Thursday, November 20, 2008
  • Top Toys: Hannah's Hot, Beats Out Bratz

    And Disney's "High School Musical" items are also coming on strong, breaking the Top 10 list for girls for the first time, reports the National Retail Federation's 2008 Top Toy survey. But the big news, in a ranking that is usually all about dolls for girl and cars for boys, is that video games are appearing on the girls list for the first time. ...Read the whole story

  • Yellowbook Goes Back To Future In New Effort

    "The futuristic aspects in the new television commercial represent Yellowbook's commitment to continued innovation and, importantly, to helping consumers find what they're really looking for--wherever they search--today as well as tomorrow," a company representative says. The campaign builds upon a tagline introduced in May, "Say Yellow to the future." ...Read the whole story

  • Dr Pepper Puts Gamer Star's Face On Bottles

    In a consumer promotion being billed as one of the largest not only in video gaming but professional sports, Dr Pepper will kick off its second year as a sponsor of the Major League Gamer (MLG) Web sites by featuring an MLG gaming star player on more than 175 million 20-ounce bottles of the regular and Diet Dr Pepper. ...Read the whole story

  • Survey: Just One Product Was Memorable--Wii Fit

    The lesson for this economy is that marketers should not sacrifice brand equity to deals, coupons and other immediate-sales messages. "One of the things that we talk about is that in times of recession so many companies will cut back on product and promotional innovation, but this is exactly the time when that is the last thing they should be doing," says Mintel's Lynn Dornblaser. ...Read the whole story

  • Zurich Financial Puts Concierges In Airports

    The European company says the effort is meant to support its new brand mantra, "delivering when it matters." The theme was introduced with its Zurich "HelpPoint" global campaign last month in 80 countries. The concierges will help travelers with documents, hotel bookings, auto rentals, city maps, luggage carts, or wrapping paper for gift purchases. ...Read the whole story

  • Believe It Or Not, Consumers May Be Shopping More

    While you'd never know it from the financial results of retail companies, a new survey indicates that Americans may be shopping more than usual in this period of economic unrest, even if they are spending less. Some 53% say they are shopping as much as or more despite the downturns, says Callison, a retail design firm that conducted the study. Some 44% are actively seeking out coupons, promotions and specials; 64% say that sales, promotions and specials are a top factor in deciding where to shop; and 59% say that lower-priced merchandise has a positive influence on their purchasing decisions.--Sarah ... ...Read the whole story

  • Kodak, PGA Tour Set Golf Competition

    Kodak and the PGA Tour today announced the 24 holes that will make up the Kodak Challenge, a first-of-its-kind competition for PGA TOUR players that offers $1 million to the winning player. The Kodak Challenge tees off in January. The holes are featured on kodakchallenge.com, where fans can view photos, watch videos, and read about the memorable moments on each hole. Kodak also launched an online promotion inviting fans to submit their favorite golf photo for "Kodak Challenge Golf Picture of the Week." Fans who submit a photo on kodakchallenge.com through Dec. 16 will also be entered into a drawing ... ...Read the whole story

  • AAF Inducts 8 To Ad Hall Of Fame

    The American Advertising Federation has inducted new members into its 2008 Advertising Hall of Fame. They are: • Jon Gieselman, SVP, Advertising & PR, DirecTV • Thom Gruhler, EVP, Global Account Director, McCann Worldgroup • Chris Kempczinski, VP, Marketing, Non Carbonated Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages • Penry Price, VP, Advertising Sales, North America, Google Inc. • Elizabeth Ross, President, Americas & Global CMO, Tribal DDB Worldwide • Troy Ruhanen, EVP, Managing Director, BBDO North America • Stephen Stoute, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Translation Consultation + Brand Imaging • Andrew Swinand, President, Global Operations, Starcom MediaVest Group ...Read the whole story

  • P&G Bows New Ads For Gillette Fusion
  • CVS To Offer Doorbuster Deals Before Black Friday
Walgreens' New Signage

Tonight at 8, Walgreens' One Times Square sign will be officially lit. It wraps three sides of the landmark, 17 stories high, the largest outdoor digital video billboard to grace New York's Great White Way. ...More