Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Karl Greenberg, 77 minutes ago
  • Spirit Airlines Goes Canary Yellow With New LiveryConsumerist

    Spirit Airlines is painting its planes in a bright yellow-all-over motif, broken only by the "Spirit" on the vertical stabilizer and fuselage and "Bare Fare" on the engine cowlings. The company says the yellow planes will act as a "flying billboard" and provide free publicity. Ben Baldanza, Spirit's CEO, said that in a sea of tarmac sameness, it will definitely stand out at gates. Six planes will wear the color by year's end. Aircraft on order will be shipped with the new livery. Read the whole story...

  • McDonald's Giving Away Free Coffee In National EffortChicago Tribune

    McDonald's is offering customers a free small coffee for two weeks in an effort to add caffeine to somnolent sales. The offer is good through Sept. 29 at all participating McDonald's across the country. This is the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company's second free coffee event. The first was in late March. Read the whole story...

  • PayPal Strikes Blow Against Apple In New CampaignAdweek

    PayPal is firing ads at Apple Pay. The former took out a full-page ad in The New York Times: "We the people want our money safer than our selfies," it said, a jab at the hack of naked celebs on Apple's iCloud. It is emblematic of the pay space as it moves to encompass retailers with mobile payment channels. The campaign is part of PayPal's "People Rule" umbrella campaign running into 2015. Read the whole story...

  • Macy's Offers More Omnichannel OptionsChain Store Age

    Macy's Inc. is launching several strategies and technologies around stores, online and mobile touchpoints. That includes supporting the new Apple Pay mobile payment system. The company is also trying same-day delivery to people in eight major U.S. markets; testing new POS technology and customer service enhancements; and expanding its use of RFID to fashion categories. Read the whole story...

  • The Big Dog In NFL Advertising Is GrowlingCNBC

    Things have been just plain bad with the NFL. Now they're real bad. Anheuser-Busch, which sponsors 88% of NFL teams, making it number two behind Gatorade, is not happy. "We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season," the NFL's official beer sponsor said in a statement. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code." Read the whole story...