Friday, May 29, 2009
  • Jim Beam's Red Stag Sponsors Kid Rock Tour

    The celebrity tie-ins include a "Call of the Wild" sweepstakes in which the winner and three friends will receive an "all-access" weekend to see Kid Rock perform live in Las Vegas, as well as other prizes. Fans can enter through the Jim Beam and Red Stag sites, their Facebook fan pages, or via SMS mobile messaging. ...Read the whole story

  • Levi Strauss Beefs Up Its Retail Arm

    Levi's move comes at an interesting time, because while both jeans marketers and specialty retailers continue to struggle, there's plenty of evidence that the denim market is way tougher than other types of discretionary spending, and shoppers just aren't letting the recession scare them away from buying new jeans. ...Read the whole story

  • Activision Looks To Engage 'Guitar Hero 5' Fans

    All this week, the company has been announcing band participation via news, gaming and entertainment programming (both Web and television). Through the game's official site,, consumers are encouraged to find these news items. Properties involved in the announcements include,, Yahoo News, G4 (and G4TV), as well as the sites of the bands themselves. ...Read the whole story

  • New 'Truth' Ads Use Candid Camera Approach

    The American Legacy Foundation's Eric Asche says the cinema verite approach is what "truth" has done along with street theatre campaigns and guerrilla marketing activities. "It's so much better than anything we could possibly script because it's genuine; you can't replicate the shock people have when they learn the facts [about tobacco]." ...Read the whole story

  • Food Lion Intros 'Great Price Hunters' Campaign

    The fully integrated marketing campaign also includes print, radio, online and outdoor advertisements. A new Web site,, includes links to the TV spots. There's also a Food Lions Brand Matching Game where consumers can win coupons while getting to know the store brands that the grocer carries. ...Read the whole story

  • NPD: Netbook Sales Gaining Traction

    Heralding potentially broader sales, netbooks are gaining traction among the digerati in cities such as San Francisco, New York, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles. New data from market research firm NPD Group shows that major coastal markets are driving netbook sales, which in turn are boosting overall sales of laptops. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft's Bing Promises More Search Intuition

    Microsoft on Thursday unveiled its new search product,, which the company says is more intuitive, to help Web surfers make better decisions, whether that be purchasing something online, planning a trip, researching a health condition or finding a local business. "Today, search engines do a decent job of helping people navigate the Web and find information, but they don't do a very good job of enabling people to use the information they find," said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, in a statement. "When we set out to build Bing, we grounded ourselves in a deep understanding of how people really ... ...Read the whole story

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Partners With Zinio

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is partnering with digital publisher Zinio to provide guests access to a branded newsstand, offering digital magazines. The hotel-branded digital newsstands -- powered by Zinio -- will be accessible for free in Starwood's guest rooms and lobby kiosks. It will feature select single issues at all Element and Aloft properties and participating Four Points by Sheraton properties. Magazines offered will include: Caribbean Travel & Life, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Field & Stream, Golf Fitness Magazine, Kiteboarding, Macworld, mental_floss, Outside, Outside's GO, PC World, Saveur, Ski Magazine, Skiing, Spa Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, ... ...Read the whole story

  • Craftier Americans Boost Jo-Ann Stores Results
  • Pop-Tart Promo Ups Calif. Tortilla Sales 32%
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  • Build Branded Facebook Apps

    Over the past two years, brands have launched countless Facebook applications, with varying degrees of success. If you're still testing the waters, keep these tips in mind. ...More