, are now not as visible. The auction rankings seem to have dropped. Members speculate that this may have something to do with the recent eBay versus Google advertising campaign gone …

Wienermobile gets grilled by Arizona police

Friday, June 29th, 2007

You just can’t drive a giant hot dog around these days without getting crap from the cops. Police in Tuscon pulled the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile over on Wednesday afternoon and ran the plates to make sure it was street legal….

Every Zippo tells a (potentially true) story

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Who says smoking is bad for your health? Let’s see, there’s the Surgeon General, the American Legacy Foundation and cigarette companies themselves, in those warnings on the sides of packs. But don’t believe it! Just ask “Zippo Owner” of Garland,…

Pay your respects to these nasty old sodas

Friday, June 29th, 2007

This soft-drink graveyard (“A tribute to soft drinks no longer with us”) sure takes me back. I think I was 10 when Crystal Pepsi first appeared in vending machines, and I actually liked the stuff. Not sure what that says…

It’s Friday. Time for a nice beer popsicle.

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Anyone who drinks beer regularly has thought of making popsicles from it. Some of us may have even tried it. But the Hopsicle is the first time I’ve seen one for sale. Yes, the chef at Rustico’s in New York…