Wednesday, April 21, 2010
  • Luxury Lives: Coach, Burberry Post Stronger Sales

    Looks like affluent people are feeling safe about spending again: Coach says its fiscal third-quarter sales jumped 12%, and Burberry says that its retail sales gained 15% in the second half. Consultant Patricia Pao says she isn't surprised, and that the strong pickup some luxury retailers saw over the holidays is building steam. ...Read the whole story

  • Moët Extends Hollywood Ties With 'Sex and City 2'

    While the producers are trying to keep at least a few surprises in store for fans planning to take in the latest adventures of Carrie Bradshaw and cohorts in the upcoming "Sex and the City 2," "Sex" addicts can count on at least one thing: When the foursome sips a bit of the bubbly, their brand of choice will be Moët & Chandon. ...Read the whole story

  • Recession Plagues Harley-Davidson Sales

    Harley-Davidson says first-quarter sales were down, but not as sharply as they had been in the prior three quarters. The Milwaukee-based maker of the top-selling bike brand in the U.S. said worldwide retail sales of new motorcycles dropped 18.2% for the company, versus the quarter last year. ...Read the whole story

  • Study: Women Want Personalized Ads

    It's a question men and marketers have been asking since time immemorial: What do women want? Well, for marketers the answer is more targeted ads that show an understanding of their lives and give them something of value. ...Read the whole story

  • iShares Urges Advisors To 'Keep Evolving'

    iShares, a leader in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), has launched an integrated, multiplatform marketing campaign, its first since the company was acquired by BlackRock with the message 'Keep Evolving.' ...Read the whole story

  • Vehicle Incentives Highest Since 9-11

    Automakers are throwing cash on the hood and consumers are biting. Last month, according to Edmunds.com, sales of new vehicles purchased with zero-percent financing hit record levels -- at least since 2004, when Edmunds came on the scene. ...Read the whole story

  • Best Buy To Open More Small Mobile Stores

    Best Buy confirms that it plans to turn up the volume on its cell-phone retail concept, accelerating the rollout of its Best Buy Mobile stores here in the U.S. In addition to the 77 stores already open, "we see the potential for 1,000 stores in the U.S.," a spokesperson for the Minneapolis-based company tells Marketing Daily, adding that there is no timeline yet for that target. "We remain focused on opening our next 75 to 100 Best Buy Mobile stand-alone stores in fiscal 2011."--Sarah Mahoney ...Read the whole story

  • McDonald's' 'Voice' Competition Wraps Up

    McDonald's will determine the overall winner of this year's "Voice of McDonald's" employee singing competition on April 22, during its worldwide owner/operation convention in Orlando, Fla. The "American Idol"-like competition, in its third year, was open to the QSR's more than 1.7 million employees worldwide. The 12 finalists (this year, from 11 countries) were chosen in December from among more than 10,000 entries, based on more than 600,000 online consumer votes and judging by music industry professionals. On April 19, the finalists competed live in front of the approximately 15,000 convention attendees -- in a full-scale production event hosted by ... ...Read the whole story

  • Best Buy Asks Consumers To Recycle
  • Fenway Sports Group Promotes Execs
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