Posts Tagged Rants

Like a (Madonna) Hair in my Pepsi!

Yesterday, on Advertising Age’s website, I read that Madonna, “The Material Girl,” has chosen to tie herself (relax, not literally, boys) and the release of her upcoming album, “Hard Candy” to Unilever’s Sunsilk shampoo. Through a reported $10 million endorsement deal, the “Boy Toy” plans to “create

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Who Tipped the SXSW Apple Cart?

I didn’t have the honor of attending last weekend’s SXSW Interactive festival. But, based on the buzz going on throughout the blogosphere, it sounds like the experience ranked somewhere between Woodstock and the 1969 Democratic Convention – at least the action going on outside the convention center.

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TRUE Brands – Part 4, Conversation is So… Engaging.

This post is the final in a series of four, outlining my definition of TRUE Branding. TRUE is an acronym for True, Relevant, Unique and Engaging, and applies to my rules for successful branding. The Series posts are titled: 1. TRUE Brands – Part 1, True Brands

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TRUE Brands – Part 3, How Do You Scare a Brand with a Cold? Unique Up On It!

This post is the third in a series of four, outlining my definition of TRUE Branding. TRUE is an acronym for True, Relevant, Unique and Engaging, and applies to my rules for successful branding. The Series posts are titled: 1. TRUE Brands – Part 1, True Brands

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TRUE Brands – Part 1, True Brands Just Start the Journey.

This post is the first in a series of four, outlining my definition of TRUE Branding. TRUE is an acronym for True, Relevant, Unique and Engaging, and applies to my rules for successful branding. The Series posts will be titled: 1. TRUE Brands – Part 1, True

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Sizzling Legal Confusion?

On the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register, columnist Abby Simons writes about a trademark infringement case based on our own Iowa Lottery. It seems as though the lawyers from Sizzler International, the “high-brow” Sizzler steak restaurant chain, have sent a cease-and-desist request based on trademark

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