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03 Nov '09

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Baby-boomers still booming it.

Once a generation started to retire, conventional wisdom said they’d start acting like retirees. Cutting spending, locked into old ways — the implication was therefore that they weren’t worth the marketing effort.

But not baby boomers, … Read More

12 Oct '09

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iPhone App Rapp

What do you get when musicians, technicians, and comedians get together?  “I am T-Pain”, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITT6bYYGVfM

All this creative technological prowess has produced something totally useless but severely entertaining.

The iPhone app, brought to us by T-Pain himself, allows … Read More

06 Oct '09

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Saturn Cars: When Big Tries A Little

We’ve seen it before:  Plank Road Brewing from Miller.  Ted from United.  Saturn from GM. Occasionally, the ‘intrapreneurial’ spirit works. Saturn was the small car company feel and action from within the belly of the GM behemoth. But it died.  … Read More

25 Aug '09

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Twitter? Or Twit?

Many people write off Twitter as useless, superfluous and just plain ridiculous.  We agree in 2 cases: • if you don’t need to share with friends and the wider world your ‘status’ • if you, your friends and or your industry … Read More

25 Aug '09

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Twitter? Or Twit?

Many people write off Twitter as useless, superfluous and just plain ridiculous.

We agree in 2 cases:• if you don’t need to share with friends and the wider world your ‘status’• if you, your friends and or your industry aren’t … Read More

23 Jul '09

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Flip it Good

When you’re struggling with a creative problem, flip the thing on it’s head. Even if you’ve done it the other way for years.

What if the white swan were black? What if forward were back? What if up were down?

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15 Jul '09

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United Breaks Guitars, but Fixes Public Relations

Many of you may have heard this story, and over 500,000 have seen the video: a musician flew United, had his guitar wrecked in transit, and when he appealed for recompense, he got none.

So he wrote a song. And … Read More

07 Jul '09

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A Simple Web Banner Can Go a Long Long Long Way

Take a look at the amusing web banner from Pringles that we’ve attached below (the webpage itself is irrelevant — the ad is the feature, kind of like a bad SuperBowl match up.) As you’ll see, each click of the … Read More

19 Jun '09

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Allison Kraus And Demographic Fate

Sitting in Chicago Starbucks, #437, sipping green tea, and cranking out work via laptop. 

 

To muffle the barrista rattle and speaker songs blaring overhead required firing … Read More

03 Jun '09

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Reality. Parody. Virtual Reality

REALITY: Back in 1976, Blue Öyster Cult recorded “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” According to former bassist Joe Bouchard, the ‘cowbell part’ was overdubbed by his brother Albert after the song had been recorded. PARODY: In 2005, a skit on Saturday … Read More