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Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.

Unless you’re a child prodigy like Warren Buffett, or you have a trust fund, this stuff doesn’t come on its own. It takes years of learning and experience. And what better way to learn than to throw on a podcast in the car, at the gym, or in another convenient setting?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:42 AM | Tags (9) | money | podcasts | trust | fund | learning | experience | marketing | stocks | financial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

A list of ten weird sitcom crossovers just for you.A list of ten weird sitcom crossovers just for you.

Hey, anyone remember when the cast of Saved by the Bell appeared on Saved by the Bell: The New Class? That was a strange crossover right there wasn't it? Am I right folks?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 8:06 AM | Tags (7) | crossovers | marketing | silly | sitcoms | strange | television | tvmunchies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.Coca-Cola and IBM take the titles for world's most valuable brands.

The remaining brands in the top five all lost value but retained their ranks from last year. Microsoft's brand value fell 4 percent to $56.64 billion to take third, while General Electric's value fell 10 percent to $47.77 billion for fourth. Nokia lost 3 percent to place fifth at $34.86 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | branding | ibm | marketing | coke | cocacola | yahoo | rankings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.

It will be hard to miss the push this fall as Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Pathmark, 7-Eleven and Blockbuster all promote the CD collection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:11 AM | Tags (6) | 711 | beatles | marketing | music | remastered | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The White House officially has a million plus followers on Twitter.The White House officially has a million plus followers on Twitter.

'What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell? Tell us @whitehouse.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:38 PM | Tags (6) | twitter | whitehouse | obama | interwebs | politics | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Ten movie marketing blunders for your viewing pleasure.Ten movie marketing blunders for your viewing pleasure.

It really is a shame that they managed to screw up the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie as much as they did (and not just in marketing).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:25 AM | Tags (4) | blunders | marketing | mistakes | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.

Whoops. Time to update that gift card verbiage, Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:07 PM | Tags (6) | apple | fraud | giftcards | itunes | lawsuit | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 7, 2007

Lazy cereal box marketing.

I did a double take while munching on my favorite breakfast cereal this evening (yes, this evening). See photo below and look at the key marketing feature.

What ever happened to the free toy inside? Better yet, even a coupon to get some kind of free toy by mailing a specially marked package to some place that is probably run by elves. This is just lazy. Cereal boxes used to hand out all kinds of free stuff.

Now with better taste?   I am to believe that the old taste was far worse? Stop lying to me, Post Cereal. This box of sugar still tastes exactly the same. Thanks to you I now have a sugar headache when I should be sleeping. Instead, I'm writing a blog post about crappy cereal box marketing because I'm hyper from said sugar. And wipe that goofy smile of your face Flintstone, you corporate whore.

 

 

 

Posted to Verbose filed in Pop Culture @ 0:34 AM | Tags (3) | cereal | marketing | lazy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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