• Carrier, Pricing Leave IPhone Slightly Vulnerable

    "There's very little BlackBerry envy," John Martin, CEO of Crowd Science, tells Marketing Daily. "[Apple's] satisfaction scores are amazing, particularly just three years in. BlackBerry maker RIM may have to settle for being the "big No. 2 player. It's a huge, huge market. They have to weather the storm in the short term. I hope RIM and/or [Pre maker] Palm get their act together. It would be sad to have it just be a one-horse race." ...Read the whole story

  • Wells Fargo, Wachovia Double Up In New TV Spots

    The effort, via DDB West, carries the "We're with you" tagline with text in blue for Wachovia and red for Wells Fargo. The 30-second folksy spots use vignettes featuring real people -- or actors-as-real-people -- doing prosaic things that suggest the underlying costs involved. The ads posit the bank brands as places where empathetic customer service abounds, and customers' problems are solved. ...Read the whole story

  • Survey Finds Fewer Than 20% Trust Food Safety

    Well over half report that they have stopped purchasing certain foods for at least a short time within the past two years due to safety considerations, and half say they would be unwilling to purchase a food product again that had been recalled due to contamination. More than two-thirds were able to name a food product that was recalled in the past two years, with peanut butter having by far the highest recognition. ...Read the whole story

  • BBB Takes Slap At Wal-Mart's $700 Claim

    The Council of Better Business Bureaus wants Wal-Mart Stores to modify some of its advertising claims, and stop telling consumers that they can save $700 a year by shopping at its stores. The bureau's National Advertising Division says that while Wal-Mart has provided reasonable support for its "Unbeatable Prices" claims, there's still potential for confusing shoppers. ...Read the whole story

  • Domestic Brands Improve In Power's Quality Study

    There are big surprises from a little automaker, Suzuki, and from Cadillac and Hyundai in one of the most cited industry studies of vehicle quality, based on reports in the first three months of ownership. Also, much-needed good news for the domestic brands in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study: Ford, GM and Chrysler have improved 10% versus a year ago. ...Read the whole story

  • Who Buys Lottery Tickets?

    Top 10 DMAs in which live adults who bought a lottery ticket in the last year: 1 Pittsburgh 2 Rochester, N.Y. 3 Buffalo, N.Y. 4 ... ...More

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