Thursday, August 28, 2008
  • Bank Of America To College Kids: Meet Morris

    The Morris on Campus site will be promoted through online banner ads, in-store marketing materials and collateral on ATMs. The company opted for online and point-of-sale promotions to catch students where they live. In addition, the bank is offering $25,000 for the best financial tip about college life. ...Read the whole story

  • Chrysler May Jettison Its Dodge Viper

    One industry expert says good riddance. "Frankly, the Corvette doesn't do much for Chevrolet; the car has its own identity and people don't buy another Chevrolet because Chevy builds Corvette," says Todd Turner. "Dodge got a whole lot more capital from its Ram pickup than it ever got from the Viper in terms of brand image and showroom traffic." ...Read the whole story

  • Samsung's Campaign Focuses On Football Fans

    Says Peggy Ang, Samsung Electronics America vice president of marketing, "We realize that for 45 million fans the football experience is watching the game through the television set, not through live engagement at stadiums. Few fans get to see the game live." ...Read the whole story

  • Sara Lee Sells Whole Grain Image To Teens

    Sara Lee Fresh Bakery is pitching its whole-grain Soft & Smooth brand to teens with its largest campaign to date. The effort, allied with Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," comprises TV, web, in-cinema grassroots events, sweepstakes, PR and point-of-purchase activities timed to the film's Oct. 24 release. ...Read the whole story

  • TiVo, 'Entertainment Weekly' Pair Up

    TiVo Inc. has launched an association with Entertainment Weekly, around the magazine's "What to Watch" TV recommendations. Starting this fall, the company will put EW's recommended shows on TiVo as automatically recorded programs. In addition, TiVo subscribers will be able to download Entertainment Weekly video content on the TiVo service. Entertainment Weekly and TiVo will co-market the new service.--Karl Greenberg ...Read the whole story

  • Toyota's Scion Launches Music Deals

    Toyota's Scion division is launching new music deals as part of its Scion A/V record-label venture. The company will release "Scion A/V Remix-Big Gipp" and "Scion A/V Remix-EPMD." Beginning Sept. 23, promotional copies of the new A/V releases will be distributed at Scion-sponsored events and available for sale online. All of the proceeds from digital sales of the "Big Gipp" and "EPMD" remix records go directly back to the artists and their labels. Scion covers all distribution, production and licensing costs.--Karl Greenberg ...Read the whole story

  • Ford To Convert Truck Plant For Small Cars

    Ford Motor says it will spend $75 million to convert a Michigan truck plant to prepare for small-vehicle production. In November, the plant--one of three Ford truck plants in North America that will be converted to making small cars--will start dismantling tooling equipment for the Expedition and Navigator SUVs, which will be moved to Ford's Kentucky truck plant to begin producing the large SUVs in the second quarter of 2009. The Michigan truck plant will then start making Ford's global compact vehicles in 2010. Meanwhile, the plant's 1,000 employees will be transferred next door to the Wayne assembly plant, where ... ...Read the whole story

  • Voting For Mad Ave. Ad Walk Of Fame Begins

    Voters are being encouraged to vote for their favorite icon and slogan at www.advertising.com/wof. Winners will be inducted into the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame during Advertising Week V, to be held Sept. 22-26. Both icon and slogan winners (two in each category) will gain a permanent position on the advertising industry's version of Hollywood and Vine, Madison Avenue, and will also be recognized in the new Advertising Icon Museum, now under construction in Kansas City. Voting will end on Sept. 19. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at a special press conference at 10 a.m. on the corner ... ...Read the whole story

  • Wendy's Adds Low-Fat Nestle Nesquik Milk
  • Sprint Offers Super Bowl Trips In Promo
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